Chicago Snake Removal

Illinois has an abundance of snakes, from venomous pit vipers like copperheads or rattlers, to harmless snakes like rat snakes and garter snakes. Many of these snakes live in urban or neighborhood settings in the city of Chicago.

24/7 Cell Phone: 773-770-4413

I have spent my career talking with hundreds of snake removal guys throughout the USA, and I myself have personally trained dozens so far. In the city of Chicago, call our tech at 773-770-4413. He can usually come out same-day, often very quickly, to catch your unwanted snake(s). We service all of Cook County, including the towns of Arlington Heights, Palatine, Wheeling, Northbrook, Glenview, Wilmette, Skokie, Evanston, Park Ridge, Des Plaines, Oak Park, Berwyn, Cicero, Burbank, Oak Lawn, Orland Park, Oak Forest, Harvey, & Calumet City.

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We are a full service Chicago wildlife removal company specializing in snake control in Chicago. If our guy is not available, you can do a search for a different Chicago snake removal company, but be sure you are comfortable with their service and prices before you hire. Chicago snake control is of course a specialty field, and not every expert in you hire is the same - you don't want to hire a snake exterminator or pest control company, but a specialty Illinois wild animal removal professional to provide you with Cook County IL snake removal help.

Common Snakes of Chicago, IL: The most common snakes in Chicago include rat snakes, garter snakes, and racers. In water, common water snakes. These are not dangerous. Venomous snakes of Chicago are rare and may include rattlesnakes or copperhead/cottonmouth. For a full description of all snake species in Chicago, with photos and identification of all poisonous species, visit

Chicago Illinois Snake Situation: How do snakes get in the house - Most snakes enter a home through a cracked foundation or through a damaged area in the building. Despite common belief, some snakes can climb, so opening at any level of the home are potential entrance points. Remember that snakes will look for a place where they have access to warmth and shade. This is why rocks and foundations are so popular. The snake can bask in the sun during the cool part of the day and can escape the heat by slithering into the crack. If there are weeds or thick garden plants near the foundation, the snake will also have cover and abundant food. Unfortunately, sometimes the snakes manage to get inside the home. There is nothing appealing about the inside of a home to a snake. They are not like rodents which actively seek living space with people. Snakes are often inside by accident. They need to be removed and the home needs to be repaired to prevent more snakes from find the same route inside. Catching a snake can be difficult, and you never want to make the attempt unless you know for certain the animal is not venomous. Snakes can strike quickly and over an impressive distance. IF you do not know what type of snake you are dealing with, call a professional.

Hi there, I have a question for you. I don't need a removal it is just a question about something that I saw. Ok here goes....I was driving my school bus this morning about 6:30 am and something caught my eye. It was a snake going across the center line. It was still dark out but I could see the body and it was shinny black zig zagging like snakes do, but the thing that was so strange to me was its eyes were glowing blue. Now I have seen snakes before. Can't recall if I have ever seen one right before sun up but I have never seen glowing blue eyes before. The eyes were at the front of its face it seemed and not on the sides of the head. As you can tell I don't know much about them so maybe many of them have eyes in front. So to get to the actual question do snakes have a reflectiveness to there eyes that can make them seem like they are glowing and blue? Also if they do what type of snake do you think it could have been? Thank yo for your time and answers. Tracy, West Chicago (near Aurora)

Not sure on the species, but sure, all animals have reflective retinas that glow when light shines on them.

Learn more about Venomous and Common Snakes of Illinois.

For more information on Chicago snake removal, identifying snakes of Cook County Illinois, or general snake help, browse this site, or go to Snake Removal - How to Get Rid of Snakes home page. I wish you good luck with your Chicago snake problem!