Snakes Found in Gainesville

Gainesville is a haven for snakes, as 35 of the 46 species found in Florida live in the area. Four of these are venomous, including three species of pit vipers and one type of coral snake. The most important types to look out for include the eastern diamondback rattlesnake, pygmy rattlesnake, cottonmouth, and harlequin coral snake.

Pit vipers get their name from a heat-sensing indentation, or pit, between their eyes and nose. This organ allows them to easily detect prey and humans alike from a few feet away. Coral snakes are often seen in residential areas, especially under piles of yard debris or firewood. They are sometimes disturbed accidentally when property owners begin digging gardens or planting new trees and shrubs.

Are Snakes in Gainesville Venomous?

It can be difficult for the untrained eye to tell venomous and non-venomous snakes apart. This is why the best policy is to always leave these pests alone, never attempt to pick them up, and back away slowly if they act aggressively during chance encounters. To eliminate snakes from Gainesville homes and yards, call the professionals at Critter Control for efficient, expert removal services.


We provide trapping & removal services for the following types of animals:

  • Armadillos
  • Badgers
  • Bats
  • Beavers
  • Bees
  • Birds
  • Blackbirds
  • Bobcats
  • Chipmunks
  • Coots
  • Coyotes
  • Crows
  • Deer
  • Ducks
  • Foxes
  • Geese
  • Gophers
  • Gulls
  • Hawks
  • Hornets
  • House Finches
  • Iguanas
  • Lizards
  • Magpies
  • Marmots
  • Mice
  • Moles
  • Muskrats
  • Norway Rats
  • Nutria
  • Opossums
  • Otters
  • Owls
  • Pack Rats
  • Peacocks
  • Pigeons
  • Porcupines
  • Prairie Dogs
  • Rabbits
  • Raccoons
  • Rats
  • Ravens
  • Roof Rats
  • Shrews
  • Skunks
  • Snakes
  • Sparrows
  • Squirrels
  • Starlings
  • Swallows
  • Turkeys
  • Turtles
  • Voles
  • Vultures
  • Weasels
  • Wild Hogs
  • Woodchucks
  • Woodpeckers


  • Animal Damage
  • Animal Droppings
  • Animal Noises
  • Animal Odor Removal
  • Animal Tracks in Yard
  • Animals on the Roof
  • Animals Under Homes & Porches
  • Bats in Homes
  • Bats in the Attic
  • Carcass Removal from Homes
  • Chimney Repairs
  • Dead Animal Removal
  • Humane Animal Trapping
  • Mice in Walls & Attics
  • Raccoon Trapping
  • Raccoons in Attic
  • Rats in Walls & Attics:
  • Seal Animal Entry Points in Homes
  • Skunk Control
  • Skunk Trapping
  • Skunks Under Heating Units
  • Squirrel Trapping
  • Squirrels in Attics
  • Squirrels in Homes
  • Venomous Snake Removal

Contact Critter Control of Gainesville: 1.800.274.8837(800.CRITTER)

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