Wildlife Problems in Summerville, SC

Close enough to the coast to feel the humidity, Summerville, SC, experiences warm temperatures nearly year-round. Even winters remain mild in the city. This fair weather allows the wildlife pests of the area to stay active and cause persistent problems for homeowners.

South Carolina Squirrels

Like most people in the U.S., Summerville residents have run-ins with the eastern gray squirrel, but they also come into conflict with a more local pest, the southern flying squirrel. Both of these animals will use attics as dens. While trying to gain access, squirrels often damage roofing material, rip up window screens, and bend vent covers.

Bats Indoors

When natural shelters are unavailable, bats will roost in South Carolina homes. However, these animals do not chew their way into attics. A bat uses existing gaps and holes to get inside, and most species can move through a space that's the size of a dime. The simplest way to keep colonies from roosting in an attic is to keep roofs and home exteriors sealed and in good repair.

Raccoons and Disease

As scavengers, raccoons eat anything they can get their paws on. The pests often visit Summerville lawns where trashcans and gardens offer enticing meals. In addition to being a rabies risk, the animals' droppings may contain raccoon roundworm, which can infiltrate the soil beneath their waste. Young children are especially prone to infection when raccoons invade backyard play areas.

Other Summerville Pests

South Carolina residents also find groundhogs and pigeons on their property. A groundhog makes large burrow entrances that are damaging to lawns and a hazard to homeowners. Pigeon droppings tarnish buildings and pollute swimming pools and backyard ponds. The birds carry ticks and mites as well.

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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