If you have a problem with wildlife in your Florence 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 South Carolina and Florence, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Florence Richland County Animal Services: 803-783-1267
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 803-832-2495 to discuss your critter problem and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment. Click here to learn more about what prices we charge in 2020.
When hiring a company to solve your wild animal problem, you want these features:
Terminix Service, Inc. is a full-service Florence wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Florence 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.
Florence 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 Florence 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 Florence 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 Florence 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 Florence 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 Florence pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Florence 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 Florence trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Florence 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 Florence. 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 Florence 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 Florence. And remember, we are a private business, not Florence Richland County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 803-783-1267. Florence Richland County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Every wildlife removal situation is different, from the species of animals involved, the location of the animal inside a house or outside, the extent of repairs or cleanup, etc. It's impossible to give one-size-fits-all prices. Examples MIGHT include:
Small Job: For example, a one-stop job to remove an animal in the yard: $100 on up
Medium Job: For example, getting critters out of your house with minor repairs: $300 on up
Large Job: For example, a project involving many service trips and complex work: $500 on up
Give us a phone call now and tell us about your wildlife issue and we will be able to give you a price estimate over the phone. If you're cool with it, we can schedule a same-day or next-day appointment if you like. Our prices are fair, and a good value because we do the job right, the first time.
Florence Wildlife Tip #1:
What would be the best place to release an opossum? - Have you successfully managed to trap that problematic opossum that has been driving you mad? If the answer was yes, then you may be in a situation where you are not entirely sure what to do with the creature next. This is the hardest part for so many people that manage to trap the animal that has been driving them bonkers - where exactly are you meant to release the animal? The thing that you need to remember is that the rules and regulations about trapping and releasing various wild animals will differ from state to state, and city to city, so ultimately, you are going to need to do your research on the topic before you make any final decisions on what you should be doing with your opossum. You are not going to want to get into any trouble with the local authorities just because you are trying to release a problematic opossum, so it makes sense to be in the know beforehand. Of course, as well as the legal reasons for wanting to do your research, you are going to want to make sure that the opossum you are releasing is actually going to survive. After all, what would be the point in going to all the effort and hard work of humanely trapping the animal, only to kill it when you release it back into the wild. The problem with releasing opossums, is that if you don't do it far enough away from your home, or at least into a nest box, you run the risk of the animal moving right back into your house again. At the same time, however, if you move it too far away, it is likely to die. This is the problem you will face should you choose to remove the animal yourself, rather than using a wildlife control professional which is always highly advised.
Florence Wildlife Tip #2:
Will a skunk in a trap always spray - If you set up the trap as professional recommend, the likelihood of a skunk spraying is lessened. Because a cage trap suddenly snaps shut, there is always a chance a young, scared skunk will let its glands loose. Older skunks have better control, but if the animal is too scared or stressed, it might spray. The best way to avoid this scenario is to cover your cage trap with a tarp or a heavy blanket. If the animal doesn't accidentally spray when the trap snaps shut, the blanket will keep it calm because it eliminates visual stimuli. A skunk won't spray unless a target is clearly seen. There are also special traps you can purchase online made just for trapping skunks. These have solid sides and work in the same manner as a trap covered with a tarp. If you're lethally trapping skunks, there is a good chance they will spray after death. Just like a human body loses control of bladder and bowels in death, the muscles in the skunk will relax, making a release of the odorous spray more likely.
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 803-832-2495, for a price quote for Florence wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Florence, SC.