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Snake Trapping, Removal and Control

Greater Birmingham, Alabama Area

A copperhead snake on the ground being held in a snare after being removed from under the porch of a house.

If there's anything we have plenty of in Alabama, that would be snakes. We have more than fifty different kinds of snakes, including about a dozen venomous ("poisonous") species.

The timber rattlesnake, shown in the picture on the right, is one of the venomous snakes found in Alabama. The others are the Eastern Coral Snake; the Northern and Southern Copperheads; the Eastern, Western, and Florida Cottonmouths; and the Eastern Diamondback, Canebrake, Dusky Pygmy, Carolina Pygmy, and Western Pygmy rattlesnakes.

That being said, most snakes in Alabama are harmless, and all of them are beneficial -- even the venomous ones. They do a great job keeping the rodent population down, for example. Rodents carry diseases and destroy crops, and therefore do a lot more harm to humans than snakes do. The venom of some snake species is also used to make medicines.

So all in all, snakes are beneficial animals that deserve to be respected and protected. They play an important role in the ecosystem.

The Problem with Snakes

The problem with snakes is that some of them are venomous, which makes them dangerous to have around our homes, schools, athletic fields, recreation areas, and other places where humans live, work, and play.

A Common garter Snake, coiled on some rocks and leaves

The common garter snake, always ready and eager to help you keep your garden rodent-free

Snakes are not vicious animals. They don't bite people for the sheer joy of it, but they do take offense when we go and step on them, which is easy to do because they spend so much time slithering around on the ground. Snakes also will strike if a human accidentally puts their hand too close to them, which is also easy to do. For example, a child reaching into some tall grass to retrieve a ball might be bitten if there's a snake in the grass.

To make matters worse, many snake species have similar appearances, making it difficult for the untrained eye to tell them apart. Many innocent, harmless snakes have lost their lives because of mistaken identity: They happened to look like a venomous specie, so someone went ahead and lopped their heads off.

Even the completely harmless and enormously helpful garter snake, which is one of the best friends a gardener can have because they help keep the rodents away, is all too often killed by people who don't know any better and who believe that all snakes are dangerous.

Finally, there are some people who simply hate snakes or are terrified of them, and who don't care whether or not they're venomous. They don't want them on their property.

Professional Snake Removal in the Birmingham, Alabama Area

There are two very good reasons why you should call a professional if you have snakes on your property.

The first reason, as we've already mentioned, is that most snakes are harmless, and even venomous snakes are beneficial when in an environment where they don't present a threat to humans, pets, or livestock. A professional snake control expert will be able to properly identify "your" snakes to avoid unnecessarily harming a snake that's just trying to help you grow your garden. And if it is necessary to remove a snake, we know how to do it humanely.

The second reason is that handling snakes is dangerous for amateurs. As we mentioned earlier, a lot of snakes have similar enough markings and coloration that non-professionals may have a hard time telling them apart, which of course puts them in danger if they try to remove snakes themselves.

The long and short of it is that if you have a snake problem, you really need to call a professional who knows how to identify and handle snakes. The wildlife management specialists at Rid-A-Critter all receive special training in the biology, identification, and handling of snakes, so please contact us instead. Snake control is not a do-it-yourself sort of job.

Snake Control Gallery

Here are pictures of some of the snake removal jobs we've done in Birmingham and throughout the Metro Birmingham area and its suburbs.

  • An Eastern coral snake, one of the venomous snakes found in Georgia, on the ground
    Eastern coral snake, one of our venomous snakes
  • Black rat snake on the concrete floor of the garage of a house in Birmingham Alabama.
    Snake removed from a garage in Birmingham
  • Droppings found in an attic during a snake removal job in Birmingham, AL
    Snake droppings in an attic in Birmingham
  • Somewhat coiled snake droppings in the attic insulation of a house in Birmingham Alabama.
    Snake droppings in an attic in Birmingham
  • Technician wearing a rid a critter hat and a face mask holding a gray rat snake that he removed from the crawl space of a house in Trussville Georgia
    Gray rat snake removed from a crawl in Trussville
  • Snake in an attic in Moody, Alabama
    Attic snake control job in Moody, Alabama
  • A tiny yellow rat snake being held between a technicians thumb and finger
    Fierce rat snake removal job in Bessemer AL
  • Copperhead snake being held in a snare after being removed from a garage
    Copperhead snake removed from a garage
  • Copperhead snake in a bucket after being removed from a house in Birmingam
    Copperhead removed from home in Birmingham
  • A snake skin up in the rafters found at a Birmingham, AL snake removal job
    Snake skin in an attic in Birmingham
  • Snake control expert Jason Arruda holding a tiny snake in his hand.
    Jason with a mighty snake. Don't try this at home!
  • A rubber snake on a porch support
    Rubber snake that customer thought was real
  • A hole in the insulation about the diameter of a quarter is actually the entrance to a burrow a snake made in the attic of a house in Tuscaloosa Alabama.
    Snake burrow in the attic insulation in Tuscaloosa
  • A king snake in the jaws of a snare, unharmed, being removed from a property
    King snake removal by one of our technicians
  • Snake control technician with a king snake captured in Oxford, Alabama
    King snake live-trapped in Oxford, Alabama
  • Close up of a copperhead's snake head. The snake is in a snare right behind its head.
    Close-up of a copperhead snake's head
  • A snake in a garden in Hoover, AL right before being removed and relocated.
    Hoover, Alabama snake removal job
  • Snake-removal expert with a snake removed from a house in Birmingham, AL
    Birmingham, Alabama sbake removal job
  • A copperhead snake removed from a garden in Birmingham, Alabama
    Copperhead snake caught in Birmingham, AL
  • Snake removal expert with red-bellied water snake in Mountain Brook, AL
    Red-bellied water snake caught in Mountain Brook
  • Rat snake skins found in an attic during a Leeds, Alabama snake control job
    Rat snake skins found in an attic in Leeds
  • A black rat snake trapped and removed from a crawl space in Birmingham, Alabama
    Snake removed from a home in Birmingham
  • Baby copperhead snake coiled up inside a rain downspout with its head peeking out
    Baby copperhead snake in a rain down spout
  • Copperhead snake in a Mountain Brook, Alabama garage
    Copperhead snake in a garage in Mountain Brook

For more information about snake removal or any of our wildlife management services, please call us today.

 

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The snow didn’t stop me nor the animals, was in Hiawasse, Duluth, Snellville, and then Marietta
by Chris Collender
Jan 18, 2022 04:41:40 pm.

Will be a cold and windy day today. Guys will be out working hard to seal homes, preventing all kinds of pest animals from getting in. Animals like rats, mice, squirrels, raccoons and opossums want out of the cold too. Pest animals beware.
by Richard Adcock
Jan 17, 2022 06:39:14 am.

Pretty good day in the office yesterday. We accepted new pest animal removal jobs in Grayson, Athens, Duluth, Fayetteville, Chamblee, Marietta, Monroe & Canton to name a few. For the best pest animal control service call Ridacritter today!
by Richard Adcock
Jan 14, 2022 07:43:04 am.

Currently in Monroe ga, squirrel job, headed to Atlanta now for rats in the crawl space
by Chris Collender
Jan 13, 2022 10:01:40 am.

Quoted a house in flowery branch with rats, then Gainesville for flyers now off to Cummings for squirrels
by Chris Collender
Jan 10, 2022 09:29:58 am.

Baby it’s cold outside, lilburn, lawrenceville, and McDonough, all 3 calls where squirrels chewing threw the ceiling into the house
by Chris Collender
Jan 04, 2022 12:01:10 pm.

Beginning of another great year in the pest critter control, removal and prevention business. Call Ridacritter for a quote so you can be critter free. We service metro areas of Atlanta, Macon, Albany, Valdosta, Birmingham and many more.
by Richard Adcock
Jan 03, 2022 06:52:37 am.

We have new pest animal removal jobs in Birmingham, Lawrenceville, Hoover, Alpharetta, Marietta, Stonecrest and Smyrna to name a few. Crews will be providing free quotes for removal & prevention of critters in homes and attics.
by Richard Adcock
Dec 28, 2021 08:47:39 am.

Busy day after the Holidays, in Austell for snakes in the basement, then to Duluth and Stonecrest for squirrels, now on my way to Alpharetta for another quote
by Chris Collender
Dec 27, 2021 01:06:28 pm.

You don't have to share your home with pest animals like mice, rats, squirrels, raccoons, opossum or bats. Call Ridacritter for a free quote on pest animal removal and prevention. Over 20 years Ridacritter has been assisting home owners.
by Richard Adcock
Dec 23, 2021 10:43:26 am.

In Valdosta taking care of customers with rats and another with squirrels in the attic. Scratching noises prompted them to call us.
by Jason Arruda
Dec 22, 2021 12:37:31 pm.

Had a squirrel job this morning in McDonough, then had bats in the house in Atlanta
by Chris Collender
Dec 22, 2021 12:26:54 pm.

Its Christmas week and the Ridacritter techs are out there helping remove and prevent nuisance pest animals like rats, mice, squirrels, bats and raccoons. You dont have to share your attic or home with pest wildlife, call Ridacritter today.
by Richard Adcock
Dec 20, 2021 09:39:16 am.

Pest rodents like rats, mice & squirrels often move into homes in cold wet weather. Call Ridacritter for a free quote on removal and prevention of pest animals. Servicing metro Birmingham AL, Macon Ga, Athens Ga, Atlanta Ga, Albany Ga areas
by Richard Adcock
Dec 17, 2021 09:24:17 am.

Hearing noises in your home? That’s not Santa in your attic, that’s nuisance wildlife making their home home in your home! Give us call to schedule an estimate. We’ll have them out in no time!
by Amber A.
Dec 14, 2021 05:00:46 pm.

Quoted squirrels in conyers, now off to McDonough, more squirrels
by Chris Collender
Dec 13, 2021 10:15:26 am.

Busy day, quoted rats in Buford, squirrels in Atlanta and stonecrest, then finished the day in Marietta, bats. Lots to wildlife quotes
by Chris Collender
Dec 10, 2021 08:24:24 pm.

We can’t control the weather, but we do offer some great services for rat control, and for other nuisance wildlife. Give us a call today for a quote. We offer humane removal and excellent exclusion work!
by Amber A.
Dec 10, 2021 10:15:12 am.

Had a busy day yesterday. Lots of squirrel calls. In and around Hoover and Mountain Brook. Headed to Alabaster for wildlife activity in a person’s attic. He thinks he saw a chipmunk but my guess is flying squirrels.
by Chris Scott
Dec 09, 2021 08:12:47 am.

Good morning! Pretty busy with wildlife exclusions today. I’m headed to Jacksonville to quote a house with squirrels. My bama crew are sealing houses in Tuscaloosa and Birmingham for raccoons and squirrels.
by Chris Scott
Dec 06, 2021 08:35:39 am.

Middle to South Georgia squirrels in the attic? Protecting homes since 2001 against wildlife. Everyone have a fun and safe weekend.
by Jason Arruda
Dec 03, 2021 03:50:03 pm.

Just finished up on a free quote in Albany Ga. Afterwards I was able to let the customer know that the noises they’ve been hearing are squirrels. Now headed to another in Macon Ga.
by Jason Arruda
Dec 01, 2021 11:07:54 am.

Good morning! Headed to Birmingham to quote a client with a multitude of rodent issues squirrels in the attic and rats in the crawl space. Then off to vestavia for squirrels and raccoons. Then to mccalla for more squirrels.
by Chris Scott
Dec 01, 2021 09:20:33 am.

The wildlife might be out of your house but they probably left something behind - like urine and feces, YUCK! Call us for quote to remove contaminated insulation and blow new back in! We can help!
by Amber A.
Nov 29, 2021 06:21:45 pm.

Outside wildlife is beautiful, but not so much if it’s in your home! We can help you keep the animals out! Give us a call for humane removal, and exclusion!
by Amber A.
Nov 19, 2021 09:33:12 am.

Busy day. In Tuscaloosa we have a customer with a bad wildlife problem. They have raccoons, rats, and squirrels. Got my crew in Birmingham for an exclusion for rats.
by Chris Scott
Nov 18, 2021 10:51:23 am.

Good morning everyone! Headed off to Birmingham lots of wildlife activity. My guys are sealing some houses today with raccoons and rats. Call Ridacritter (205) 490-6200 for any wildlife issues you have.
by Chris Scott
Nov 16, 2021 07:45:16 am.

Did you know mice don’t like the cold? If they choose your home to get warm in, give us a call. We can help!!
by Amber A.
Nov 15, 2021 06:59:47 pm.

Headed out to Alabaster and then Tuscaloosa. Got some quotes for customers with squirrel issues. Couple crews out sealing houses in the Birmingham area for some squirrel and mouse issues.
by Chris Scott
Nov 10, 2021 09:24:24 am.

It’s ok to get your Christmas decorations out of the attic a little early, but it’s not ok if you see some furry friends up there hiding in the boxes! If you have some extra visitors, give us a call!
by Amber A.
Nov 09, 2021 08:23:47 am.

Good morning! Happy Friday! Headed to Birmingham for some squirrels estimates this morning.
by Chris Scott
Nov 05, 2021 08:34:21 am.

The squirrels are in the lead for most calls this week! Lots of squirrel activity with this chilly weather! Give us a call for an estimate to animal proof your home.
by Amber A.
Nov 05, 2021 08:33:53 am.

The Birmingham, Alabama office of Rid-A-Critter provides snake removal and control in Birmingham, Alabama and the the entire Metro Birmingham area including Anniston, Bessemer, Brighton, Chelsea, Fairfield, Heflin, Homewood, Hoover, Hueytown, Irondale, Jasper, Leeds, Midfield, Moody, Mountain Brook, Oxford, Pell City, Trussville, Valdosta, Vestavia, Warrior, and their surrounding areas. We are fully licensed and insured.

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