We Strive for Affordability

When it comes to the removal of snakes — especially rattlesnakes — it isn’t always the easiest task to complete. Sometimes the capture can take a fair amount of work, such as cutting a trapped snake out of mesh or bird netting (a very tedious and risky task), having to coax a snake out of a rock wall, or even dig them out of a burrow. Sometimes snakes like to move from the first place they were seen (this is why we ask to keep an eye on the snake while we respond), requiring a meticulous sweep of the area to find the snake. Additionally, there tends to be a fair amount of transportation involved with this service — including response to your location, back to base, then back off to a relocation site.

Finally, working with snakes isn’t the safest line of work. We know what we’re doing and have been doing it throughout much of our lives, have the equipment to do it safely, effectively, and humanely. We’ve studied the way these animals behave and react to certain situations and try to use this experience to figure out why a snake may be where it’s at, where it’s gone, and what you can to do lower the chances of recurrence.

Have a rattlesnake?

  • We’re available 24/7, call our hotline at (916) 509-1087 to get a response started swiftly
  • Keep an eye on the snake from a safe distance while we respond (we promise to be as fast as possible)

We Strive for Affordability

When it comes to the removal of snakes — especially rattlesnakes — it isn’t always the easiest task to complete. Sometimes the capture can take a fair amount of work, such as cutting a trapped snake out of mesh or bird netting (a very tedious and risky task), having to coax a snake out of a rock wall, or even dig them out of a burrow. Sometimes snakes like to move from the first place they were seen (this is why we ask to keep an eye on the snake while we respond), requiring a meticulous sweep of the area to find the snake. Additionally, there tends to be a fair amount of transportation involved with this service — including response to your location, back to base, then back off to a relocation site.

Finally, working with snakes isn’t the safest line of work. We know what we’re doing and have been doing it throughout much of our lives, have the equipment to do it safely, effectively, and humanely. We’ve studied the way these animals behave and react to certain situations and try to use this experience to figure out why a snake may be where it’s at, where it’s gone, and what you can to do lower the chances of recurrence.

Cost of a Rattlesnake Bite vs. Removal

Rattlesnake bite cost, based on average medical bills publicly available.

Rattlesnake removal cost, based on common removal locations.

Treatment for a rattlesnake bite, or basically any venomous animal, can be (very) expensive. On average, a vial of antivenom runs around $2,000 on the low end of the spectrum. It can and frequently does take dozens of vials to offset the effects of venom depending on the person and the severity of the envenomation. The antivenom, plus the hospital treatment/room itself can run the total bill into hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Given this, we hope you choose not to try to catch a snake without proper equipment or training, let alone kill it.

Base Pricing

Placer County

Rocklin: $125

Lincoln, Loomis & Roseville: $140 – $155

Granite Bay, Penryn, & Newcastle: $145 – $160

Auburn: $140 – $180

Meadow Vista, Applegate, Colfax $165 – $195

El Dorado County

El Dorado Hills: $155 – $165

Pilot Hill,  Coloma, & Rescue: $175 – $195

Shingle Springs & Placerville: $180 – $215

Nevada County

Nevada City, Grass Valley, Penn Valley, & Smartville: $195 – $225

Alta Sierra, Chicago Park, & Lake of the Pines: $180 – $225

Sacramento County

Folsom: $155 – $165

Fair Oaks, Rancho Cordova, Gold River: $155 – $180

Sacramento (city limits): $175 – $195

Rancho Murieta: $215 – $245

Placer County

Rocklin: $125

Lincoln, Loomis, & Roseville: $145 – $165

Auburn $145 – $175

Meadow Vista, Applegate, & Colfax: $180 – $215

El Dorado County

El Dorado Hills: $165 – $185

Pilot Hill & Coloma, & Rescue: $175 – $195

Shingle Springs & Placerville: $185 – $205

Nevada County

Nevada City, Grass Valley, Penn Valley, & Smartsville: $195 – $235

Alta Sierra, Chicago Park, & Lake of the Pines: $185 – $235

Sacramento County

Folsom: $155 – $175

Fair Oaks, Rancho Cordova, & Gold River: $155 – $185

Rancho Murieta: $220 – $245

 

These are our fees for an inspection of 1 acre. For additional acreage, $20 – 40/acre is our rate.