Philadelphia Snake Removal
Pennsylvania has an abundance of snakes, from venomous pit vipers like
copperheads or rattlers, to harmless snakes like rat snakes and garter
snakes. Many of these snakes live in urban or neighborhood settings in
the city of Philadelphia.
I have spent my career talking with hundreds of snake removal guys
throughout the USA, and I myself have personally trained close to 20 so
far. In the city of Philadelphia, I recommend Kris at A Wildlife Pro, who I know personally, and
who I trained. He can usually come out same-day, often very quickly, to
catch your unwanted snake(s).
Kris at A Wildlife Pro: 610-927-7792
I like this wildlife removal company, and I think they are your best bet
for snake control in Philadelphia. If he is not available, you can do a search
for a different Philadelphia snake removal company, but be sure you are
comfortable with their service and prices before you hire. Philadelphia snake
control is of course a specialty field, and not every expert in you hire
is the same - you don't want to hire a snake exterminator or pest
control company, but a specialty Pennsylvania wild animal removal professional.
Snake Tip: How to catch a snake -
You should only attempt to catch a snake with your hands if you are positive it is not venomous. A wayward snake that is not dangerous can be picked up with gloves or with the use of a snake hook. You can control a snake by hooking the middle of the body and then holding on to the tail. A much similar method is to simply put on some heavy gloves and pick the animal up. Make sure to grip both near the head and tail. A snake that is held by just the tail can still bite you. As quickly as possible, put the snake into a pillowcase. The animal will remain calm as long as it has no visual threats. Venomous snakes are an entirely different matter. These animals should not be handled by anyone other than a professional. If you suspect you have a venomous snake on your property, you can put out a snake trap. Venomous snakes inside of snake traps can be used without ever having to handle the snake. There is always a risk; however, this is the only means by which a homeowner should attempt venomous snake removal.
Philadelphia Reader Emails:
Hi David, I found your website while trying to identify the small snake we removed from our bathroom last night. Picture attached. We live in Philadelphia, and I believe it was a rat snake. Can you identify it from the picture? The box it is in is only two inches wide. We released it in a vacant wooded lot next door. We live in a residential community with small lots, and not much wooded area. We have never had a snake in the house, and are disturbed. Should we hire someone to investigate the reason it came inside, if so what type of company does this? Thanks for your help. Mike, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Hello David, I have a problem with snakes. We have boxes in our garage from moving in. But I saw two snakes inside the pool cover which was wrapped up, under some lumber in the garage. The snakes were both about 15-inches long but thin and were beige with some design on it. I managed to pull the cover outside but only one snake stayed outside and the other ran back inside the garage. I am afraid that they may have made a home in there and want not only for the snake to be removed but to make sure there aren't any hiding within the boxes as well. I live in Philadelphia, exit 55 off I-95. Please give me a call anytime to let me know what you can do and about how much it will cost. I understand if you can't contact me until after Monday due to the holiday. Thank you very much and Happy Thanksgiving, Amber
For more info on Philadelphia snake control or general snake information, browse
the links to the left, or go to
Snake Removal - How to Get Rid of Snakes home page. I wish you good
luck with your Philadelphia snake problem!
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