Snake Removal Activity March 2023

Wow, things are slower than usual! Rain is great of course, but the snakes are more or less stuck at the dens until these sub-50 overnight temperatures ease up. Regardless, some have tried to get out and star their springtime activity, and along with that comes conflict with human development. Here are just some of the calls we’ve taken recently, all of which were relocated to suitable microhabitat within their estimated homerange.

Arizona Snake Removal Updates for November 2022

We had a busy year keeping rattlesnakes out of backyards all across Arizona! In addition to providing snake fence installation, we captured more than a thousand rattlesnakes for relocation. Here are just some of the many rattlesnake rescues we’ve been called to in 2022. Many of these encounters could have been prevented with a snake fence.

24/7 Snake Removal & Prevention:

Phoenix-metro: 480-237-9975

Tucson-metro: 520-308-6211

Snake Removal Update for Nov 1 2022

Temperatures are dropping and the regular snake season is coming to a close. Typically, it wraps up, more or less, by the end of the first week of November. This year is looking typical, with a handful of snake removal calls still coming into our hotline and a number of reported sightings, but nowhere near the frequency as a month before.

Snake Removals in Arizona Updated August 8, 2022

The monsoon moisture is bringing a lot of rattlesnake activity to the homes of the valley. As always, we have been very busy – now with the addition of baby rattlesnakes!

24/7 Snake Removal & Prevention: 

Phoenix-metro: 480-237-9975

Tucson-metro: 520-308-6211
Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes
See the rattlesnake?
Tiger Rattlesnake
Another Tiger Rattlesnake near Tucson
Rattlesnake hiding near garden
Rattlesnake removal
Rattlesnake hiding in the corner
Rattlesnake removed from rocks near Scottsdale
A closer look at that rattlesnake
See the rattlesnake hiding by the post?
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake near a front doorway
Rattlesnake hiding in the backyard
A young Arizona Black Rattlesnake from our Prescott hotline
Rattlesnake hiding in the shade near a home
Rattlesnake removal in Cave Creek Arizona
A baby rattlesnake, the first newborn of the year for us.
Speckled rattlesnake hiding between patio furniture
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake hiding in pool equipment
Rattlesnake found while watering the plants.
Gophersnake climbing citrus trees.
Rattlesnake hiding in the garage
Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnake from Phoenix
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake from Scottsdale
Another Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
And another
Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnake from Phoenix
This Western Diamondback Rattlesnake was found in the lantana
Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnake from Phoenix
Rattlesnake removed from a Scottsdale patio

Arizona Snake Removals – July 2022

Wow, busy as always! Here are some of our recent snake removals from the Phoenix and Tucson areas.

Sonoran Gophersnake in a bucket on the way to a relocation.
Just the tail of a Sonoran Gophersnake is visible.
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake hiding in the corner
Kingsnake from Tucson
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake hiding near a hose in Tucson
Can you see the rattlesnake near the doorway?
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake in ambush near some potted plants.
Gophersnake climbing a cactus
Rattlesnake near the patio.
Longnosed Snake in Arizona
Rattlesnake in ambush next to a hose.
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake hiding near a cactus.
A couple of Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes in a bucket.
Rattlesnake near a garage.

Snake Removal Updates April 2022

We’ve been busy, not surprisingly. Rattlesnakes are now moving freely out from their dens looking for food and mates as temperatures continue to rise. Throughout April, we an expect this snake activity to increase until temperatures stay in the triple digits for consecutive days. Then, they’ll start making progress towards summer aestivation sites, where they will remain at or near until the monsoon.

Right now peak rattlesnake activity is, as expected, between 2pm and 5pm each day.

Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

Snake Fence Updates!

Spring is here and we’re, predictably, extremely busy. It’s a good thing! After the winter, we are always excited to get back to work. Homeowners … they may not be so excited.

People are often surprised to learn that the rattlesnake they’ve just found in the backyard may have been there, or very nearby, for months when it’s found in the early spring. Often, the rip rap and erosion control used by newer developments is perfect for this purpose, and those snakes take notice. As soon as spring comes and they emerge, the landscaped and well-watered backyards that surround it are perfect places to hunt.

If you see rabbits, quail, and other prey-sized items in your yard, you can assume that predators see them as well. That does mean rattlesnakes. Fortunately, a physical barrier like a rattlesnake fence will put a stop to that.

gold canyon snake proofing
oro valley rattlesnake

Snake activity is also really picking up. In the past couple of weeks, our hotline has gone from an average of 2 calls a day to more than a dozen snakes removed each day.

Snake Removals in the Phoenix and Tucson areas – catching up February 4, 2022

We were busy last year 🙂 Here’s a combination of the snakes we captured and relocated in late 2021 and the handful every week over the winter. Just a few more weeks and we’ll be back and busy!