If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Anderson home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in South Carolina wildlife removal only. This is a specialty business, and regular
pest control companies do not use the proper techniques to solve animal problems. I have spent many years reviewing Anderson, and I recommend the following:
Terminix Service, Inc.
Cell Phone: 864-642-0295
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Anderson County Animal Services: 864-260-4151
Terminix Service, Inc. specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats
or mice in homes. South Carolina also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Terminix Service, Inc. is specially trained in bat removal. They also perform general wildlife trapping services, such as the capture and removal of skunks or opossums on the
property. Call 864-642-0295
to discuss your critter problem and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment.
When hiring a company to solve your wild animal problem, you want these features:
- Specializes in wildlife removal, not pest control
- Fully South Carolina and Anderson County licensed and insured
- Works 7 days per week (critters don't take weekends off)
- Performs full building inspections: enters and inspects attic
- Performs exclusion repairs, with guarantee against animal re-entry
- Offers cleanup of biohazardous wildlife waste
Terminix Service, Inc. is a full-service Anderson wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Anderson pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Terminix Service, Inc. performs a full inspection of the home or property, and determines why the animal(s) are there, and if inside a building, how the animals got inside. All
animals (including rodents) are trapped and removed, or if possible, removed from the building using special exclusion devices. Once the animals are gone, preventative repairs are essential, and
cleanup is sometimes recommended.
Anderson wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in South Carolina to trap without a license. Trap type is very important and there are many different types, bait is somewhat relevant, trap placement
is vital, and there are dozens of small things that are very important to know.
Safety is a concern. Then once the animal is trapped, it must be removed and dealt with in the proper manner according to South Carolina law. We offer Anderson raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Terminix Service, Inc.. Many types of animals like to live in attics. This includes squirrels, raccoons, rats, mice, bats, birds, and even possums. Critters like to go into attics for a safe place to live
and raise their young. Removing animals from attics is very complex work, partly because of the presence of baby animals. If you need Anderson squirrel removal, we can remove all the squirrels from your attic, and seal out any future ones. Read more about how to get rid of squirrels.
Rodent control must be done in a very specific way. First off, the most important thing is that all the openings that rats and mice can use to enter a house be sealed. Then all the rodents must be physically trapped and removed.
Never, ever use poison! Most Anderson exterminators will just use this lazy poison technique to kill rodents, and it causes more harm than good - dead stinky rats, and it doesn't solve the problem. Call us for correct Anderson rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. South Carolina is known to have colonizing bats who often live in buildings. Bats love attics. If not removed, the colony can grow to a very large size over the years. The bat droppings are often corrosive and
cause health risks. The same goes for bird droppings on or in buildings. We perform Anderson pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Anderson bat removal. We remove 100% of the bat colony and seal the building so that it's totally bat-proof. Read more about how to get rid of bats.
If you have animals inside a house, no job is complete without proper exclusion repairs. If you simply hire a Anderson trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Anderson wildlife control company that identifies 100% of the animal entry points
into your building, and seals them shut with professional repairs. In addition, in many cases animals have left waste or contamination behind, and you'll want a company that can provide professional cleaning services. Terminix Service, Inc. does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Terminix Service, Inc.. We also trap and remove animals that destroy lawns, such as moles, or digging animals. Sometimes animals like opossums will live under buildings, steal pet food, raid garbage cans, etc.
Read about how to get rid of opossums
. Skunks commonly live under sheds or decks, and set up a den. We can trap and remove them without them spraying. Read about how to get rid of skunks
. Terminix Service, Inc.
also provides dead animal removal in Anderson. If you need help with any other wildlife conflict, from a fox, beaver, groundhog, or any other critter, we can solve it. We also do Anderson snake removal - most of the snakes in South Carolina are not venomous, but
call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes
in Anderson. And remember, we are a private business, not Anderson County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 864-260-4151.
Anderson County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Terminix Service, Inc.
Cell Phone: 864-642-0295
Anderson Wildlife Tip #1:
What do raccoons live in - The raccoon is found in many regions of North America, and where you find them will depend on where they like to live. Most types of raccoons live in hollowed trees. They like to be off the ground, elevated away from predators. The fear reaction of a raccoon is to climb, and they do not fare well in areas without vertical surfaces. If a suitable tree is not available, the raccoon will sometimes live in an abandoned burrow left behind by a groundhog or fox. If pressed, they will live in thick undergrowth at the root base of a tree. Urban raccoons, those that have adapted to living life garbage can to garbage can, will make their homes inside of your home. There is nothing better than a dry, warm attic to a wayward critter. For this reason, it is very important to keep a watchful eye on the upper aspects of your home. It only takes one weak point for a raccoon to tear into the interior. Once the animal is inside, you will have to hire a professional to trap and remove it.
Anderson Wildlife Tip #2:
Wild animal Smell Under Your House - One of the frustrating things that many people who have trapped an wild animal and removed it from the property will find is that people will often find an unpleasant smell from the cavity under the house. The most common reason for this will happen when people are trapping wild animals in the spring, which is when wild animals actually give birth to their young and their activities are often most noticeable to people. Many people will capture the mother without actually ensuring that there are no young wild animals, and when these creatures die then their carcasses will often begin to decompose and cause a significant smell. This is why it is always recommended to refer to a professional when you have an wild animal problem, as they will be able to check in the likely places to make sure there are no young animals to worry about. However, if you are finding the smell and the wild animal has been removed for some time, then it may be necessary to go under the house and to remove the carcasses of these young wild animals. Once these have been removed professionals will often have products which will decontaminate the area and help to get rid of the smell permanently.
South Carolina Wildlife Information:
South Carolina State bird: Carolina wren, wild turkey
State mammal: White-tailed deer
State reptile: Loggerhead sea turtle
State amphibian: Spotted salamander
State fish: Striped bass
State insect: Carolina mantis
South Carolina is a coastal state, but its sandy shores extend much further inland than you might expect. Millions of years ago, the ocean coast was much different from what it is now, and the center of the state still shows evidence of ancient sand dunes from that time period. Despite the sandy soil, much of South Carolina has reverted back to forest, though the state is relatively flat except for a small patch of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the upper corner. South Carolina gets the best of both worlds-terrestrial and marine animals all in one state.
The marine animals seen by beach-goers are nothing short of amazing. South Carolina sees a number of different whale species. There are also dolphin pods, and porpoises that leap through the waves. Unfortunately, like any state along the coast, seagulls take full advantage of people on the sand, going so far as to steal food right out of people's hands. Not only do the gulls harass tourists, they create problems for local businesses and homeowners. The droppings from the birds are very corrosive.
Inland, the seagulls aren't so powerful. The animal ruling the territories in South Carolina is the alligator. Though not as densely populated as in some states, alligators are in much of the southern part of South Carolina, where the temperatures are more consistent. More widely distributed through the state are coyotes and black bears. There are also red wolves, grey wolves, and mountain lions in South Carolina.
White-tailed deer and wild hogs tend to be the most common grazers in this state. Many years ago, there were both herds of bison and of elk, but deforestation and hunting have made both species extinct to South Carolina. Any bison herds present are privately owned.
Nuisance animals live in South Carolina, just as they live in most other states. This region is ideal for pest critters like raccoons, skunks, opossums, rats, mice, and bats. Due to warmer temperature, bats can be particularly problematic because they do not need to migrate away from their roost if it is inside of a home.
South Carolina also has a number of snakes due to the warm, humid weather. Of the four venomous snakes in the United States, South Carolina has them all. There are cottonmouths, copperheads, coral snakes, and several species of rattlesnakes.
You can always call Terminix Service, Inc., any time of day, at 864-642-0295, for a price quote for Anderson wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Anderson, SC.