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Black Racer


  • Average length is between 2 and 5 feet
  • Will feed on any animal that it can overpower, such as rodents, small birds, insects and smaller snakes
  • Are extremely comfortable and common in suburban envrionments

The southern black racer is one of the most common constrictor snakes found in Alabama. They are excellent climbers and feel very much at home in suburban environments. These snakes are very active and can be aggressive, even to the point of charging at people and other threats, however they are not venomous. As the name implies, black are very fast snakes. Overall the snake is black or very dark with a white chin. Our barrier method has proven itself effective at keeping these snakes out of your yard.

I had noticed that I was having a flea problem with my dog. I hired Horizons and followed their suggestions after they treated my yard and house. The service was wonderful and the fleas are gone! I have since hired them to do my pest service, mosquito service, and snake control. I have recommended them to my family and friends.

David, Vestavia, AL
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