Philadelphia Snake Removal

Pennsylvania 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 Philadelphia.

24/7 Cell Phone: 610-927-7792

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 Philadelphia, call our tech at 610-927-7792. He can usually come out same-day, often very quickly, to catch your unwanted snake(s). We service the greater Philly PA area, including the towns of Drexel Hill, Upper Darby, Lansdowne, Brookhaven, Newtown Square, King of Prussia, Conshohocken, Willow Grove, Hatboro, Warminster, Jenkintown, Havertown, Cheltenham, and more.

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We are a full service Philadelphia wildlife removal company specializing in snake control in Philadelphia. If our guy is not available, you can do a search for a different Philadelphia snake removal company, but be sure you are comfortable with their service and prices before you hire. Philadelphia 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 Pennsylvania wild animal removal professional to provide you with Montgomery County PA snake removal help.

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

Philadelphia Pennsylvania Snake Situation: How to catch a snake - You should only attempt to catch a snake with your hands if you are positive it is not venomous. A wayward snake that is not dangerous can be picked up with gloves or with the use of a snake hook. You can control a snake by hooking the middle of the body and then holding on to the tail. A much similar method is to simply put on some heavy gloves and pick the animal up. Make sure to grip both near the head and tail. A snake that is held by just the tail can still bite you. As quickly as possible, put the snake into a pillowcase. The animal will remain calm as long as it has no visual threats. Venomous snakes are an entirely different matter. These animals should not be handled by anyone other than a professional. If you suspect you have a venomous snake on your property, you can put out a snake trap. Venomous snakes inside of snake traps can be used without ever having to handle the snake. There is always a risk; however, this is the only means by which a homeowner should attempt venomous snake removal.

Hi David, I found your website while trying to identify the small snake we removed from our bathroom last night. Picture attached. We live in Philadelphia, and I believe it was a rat snake. Can you identify it from the picture? The box it is in is only two inches wide. We released it in a vacant wooded lot next door. We live in a residential community with small lots, and not much wooded area. We have never had a snake in the house, and are disturbed. Should we hire someone to investigate the reason it came inside, if so what type of company does this? Thanks for your help. Mike, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Hello David, I have a problem with snakes. We have boxes in our garage from moving in. But I saw two snakes inside the pool cover which was wrapped up, under some lumber in the garage. The snakes were both about 15-inches long but thin and were beige with some design on it. I managed to pull the cover outside but only one snake stayed outside and the other ran back inside the garage. I am afraid that they may have made a home in there and want not only for the snake to be removed but to make sure there aren't any hiding within the boxes as well. I live in Philadelphia, exit 55 off I-95. Please give me a call anytime to let me know what you can do and about how much it will cost. I understand if you can't contact me until after Monday due to the holiday. Thank you very much and Happy Thanksgiving, Amber

Learn more about Venomous and Common Snakes of Pennsylvania

For more information on Philadelphia snake removal, identifying snakes of Montgomery County Pennsylvania, 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 Philadelphia snake problem!