snake removal

Asked June 17, 2016, 1:42 PM EDT

can you recommend someone to remove a large rat snake, could be a king, from our backyard?

Fayette County Kentucky

1 Response

We cannot recommend or endorse specific businesses or individuals. Most wildlife control businesses can remove snakes from inside homes but I am not aware of a way to trap one that is outdoors. You might contact the businesses listed under 'wildlife control' to see what snake services they offer.

Snakes are actually very beneficial to have around and eat many undesirable rodents and pests that might otherwise become problems. Our snake information, including how to make your yard less appealing to them is available at this link:

http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/for/for46/for46.htm

Here is another link from the Department of Fish and Wildlife.

http://fw.ky.gov/Wildlife/Documents/kysnakebook.pdf

Hope this is helpful.