Will someone remove a snake on my property for free?

Free removal

If the idea of removing the snake on your own fills you with dread, you should contact a professional to remove it. 

If the snake is venomous, then you can contact animal control. As soon as an animal is posing a threat to your safety, they will step in. 

If the snake is non-venomous, you might be on your own. There are some options, but they are a long shot. If you have a university or college close by, they may be able to help you. You can contact their biology department and tell them what type of snake you have. If they are interested, they will send someone to collect it.

Phoning a professional

If neither of the above-mentioned options is viable, you might be on your own. In this case, you will need to contact a professional. Remember that if the snake is non-venomous you are not going to die if it bites you. You might still get hurt, though. Professional wildlife removers are well-equipped and trained to remove the snake without anyone getting hurt. Depending on your area, a call to a professional removal company could cost between $75 - $200. Your peace of mind might just be worth it.

Doing it yourself

If this seems like an exorbitant amount of money, you can attempt to remove the snake yourself.

The easiest way to catch a snake is to use a glue trap. These are not as inhumane as the ones that are used to trap rodents. You can purchase these online and most come pre-baited. You can place the trap in the area where you spotted the snake. Check the trap regularly to prevent the snake from getting agitated once you have caught it. If you have trapped the snake, you can relocate it to a more suitable area. Pour some oil on the snake, and this will dissolve the oil. Do not stand too close to the snake when it is released as it may be a bit upset with you and lash out. Wear protective clothing and thick gloves. This trap is also effective for catching venomous snakes. However, you need to be much more careful that you do not come into contact with the snake once it has been trapped.