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Wildlife Control Services in Charleston

Wild Animal Removal

Safe, humane removal of nuisance animals and pests from your home or property.

Animal Infestation Prevention

Reliable prevention from future animal intrusions in your home.

Damage Repairs

Professional and permanent repairs to entry points, insulation, and damage from animal urine or feces.

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Wildlife Problems in Charleston, SC

Level terrain, abundant forests, and mild winters support wildlife year-round in Charleston, South Carolina. Common pests in the region include tree squirrels, skunks, and raccoons.

Tree Squirrels

Tree squirrels enter attics in search of a place to raise their young. Once indoors, the pests damage insulation and chew on wooden rafters and support beams. Squirrels also commonly gnaw on wiring, which can damage fixtures and even cause house fires.


Raccoons in Charleston use their strong, agile paws to dig through trash bins and enter homes. They can tear up roof tiles to get indoors and build nests in attics. Some raccoons accustomed to humans may even enter houses through pet doors to steal food.
Outdoors, raccoon droppings are dangerous due to raccoon roundworm. This parasite in their waste contaminates the underlying ground and can live for years in the soil under the right conditions.


Bats often roost in attics, using these shelters to give birth. As their numbers grow, so does the chance of disease transmission. Bat infestations carry the threat of both rabies and histoplasmosis.


The heat and humidity in Charleston make it an ideal home for snakes. Residents encounter both venomous and nonvenomous snakes in their yards or basements. Snakes are easily startled because they hide under bushes, rocks, and other debris.
If bitten by a venomous snake, seek medical attention immediately. The following snake species are especially dangerous:
  • Copperheads - Able to live in many diverse habitats, copperhead snakes are common across South Carolina.
  • Timber rattlesnakes - These rattlers have chevron scale patterns, which helps them blend into their surroundings.
  • Cottonmouths - Also known as water moccasins, these snakes thrive in Hanahan's creeks and wetlands.
  • Coral snakes - The harmless kingsnake mimics this species' coloring, but a coral snake is venomous.
Assume all snakes are venomous and contact the professionals at Critter Control immediately if you come into contact with a snake on your property.


As neighborhoods and cities like Mount Pleasant expand, coyotes look toward yards for meals and shelter. Coyotes prey on rodents, small pets, and livestock. In rare cases, these animals can attack people. Keeping pet food and trash cans indoors helps prevent coyote encounters.


Since these animals are nocturnal, residents rarely see opossum damage until the next morning. Tipped-over garbage cans and trash strewn across lawns are common sights when opossums are around. These pests also raid gardens and dig through compost bins to find food. Opossums are also capable of spreading disease through the parasites they carry, including fleas and ticks.

If you suspect you have a wildlife intrusion on your residential or commercial property, contact our professionals at Critter Control of Charleston today!

Wildlife Q&A with Critter Control of Charleston

What are some of the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in your area?
We're busy with raccoons, rats, bats and alligators. We're one of the only offices that deal with alligators.
How do the seasons affect wildlife activity in your area?
Our seasons don't really affect wildlife except for bats in the winter months.
What are some common signs of nuisance wildlife activity?
Hearing noises in your home or finding feces in/around your home.
Any prevention tips for residents in your area?
Make sure all crawl space and attic vents are properly secured.
When should homeowners call Critter Control?
Homeowners should call when a property is not properly secured and there's evidence of animal activity.

Critter Control of Charleston

Critter Control provides professional wildlife control services in Charleston, South Carolina. Our wildlife experts are dedicated to the safe and humane removal of all nuisance animals from residential and commercial property. Every Critter Control specialist is licensed and trained in the most advanced techniques in the industry, including the removal of squirrels, raccoons, bats, snakes, and other species unique to the Charleston area. We also specialize in the prevention of animal intrusion as well as damage repair.

We understand the urgency and danger of wild animal intrusions to the residents of Charleston. With more than 30 years of experience in wildlife control, we’re able to quickly and accurately assess an intrusion problem and immediately take the necessary steps to address the issue. If you have an intrusion problem on your property, contact Critter Control of Charleston as soon as possible.

Serving the following locations in and around Charleston:

By County: Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Georgetown and Horry

For Wildlife & Pest Control Near You, Call: (843) 345-7378
This franchise is independently licensed and operated by Mudduck, LLC., dba Critter Control of Charleston.
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