Rattlesnake Proof Fencing Solutions
We are the Experts to Call in the Sacramento, El Dorado Hills Area
The only sure way to keep your property free from rattlesnakes is to install a professional snake fence.
Fortunately, rattlesnakes are not great climbers. As a rule of thumb, they can climb about one-half their body length in height, but they can use adjacent vegetation or other objects to push against to climb higher. Installing the proper type and height of fencing is the first step in effectively safeguarding your property.
Our team of professional wildlife biologists are experts in snake biology and behavior.
The safety of your family and pets is not worth the risk of hiring non-professionals. We work closely with our in-house licensed, insured, and bonded fencing contractors to understand your concerns and develop a fencing strategy that meets your needs and alleviates your fears.
Trustworthy fencing eliminates the need for repeated rattlesnake removal services.
Near-invisible snake fencing or solid opaque fencing are both viable snake protection solutions. It just depends on the situation. Most of our residential customers prefer near-invisible wire mesh fencing. Industrial, construction, and commercial customers prefer solid opaque solutions.
We've got you covered with the best rattlesnake proof fencing for sale.
Most commonly encountered snake species in Northern California
Northern Pacific Rattlesnake
Western Yellow-bellied Racer
A little knowledge goes a long way:
"Rattlesnakes are also among the most reasonable forms of dangerous wildlife — their first line of defense is to remain motionless. If you surprise them or cut off their retreat, they offer an audio warning. If you get too close, they head for cover."
— Leslie Anthony, author of Snakebit: Confessions of a Herpetologist
Your safety is our focus
You should feel safe and secure when you're home. A snake encounter can be a fearful and traumatic experience leading to anxiety and avoidance of outdoor spaces. We are hardwired to fear critters that creep and crawl.
As wildlife professionals, we understand your fears, and more broadly, understand that snakes also play an important role in healthy ecosystems.
Safeguard your property from rattlesnakes.
COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT SNAKES
YES! But this depends on several factors including the type of snake you want to exclude. Rattlesnakes are relatively easy to exclude pending your rattlesnake fence is installed correctly and consists of the proper materials. Baby rattlesnakes can enter through openings larger than ¼ inch; therefore, fencing should comprise a solid barrier or ¼ inch mesh.
Generally speaking, no. Rattlesnakes are poor climbers. They are heavy-bodied, ambush hunters adapted for life on the ground. A good rule of thumb for estimating the height rattlesnakes can climb is ½ of their body length. Rattlesnakes can climb easily accessible tree branches and small shrubs; however, they cannot climb smooth or lightly textured surfaces such as walls and fences.
While it’s not clear how often snakes visit residential areas, we are certain that homes located adjacent to open space encounter rattlesnakes with some degree of regularity. A recent study conducted by the USGS Southwestern Biological Science Center near Montezuma Castle National Monument north of Phoenix, Arizona, documented seven radio-tagged western diamond-backed rattlesnakes visiting residences unbeknownst to the property owners; one of which settled in for an afternoon nap one meter from their front door.
 Nowak, E.M., T. Hare, and J. McNally. 2002. Management of “Nuisance? Vipers: Effects of Translocation of Western Diamond-Backed Rattlesnakes (Crotalus atrox). Biology of the Vipers (G. W. Schuett et al., Editors, 2002, Eagle Mountain Publ., Eagle Mountain, Utah.
Attention should be given during installation to the base of the fence where spaces or gaps occur between the bottom of the fence and the ground, gaps between fencing slats, and openings around gates, doors, garage doors, and the point of attachments to houses. Exclusion fencing should extend at least 30-inches above ground, be buried or keyed-in 6-12 inches, and be made of a solid material or mesh with openings no larger than a ¼-inch.
More questions and detailed answers on our FAQ page.
Providing licensed rattlesnake proof fencing installation to the greater Sacramento area.
Based out of El Dorado Hills serving the surrounding communities including Grass Valley, Auburn, Roseville, Rocklin, Folsom, Placerville, Diamond Springs, Pollock Pines, Elk Grove and Jackson in Northern California's Sierra Nevada foothills.