How Much Does Snake Removal Cost?
If you have a snake on your property, but it isn’t inside your house, you may not actually need to have it removed. Snakes are beneficial and can protect your property from other pests. In the case of a venomous snake, however, you will likely want the snake gone, particularly if you have pets or young children. Regardless of the reason you want a snake gone, hiring a professional is always the best choice. They will be able to safely and humanely remove the snake so no person or animal gets hurt in the process. The only question becomes how much it will cost.
General Price Range And What Affects It
On average, removing a snake, including the service fee, will cost somewhere between $100 and $200. Of course, the price also depends on where you live, how far the removal professional has to travel, the company you hire, their experience with the removal, how many snakes you have, and what other services the wildlife professional provides. After all, if the expert helps you make your property more snake-proof after removing the serpent, this expertise and work will obviously add to the price. The extra fee for habitat modification is well worth it, however, since it will dramatically reduce the risk of you having to deal with snakes again at some point in the future.
Can You Save Money By Removing It Yourself?
Yes, you could theoretically save money by removing the snake yourself. After all, you would only have to be a snake trap, with some of the best options costing about $20 to $30. That being said, if you choose to remove the snake yourself, you will have to put in a lot more effort and time; this is why you are paying the professional. There is also always the risk of injury, especially in the case of a venomous snake. While professionals know the best way to handle snakes to avoid bites, you do not and certainly don’t want to end up going to the hospital to treat a snake bite.
Also keep in mind that when you hire a professional, they will be able to tell whether there are other snakes on your property. They can also let you know where the snakes are likely hiding and what modifications you can make to discourage them from taking up residence. All of this advice is invaluable and worth much more than their fee since they will save you time and hassle in the future.
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