Don’t fall for the tactics of unlicensed exterminators who kill snakes (it’s illegal), or other so-called “professionals” who try to charge you hundreds of dollars to move a snake, or scare you with claims of multiple venomous snakes in Salt Lake (the Great Basin rattlesnake is the only venomous snake in northern Utah). Wasatch Snake Removal charges a nominal fee to cover our time and expenses.
Wasatch Snake Removal is the only state-wide certified snake removal service in Utah. Based in Salt Lake, we serve the Wasatch Front, specializing in urban snake removal for the safety of humans, pets, and snakes.
All of our professional relocators are skilled and knowledgeable snake enthusiasts who can answer your questions and alleviate your fears. Snakes are fascinating animals, and we are about education, not intimidation.
If you have a rattlesnake in your yard or home, you’ve come to the right place. Keep an eye on the snake. This will make it quicker and easier for us to find the snake when we arrive (and we’re pretty quick!). Take a picture of the snake if you can do so safely, and text it to 801-599-0922. Sometimes the snake that someone thinks is a rattlesnake is really just a harmless gopher snake or garter snake and there’s no need for concern. (Although we can move them, too, if you want.)
WHY NOT KILL IT?
Snakes are vital members of a healthy biotic community, ensuring that rodent populations remain in check and preventing the damage and disease that vermin can cause. Because of their importance to humans, and because wildlife belongs to all of us, Utah’s snakes, including rattlesnakes, are protected by state law.
FREE PEST CONTROL!
While most snakes eat rodents, some species eat insects, slugs and snails—the very things that want to devour your garden! If you have a snake in your yard, chances are it’s harmless and doing you a huge favor by providing free pest control. If you have a rattlesnake in your yard, you need to have it removed for the safety of people and pets.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THEM?
We love snakes and would never harm one! All snakes will be relocated back to suitable wild habitat in accordance with state wildlife laws. There, they can continue to perform their roles as valued members of a balanced ecosystem.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST…
We also work with local veterinarians and other specialists for the rehabilitation and placement of exotic, injured, abandoned or escaped snakes and other reptiles. See our SERVICES page for other services we provide.
*Additional fees may apply for out-of-county travel, calls between 9 pm and 6 am, multiple animals, and difficult or dangerous captures.