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Snake Removal in the Macon, Georgia area

Garter snake removed from a garden

Garter snake removed from a garden

Snakes are very common here in Georgia. We have at least 40 species confirmed to live in the state. They're also among the more misunderstood of our Georgia wildlife, so let's take a few minutes to talk about snakes.

First of all, snakes are reptiles and belong to the order Serpentes, or serpents. Like all reptiles, snakes are cold-blooded, which means they have little ability to regulate their body temperatures. In fact, regulating their body temperatures is a big reason why they move around. They're constantly searching for places where the temperature is what they want.

The other reason they move around is to hunt. All snakes are carnivores, and rodents are high on their list of favorite foods. They also eat smaller animals like snails, slugs, grubs, and so forth.

Snakes' easting habits are a good place to segue into the next thing we want to mention about snakes: Snakes are overwhelmingly beneficial animals. This is especially true in crop fields and vegetable gardens, because the rodents and other animals that snakes eat are often farm and garden pests. The snakes themselves, on the other hand, aren't at all interested in eating the crops. That's why organic gardeners and growers are usually happy to have snakes around to do the rodent control for them.

Our Georgia snakes, like Georgians in general, also tend to be very polite. None of the species of snakes in Georgia will attack a human unless they feel threatened. Usually this is because the human accidentally cornered the snake or stepped on it (in which case you really can't blame them for being upset).

The bites of non-venomous snakes are not serious; but snakes (like all reptiles and amphibians) can carry the disease salmonella, which usually doesn't affect the snake, but which can make humans ill. A big part of the reason is that a reptile's body temperature is too low for salmonella to thrive. Humans and other mammals have a higher body temperature, which is one of the reasons why we get sick from the salmonella bacterium, and reptiles and amphibians usually don't. So it's a good idea not to handle wile snakes, other reptiles, or amphibians (just in case you were thinking about doing that).

Venomous Snakes of Georgia

Of all the species of snakes we have in Georgia, only six are venomous ("poisonous"):

All the rest of our Georgia snakes are non-venomous. But unless you're a snake expert, you shouldn't assume that a snake is non-venomous because many venomous species look a lot like non-venomous species. That's also one reason why any snake bite should be treated as a medical emergency unless you're absolutely certain that the snake is not venomous.

Snake Removal and Exclusion

Despite their overwhelmingly beneficial nature, there are times when snakes have to be removed from someplace where they don't belong. So the first step in deciding whether to remove a snake is to decide whether it's really necessary. If you're sure that the snake is not venomous and it's living someplace where it's not bothering anyone, you may decide to just leave it be. They do a lot more good than harm.

Sometimes, however, snakes do need to be relocated. Some examples include:

In addition, when snakes have gotten into a home, the home needs to be made snake-proof so new snakes can't get in. This may be very simple or very involved depending on the situation.

Snake Control Gallery

Here are some pictures of snakes we've met in the Macon area. You can also click here to watch a video of Jeff removing a snake from behind the shutter of a home.

Please contact us for more information about snake control or any of our high-quality wildlife management services.

 

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Rats, mice and squirrels today. Wildlife repairs with trapping. Animal exclusion needed call us for a free quote.
by Jason Arruda
Feb 25, 2021 10:58:52 am.

Rainy all over Georgia it seems like. Hard for us to keep dry when we’re determined to evict the animals and seal to keep them out. In Albany Ga now for a couple quotes and then to Zebulon Ga for another quote for squirrels removal. Be safe
by Jason Arruda
Feb 18, 2021 11:10:35 am.

Our technicians are repairing rat damage to a drain line at a house in Macon, Georgia. The rats also got into the house itself, so we'll be non-chemically trapping and removing them and rat-proofing the house.
by Webmaster
Feb 10, 2021 10:59:15 am.

Bats in Roberta Ga, Rats in Macon Ga and Mice in the walls in Warner Robins Ga. call for a free quote.
by Jason Arruda
Feb 09, 2021 11:43:49 am.

Exclusion quote done in Eastman Ga this morning now I’m headed to Thomaston Ga for another exclusion quote. Customer hearing noises in the wall.
by Jason Arruda
Feb 08, 2021 01:10:45 pm.

Cold and windy day like today reminds me why animals like the warmth and safety of an attic and or crawl space. It’s cold outside stay warm everyone, but if you find yourself hearing scratching noises in the attic/walls give us a call.
by Jason Arruda
Feb 02, 2021 04:49:14 pm.

Headed over to Albany Georgia for a quote to exclude squirrels.
by Jason Arruda
Feb 02, 2021 11:44:36 am.

Give Ridacritter a call for any of your nuisance animal needs. From Bats, to Bees, Squirrels, to Rats, Ridacritter solves all of your problems. Call for an exclusion today!
by Jake A.
Jan 30, 2021 10:25:50 am.

Very busy right now. Lots of squirrels and rats in the Birmingham and surrounding areas. Looks like bats are flying already as I’ve got several bat jobs to look at this week. Had a customer yesterday with squirrels and bats.
by Chris Scott
Jan 26, 2021 08:07:01 am.

We have a team in Macon Ga finishing up on a flying squirrel exclusion job. Local and dependable give us a call.
by Jason Arruda
Jan 18, 2021 01:41:30 pm.

Scratching in the attic, noises keeping you up at night, you might have animals in the attic. Squirrels, flying squirrels, rats, bats, raccoons etc. Call us for a free quote today. We will be happy to remove them and keep them out for good.
by Jason Arruda
Jan 18, 2021 10:19:58 am.

Just finished up on a warranty call in Concord Ga. Now I’m gonna head over to Barnesville Ga to help a tech on a exclusion for Bats.
by Jason Arruda
Jan 15, 2021 11:28:21 am.

In Cordele and Tifton Georgia today quoting exclusions for squirrels. Time for these critters to go.
by Jason Arruda
Jan 14, 2021 12:02:36 pm.

Had the opportunity to give 2 quotes in Barnesville Ga today for Bats. Customers are both scheduled for the exclusions in a couple of days.
by Jason Arruda
Jan 13, 2021 02:56:28 pm.

Just completed a warranty inspection at a home we sealed last yr. in Perry Georgia. Gave them the all clear.
by Jason Arruda
Jan 12, 2021 02:49:18 pm.

In Auburn Alabama quoting exclusions for gray squirrels today.
by Jason Arruda
Jan 07, 2021 11:01:30 am.

Lots of squirrel and rat calls today. From Birmingham to Anniston.
by Chris Scott
Jan 07, 2021 09:46:52 am.

In Alpharetta, Ga this morning providing a clearance letter to a customer so their buyers can rest assured they’re purchasing a Critter Free home. Did I mention our Warranty is 100% transferable??
by Tim McDavid
Jan 05, 2021 09:29:57 am.

Lots of squirrel calls today. It appears gray and flying squirrels are attempting to take over every attic in the Birmingham and surrounding areas.
by Chris Scott
Jan 04, 2021 05:58:27 pm.

We have a crew trapping and removing roof rats from a warehouse in Macon, and sealing the edges of the corrugated metal roof to keep them out. Corrugated roofs require a lot of detailed work to animal-proof.
by Webmaster
Jan 04, 2021 09:13:07 am.

New Blog Post: Happy New Year!
by Webmaster
Dec 31, 2020 10:41:11 am.

Gonna wrap this day up early making people smile and animals relocated. Hope everyone has a great and prosperous New Year!!
by Jason Arruda
Dec 31, 2020 09:54:56 am.

New Blog Post: Merry Christmas!
by Webmaster
Dec 24, 2020 11:23:46 am.

Guys are in Fitzgerald Ga this rainy day doing an exclusion for squirrels.
by Jason Arruda
Dec 16, 2020 02:57:45 pm.

One of our Macon-area crews is removing snakes from the crawl space of a house in Columbus, Georgia. We're also setting traps for the mice that the snakes were eating. Most snake problems in homes are a result of rodent problems.
by Webmaster
Dec 16, 2020 09:49:09 am.

Wildlife exclusion techs are in Griffin Ga doing a rodent seal up then headed to Albany Ga for a Snake call.
by Jason Arruda
Dec 15, 2020 10:40:48 am.

Here's How Snakes Got All the Way Up to the Attic of this Thomaston, Georgia Home
by Webmaster
Dec 15, 2020 10:34:16 am.

Was headed home but had a customer in Fitzgerald Ga call the office and has squirrels in the attic and concerned about them chewing her wires. Told her I’ll turn around and be there around 6pm. Customer service is our goal.
by Jason Arruda
Dec 10, 2020 04:23:04 pm.

Nice day for a exclusion. Customer in Warner Robins Ga just called our office. Headed over to give a free quote.
by Jason Arruda
Dec 10, 2020 11:14:27 am.

Just completed a squirrel job in Zebulon Ga and will be headed to Gray Ga to finish up a bat exclusion.
by Jason Arruda
Dec 09, 2020 10:28:42 am.

South side technicians finished up on a bat job in Concord Ga. Techs are now headed to Jackson Ga. to remove some rats out of the traps that were set during the exclusion. Keeping customers happy is our main goal.
by Jason Arruda
Dec 08, 2020 11:34:56 am.

Hearing scratching in the attic or walls. We’re here to help and we’re local. Macon, Albany, Cordele, Valdosta Ga. Give us a call.
by Jason Arruda
Dec 07, 2020 12:44:10 pm.

The Macon, Georgia office of Rid-A-Critter provides snake removal in Macon-Bibb County, Georgia and the surrounding areas including Albany, Americus, Barnesville, Byron, Centerville, Columbus, Cordele, Culloden, Eastman, Fitzgerald, Forsyth, Fort Valley, Gray, Griffin, Hawkinsville, Juliette, Kathleen, Milledgeville, Perry, Roberta, Sylvester, Thomaston, Tifton, Valdosta, Warner Robins, Yatesville, and Zebulon.

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