Southern Idaho is home to a variety of snakes, including both venomous and nonvenomous species.

Snakes can be found in the Boise foothills, near the Boise river, or anywhere with access to shelter and prey animals.

Some of the common snake species found in Boise include:

  1. Western rattlesnake: A venomous snake that is native to the western United States. It is typically found in rocky areas and can grow up to 4 feet in length. These snakes have a distinctive tail rattle and a triangular head. Rattlesnakes are not aggressive, but if provoked may leave a bite that requires immediate medical attention.

2. Gopher snake: A nonvenomous snake that is native to the western United States. It is a medium-sized snake that can grow up to 6 feet in length and is often found in grassy or rocky areas.

3. Garter snake: These small snakes are usually less than 3 feet long. They are easily recognized by the stripes that run the length of their body. Garter snakes are generally considered beneficial because they eat rodents and other pest animals. However, a den of garter snakes may include up to several hundred individuals, which may require capture and relocation.

Most nonvenomous snake species in Boise can be left alone and will pose no threat to humans. If a snake does manage to make a home in your crawl space, garage, or shed, removal may be warranted.

Boise Snake Control and Removal

The wildlife professionals at Get Lost Pest Control will work quickly to remove a nuisance snake from your Boise property. Snakes may also indicate an out-of-control rodent population, which our trained technicians can also remediate. Contact us today for help with Boise snake removal!

If snakes are invading your property, contact us at 208-949-1003