Wildlife Removal Services
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. We first 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.
Wildlife Removal in Hilton Head, SC
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.
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.
Inspection: We investigate attics and outbuildings where bats typically live. We can identify bat feces and urine stains and locate food and water sources that attract bats. Our inspection helps us determine the best form of removal and specific repairs needed.
Removal: It is legal to remove bats from your property and there are no permits required in South Carolina. We use specially made gloves for handling bats and a custom-made cone that allows the bats to leave your residence safely but they are unable to return.
Repairs: Bat repairs typically include cleaning and sanitizing the entire attic. We also implement methods that reduce the number of insects and bugs around your home since that is what bats eat. Also, we help you implement tips like turning off lights at night that may attract bats.
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.
Inspection: Inspections are necessary because you learn the entry and exit points used by the raccoon. Our experts can also identify feces, urine stains, nests, and the damage caused by the wild animal and pinpoints the actions necessary to remove the raccoon and repair damages.
Removal: Racoon removal requires a depredation permit, which we can obtain for you at no cost. We follow the guidelines set forth by the State and consult with the Department of Natural Resources for guidance when needed.
Repairs: We clean and sanitize the area. We install anything that is missing, like insulation discarded by the animal. We use pest control insulation for greater control. We close entry and exit points. We also teach you how to store pet food and garbage that is often attractive to raccoons.
Rodent 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.
Inspection: We will complete a thorough investigation for those tiny entry points, nests, and food sources.
Removal: Killing mice and rats may not always be the best solution. Our inspection will tell us if we can humanely remove the rodents, and if so, we will release them into the wild, far from your home.
Repairs: We make it a priority first to clean all areas affected by rodents. Then, fix all the damage to wires, wood, insulation, etc. Finally, we make it impossible for rodents to enter your home in the future by sealing off all entry points, including those tiny holes we hardly notice.
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 problem. We start with an inspection.
Inspection: We investigate your entire home, yard, trees, wires, and other structures on your property for squirrel existence and damage. Once we know which squirrels are causing problems, we can create a proper removal plan.
Removal: There are many methods to get rid of squirrels. A few examples include trapping, repellants, frightening devices, relocation, and translocation. We follow all South Carolina guidelines. For example, gray and fox squirrels require permits for trapping. Translocating is not recommended due to the stress it puts on the rodent. Before we remove any animal, we check the state laws and follow them exactly.
Repairs: Repairing damages from squirrels can include fixing wires, wood or anything that has been gnawed, cleaning nests from chimneys, and ensuring there are no fire hazards. We help install exclusion methods like fencing around crops or gardens. We can use repellant methods to deter squirrels from your yard, like taking down the bird feeders filled with foods squirrels love.
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.
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.
Serving the following locations:
By County: Beufort, Hampton and Jasper Counties
- Academy Estates
St. Helena Island
For Wildlife Control Near You, Call: (843) 298-1324
This franchise is independently licensed and operated by B&C Savannah Wildlife Enterprises, Inc., dba Critter Control of Hilton Head.