Wildlife Problems in Mount Pleasant, SC

Mt. Pleasant, SC, with its warm climate, shorelines, rivers, and growing population, is home to a number of wildlife nuisances. Habitat loss due to city expansion often leads pests such as bats, raccoons, and squirrels to enter residential areas in search of food and shelter.

Bats in Attics

Humid air along with plenty of marshes and rivers means South Carolina has no shortage of insects. Since mosquitoes and other flying pests are a large part of the bat diet, these animals thrive in this part of the state. Problems begin when bats form colonies in attics or sheds. The guano buildup beneath a roost can develop fungal spores that, if inhaled, may lead to respiratory disease.

Raccoons on the Prowl

Raccoons adapt easily to urban settings, especially in cities with mild weather like Mt. Pleasant. Known scavengers, the pests root through trashcans and raid gardens while looking for a meal. The animals will also den under decks and porches, putting both humans and pets at risk for rabies and parasites like raccoon roundworm.

Squirrel Infestations

Squirrels often damage property by excavating holes in South Carolina lawns to bury caches of nuts. The pests also like to travel via power lines, which give them access to roofs. Small gaps, broken vents, and damaged shingles allow them inside. Once in an attic, a squirrel may rip up insulation and create fire hazards by gnawing on wires.

More South Carolina Wildlife

A lack of natural predators make armadillos an issue in Mt. Pleasant. The animals tear up yards while digging for food with their powerful front claws. An armadillo can also carry the bacteria responsible for leprosy as well as parasites that spread Chagas disease. In addition, the pests often wander onto roads, leading to messy collisions with vehicles.

Of South Carolina's 38 snake species, only six are venomous. Encounters with most of these dangerous reptiles are rare. However, copperheads adapt well to neighborhoods, particularly in areas prone to rodent infestations. Both adult and baby copperheads will strike in self-defense, and a bite from either one requires emergency care.

Common Wildlife Issues in this Location

  • Animal Damage
  • Animal Droppings
  • Animal Noises
  • Animal Odor Removal
  • Animals on the Roof
  • Animals Under Homes & Porches
  • Bats in Homes
  • Bats in the Attic
  • Carcass Removal from Homes
  • Dead Animal Removal
  • Humane Animal Trapping
  • Mice in Walls & Attics
  • Raccoon Trapping
  • Raccoons in Attic
  • Rats in Walls & Attics:
  • Seal Animal Entry Points in Homes
  • Squirrel Trapping
  • Squirrels in Attics
  • Squirrels in Homes
  • Venomous Snake Removal

Residential Services

We provide trapping & removal services for the following types of animals:

  • Armadillos
  • Bats
  • Beavers
  • Bees
  • Birds
  • Chimney Swifts
  • Coot
  • Coyote
  • Deer
  • Deer Mouse
  • Fox
  • Geese
  • Gulls
  • House Finches
  • Moles
  • Muscovy Ducks
  • Muskrats
  • Norway Rats
  • Nutria
  • Opossums
  • Owls
  • Raccoons
  • Rats
  • Raven
  • Roof Rats
  • Snakes
  • Sparrow
  • Squirrels
  • Starlings
  • Swallows
  • Turkey
  • Voles
  • Wild Hogs
  • Yellow Jackets

Commercial Services

  • Bird Control & Municipal Animal Control
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