Snakes in your home, garden or rock piles? Those slithering serpents are probably harmless. Critter Control can help you deal with snakes in a humane and rational way. If you see a snake and are concerned, call Critter Control at 800 CRITTER and our trained technicians can oftentimes catch the snake if it is still there.


Snakes are popular reptiles found all over the world. They can live in many different habitats, including deserts, forests, marshes, grasslands and even bodies of water! Snakes are widely feared from humans, but in reality, the snakes that people encounter tend to be harmless. Snakes are actually very beneficial in that they feed on other common pests such as, insects, amphibians, and small mammals and rodents! Nonetheless, some snakes are very venomous, like the rattlesnakes, and if you are not well informed about these snakes, Critter Control of Salt Lake are your go-to people!


  • Varying in size and color depending on the species, snakes found in the United States grow an average length of 3 feet (1 m)
  • May appear uniform in color or display patterns along their bodies
  • Common snake colors include black, green, brown, red, yellow, and orange
  • Venomous snakes, like rattlesnakes, cottonmouths, and copperheads, tend to have spade-shaped heads and elliptical pupils
  • Nonvenomous snakes have rounded pupils and narrower heads. They are covered in scales that are leathery to the touch


Because snakes are cold-blooded reptiles, they need consistent sunlight to regulate their homeostasis. Because of this, snakes are rarely found in parts of the country that experience harsh winters. A snake's favorite habitats will include deserts, rocky terrains, forests, prairies, ponds, streams and lakes.



Will snakes to enter my home or yard?

Snakes tend to enter homes to find shelter or food. It is quite easy for a snake to enter a residence by crawling through the cracks in the foundation, tears in the window and door screens, and even through holes made for electrical conduits and plumbing! Snakes prefer tall grasses in unkempt lawns which provide snakes with ideal hiding and hunting grounds. For shelter outside in your yard, snakes will look for stacks of firewood, brush, and junk piles.


Do snakes harm people or property?

Most snakes are non-venomous and tend to stay away from humans from fear! When cornered, snakes may coil, hiss, and strike or bluff attack people. This can be very frightening for some! But typically, no harm is done. Non-venomous snakes can still bite, however these strikes will leave no lasting effects. Utah has many venomous snakes, the most popular being the rattlesnake! Residents of Utah must approach these reptiles more vigilantly, as their bites can prove deadly if not treated immediately and properly.


Control and Safety

There are many methods to prevention of encountering snakes in homes and buildings. The first step is to make sure all your exterior building wall holes are sealed! Keep you lawn manicured with the grass not overgrown, and keep wood piles away from your home. If you are bitten by a snake, go to an ER. immediately for treatment!

Trapping and Removal

Even though certain species of snakes are not venomous, all snakes have the capacity to harm both humans and domestic animals. They can strike when cornered, which makes trapping them more dangerous! Critter Control wildlife specialists can safely and humanely remove problematic snakes from properties. Our professionals are trained, equipped, and ready to keep members of the public safe by eliminating pestilential snakes.

We can help you get rid of snake problems! Call our Salt Lake office today! 801.997.9965.

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