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Wildlife Control Services in Charleston

Critter Control is here for you every step of the way in the wildlife removal process. From inspection to removal—and even exclusion and repair—we have the services you need to get rid of raccoons, rodents, and other nuisances fast. First, we identify the animal on the property, then use humane methods to remove the animal and secure weak points where more could enter. If damage has been done, we can make those repairs for a complete restoration.

Wild Animal Removal

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

Wildlife Pest Prevention

Reliable prevention from future animal intrusions in your home.

Animal 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.

Squirrel Removal

In Charleston, tree squirrels enter attics in search of food sources as well as a place to raise their young. If squirrels are present, property owners may notice scurrying sounds in attics and inside walls.

Inspection: Squirrels 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.

Removal: Charleston Critter Control specialists will suggest various squirrel removal techniques, including live trapping, one-way doors, deterrent, and direct capture.

Repairs: Seal all entry points to prevent future entry after squirrel removal and prune tree limbs that could offer easy access to your roof.

Raccoon Removal

Critter Control’s wildlife specialists in Charleston are often busy responding to calls regarding raccoons. In addition to digging through trash cans, raccoons tear up roof tiles to get indoors and build nests in attics. People should be aware of potential health hazards. Raccoons not only can carry rabies; raccoon droppings are dangerous due to raccoon roundworms.

Inspection: Signs of raccoons on your residential or commercial property include footprints on, in, or around your home, large openings leading to the attic or crawl space, and raccoon poop.

Removal: Critter Control specialists will recommend live trapping nuisance raccoons as the most effective and humane way to remove a raccoon.

Repairs: Our specialists will suggest installing chimney caps, pruning trees, fencing the garden, removing food, securing the garbage, and keeping pets secure.

Bat Removal

South Carolina is home to 14 species of bats. In Lowcountry, property owners may discover bats roosting in attics, using these shelters to give birth. Bats have pups between mid-May to mid-August, but June is the most likely time. As their numbers grow, so does the chance of disease transmission. Bat infestations carry the threat of both rabies and histoplasmosis.

Inspection: One of the largest problems associated with bat populations is the droppings, or guano, that accumulate. Wildlife inspectors will perform a full interior and exterior inspection.

Removal: Always leave bat removal to a professional. Bats bite and scratch when they feel threatened and can easily injure humans. Critter Control technicians are trained to humanely remove any bat problems using a bat valve allows for bats to exit your home but not re-enter. We do not separate young from the adult. 

Repairs: To keep colonies of the creatures from roosting in attics, we take proper precautions to cover or seal all vents, holes, chimneys, windows, and gaps leading inside homes.

Snake Removal

There are 38 snake species in South Carolina, only six of which are venomous, according to the state’s Department of Natural Resources. The heat and humidity in Charleston make it an ideal home for snakes. Property owners encounter both venomous and nonvenomous snakes in their yards or basements; in particular, they should be aware of poisonous species such as copperheads, timber rattlesnakes, cottonmouths, and coral snakes.

Inspection: Snakes can invade houses through cracks in building foundations, tears in window and door screens, and even through holes that serve electrical conduits and plumbing.

Removal: Critter Control wildlife specialists familiar with handling nuisance snakes of a variety of species in the Charleston area can safely and humanely trap and remove problematic snakes from properties.

Repairs: Seal any holes on the exterior of buildings large enough for snakes to get through. Also, cut back tall grasses and eliminate or remove potential hiding places such as firewood and junk piles. 

Rats and Mice Pest Control

Mice and rats can be found in the walls and structures of buildings in the Charleston area, especially where food sources are present. The Norway rat, also called brown rat, house rat, sewer rat, and wharf rat, is found in every state.

Inspection: The most common signs of rodent activity are chewing, droppings, rub marks, nesting material, and small entry points.

Removal: A Critter Control wildlife specialist will create a strategic trapping plan to remove the rodents found in your home. Types of traps, placement of traps, and bait used in traps determine the effectiveness of rodent trapping. Critter Control specialists use snap traps and live traps to capture and remove mice and rats.

Repairs: The best way to reduce the possibility of letting unwanted rodents into homes is to seal possible entrances. Exclusion methods include caulking cracks in foundations, capping chimneys, and installing mesh covers over vents and crawl space entrances.


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.

Opossum Control

Opossums are the only marsupials native to North America. They are nocturnal; therefore, 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.

Inspection: Critter Control’s technicians can easily identify opossum tracks as well as droppings.

Removal: Critter Control specialists are educated in opossum behavior and can effectively remove these animals humanely with the appropriate traps.

Repairs: Entrances to attics and garages should be sealed up, including the areas around garage doors and windows, attic vents, and gaps in walls or siding.

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

How Professional Wildlife Control Services Can Help You

Critter Control’s team of wildlife specialists in Charleston is ready to assist area property owners with not only removing animals but developing a successful plan for ensuring animals no longer access your property.

Why Chose Critter Control

  • Critter Control’s wildlife specialists are familiar with common wildlife issues facing Charleston’s property owners and understand what works best in your area.
  • It’s important to leave the tasks of trapping and removing nuisance wildlife from your property to professionals. Critter Control’s Charleston-based knowledgeable and experienced staff is equipped with the required training and know-how to make sure we do the best job we can for you.
  • Keeping your property and everyone occupying it safe from nuisance wildlife is our priority. Our goal for every client is to make sure we get the animals out of your property and keep them out.

Wildlife Q&A with Critter Control of Charleston

What are some of the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in the Lowcountry?
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 Charleston?
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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