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.

Rattlesnake emergency?

  • 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 – $145

Lincoln, Loomis & Roseville: $145 – $155

Granite Bay, Penryn, & Newcastle: $150 – $165

Auburn: $155 – $195

Meadow Vista, Applegate, Colfax $175 – $210

El Dorado County

El Dorado Hills: $165 – $195

Pilot Hill,  Coloma, & Rescue: $185 – $235

Shingle Springs & Placerville: $185 – $235

Nevada County

Nevada City, Grass Valley, Penn Valley, & Smartville: $195 – $295

Alta Sierra, Chicago Park, & Lake of the Pines: $185 – $245

Sacramento County

Folsom: $155 – $165

Fair Oaks, Rancho Cordova, Gold River: $160 – $185

Sacramento (city limits): $175 – $195

Rancho Murieta: $200 – $255

 

These are our fees for an emergency-response removal of a rattlesnake at your location, at any time of day or night.

Placer County

Rocklin: $135 – $150

Lincoln, Loomis, & Roseville: $155 – $195

Granite Bay, Penryn, & Newcastle: $165 – $195

Auburn $175 – $225

Meadow Vista, Applegate, & Colfax: $195 – $245

El Dorado County

El Dorado Hills: $175 – $225

Pilot Hill & Coloma, & Rescue: $200 – $250

Shingle Springs & Placerville: $200 – $250

Nevada County

Nevada City, Grass Valley, Penn Valley, & Smartsville: $245 – $325

Alta Sierra, Chicago Park, & Lake of the Pines: $200 – $295

Sacramento County

Folsom: $165 – $195

Fair Oaks, Rancho Cordova, & Gold River: $165 – $195

Sacramento (city limits): $185 – $225

Rancho Murieta: $225 – $275

 

These are our fees for an inspection of 1 acre. For additional acreage or larger plots of land, + $40 – $85/acre is our rate depending on terrain & habitat complexity.