Snake Removal and Control Richmond, Virginia
At Virginia Wildlife Pros, we deliver fast, effective, and long-term snake removal and control in Richmond and its surrounding counties. Our licensed and insured snake pest control operators have years of hands-on experience identifying snakes, trapping snakes, and preventing snakes from becoming a nuisance pest in the future. Whether you have a snake in the attic, snake in the garage, snake in the yard, or snake in the house, our licensed and insured Richmond snake pest control operators have the workable solutions to any and all nuisance snake problems.

Snakes are good at hiding and will take up shelter anywhere they can. They are usually found among leaf piles, log piles, wood piles, underbrush, shrubbery, and embankments, but they often get the nerve to come a little close, especially if in predator-mode. This means that snakes are also found lingering around the edges of foundations, slithering through gardens and flowerbeds, or sunbathing on pavements like sidewalks and driveways. Nuisance snakes are often discovered in garages, sheds, basements, crawl spaces, and even under cars.

With over 31 species of snake native to the Virginia region, the importance of establishing a tactical snake control and prevention plan is inarguable. Let our highly trained and qualified wildlife control operators help you get rid of snakes and keep them off your property for good. By combining quality repairs with long term snake exclusion methods, our certified professionals save you time and money, all while keeping your investment and family safe from nuisance wildlife threats.

Contact us at 804-292-0156 to request a free phone quote or on-site assessment for snake removal services in Richmond, Virginia. We serve all surrounding counties, including Henrico, Glen Allen, Midlothian, Mechanicsville, and Charlottesville.

Snake Damages and Threats

Snakes are an important part of our surrounding Eco-system. As ancient, fine-tuned predators, they play a major role in rodent and pest control. After all, Ratsnakes and Gopher snakes eat mice and rats, while Kingsnakes eat Rattlesnakes and other venomous snakes. However, snakes that start to get too close for comfort pose all sorts of health, safety, and structural threats. There are three venomous snake species in Virginia, the Copperhead, Cottonmouth, and Rattlesnake. Other snake species in Virginia, like the Black Rat snake or Northern Water snake, are nonvenomous and generally all-around docile or avoidant in nature.

Whether venomous or not, all snakes can be highly destructive to a property, plus pose a long list of health and safety threats unrelated to potential venom strikes. Virginia snakes urinate and defecate prolifically in whatever area they are occupying, which causes foul odors, attracts other insects, and destroys any structural surroundings. Snakes are also known to carry germs and diseases that can be transmitted to people and pets, such as Salmonella and E. coli.

When snakes become a problem in or around your home or business, trust Virginia Wildlife Pros to deliver the safest and most effective snake removal and management solutions that fit the budget. Not only do we get rid of snakes, but we also clean up and repair any damages they caused or damages that might allow snake intrusions in the future. Contact us at 804-292-0156 to speak with an expert snake trapper in Richmond, Virginia. We serve all property-types throughout Richmond, including Mechanicsville, Midlothian, Henrico, Charlottesville, and Glen Allen.

Snake Trapping and Snake Prevention

If you are wondering how to deter snakes in Richmond, you are in the right place. Snake trapping and removal in Richmond is an important part of responsible wildlife management for residential and commercial communities. There are venomous snakes in Virginia, and the ones that are not venomous can generate a lot of damage and pose several health and safety risks related to disease, pests, and biological hazards. The best way to get rid of snakes is through snake trapping, snake removal, and snake prevention. First, our licensed and insured Richmond VA snake control experts approach a nuisance snake problem by removing all the resident snakes we can find. We use state-of-the-art live snake traps and species-specific lures to catch snakes humanely and as fast as possible.

The strategy of trapping snakes is science-based, and we are fully adept on how to trap snakes correctly. We know exactly where and how to set the traps, how to identify and handle snakes, and how to relocate them safely. Under Virginia law, snake traps must be checked daily. It is also against the law to relocate a snake without the proper permits. Once trapped, we will come out to release or relocate the snake for you. Although humane snake traps like glue board snake traps and minnow-style snake traps are available on the market for do-it-yourself snake removal, it is not recommended to use these traps on your own. You do not want to be faced with the responsibility of dealing with a snake once caught, thus risking a snake bite, which can be fatal if bitten by a Cottonmouth, Copperhead, or Rattlesnake. Do not take the chance on DIY methods if you are researching “how to get rid of snakes.” Always contact a licensed Richmond snake trapper for safe and humane assistance you can trust.

When it comes to snake proofing and prevention, approach matters. Over-the-counter (OTC) and commercial-grade snake repellents contain cheap ingredients like naphthalene, paradichlorobenzene, and sulfur, all of which are quite ineffective for snake control. You can forget about using mothballs too. The only way to properly divert snakes away from your property is to establish a custom snake control and snake proofing plan unique to your property and surrounding environment. Through habitat modifications, entry point sealing, barrier installations (snake fencing), and integrated pest control (mice, crickets, spiders, etc.), nuisance snake populations can be safely and effectively managed. Snakes in the crawl space or the backyard is often indicative of a concurrent rodent infestation, usually mice. So, to get rid of snakes in Richmond, you might also require mice removal and prevention services. Contact Virginia Wildlife Pros at 804-292-0156 for all-around, full-service animal pest removal.

Get Rid of Copperhead Snakes in Richmond

The Northern Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix mokasen) is a venomous species of pit viper native to the Virginia region. They are most identifiable by the pits on each side of their head and the hourglass crossband design of their scales. Although they have been known to pop up in a bathroom or garage now and again, they are usually found in forests, old fields, marshes, rock outcrops, agricultural buildings, lawns, gardens, and woodpiles.

Most cases of Copperhead snake calls turn out to be Eastern Rat snakes, which are harmless, but a nuisance, nonetheless. Rat snake species drastically change in color and scale pattern from juvenile to adult, so they are often confused for Copperheads and other snake species. Snakes like Eastern Hog-Nosed snakes, Eastern Milk snakes, baby Black Racers are also commonly confused for Copperheads.

Here at Virginia Wildlife Pros, we have the trained eye to correctly identify, locate, trap, and prevent all species of snake native to the state. We provide full-service Copperhead removal and control, so when you need to get rid of Copperhead snakes in Richmond, trust our licensed and insured snake trapping professionals to deliver prompt and professional service at a fair price.

Timber Rattlesnakes
The Timber Rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) is a venomous, species of pit viper snake in Virginia. They are known for their vibrating tails, which is a trait shared by other snake species in Virginia, both venomous and nonvenomous. Other tail-rattling species include Copperheads, Cottonmouths (Water Moccasins), Kingsnakes, Ratsnakes, and Black Racers. Contact Virginia Wildlife Pros for prompt and professional rattlesnake removal in Richmond and its surrounding counties.

Cottonmouths (Water Moccasins)
The Eastern Cottonmouth snake (Agkistrodon piscivorus) is a Virginia native pit viper species and also venomous. They are semi-aquatic, which is why they are also called Water Moccasins. Non-venomous species, like Northern Water snakes and Brown Water snakes, are often confused for Cottonmouths. We deliver trusted water moccasin removal and Cottonmouth trapping in Richmond, Virginia.

Northern Water Snakes
Northern water snakes are also known as Common Watersnakes (Nerodia sipedon), and they like to hang around ponds and similar waterways. Although they are frequently confused for Cottonmouths because they look so similar, Northern Water Snakes are nonvenomous and usually docile. Contact Virginia Wildlife Pros to get rid of Northern Water snakes in Richmond and its surrounding counties.

Black Rat Snakes
Black Ratsnakes (Pantherophis obsoletus) are a native, nonvenomous constrictor species here in Virginia. Although they are docile and often chosen as pets, in nature they are known to share dens with Copperheads and Cottonmouths, which are venomous. Let our licensed and trained snake trappers help you get rid of ratsnakes in Richmond, Virginia.

Frequently Asked Questions About Snakes
Which Snake Species are Found in Virginia?
Northern water snakes, Eastern Ratsnakes (Black ratsnakes), Copperhead snakes, Timber Rattlesnakes, Eastern Cottonmouth snakes (Water Moccasins), Eastern Garter snakes, Brown Water snakes, Northern Scarlet snakes, Scarlet Kingsnakes, Milk snakes, Corn snakes are some of the most common species of snake in Virginia. We do not have Coral snakes in Virginia, but many people confuse Northern Scarlet snakes and Scarlet Kingsnakes for Coral snakes because they look similar. Some snake species are venomous, but most are not.
Are Virginia Snakes Venomous? Will They Bite Me?
Most of the nuisance snakes in Virginia are non-threatening. Snakes that are venomous, like Rattlesnakes, Water Moccasins, and Copperheads, are more likely to avoid humans and flee if ever approached. If you or your pet is bitten by a snake in Richmond, seek immediate medical diagnosis and treatment. Common symptoms of a venomous snake bite include swelling, tissue discoloration (dark blue-black), tingling sensations, and nausea.
Can You Tell the Difference Between a Venomous and Nonvenomous Snake?
Pit vipers are venomous snakes in Virginia, which include the Copperhead, Cottonmouth, and Rattlesnake. You can tell you are looking at a venomous snake if they have a deep pit on each side of the head, vertical egg-shaped pupils, and the underside of their tail has only one row of scales.

Nonvenomous snakes do not have pits on their head, but they do have round, circular pupils and two rows of scales from their hole (vent) to the tip of their tail. You can see this scale pattern in shed skin. Never try to pick up the tail of snake to see if it is venomous.

If you are unsure about the identity of a snake on your property, snap a picture and contact Virginia Wildlife Pros. We will identify the species and give you advice on what to do next.
I Have a Snake in My House. What Do I Do?
If you find a snake in the house or a snake in the garage, do not approach it and do not try to handle it. While keeping a constant eye on the snake and its movements, contact Virginia Wildlife Pros for emergency snake removal and trapping in Richmond and its surrounding counties. If you see a snake in your backyard, do not approach it. Keep an eye on it and contact our snake trappers for assistance.

Request Snake Control Service Today

Our wildlife control operators provide full-service Richmond snake trapping and snake proofing services at affordable prices. We use cutting-edge advancements and top-of-the-line materials to get rid of snakes, seal them out, and even clean up the mess they left behind. Contact us today at 804-292-0156 to request your free phone quote for professional snake control service in Richmond, Virginia. We serve residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal properties throughout Richmond, including Charlottesville, Henrico, Midlothian, and Mechanicsville, Virginia.



2708 Hanover Avenue Suite 8, Richmond, VA 23220