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Snake Removal and Control

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

Snakes are reptiles belonging to the suborder Serpentes. They are found in most parts of the world, but like cold-blooded animals in general, snakes are especially common in warm climates like those of our Georgia service area.

Humane snake removal and control is one of our most in-demand summer wildlife control services. Like all cold-blooded animals, snakes become more active as the temperature increases; so we get a lot of hits on our site for the search term "snake exterminators in Georgia" during the warmer months.

But most snakes are harmless and greatly beneficial, so there really is no such thing as a "snake exterminator." Good judgment and discretion are necessary when performing snake control.

Snakes of Georgia

There are approximately 40 species of snakes found in Georgia. But only six of these species are venomous (or "poisonous") snakes:

Most of our Georgia snakes are not venomous nor harmful in any way. But because many snakes have similar coloration, non-professionals often have a hard time telling them apart. For this reason, and because of the obvious risks associated with handling snakes, untrained people shouldn't attempt to trap or remove snakes themselves.

Call us instead. We know how to tell dangerous snakes from harmless ones, and we have the know-how to safely remove any kind of snakes from your property.

When is Snake Control Necessary?

Snake removed from an Atlanta basement, wrapped around a twig

Snake removal job in Georgia. Snake control is a skilled profession requiring specialized training. Kids, don't try this at home!

With non-venomous snakes, that depends on your feelings about snakes. Most snakes feed on rats, mice, other small mammals,and insects that can transmit disease or cause damage to farm or garden damages. Consequently, many people don't mind sharing their landens with a few non-venomous snakes in return for their help keeping the vermin populations down. So unless snakes really creep you out, there's no need to disturb non-venomous snakes. Unless you accidentally step on one, they'll do no harm and much good.

Some people are deathly afraid of snakes, however, and just want them gone -- no matter whether they're venomous or not. And of course, most people (at least most people with a lick of sense) don't want wild snakes slithering around in their beds, nor even in basements, living rooms, or sensitive outdoor areas like children's sandboxes and play areas.

No worries. If you have venomous snakes in your basement or elsewhere in your home or property, we can remove them. And if having even a few non-venemous snakes in your garden creeps you out, we can safely and humanely remove them and release them far from your home, where they won't bother you again. The snakes may be a bit insulted, but they'll get over it.

Venomous Snake Control in Georgia

Venomous snakes, of course, must be removed when they get too close to human-occupied buildings, farms, or recreation areas. The bites of venomous snakes can be fatal to humans, domestic animals, and livestock; so trapping venomous snakes is a job for professionals.

At Rid-A-Critter, all of our animal control technicians have advanced training in poisonous snake control. In fact, we're the region's leader in professional snake removal. We have fully-trained technicians living, working, and providing snake control services in the Metro Atlanta area, Athens, Macon, Roswell, and all of Northern and Central Georgia, as well as in the Birmingham, Alabama and Chattanooga, Tennessee areas.

Snake Control Gallery

Here are some pictures of snakes we've met in Georgia, as well as some of the non-toxic, environmentally-friendly snake control removal methods that our animal control technicians use to manage snakes. You can also click here to watch a video of Jeff removing a snake from behind the shutter of a home.

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A shed snake skin on a leafy bush outside a house in Snellville, Georgia.
Shed snake skin outside a house in Snellville
Gaps of varying widths averaging about an inch between a row of vertical bricks used to ventilate the crawl space that allowed snakes into a house in Young Harris, Georgia.
How snakes got into this Young Harris home
An Eastern brown snake coiled up on the ground among the weeds outside a house in Roswell, Georgia prior to being caught and relocated to the forest.
Brown snake removed from a house in Roswell
A live snake in a cage type trap that is attached to the roof of a house in Alpharetta, Georgia with a male animal control technician on a ladder removing the trap and the snake.
Snake removal from a house in Alpharetta
A shed snake skin lying across the threshold of the crawl space door at a house in Hiawassee Georgia.
Snake skin in a crawl space in Hiawassee
A shed snake skin about three feet long by about an inch in diameter on the concrete floor in the basement of a house in Carrollton Georgia.
Snake skin in the basement of a Carrollton home
A snake skin showing through the vent opening of the soffit of a house in Villa Rica Georgia.
Snake skin in a soffit in Villa Rica
A snake skin in the dirty insulation between the joists in the unfinished attic of a house in Woodstock Georgia.
Snake skin in an attic in Woodstock
Timber rattlesnake coiled up on some rocks next to a house in Ellijay Georgia.
Timber rattlesnake removed from a house in Ellijay
Snake being held in a snare after being removed from under the porch of a house in Hiawassee Georgia.
Snake removed from a house in Hiawassee
Screening applied over a pentagonal gable vent to keep snakes out of the attic of a house in Griffin Georgia.
Snake-proofing the attic of a house in Griffin
The hood of an old car is opened and there is a rat snake coiled up on top of the engine.
Rat snake under the hood of an old car
Young black rat snake in the gloved hand of an animal control technician after being removed from a house in Carrollton Georgia.
Black rat snake removed from a Carrollton home
Head and some of the body of a coiled black rat snake facing the camera in the fluffy insulation in the unfinished attic of a house in Cumming Georgia
Black rat snake in an attic in Cumming
Baby rat snake coiled between the gloved fingers of the technician who removed it from a house in Carrollton Georgia
Young rat snake removed from a house in Carrollton
Snake in a snare being removed from the lawn outside a house in Roswell Georgia
Snake removed from the yard of a Roswell home
The screen behind a foundation vent on a house in Hiram Georgia was displaced by a wire passed through the vent and has rodent stains along the bottom of the screen
How a rat snake got into a house in Hiram
Technician holding a rat snake stretched between his hands after removing it from a house in Hiram Georgia
Rat snake removed from a house in Hiram
King snake on the pavement after being removed from a house
King snake removed from a house in Woodstock
Copperhead snake being held in a snare after being removed from a garage
Copperhead snake removed from a garage
Snake removal technician holding a king snake vertically next to a toddler girl in Carrollton Georgia. The snake is longer than the girl is tall.
Little girl in Carrollton likes king snakes
Snake skin in the insulation of the attic of  house in Cornelia Georgia
Snake skin in the attic of a house in Cornelia
Baby copperhead snake coiled up inside a rain downspout with its head peeking out
Baby copperhead snake in a rain down spout
An Eastern coral snake, one of the venomous snakes found in Georgia, on the ground
Eastern coral snake, one of our venomous snakes
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 king snake in the jaws of a snare, unharmed, being removed from a property
King snake removal by one of our technicians
A king snake attacking a rat snake, presumably to eat it.
King snake attacking a rat snake
A snake being removed from the roof of a house in Hartwell, Georgia
Snake being removed from roof in Hartwell
Snake removal worker with snake he removed from house in Hartwell, GA
Snake removed from a house in Hartwell
Snake skin on dirty insulation in an attic in Dacula, Georgia
Snake skin in an attic in Dacula, Georgia

For help with snake control or any animal control problem, please call us today.


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Sealed some bee holes this morning in Blue Ridge. Just quoted a house with snake issues in Roswell. Headed home for the day
by Chad W.
May 31, 2023 04:47:42 pm.

We just removed the last of the snakes from the crawl space of a house in Snellville, Georgia. The snakes were more a symptom than the actual problem, which was rats in the crawl space. The animal-proofing we implemented to keep rats out will also keep the snakes out of the house. Besides, without the rats, they will have no reason to go in there, anyway.
by Webmaster
May 31, 2023 09:34:13 am.

Sold a exclusion in Gray Ga for bats now to Griffin Ga for a dead animal smell in a commercial building then to Meansville Ga for a quote for animal exclusion, possibly more bats.
by Jason Arruda
May 30, 2023 12:31:31 pm.

Attic full of snake skins in Alpharetta Ga this morning. Bats in Winder. Eventful day
by Chad W.
May 25, 2023 02:55:33 pm.

Oglethorpe Ga customer having issues with something entering her crawlspace. Headed out to do a inspection.
by Jason Arruda
May 25, 2023 10:06:56 am.

Critter truck getting maintenance then it’s off to Gray Ga for noises in the attic.
by Jason Arruda
May 24, 2023 10:23:13 am.

Zebulon, Thomaston, Butler, Ellaville, Americus, Albany and Moultrie Ga cities I’ll be today quoting wildlife removal services.
by Jason Arruda
May 23, 2023 10:22:46 am.

There are two reasons why our wildlife-control technicians are removing snakes from the crawl space of a house in Young Harris, Georgia. The first is that the gaps between a row of vertical bricks allowed the snakes into the crawl space. The second is that the same gaps allowed mice into the crawl space, and the snakes followed the mice to eat them.
by Webmaster
May 22, 2023 09:27:37 am.

Exclusion sold in Gray Ga. Going to be another satisfied customer.
by Jason Arruda
May 18, 2023 04:00:20 pm.

Was able to squeeze another customer in today in Gray Ga. Issue is bats.
by Jason Arruda
May 18, 2023 02:58:01 pm.

In Tyrone Ga on a few exclusion quotes, then to Fayetteville Ga. Bats, squirrels and attic noise
by Jason Arruda
May 18, 2023 10:01:35 am.

Doing inspections/quotes in Butler Ga., Thomaston Ga., and Griffin Ga. today from Snakes in a crawl space, bats in a gable and squirrels in the attic.
by Jason Arruda
May 11, 2023 11:04:31 am.

Wildlife Crews across Georgia and Alabama sealing homes, removing animals and insulation replacement. Be safe out there. Making customers happy!
by Jason Arruda
May 10, 2023 09:06:09 am.

Going to be in Macon Ga all day today quoting animal exclusions. Bats, squirrels and snakes.
by Jason Arruda
May 09, 2023 09:13:28 am.

Quoted animal (rats, squirrels) exclusions in Luthersville Ga, Peachtree City Ga and Griffin Ga. so far. We have a crew in Jeffersonville Ga. Doing Carpenter bee service.
by Jason Arruda
May 08, 2023 01:50:14 pm.

Quoted a home in Fayetteville for squirrels and getting ready to go to Miledgeville for a Carpenter bee quote for a log cabin.
by Jason Arruda
May 02, 2023 11:14:43 am.

Albany Ga today quoting bat removal/Exclusion.
by Jason Arruda
May 01, 2023 09:22:28 am.

Calls coming in from bats to squirrels and everything in between. Visiting homes in the Fayetteville, Griffin, Newnan areas today. Exclusions are being scheduled! Happy Tuesday
by Jason Arruda
Apr 25, 2023 11:53:41 am.

I’ll be quoting in Fayette, Spalding, Upson and Pike Counties today. Bats, squirrels and Carpenter bees.
by Jason Arruda
Apr 17, 2023 09:15:51 am.

Dodging the rain, started off in Atlanta, mice in the attic, then out to temple, ga. Has had rats, now has a raccoon who has ripped down the soffit.
by Chris Collender
Apr 14, 2023 09:31:01 am.

Out quoting exclusions for Bats, Bats and more Bats in Miledgeville today.
by Jason Arruda
Apr 14, 2023 09:04:23 am.

Carpenter bees are out and about, quoted a larger home in dawsonville, he has holes everywhere
by Chris Collender
Apr 11, 2023 10:36:29 am.

Snakes in Snellville, Squirrels in Tucker, and Bees in Roswell. Happy Monday
by Chad W.
Apr 10, 2023 09:47:10 am.

Snakes in Snellville, Squirrels in Tucker, and Bees in Roswell. Happy Monday
by Chad W.
Apr 10, 2023 09:07:43 am.

Beautiful day, started off in Ellenwood, mice in the kitchen, now headed to rats in a rental property in Atlanta
by Chris Collender
Apr 05, 2023 09:34:04 am.

Trying to work around this rain, Mableton, ga quote for mice, then off to Temple, ga for squirrels, now headed to Snellville for rats
by Chris Collender
Apr 03, 2023 12:08:49 pm.

Beautiful day to be out and about, quoted squirrel jobs in Decatur(where it’s greater), and Riverdale, headed out to Covington for mice, back to Marietta for squirrels chewing on facia board
by Chris Collender
Mar 29, 2023 03:16:33 pm.

Rain rain go away, in Stone Mountain today
by Chris Collender
Mar 27, 2023 11:18:39 am.

In Oglethorpe, Montezuma, Vienna and Byron Ga. today quoting homes Wildlife Exclusions that has Bats and squirrels.
by Jason Arruda
Mar 23, 2023 11:31:15 am.

Bat calls are coming in already with the mild winter in middle to south ga. Tifton, Vienna, Cordele, Zebulon, and Barnesville Ga. Just to name a few cities I’ll be today and tomorrow.
by Jason Arruda
Mar 22, 2023 12:41:29 pm.

Good morning, glad to back, was out 2 1/2 months cause I broke my leg, time to quote some houses
by Chris Collender
Mar 20, 2023 09:48:34 am.

In Tifton Ga giving a quote for a commercial building for squirrels and then headed to another commercial building in Americus Ga for bats. Ending the day in Macon Ga for a residential quote for Rats. Have a good day!
by Jason Arruda
Mar 13, 2023 11:57:15 am.

Rid-A-Critter provides snake removal and control in all of North Georgia, including Athens, Atlanta, Alpharetta, Canton, Carrollton, Cartersville, Cumming, Dacula, Doraville, Ellijay, Flowery Branch, Gainesville, Jasper, Lawrenceville, Loganville, Macon, Milton, Norcross, Rome, Roswell, Suwanee, Villa Rica, Winston, Woodstock, Young Harris, and everywhere in between.

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