Snakes are very common wildlife 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.
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 general, snakes are overwhelmingly beneficial because they're carnivores; and rodents like rats and mice are among their favorite foods. Snakes in your garden are almost certainly doing you more good than harm by dining on rodents and insects that eat or infest your crops.
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 or are stepped on.
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, 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. Some examples include:
When snakes are living inside a home or other building.
When venomous snakes are living close to areas occupied by humans or domestic animals, or in places like picnic areas, athletic fields, school yards, or other public-use areas.
When snakes are in a pasture or field where livestock graze (because they may scare the animals).
After snakes have been removed from a home or building, it needs to be made animal-proof to keep snakes and other wildlife out.
Snake Control Gallery
Here are some pictures of snakes we've met in Macon and throughout South Georgia. 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.
Good day yesterday, other then the rain, started off in Dawsonville ga, rats, then headed to Lawrenceville ga, flyers, then headed to Atlanta ga, rats
by Chris Collender Dec 07, 2022 10:01:04 am.
Rainy day, started out in Duluth, ga, snakes found in the house, then headed to doraville ga, squirrels again, then 2 stops in Atlantic ga, rats. Busy day
by Chris Collender Dec 05, 2022 03:25:03 pm.
Glad the rain stopped yesterday, we stood in Atlanta, ga. rats and squirrels, then headed to Duluth ga, squirrels again, then to Marietta ga, rats. Another good day
by Chris Collender Dec 01, 2022 07:20:51 am.
Happy thanksgiving to all, it’s back to work, was in Decatur ga, rats, to off to McDonough ga, rats again, the headed to Douglasville ga, for grey squirrels, then I just left Carrollton ga, bats in attic
by Chris Collender Nov 28, 2022 12:25:45 pm.
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by Webmaster Nov 23, 2022 10:05:14 am.
Cold day yesterday, started in Cedartown ga, squirrels in the soffits, had them last year, he tried to fix it himself last year, didn’t work. Headed to Mableton ga, squirrels again, then 2 stops in Marietta ga
by Chris Collender Nov 22, 2022 08:21:48 am.
Rainy day, started off in Cleveland ga, bats in the ridge vents, then headed down to Atlanta ga, rats in the basement, then off to Douglasville ga, squirrels chewing holes threw customers shingles
by Chris Collender Nov 15, 2022 03:36:15 pm.
It’s a cold Monday, was out in Monroe ga this morning, customer has had a constant issue with squirrels, then out 3 jobs in Atlanta ga, rats rats rats.
by Chris Collender Nov 14, 2022 11:51:04 am.
Busy day yesterday, started off in Hoschton ga, rats, then out to a rental property in Atlanta, rats, then to Jonesboro ga, rats, then up to Athens ga, squirrels, good times.
by Chris Collender Nov 10, 2022 10:19:13 am.
Was out in ellijay ga today, rats in crawl space, then headed to Hiawasse ga, flyers in attic, in Athens ga now, raccoons in a house
by Chris Collender Nov 08, 2022 11:38:20 am.
Did a quote yesterday in Watkinsville, ga bats, and a quote for snakes, different houses, then off the Athens, ga snakes in a crawl space, has mice too. Then over to Covington, squirrels in the attic
by Chris Collender Nov 03, 2022 09:32:16 am.
Was in Sharpsburg ga, squirrels are chewing threw the shingles to get into the attic, then off to Fayetteville ga, bats in the attic. Headed to Duluth ga, squirrels chewing threw the roof junctions and now in Atlanta ga, for rats
by Chris Collender Oct 31, 2022 01:43:13 pm.
We just removed a baby Northern Water snake from a house in Macon, Georgia. Young snakes (and reptiles in general) are self-sufficient, so there's no need to relocate them with their mothers after they're removed from a home.
by Webmaster Oct 31, 2022 09:35:06 am.
Went to Rome ga, squirrels for years, then off to Stone Mountain ga, previous customer new house, squirrels again. Headed to Bishop ga, guess for what, squirrels. Seems like theme
by Chris Collender Oct 26, 2022 01:29:38 pm.
Back at in, was in McDonough ga for squirrels and presences of bats, off the Athens ga for squirrels in a metal roof, over to Gainesville ga, previous customer, we sealed his other house, has flyers in his new house, now headed to Atlanta
by Chris Collender Oct 24, 2022 01:35:08 pm.
Another busy day, Conyers ga for birds, then to peachtree city ga, bats/rats , headed to Atlanta ga and then to Decatur. Good times
by Chris Collender Oct 21, 2022 03:14:28 pm.
One of our South Georgia wildlife-removal technicians just removed a tiny little rat snake from under the porch of a house in Fitzgerald, Georgia. Even though the snake is a baby, the homeowner was terrified of it and just wanted it gone. It's already been released to the forest where it won't feel so unwanted.
by Webmaster Oct 18, 2022 08:49:44 am.
Beautiful day today, was in Bremen ga for bats, then off to Fairburn ga for squirrels, up to Atlanta ga for rats, headed to Brookhaven ga for another quote, not sure the animal just yet
by Chris Collender Oct 11, 2022 12:57:50 pm.
Busy day, quoted rats in doraville, then Cummings, rats and squirrels, then headed to Covington, he has had issues for some time, squirrels with several chewed wires
by Chris Collender Oct 04, 2022 12:55:50 pm.
I was in Big Canoe this morning, rats in the crawl space, then out to Douglasville for flyers in the attic, headed to Forest park for rats in a rental property
by Chris Collender Sep 27, 2022 11:02:03 am.
Was in hiawassee for Bats, then Suches for rats, Suwannee for squirrels, and then Atlanta for rats again
by Chris Collender Sep 22, 2022 12:56:25 pm.
Was in winterville this morning for mice, then to blairsvile for flyers, then Cummings ga for rats. Headed to Marietta for some bats, busy day
by Chris Collender Sep 20, 2022 01:41:02 pm.
Atlanta job this morning, flyers in the attic, then headed to Decatur, rats in the crawl space
by Chris Collender Sep 19, 2022 09:33:06 am.
Bats have been pretty busy this week, Atlanta to dunwoody, over to sandy springs, did a quote this morning for snakes in commerce ga, good times
Was in Duluth this morning for bats, then off to watkinsville and Royston for u know, bats, now to Covington for rats
by Chris Collender Aug 22, 2022 03:23:41 pm.
Yesterday, I was In peachtree city and then ellenwoood, for bats, then I drove lakemont and Cummings, snakes in the house.
by Chris Collender Aug 16, 2022 07:43:26 am.
Snakes in the crawl space in carnesville ga, then off to Athens and conyers ga, bats are the attic. Now headed to villa rica for another wildlife quote
by Chris Collender Aug 09, 2022 12:21:53 pm.
Busy day yesterday, was out in snellville for rats, then out to Bethlehem, Watkinsville and Athens all for bats
by Chris Collender Aug 02, 2022 11:53:29 am.
Bats are flying high, was in Monroe twice for bats in the gables/house, then off to Kennesaw where the bats where in the freeze boards.
by Chris Collender Jul 28, 2022 12:05:24 pm.
In Bishop ga, rats in a older home, next stop Athens ga, bats in the gables/ridge vents
by Chris Collender Jul 19, 2022 09:31:22 am.
Busy day, bats in Hampton, then off to Greensboro ga, bats again, bats in loganville, and now off to squirrels in Buford
by Chris Collender Jul 12, 2022 11:55:56 am.
The Macon, Georgia office of Rid-A-Critter provides snake removal in the Macon and South Georgia areas, including Adel, Albany, Americus, Barnesville, Byron, Camilla, Centerville, Columbus, Cordele, Culloden, Cuthbert, Dawson, Eastman, Fitzgerald, Forsyth, Fort Valley, Gray, Griffin, Hawkinsville, Jackson, Juliette, Kathleen, Milledgeville, Moultrie, Perry, Roberta, Sylvester, Thomaston, Thomasville, Tifton, Valdosta, Warner Robins, Yatesville, and Zebulon. We are fully licensed and insured.