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People drive hours to Hilton Head to view the wildlife. We have loggerhead turtles, ospreys, white-tailed deer, velvet ants, and even alligators roaming our land. As locals, we know some wildlife can be bothersome and destructive.
Rodents, raccoons, squirrels, bats, snakes, moles, beavers, and armadillos are a few unwanted visitors on Hilton Head. They're the kind of guest that invites themselves to live in your spare room, whether the attic or under your home, and won't leave.
We can help evict the unwanted wildlife from your Hilton Head home.
Critter Control has a three-step process that works for every animal causing damage to your home or yard. We provide an inspection, remove the wildlife, and repair any damage created by the animal.
Critter Control Wildlife Removal Process
Critter Control is here for you every step of the way in the wildlife removal process. From inspection to removal—and even exclusion and repair—we have the services you need to get rid of raccoons, rodents, and other nuisances fast. First, we identify the animal on the property, then use humane methods to remove the animal and secure weak points where more could enter. If damage has been done, we can make those repairs for a complete restoration. Contact a Critter Control office near you today.
During the inspection we try to ascertain how many animals there are, where they are located, and how they got in.
Based on what you have seen, heard and smelled, we start the inspection where you have noticed signs of animal activity. Evidence of animals inside your home include nests, dens, feces, and animal tracks. We investigate the exterior of your home looking for possible entry points, any evidence of animal damage, tracks, fur, animal waste, or rub marks.
We use several methods to humanely remove the animal from your home. Depending on the species, the number of animals, and the condition of your property, we develop a custom wildlife removal plan. Humane wildlife removal strategies include animal traps, one-way doors, and repellents.
Once we guarantee all animals are gone, we implement exclusion techniques. Exclusion techniques provide a safe, long-term solution to nuisance wildlife in your home. We create barriers to prevent animals from getting to resources. We only apply exclusions once we are sure all animals are gone from your home.
Exclusion and Repair
Wildlife will damage your home. Exclusion techniques repair any damage the animal causes getting into your home. Inside your home, animals build nests and dens out of readily available material. They will create runs through the insulation. Rodents will gnaw on anything including electrical wires and pipes.
Animals can also spread diseases. We apply sanitation agents to clean up feces and urine. Mammals can host pests like fleas, ticks, and mites. Ectoparasite treatments exterminate those pests so you don’t become their next host.
Raccoons have no problem making a home in your attic or underneath your house. They mostly take up residence in the attic and eat through wires, insulation, pipes, and wood, including the ceiling.
Raccoons create a latrine, a special place where they go to the bathroom. They tend to use this same space every time, which can be tree bases, stumps, garages, under decks, and attics. Because they use the same spot, fecal matter accumulates and creates an even greater hazard. The toxins of feces and urine are a hazard to you and your pet's health, as well as young children playing in the area. Raccoons carry diseases like rabies that they can pass on to your pets and possibly you if they get close enough to bite you. And they will bite you if they feel threatened.
For raccoon control, professional help is needed. We have a specific process to get rid of raccoons for good humanely.
During the inspection, we determine the severity of the raccoon infestation. We look for physical evidence like footprints in or around the home, stains from raccoon feces and urine. On the exterior of the house, we look for damage like scratches on boards, broken vents and screens, ripped apart shingles, destroyed soffits, and every possible entry point.
Live trapping is one of the most efficient ways to get rid of a raccoon. Depending on the situation, a one-way door or excluder valve can be installed. An excluder valve works by allowing the raccoon to leave but blocks its reentry. The choice of device is largely dependent on the season and location of the raccoons on your property. Direct capture is not commonly used because raccoons are a rabies vector species. If we must trap, we place traps strategically to safely catch the raccoons and we check traps frequently, based on state laws.
We provide a wide range of repair and restoration services. We can repair raccoon damage like broken screens on vents and chimneys and broken boards on decks and porches. It is essential to apply cleaning agents and ectoparasite treatments on areas inhabited by raccoons.
Rat and Mice Pest Control
In Hilton Head, we have water, fantastic food, and rodents. We have house mice, Norway rats, and roof rats. These pests enter homes, especially in winter, looking for warmth, food, water, and shelter. Because they can fit through a hole the size of a quarter, it's not hard for them to find an entry point into your home. All rodents carry diseases, and when they leave their feces and urine all over your home, you are exposed to those diseases.
Whether it's a single rodent or an infestation, the problem must be controlled immediately.
During a rodent inspection, we thoroughly inspect your attic and provide a complete exterior home inspection. The most common signs of rodent activity are gnaw marks, feces, rub marks, nesting material, runs in insulation material, and small entry points.
A Critter Control wildlife specialist will create a strategic trapping plan to remove the rodents found in your home. Critter Control specialists may use snap traps and live traps to capture and remove mice and rats. Rodent trapping can usually takes between five to fourteen days.
The best way to reduce the possibility of letting unwanted rodents into homes is to seal possible entrances. Exclusion methods include caulking cracks in foundations, capping chimneys, and installing mesh covers over vents and crawl space entrances. We also strongly recommend a maintenance service. Rodents have front teeth that continuously grow, which means they can gnaw a new way back into your home.
In South Carolina, we have tree squirrels. We have the eastern gray squirrel, red squirrel, and flying squirrels
. These critters can do damage to crops, chew on electrical wires, and nest in chimneys. They can even weaken rafters due to their gnawing.
Each type of squirrel requires different capture and removal processes. Some require permits, while others can be trapped and relocated. This is one reason to let Critter Control help eliminate your squirrel proble
m. We start with an inspection.
Wildlife specialists look for signs such as chewing on, in, or around your home, small openings leading to the attic or the crawl space, droppings, and debris like nuts or nesting material. Beams, wires, pipes, and insulation may all show signs of damage from squirrels.
Live trapping or one-way doors are the most effective and humane ways to get rid of squirrels. One-way doors should never be used during birthing seasons (Spring & Fall), so our specialists will decide which is the best tool for the job. If we have to trap, we place traps strategically to safely catch the squirrels and check those according to state laws.
We can restore your home or office by squirrel proofing all entry points after we have removed the offenders. We can also clean-up the nesting sites and remove any debris, food, feces and soiled insulation.
While there are fourteen species of bats in South Carolina, only four are the kind that is a nuisance. The bats that live in buildings, stadiums, and other man-made structures are attributed to four common species: the free-tailed bat, big brown bat, evening bat, or the tri-colored bat.
We can help.
We perform a full interior and exterior inspection and search for signs such as rub marks, guano, a strong scent of ammonia, and small openings. The most common sign is the accumulation of guano (feces).
The most effective and humane way to remove bats is by utilizing a bat valve in conjunction with a full home exclusion. A bat valve allows for bats to exit your home but not re-enter. We follow all local ordinances for humane bat removal. We will never abandon flightless pups in your attic.
After removing the bat valves, we seal the entrance hole(s) so bats can no longer enter your home. If there is substantial guano in your attic, you should consider taking advantage of our attic remediation services to remove the soiled insulation and replace it.
Other Common Wildlife Issues
Why Choose Critter Control of Hilton Head
With Critter Control, you get our pest and wildlife control all year long. The benefits you receive by choosing us include:
- Highly trained experts who are licensed and insured
- Tools and equipment for removal and repair
- Free telephone estimates
- Warranty options
- Prevention services
- Wildlife exclusion services
- Coronavirus commitment
- Service guarantee
With over 30 years of experience, Critter Control is the nation's leading wildlife control company. At Critter Control of Hilton Head, we're skilled at dealing with many of the low country’s most bothersome pest animals. Whether you need to remove roof rats, bats, squirrels, or raccoons from your attic or get rid of armadillos or moles that are damaging your property, you can trust Critter Control to get the job done safely, effectively and humanely. Critter Control of Hilton Head’s trained, vetted and uniformed associates will determine your animal issue, provide humane removal services and offer repair and exclusion techniques and services which will help prevent future infestations.
The Critter Control Difference
Animal removal is a highly sophisticated job. As such, we vet and train our team members to ensure they have the knowledge and skill to remove any pest from your building. Our wildlife experts utilize advanced removal and exclusion techniques and damage repair.
Your satisfaction is always guaranteed. Critter Control® takes great pride in providing quality workmanship resulting in customer satisfaction.
Residential and Commerical
Invading nuisance wildlife can wreak havoc on property. If left unattended wildlife and pests can cause costly property damage. Whether a residential property, apartment buildings, retail stores, office buildings, industrial plants, medical facilities, or warehouses, our trained professionals can handle any wildlife removal problem.
Critter Control Guarantee
Your satisfaction is always guaranteed. We provide reliable prevention from future intrusions. Resolving a nuisance wildlife issue calls for more than trapping and removing the critter. Our exclusion services offer immediate and long-term wildlife solutions.
Hilton Head Nuisance Wildlife FAQ
Can you please describe the most common wildlife issues that homeowners in Beaufort, Hampton and Jasper Counties face?
Roof Rats, Armadillos
, Moles, Raccoons, Squirrels and Bats.
How do the seasons affect nuisance wildlife activity in the Lowcountry?
You will most likely experience a human-wildlife conflict in the months of March, April, May and June. Animals tend to avoid attics in the hot summer months of July, August and September. October, November, December, January and February are slow, but steady.
What are some common signs of nuisance wildlife activity?
- Roof rats - entry holes, gnawing, rub marks and droppings
- Squirrels - entry points, chewed nuts and droppings
- Armadillos - rooting in lawn areas
- Moles - raised turf or mole runs
- Raccoons - entry holes, droppings and rub marks
Any prevention tips for residents in Hilton Head, Bluffton, Beaufort or surrounding area?
Have Critter Control do a whole house audit and inspection
and then implement or preferably have implemented suggested repairs completed and pest management strategies.
When should homeowners call Critter Control?
When they observe wildlife entering the structure or causing damage. Also when they are hearing noises from the attic and crawlspace when wildlife is seen by the customer or neighbors.
This franchise is independently licensed and operated by B&C Savannah Wildlife Enterprises, Inc., dba Critter Control of Hilton Head.