Snake Removal

All snakes should be considered dangerous do not handle any snake. It is also ILLEGAL TO HARM ANY SNAKE! Put away the shovel and rely upon professional snake catchers located here in Ballarat

RID Pest Control Ballarat are well equipped and experienced in the safe and responsible removal of snakes from properties around Ballarat and Western Victoria. We’re the most reliable Snake Catcher in Ballarat and Western Victoria.copperhead_snake

RID Pest Control humanely capture and release any snake we remove from your property!

DID YOU KNOW? Australia has around 120 species of land snakes. Of the 120+ snake species, some 100 Australian snakes are venomous to some extent and about 25 that pose some danger to man. There are 12 snakes that are likely to inflict a wound that could kill you.

Australia has at least eight of the world’s ten most venomous snakes. In the generally accepted order of deadliness these are the taipan, tiger snake, death adder, king brown snake, brown snakes and copperhead snake.

In Australia there are approx 3,000 snake bites per year, of which 200 to 500 will receive anti venom. On average two or three will usually prove fatal.

What snake is it?

We regularly remove and reloacte the following snakes in the Ballarat region every year: The Common Eastern Brown Snake, Cooperhead Snake, The Tiger Snake (Especially around Ballan, Greendale etc), Red Bellied Black Snake.

We’ll typically let you know what snake we’ve caught and offer you the opportunity to have a closer look (once bagged) before we leave to release the snake!

RID Pest Control Ballarat are able to quickly an easily provide snake removal services and can offer emergency after hours service, just phone 0414 567 977.

Most snakes are not naturally aggressive and generally prefer to retreat. Usually they will only attack humans if hurt or provoked or cornered – most bites occur when people try to kill or capture snakes. If you come across a snake the safest option is to call RID Pest Control for a prompt response!

Snake Awareness and Snake Safety Training for businesses.

RID Pest Control have experienced and qualified snake catchers as part of our team and believe that it is important to share knowledge and awareness around snakes, including basic snake bite response training, snake bite first aid along with general health and safety procedures and situational awareness all tailored and delivered to suit your industry / team.

We provide simple toolbox and pre start sessions right through to hands on classroom based learning experiences.

Contact us today to enquire about snake bite response and snake awareness training for your workplace. Our training is delivered by qualified trainers and assessors and is typically customised to suit your needs.

RID Pest also offer for sale Snake bite first aid kits as part of our training offering.

Unwanted SNAKE visiting? We’ll get RID of it! 


Note: We know our snakes well and it’s often best to let a passing snake continue without need to call us if it’s in the back yard on a semi-rural property etc, we need time to attend and typically commit to a call out when the snake is cornered, inside or in an area that it’s likely to remain in the time it takes to get there! We’ll have a number of questions for you when you call to ensure it’s a viable option for the snake and us to meet!

Price Guide

Within our home town of Ballarat and it’s fringes expect to pay around $150 for professional snake capture and removal.

Outside area travel, after hours and difficult removals may incur additional time and travel costs.

We’re professionals who charge a fee accordingly! Many people suggest we should catch snakes for FREE! With costs and great RISK involved – not likely!

We’ll provide an indication of price when you call for urgent snake removal and if we are unavailable for immediate attendance we will maintain a contact list of other local and regionally located snake catchers who will be able to asssit.