Wasatch Snake Removal is no longer in business.

After nine years of service to residents of the Wasatch Front, Wasatch Snake Removal has closed. My team and I have enjoyed the privilege of providing safe, reliable and affordable rattlesnake relocation for our customers. 

Over the years, we have helped hundreds of people who were seeking identification or relocation of a snake in their yard, home, or business. Often, homeowners simply needed reassurance that a snake wasn’t venomous, in which case it was usually allowed to remain and perform the vital task that nature intended.

Education has always been the foremost component of Wasatch Snake Removal’s mission. Knowledge is the best substitute for fear, and we changed many minds and attitudes about snakes over the years. Thank you for giving us that opportunity and for being willing to learn. 

We want to thank everyone who took the time to Google us instead of being afraid of a snake — or worse, of overreacting by doing something barbaric. Snakes are an integral part of healthy ecosystems and we need to coexist with them. Not only that, but state law protects Utah’s snakes from wanton killing. 

Beginning in 2023, please call Top Dog Snake Removal for rattlesnake relocation in the Salt Lake Valley. Their number is 801-631-4713.

You can continue to use this website as a resource, especially the Snake ID tab, as it clearly identifies the snakes found along the Wasatch Front. You can also text me a photo and I’ll ID the snake for you.  

Remember, the only good snake is a live snake. Live and let live! 

—Dave Jensen and the entire team at Wasatch Snake Removal

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Rattlesnakes are the only venomous snakes in Utah, and the Great Basin rattlesnake is the only venomous snake in northern Utah. (Go to the SNAKE ID page to see the most common snakes along the Wasatch Front.)


Look at the tail. Harmless snakes have a tapering, pointed tail. Any snake in Utah that ISN’T a rattlesnake is harmless to humans, and we recommend leaving a harmless snake in your yard for the free pest control benefits it provides. Snakes are invaluable for keeping rodent populations in check and preventing the spread of disease. With a snake around, you’ll never need dangerous traps or harmful poisons. Everyone should want a harmless snake in their yard! If you have a rattlesnake in your yard, you need to have it removed for the safety of people and pets.


Never kill a snake. It doesn’t make sense to kill a harmless and beneficial animal — and Utah law makes it illegal to kill native reptiles — including rattlesnakes. Snakes don’t attack people and they don’t want to bite us. The best thing to do is leave them alone. Be nice to snakes and they’ll be nice to you!


While most snakes eat rodents, some species eat caterpillars, slugs and other pests 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 harmless snake in your yard, please leave it there! It is the best source of free pest control you’ll ever find, and most of the time, snakes are just passing through. They often leave overnight.
  • Any snake that isn’t a rattlesnake is harmless.
  • If you have a rattlesnake in your yard, we will try to move it as soon as possible, but in case we can’t, there is a good chance it will leave on its own overnight, if not sooner. We will give priority  to homeowners who have children and pets.
  • You can convince a rattlesnake to leave your yard by spraying it with a garden hose. (Just don’t spray it into your neighbor’s yard!)
  • Please don’t kill snakes. They have an important job to do, and it’s illegal.

If you have questions about snakes or need a snake identified, please call or text us at 801-599-0922. To identify the snake in your yard, please visit the snake ID tab on this site.

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