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

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!
Dawn
5/4/2021
We had a nuisance woodpecker driving us insane drumming on the metal chimney cap. We called Brittni and she provided detailed information over the phone as to estimated costs and methods used. She promptly followed up everything with a detailed email. Scheduling was easy. Terrance was on-time and very pleasant to work with. He inspected the chimney for damage and for evidence of nests = none found! He installed two deterrents and wa on his way! Highly recommend!
Mark
5/1/2021
Very professional service, wonderful people, pricey
Terry
4/30/2021
As a builder, it is always nice to work with professional outfits that show up when they say and do a nice Job. This is an excellent team and I would recommend them to anyone with critter issues. Terry Artisan Custom Homes LLC.
Stephen
4/30/2021
Great responsiveness to requests, and excellent service. Our company will definitely use CC of Savannah again should the need arise.
Heather
4/23/2021
Always appreciate your great service!!
Joe
4/22/2021
They kept us informed every day and they were very professional. Will definitely use them again if needed.
Elaine
4/22/2021
Fast, efficient service. PLUS I haven't seen a rabbit since the application. I will be thrilled if it lasts all summer!!
William
4/16/2021
Very thorough!
Ali
4/16/2021
Great work, thank you!
Jim
4/16/2021
Great customer service -- know their business.
Hazel
4/16/2021
Michelle and George are superstars! Very professional and friendly - they do outstanding work - highly recommend their services.
Elaine
4/8/2021
Chris is great to work with, very knowledgeable and informative. Critters run when they see him coming :-)
Robert
4/5/2021
2nd continuous year of service by Critter Control. Plan and explanations are excellent, good customer service.
AnnMarie
4/5/2021
The service was great
Katherine
4/5/2021
Terrance has been a pleasure to work with. He's polite, and responsive. He's answered all my questions, and has done good work. We are quite pleased with Critter Control of Central, Ma. While we hope we won't need to call again, we won't hesitate to if we need to.
Jeff
4/2/2021
Very impressed with the professionalism and knowledge of the personnel that inspected our home. They fully explained how to rectify our issue.
Doug
3/24/2021
excellent work
Patrick
2/27/2021
Khoa did an awesome job - thanks!
Terry
2/24/2021
We were very satisfied with your work!
Susan
2/24/2021
Brandon was great! Always punctual and does a thorough job.
Mark
2/20/2021
Very professional and experienced help at a fair price.
Joanne
2/20/2021
The best experience! Your technicians were wonderful!...highly professional, responsive to our concerns, helpful and knowledgable! We will continue to be a return customer for sure! Thank you!
Maria
2/20/2021
All technicians were from initial evaluation, to trap monitoring and screening our louvre vents. Thanks!
Rose
2/20/2021
Josh was very courteous and knowledgeable and answered my questions before I even asked them
Stan
2/20/2021
Mike kept me informed about the bait traps effectiveness and how to make them more targeted.
Roger
2/20/2021
Quick, courteous, friendly service, even on a Sunday. Much appreciated!
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