Snakes of Maine

Protecting Your Home and Businesses
Solving Human & Wildlife Conflicts

Because of misconceptions, many people fear snakes and consequently try to eradicate them.


Harbor Wildlife Control provides the following services:
Trapping, Removal, Habitat Modification, Cleanup/Attic Restoration and Damage Repairs

Fully Licensed and Insured

Maine is home to 9 species of snakes; Garter Snake, Northern Water Snake, Red-Bellied Snake (smallest), Smooth Green Snake, Milk Snake, Brown Snake, Ribbon Snake, Ring-Necked Snake, Northern Black Racer (largest). All snakes are cold-blooded, meaning their body temperature fluctuates with the temperature around them. This is why you will often see snakes “sunning” themselves on an exposed rock or even on the side of the road. Both rocks and pavement (especially dark pavement) absorb and hold the warmth of the sun. 

Being cold-blooded, snakes are true hibernators. Once the daytime temperatures dip below about 55 degrees, snakes will enter their dens and hibernate for the winter. Their metabolism slows down so much that they can survive on just the fat stores in their bodies. All Maine snakes hibernate in a den which must be properly vented, not too wet or too dry, and warm enough to keep the snakes from freezing to death. To help with this, certain species including garter snakes hibernate with other snakes in one big ball, so that they can share warmth. This is called a hibernaculum.  

Snakes are carnivores, meaning they eat meat. Snakes are wonderful as pest control! They prey on or eat many animals that we consider pests and that can do damage to our gardens. In fact, red-bellied snakes love to eat slugs! For additional information check here.

Common Garter Snake

Northern Water Snake

Milk Snake

Brown Snake

Northern Black Racer

Ribbon Snake

Ring-Necked Snake

Smooth Green Snake

Red-Bellied Snake

Serving the Following Counties:

Aroostook | Penobscot | Piscataquis | Hancock | Washington

Our Commitment:

We are committed to providing high quality Wildlife Control services that protect your home and business. Our goal is to provide our clients with the best possible solution to their specific problem. 

Service Areas:

Augusta, Bangor, Bar Harbor, Belfast, Bucksport, Dexter, Ellsworth, Enfield, Greenville, Houlton, Howland, Lincoln, Millinocket, Milo, Newport, Orono,
Rockland, Skowhegan, Waterville
(All surrounding areas-Call for Details)

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