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Wildlife Control & Removal

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Critter Control of Greenville / Spartanburg has been serving Anderson, Greenville, Pickens and Spartanbug counties by providing professional animal removal and wildlife control services. We provide integrated animal control and wildlife management solutions which are environmentally sound and ecologically responsible. Animal Control Services are provided to home owners, property management companies, industrial and commercial clients, municipalities and Fortune 500 companies.

Critter Control of Greenville / Spartanburg establishes the standards for excellence in the animal pest control industry and upholds those standards with a professional staff of biologists, zoologists, certified wildlife specialists, animal control officers and anti-cruelty personnel.

Wildlife Problems in Greenville, SC

Greenville, SC, is one of the largest cities in the state. Urban expansion has made local wildlife adapt to neighborhoods rather than their natural habitats. These animals scavenge meals from homes as well as yards and can cause damage or spread disease. Humid summers and short winters create a welcome environment for the pests all year long.

Squirrel Removal

South Carolina residents frequently spot squirrels burying seeds and nuts in their lawns. The pests create serious problems by nesting in chimneys or invading attics and wall voids. In addition, a squirrel can carry fleas and ticks, which may spread to humans.

Raccoon Removal

These nocturnal animals forage for meals in yards and gardens, creating messes for Greenville homeowners to deal with in the morning. Trash cans and dumpsters are also food sources for the pests. A raccoon often dens beneath a porch or in an attic, bringing the threat of rabies close to home.

Bat Removal

Because bats feed at night, South Carolina residents rarely see them. However, these pests are dangerous when roosting in homes or outbuildings. Homeowners should avoid exposure to bat waste, since their droppings may develop fungal spores that, when inhaled, can cause histoplasmosis.

Problem Opossums

While these pests may hiss and seem threatening if cornered, they are unlikely to cause any harm. Opossum problems in South Carolina often stem from unsecured garbage, which lures the animals near homes. Fleas and ticks from opossums can transmit diseases to pets.

Woodchucks / Groundhogs:

The woodchuck, more commonly known as a "groundhog", is a member of the squirrel family. Woodchucks can cause a fair amount of damage to a yard and landscape. This pest will burrow and build tunnels underground. Many holes are undetectable creating a hazard for the homeowner. They will destroy vegetation, flower and vegetable gardens, and chew on trees. The woodchuck also poses a health risk as they can carry rabies, tularemia, and sylvatic plague.

Rats

Rats are often mistaken for mice, but they are very different. The most common species of rats in the Upstate include roof rats and Norway rats. Rats can destroy your home and carry fleas and ticks and diseases harmful to humans and domesticated pets. Their droppings can expose your family to harmful bacteria. Rats can cause extensive damage to your home. From foraging in your kitchen cabinets for food to gnawing away at drywall or electrical wiring.

Additional Pests

Rats thrive in South Carolina cities where food and shelter are readily available. Various rat species invade houses through cracks in roofs or foundations. Foxes that hunt rodents may follow these pests into Greenville yards. Residents should not approach a fox as this pest can transmit rabies through bites or scratches.

Q&A with Local Franchisee Matt Stambaugh

Can you please describe the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in your area?

The climate in South Carolina makes it an ideal paradise for a wide variety of wildlife, but that doesn’t mean you want them sharing your living space! Due to the summer heat, many animals look for cool, dark crawl spaces, chimneys, and attics to escape the elements. Unfortunately, this can create serious problems. Pests can chew through insulation and wires that can lead to broken connections or even (worst case scenario) potential fire hazards. Pests can also carry fleas and ticks and will leave behind unwanted and potentially hazardous waste. These unwanted presents can be dangerous if they spread to humans and domesticated animals and they need to be removed as soon as possible.

How do the seasons affect nuisance wildlife activity in your area? 
If you’ve lived in South Carolina for any amount of time, you know that the heat and humidity are real. Snakes and bats are much more active in the hotter months but with mild winters, wildlife stays active pretty much year-round. Squirrels, opossum, raccoons and others can be problematic all 12 months of the year. Cool, dark spaces like attics, chimneys, crawl spaces, and under porches and decks are especially susceptible. In hotter months, animals are looking to escape the heat, while cooler months encourage animals looking to hibernate

What are some common signs of nuisance wildlife activity?
Did you hear a strange noise in the night? It’s not a monster under your bed, but it could be wildlife in the walls. You may also notice exterior damage, destruction to your yard or garden beds, stains on the ceiling or in the walls, or an unpleasant odor. Before you burn the place down, call us immediately and have us come investigate.

Any prevention or exclusion tips for local residents in your area?
Inspect your home regularly. Nuisance wildlife can enter through existing holes or create their own entry. Early detection is key to limiting damage to the home. A Critter Control professional will perform a thorough (and FREE!) inspection of your home or building and provide a solution to remove the unwanted guest.Once removed, Critter Control guarantees all repair work.

When should homeowners call Critter Control?
You should call us at the first sign of suspected wildlife intrusion/damage. A trusted experienced professional will perform a thorough (FREE!) inspection of your property and suggest legal and humane solutions to your nuisance wildlife problem.

With over 30 years of experience, Critter Control is the nation's leading wildlife control company. At Critter Control of Greenville/Rock Hill, we're skilled at dealing with many of South Carolina’s most bothersome pest animals. Whether you need to remove squirrels, racoons, or bats from your attic or get rid of other rodents that are damaging your property, you can trust Critter Control to get the job done safely, effectively and humanely.
 

Serving the following locations:

By County: Cherokee, Greenville, Spartanburg, Union and York Counties

  • Ashley
  • Blacksburg
  • Boiling Springs
  • Campobello
  • Catawba
  • Chesnee
  • Clover
  • Cowpens
  • Duncan
  • Easley
  • Enoree
  • Fort Mill
  • Fountain Inn
  • Gaffney
  • Greenville
  • Greer
  • Grover
  • Hickory Grove
  • Indian Land
  • Inman
  • Kings Mtn
  • Lyman
  • Mauldin
  • McConnells
  • Monroe
  • Moore
  • Pacolet
  • Pauline
  • Piedmont
  • Rock Hill
  • Roebuck
  • Sharon
  • Simpsonville
  • Spartanburg
  • Stanfield
  • Taylors
  • Tega Cay
  • Waxhaw
  • Wellford
  • Woodruff
  • York
For Wildlife Control Near You, Call: (864) 525-6475
This franchise is independently licensed and operated by Pest Solutions, LLC, dba Critter Control of Greenville-Rock Hill, SC.
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