Snakes in Colorado

In Colorado, nearly all species of snakes are not only harmless, but beneficial to humans because of their appetites for insects and rodents.

If you live where snakes are found or if you have an aversion to snakes, some simple habitat modification around your property will usually solve the problem.
  • Keep firewood in a covered box.
  • Do not landscape with expanses of large rocks, especially in open sunny areas.
  • Reduce the rodent population on your property to reduce a major food source for snakes.
  • Seal entrances to crawl spaces, basements, and cracks along concrete and steps.