While most snakes in the United States are harmless, most homeowners feel more comfortable when snakes are removed from the property. We understand! Our team at Gray Brothers Wildlife LLC is happy to accommodate these requests, and our previous snake removals include black rat snakes and ring-necked snakes across Connecticut. Give us a call if you’re concerned about a snake in or around your space.
Although snakes are among the most unpopular species, they play an important role in many areas by controlling the population of other pests. When they eat mice and other small rodents, they keep those same rodents from invading your home and from overpopulating any particular area.
Snakes hibernate during the winter. For this reason, most snake sightings occur in mid-to-late spring. You may be more likely to encounter snakes if your property contains a lot of vegetation or is surrounded by trees or other foliage. The more spaces you have for a snake to hide or nest long-term, the more likely you are to regularly encounter snakes.
When it comes to physical damage to your home or yard, snakes aren’t very destructive. The more common issue is fear and a potential safety threat for the people and pets living in the home. Some damage is possible if there’s a large snake nest containing multiple snakes, but this is rare in residential spaces.
While most snakes in Connecticut are harmless, we understand the desire to remove the snake for your peace of mind. Give us a call if you’re concerned about a snake problem in your area.
Our snake removal process
We’ll begin our removal process with a thorough inspection of your home (or commercial building) and the surrounding area. During this initial inspection, we’ll also be looking to identify which species of snake we’re dealing with so we know how to proceed—venomous snakes will require more caution than nonvenomous varieties.
In most cases, we’ll be able to simply grab and remove the snake with special tools and a snake bag for transport. If the snake is residing inside your home, we’ll also assess how the snake got in the first place and take steps to ensure that snakes won’t be able to enter in the future.
If we’re unable to find the snake when we arrive, we may occasionally set up a trap that we’d then return to remove when the snake has been captured. This sometimes happens if the snake is hiding or if it’s outside your property and has moved since you last saw it. Visit at snakerid.com to learn how to make a snake trap.
Rest assured that our entire process is designed to be both effective and humane for the animal involved. Our state-of-the-art technology, including drones, field cameras, borescopes, and thermal imaging allows us to gain a more thorough understanding of the problem before we begin, helping to ensure success and a smooth process for everyone involved. From start to finish, we carefully follow all applicable laws and regulations that govern the snake’s removal.