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

Testimonials

David
7/22/2021
The job was handled very professionally and done in a timely matter was very pleased with the removal of the critters that were beneath my home I would recommend you to my friend thank you.
STACY
7/14/2021
Great family company. I've used this company for many years and will continue to do so.
Marilyn
6/15/2021
Brendan is always good and he is friendly.thank you
Richard
6/11/2021
Y’all were responsive & personable… & caught 4 critters that were doing damage digging up our lawn. Thanks.
Sally
6/11/2021
Thanks for taking care of our "critters" so quickly and efficiently. It's not a job I want any part of, but I'm glad you are good at it!
Bill
6/11/2021
They did a really good job, very professional and courteous.
Lee
6/10/2021
Terrance showed up when he said he would and did a great job. Thank you for the help.
SMK Trust
6/10/2021
Excellent work. Kept us informed throughout and helped us control the problem.
Marshall
6/10/2021
Chris is great , courteous and professional
Bob
6/10/2021
Prompt service,very nice on phone.Glad to know about Crittercontrol.
Mica
6/10/2021
My whole interaction with Critter Control was very satisfying from making the appointment to Chris' 2 visits. He diagnosed the issue and returned several days later to finish the job with a creative solution. Many thanks!
Nancy
6/10/2021
Chris is excellent! He eliminated the flying squirrels and bats from our new home. He’s always professional and polite.
Brian
6/10/2021
Terry did a great job with the initial bird removal and covering up the hole where the birds had nested afterwards. He was also very polite and explained everything that he was doing. I couldn't ask for a better experience.
Bethany
6/10/2021
Great crew and service!
Phyllis
6/9/2021
Critter Control was EXCELLENT in helping us get an iguana out of our attic! The technician was polite, friendly and very responsible! He explained what he was doing and what had to be done to ensure success in removing the iguana. I would hire Critter Control again without hesitation. Thanks Critter Control for helping us!
Heather
6/3/2021
Thank you!..always on top of it!
Robert
6/2/2021
Great service to secure our home. We had a new roof installed but they never did Rescreen the vents to keep the critters out of the house. Nice job Brandon.
Daryl
6/2/2021
Thanks
Laura
6/2/2021
Chris is amazing!
Paul
6/2/2021
Great job on the screening and thank you for checking on the traps daily!
Michael
6/2/2021
Service Tech was excellent.
Olga
6/2/2021
Thank you very much!
Joann
6/2/2021
I appreciated the help from the men who came to take care of my raccoon problem. They both were friendly and professional. Thank you! Jo Ann Rayner
SMK Trust
6/2/2021
Very professional and kept us informed throughout the process.
Teri
5/21/2021
Dependable, good job!
Bill
5/19/2021
I was very satisfied with there service. They quickly responded to my request and captured the animal that was destroying my garden. Totally professional.
Renee
5/18/2021
you are the best NO RATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bert
5/11/2021
CC did a very good job.
Erik
5/4/2021
Professional and friendly
Sara
5/4/2021
Excellent customer service! Last week we realized a family of cute birds were nesting in our roof soffit. The nest was right above our deck, and they were getting aggressive with our dogs and us. A super friendly service coordinator answered the phone right away. She was able to get us scheduled for the next day. The tech showed up on time, in a freak April snowstorm! He quickly addressed the issue, thoroughly explained what he did and when he would be back. He showed up right on time again, made sure our squatting birds were gone for good and completed the permanent fix where they were accessing the soffit. Probably one of the easiest service calls we’ve ever had! Thank you!
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