There are only 14 species of snakes found in the state of Connecticut. Most snakes that homeowners encounter are harmless and are beneficial to the environment. These snakes include the Northern Black Racer, Black Rat Snake, Northern Brown Snake, Eastern Smooth Green Snake, Northern Red-Bellied Snake, Northern Ringneck Snake, Eastern Worm Snake, Eastern Hognose Snake, Northern Water Snake, Eastern Garter Snake, Milk Snake, and the Eastern Ribbon Snake.
Only two snakes native to Connecticut are poisonous. The Timber Rattlesnake and the Northern Copperhead. It is uncommon to encounter these two species in your home though it can and has happened. The months a homeowner is likely to encounter an unwelcome snake in their home is April through October. Snakes hibernate during the colder winter months.
If you see a snake in your home give PAWS a call at 860-840-3237. From capturing an unwelcome snake in your basement, garage or living space to ensuring snakes are excluded from entering cracks, holes, vents, etc. in your siding or foundation, Problem Animals & Wildlife Services is happy to help.