So, what do we do? Basically, we determine whether your yard or work site is likely to attract rattlesnakes and if it is, we can install snake fencing to keep them out. If you have a snake in your yard, we are permitted by the Alberta government to safely relocate it for you. We offer safety seminars for industry, law enforcement, and the public. We identify and remove spiders, and we build catios – a safe, enclosed outside play space for pet cats.

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If you live in rattlesnake country, one day you could encounter one in your own backyard. Snakes on a Plain offers thorough risk assessments and solutions for your unique situation.

Once the snow melts, we conduct a point-by-point inspection of your yard, and its location in relation to migration routes and snake dens, and any attractants such as rodent activity or sheltering opportunities. We will also inspect your fence, the exterior of your home, and any garages or outbuildings on the property.

A detailed history of any previous snake encounters on or near the property will be taken, and all the resulting information will form a comprehensive report.

Risk assessments take approximately one hour, and cost $49.99. If snake fencing is recommended and installed in the same year, the assessment fee will be deducted from the cost of the installation.
Every risk assessment includes a detailed report on your property, a snake identification guide, and age-appropriate training for you and your family on what to do should you encounter a rattlesnake. 

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If you're at high risk of having rattlesnakes migrate, or seek food and shelter in your yard, you might want to consider snake fencing. Snake fencing works with your existing fence to provide an effective and low-maintenance barrier between your yard and the great outdoors that won't obstruct your view. Snake fencing can greatly reduce your risk, allowing children and pets to safely enjoy the backyard again.
We also install snake fencing for industry and at public recreation sites. All quotes include installation and materials.

Snakes on a Plain will never recommend snake fencing unless the medium-to-high risk criteria is met.



Snakes on a Plain is pleased to offer engaging, informative and interactive safety seminars for industry, government or any interested group or organization. Presentations are tailored to each audience, and are age appropriate. Themes include what to do in a snake encounter, how to identify a rattlesnake, what to do if you come face-to-face (or foot) with a rattler, what to do in a medical emergency, and a run-down of Alberta's other creepy-crawlies such as the black widow and northern scorpion.
Seminars include fun question and answer periods, prizes, and an identification guide to local species.

Our information and materials have been reviewed by biologists, and is based on best practices, and published science.

Our top-of-the-line seminar is a full day, and includes information on all of our local reptiles and amphibians, and dedicates time to rattlesnakes, spiders and even some of the more common mammals encountered in the field. This is a fun day that includes six hours of useful safety information, prizes, an identification guide, and hands-on opportunities with equipment.
A scaled-down half-day or evening seminar covers snakes, and any medically significant invertebrates. A field guide and prizes are included.
A shorter and less in-depth one-hour seminar is ideal for community and school groups.
All half and full day seminars will be customized for your specific needs. Contact us today for pricing and available dates!

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We really like spiders, but we understand that we're a little weird that way. If you need a spider removed or identified, we've got your back. (And its back too!)

Most times, the spider is going to be harmless. The only medically significant spider in Alberta is the western black widow. If you need a definitive ID or just simply don't want to deal with a spider, we're here for you.
House calls in Medicine Hat and Redcliff are $20. Other locations may be subject to a mileage fee.


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