How We Solve Charleston Wildlife Problems
It starts with your phone call. We answer our phones 24/7, and we will carefully listen to your wildlife problem. Every case is different, so we will ask appropriate questions to help
us understand the situation better. Questions like, "do you hear the noises at night or during the daytime?" or "what type of roof do you have?" After we have a general idea of your
situation, we can provide a ballpark price range, and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment to inspect your property.
INSPECTION: Once on site, we will perform a full inspection of your home and property. This allows us to use the correct strategy and
traps. If the animals are in an attic, a full building inspection is crucial, including the following:
- All ground-level areas, such as piper or A/C line entry & exit areas, A/C chase bottoms, ground-level vents, etc.
- All mid-level areas, such as dryer vents, siding gaps, first floor eaves or dormers, etc.
- We inspect the entire roof, including all plumbing stacks, ridge caps, vents, and other potential gaps or holes.
- We also inspect inside your attic, to identify animals and damage they have caused.
- If the animals are outside, we notice many subtle clues that will assist us in a successful strategy.
TRAPPING, EXCLUSION, REMOVAL: Once we understand what animal species we are dealing with, and the problem, we use the most effective means of removing the animals. We use dozens of different types of traps.
- Trapping - If trapping the animal(s) in live cage traps, trap type, set, and location are crucial to success.
- Exclusion - Oftentimes, we are able to simply set one-way doors or other exclusion devices that allow the animals inside a building to safely exit, but never get back inside.
- Removal By Hand - Sometimes we actually remove animals by hand, or with special tools like snare poles.
- The Law - In all cases, we obey state and local laws regarding wildlife, but aim to take the most humane approach.
ENTRY HOLE REPAIRS: Repairs are a crucial step in the wildlife removal process. In many cases, such as bat or rodent control, the job cannot be performed without detailed repairs, and in
all cases, sealing the entry holes shut ensures that no future wildlife will ever enter your home.
- 100% of the entry holes must be found, and sealed shut, or the job is not complete.
- Our repairs are professional contractor grade, look good, and when applicable we use steel, which rodents such as rats or squirrels are unable to chew through.
- We give a written guarantee on our repairs against any future animal entry.
ATTIC DECONTAMINATION SERVICES: It may be desirable to clean your attic after we've removed the animals. They can leave behind large amounts of droppings,
urine, hair, oils, food, nesting material, and so on. These remnants can attract insects like cockroaches, and the scent left behind can encourage new animals to chew their way into your
house. You might experience odor problems from the waste. It's possible that mold will grow on waste areas.
- We remove or vacuum all droppings, or remove all the soiled insulation.
- We fog the attic with a special enzyme-based cleaner that destroys any organic matter and deodorizes the space.
- We repair damage, such as ductwork, electrical wires, pipes, insulation, and more.
The above are just a brief explanation of some of our methods. I haven't even addressed the hundreds of other potential cases that we deal with, from bat exclusions, to poison-free rodent control, to dead animal removal, bird roosting
prevention, mole trapping in a yard, ground-based exclusion barriers around a shed, etc. etc. Just give us a call any time, and we can describe in detail how we will resolve your specific wildlife problem.
Wildlife critters tend get lost while roaming in search for food and end up in places like our
sheds and our houses. The trouble they get themselves into doesn't even begin to compare to the
damage that the wildlife here in Charleston, South Carolina, can leave behind. Sometimes, the damage can
as simple as a few minor repairs to keep rodents and birds out. How ever, other times we are not as lucky
and we have to deal with damages such as wildlife droppings, which contains serious amounts of bacteria that
can cause humans to become ill. Fear not! We specialize in trapping and removing wildlife and we also take care
of the damages and repairs that need to be done to your property to keep your family and pets safe, as well as
keep these wildlife critters out for good. You can call us 24/7 with your wildlife needs. We service Charleston,
South Carolina, as well as the following cities: Cross, Gumville, Huger, Pineville, Wadmalaw Island,
Bonneau, Harleyville, Jamestown, Lincolnville, McClellanville, Reevesville, Rockville, Awendaw,
Folly Beach, Hollywood, Isle of Palms, James Island, Kiawah Island, Meggett, Ravenel,
Ridgeville, Seabrook Island, St. George, St. Stephen, Sullivan's Island, Hanahan, Ladson,
Moncks Corner, Goose Creek
, Mount Pleasant
, and North Charleston
. We also service the following
counties: Berkeley, Dorchester, Abbeville, Aiken, Allendale, Anderson, Bamberg, Beaufort, Florence,
Marlboro, Williamsburg, Jasper, and more!
Other Charleston animal pest control topics:
Keep Bats Out of Your Barn
Dangers of Rat Feces
How to Repell Groundhogs
What Kind of Damage do Skunks Cause
To learn more about our services, visit the Charleston wildlife control
This month's wildlife how-to article: BIOLOGY OF NORWAY RAT
BIOLOGY OF NORWAY RAT
Norway rats are commonly found in the United States; they are also called brown rats and are considered the most
common pests among the rat species. Norway rats have adapted well to living in places where people live; they love
to dwell around people and most of them are often called domestic rodents. They tend to hide in the sewer pipes or
in the attic. Studies reveal that most of this specie will live for months or years in places where people do not see
them. In this article we are going to look at biological characteristics of Norway rats, as revealed by research professionals around the world.
The brown Rat is a mammalian in the order of Rodentia, and belongs to the Animalia kingdom;
its phylum class which is Chordata has subphylum classification name as vertebrate which is found in the family of Muradae.
The biological name of Norway rat is Rattus species and is considered as one of the most troubling pest’s rats in the world.
The reproductive pattern of Norway rat is interesting to talk about, as it goes along with suitability
of conditions throughout the year. They tend to breed as much as they can as long as long the environment is
favorable. The female species can produce up to 6 liters in a year after a gestation period of 21 days. Further studies
reveal that the brown rat specie can be matured for sexual relationship the moment they reach 5 weeks and above.
The expected lifespan of brown rats can reach up to 3 years, and 5 years for those in captivity.
Despite the longer lifespan; an estimated yearly mortality rate is around 95% of which household control,
predators, and interspecies battle have been identified as the major causes of the high mortality rate.
Sense of organ functionality
The Norway rat has no good sense of sight like the other species do, although it is better than the black rat’s at some point.
But other than this, its sense of touch, senses of smell, and sense of hearing are perfectly working well. In terms of communication,
there’s a way these rats communicate with each other, they can make some ultrasonic vocalization to convey message to one another.
The young ones tend to use some kind of sounds that depict a sound of cry.
In conclusion, brown rats differ from other rats species, they are good at destroying crops, plastics, farm produce,
and so many things you can think of; with this, allowing them to remain at home will be a big challenge because your mind will
not be at rest as safety of your properties cannot be guaranteed.