Virginia Water Snake Removal & Control - Genus Nerodia

Your Wildlife Professionals, Inc. has been providing water snake removal services in Virginia since 1998.

There are 3 species of water snakes in Virginia.  The northern water snake is found throughout Virginia.   This species is often misidentified as a copperhead because of their color and pattern similarities.  They feed primarily on frogs, toads, salamanders, fish, and crayfish which are vital to the population control of other aquatic species of animals around lakes and ponds.  They breed in the spring, give birth to live young between August and October.  Most litters contain 8 - 40 babies that are 8” - 12” long with a strong pattern.  The adults grow as long as 48”.  They are mostly active at night, tend to be very aggressive, and can live up to 7 years in the wild.

Your Wildlife Professionals, Inc. provides water snake removal, water snake control, can get rid of a water snake, and water snake infestations in the counties, cities and towns of Alexandria, Arlington, Bedford, Blacksburg, Bristol, Charlottesville, Covington, Chesapeake, Danville, Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Hampton, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Lynchburg, Loudon, Manassas, Martinsville, Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke, Smith Mountain Lake, Staunton, Virginia Beach, Waynesboro, Williamsburg, Winchester, Wytheville, and Yorktown Virginia.

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Northern Water Snake

Garter Snake Removal & Control - Genus Thamnophis

Your Wildlife Professionals, Inc. provide garter snake removal services in Virginia.

There are 2 species of garter snakes in Virginia.  The eastern garter snake and the eastern ribbon snake are both found throughout Virginia on the ground and in water.   They feed primarily on frogs, toads, salamanders, fish, insects, mice, and earthworms.  They breed in the spring, give birth to live young between August and October.  Most litters contain 3 - 85 babies that are 5” - 8” long.  The adults grow as long as 48”.  They are active day and night, live up to 10 years in the wild and are very cold weather tolerant.  Both species of garter snakes can been found around urban landscapes.

Your Wildlife Professionals, Inc. provides garter snake removal, garter snake control, can get rid of a water snake, and garter snake infestations in the counties, cities and towns of Alexandria, Arlington, Bedford, Blacksburg, Bristol, Charlottesville, Covington, Chesapeake, Danville, Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Hampton, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Lynchburg, Loudon, Manassas, Martinsville, Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke, Smith Mountain Lake, Staunton, Virginia Beach, Waynesboro, Williamsburg, Winchester, Wytheville, and Yorktown Virginia.

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Eastern Garter Snake

Eastern Ribbon Snake

Virginia Rat Snake Removal & Control – Genus Elaphe

Your Wildlife Professionals, Inc. provide black snake removal and corn snake removal services in Virginia.

There are two rat snakes in Virginia.  The black rat snake and the corn snake are both throughout Virginia on the ground, in trees, and underground.   These constrictors feed primarily on small mammals, eggs, frogs, toads, lizards, and insects.  The Black Rat Snake will lay up to 24 eggs in June- July and hatch between September - October.  The hatched babies average 11” - 16” in length and have dark gray blotches on a light gray background.  The adults can grow as much as 7’ long and are active day and night.  The Corn Snake will lay up to 24 eggs in June- July and hatch in September.  The hatched babies average 12” in length and have dark reddish blotches.  The adults can grow as much as 6’ long, are active day and night, and have been known to live up to 21 years.  The black rat snake is the most common snake that we remove from in and around buildings.  Corn snakes are misidentified as copperheads because of their similarity in color, but in reality they are one of the most harmless snakes we handle.

If you have a rat snake, black snake or a corn snake, Your Wildlife Professionals, Inc. provides black snake removal, black snake control, can get rid of a black snake, and black snake infestations in the counties, cities and towns of Alexandria, Arlington, Bedford, Blacksburg, Bristol, Charlottesville, Covington, Chesapeake, Danville, Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Hampton, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Lynchburg, Loudon, Manassas, Martinsville, Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke, Smith Mountain Lake, Staunton, Virginia Beach, Waynesboro, Williamsburg, Winchester, Wytheville, and Yorktown Virginia.

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Black Rat Snake that just ate a bird.

Corn Snake

Virginia Black Racer Removal & Control – Genus Coluber

Your Wildlife Professionals, Inc. provide black racer snake removal services in Virginia.

There is one racer in Virginia.  The Black Racer is found throughout Virginia on the ground, in trees, and underground.   They feed primarily on small mammals, eggs, frogs, toads, lizards, insects, and young pit vipers.  They lay 12 - 40 eggs in June and hatch between July and August.  The hatched babies average 12” in length and have a grayish black pattern.  The adults can grow as long as 6’ and are active day and night.

Your Wildlife Professionals, Inc. provides black racer snake removal, black racer snake control, can get rid of a black racer snake, and black racer snake infestations in the counties, cities and towns of Alexandria, Arlington, Bedford, Blacksburg, Bristol, Charlottesville, Covington, Chesapeake, Danville, Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Hampton, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Lynchburg, Loudon, Manassas, Martinsville, Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke, Smith Mountain Lake, Staunton, Virginia Beach, Waynesboro, Williamsburg, Winchester, Wytheville, and Yorktown Virginia.

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Black Racer

Virginia Rattlesnake Removal & Control – Genus Crotalus

Your Wildlife Professionals, Inc. provides rattlesnake snake removal services in Virginia.

There is one rattlesnake in Virginia that has 2 sub-species, the timber rattlesnake and the canebrake rattlesnake.  The canebrake rattlesnake is found in the Northern parts of Virginia.  The timber rattlesnake is found in Western, Northern, parts of Central, and South Eastern Tidewater Virginia on the ground and underground.   They feed primarily on small mammals.  Breeding begins in late summer, but do not give birth to as many as 15 live young till May - June of the following year.   The babies average 12” in length and are equipped with fangs and venom.  The adults can grow as long as 72”, are active day and night, and can live up to 30 years.

Your Wildlife Professionals, Inc. provides rattlesnake snake removal, rattlesnake snake control, can get rid of a rattlesnake, and rattlesnake snake infestations in the counties, cities and towns of Alexandria, Arlington, Bedford, Blacksburg, Bristol, Charlottesville, Covington, Chesapeake, Danville, Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Hampton, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Lynchburg, Loudon, Manassas, Martinsville, Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke, Smith Mountain Lake, Staunton, Virginia Beach, Waynesboro, Williamsburg, Winchester, Wytheville, and Yorktown Virginia.

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Timber Rattlesnake

Virginia Northern Copperhead & Cottonmouth Removal & Control – Genus Agkistrodon

Your Wildlife Professionals, Inc. provide copperhead & cottonmouth snake removal services in Virginia.

Both the northern copperhead and the cottonmouth reside in Virginia.  The cottonmouth is only found in the Eastern Tidewater area of Virginia.  The northern copperhead is found throughout Virginia on the ground, water, and underground.  Ideal habitat is rock crevices.  They feed primarily on small mammals, frogs, toads, lizards, and birds.  Breeding begins in late summer, but do not give birth to as many as 17 live young till August - September of the following year.   The babies average 8” - 10” in length, are equipped with fangs and poison, and have a yellowish-green tip on their tail.  The adults can grow as long as 48”, are active day and night, and can live up to 30 years.  During the warmer parts of summer they become nocturnal.

Your Wildlife Professionals, Inc. provides copperhead snake removal, copperhead snake control, can get rid of a copperhead, copperhead snake infestations, cottonmouth snake removal, cottonmouth snake control, can get rid of a cottonmouth and cottonmouth snake infestations in the counties, cities and towns of Alexandria, Arlington, Bedford, Blacksburg, Bristol, Charlottesville, Covington, Chesapeake, Danville, Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Hampton, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Lynchburg, Loudon, Manassas, Martinsville, Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke, Smith Mountain Lake, Staunton, Virginia Beach, Waynesboro, Williamsburg, Winchester, Wytheville, and Yorktown Virginia.

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Northern Copperhead

Cottonmouth Snake

Virginia Snake Removal & Control

Your Wildlife Professionals, Inc. has provided snake removal, snake control, and snake pest control in Virginia since 1998. 

Snakes can adapt to human environments easily and usually by choice.  This adaption is due to the abundance of food, shelter and the lack of predators.  Urban landscapes provide the ideal food supply, such as: rodents, amphibians, insects, and birds that snakes will favor.  Once a snake has found a prevalent food source it will look for a loafing area that is relatively close to that source.  Their loafing area can be found in debris piles, log stacks, mulch beds, ground cover plants, and water gardens.  Gaps and holes in structures offer a great cover for snakes to loaf in as well. Snakes create more of a mental scare to people, but in reality they are doing more good than harm.  Snakes are one of Mother Nature’s ways of controlling small animal populations.

Snakes are typically found in structures due to an abundance of small rodents and or insects.  Snakes will use their tongue as a guide by tasting the area that a rodent has been and follow it.  Open doors, foundation vents, and HVAC lines are your typical entry points.  Most of the snakes that we have removed from structures entered through open doors or the worn weather strip at the bottom of a door.

There are 30 species of snakes in Virginia.  Of these 30 snakes, 27 of them are harmless and 3 are pit vipers.  They range in size from four inches to over six feet long.  They use a variety of habitats, such as: water, trees, the ground, or below the ground surface.   The most common harmless snakes found around homes and buildings are water snakes, garter snakes, racers, and rat snakes.  The pit vipers that might be found around structures are the timber rattlesnake, cottonmouth, and northern copperhead.

In the event that a snake or snakes have entered your home or building we can physically remove them by hand or we can set traps in the area that the snake has been seen.  The snakes will be transported off site and disposed of according to AVMA guidelines and Virginia law.

If you need snake control, snake removal, to get rid of a snake, or to get rid of a snake infestation in the counties, cities and towns of Alexandria, Arlington, Bedford, Blacksburg, Bristol, Charlottesville, Covington, Chesapeake, Danville, Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Hampton, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Lynchburg, Loudon, Manassas, Martinsville, Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke, Smith Mountain Lake, Staunton, Virginia Beach, Waynesboro, Williamsburg, Winchester, Wytheville, and Yorktown Virginia. Your Wildlife Professionals, Inc. is here to help you.  Please Contact Us for water snake removal, garter snake removal, black snake removal, rat snake removal, corn snake removal, rattlesnake removal, or copperhead snake removal.

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Blue Ridge Wildlife & Pest Management, LLC
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Roanoke, Bedford, Blacksburg, Covington, Radford, Smith Mountain Lake Areas
540-776-1769
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434-234-4445
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757-238-2439
 

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