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Feral Hogs/Pigs
Feral hogs and pigs can be dangerous and destructive.
They not only harm your property, but they pose a severe
threat to pets and livestock.

Palmetto Wildlife Extractors has both the experience AND
expertise needed to deal with feral pigs and hogs.

Plus, we're one of the only extraction companies around
that has invested heavily in the proper equipment so that
the job can go quickly, safely AND cost-effectively.

Find out more by clicking the green button below.
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Bats
Bat removal starts with identifying areas bats are using
or could use. Bats will gain entry into a structure in many
ways. Usually it is due to construction defects, defects
caused by weather, or just poor maintenance.

These locations are typically high areas such as soffit to
roof intersects, ridge ventilation caps, gable end vents,
drip edges, home additions, around chimneys, these are
typical bat pest control problems. Ridge vents are a great
example why these areas are looked at in bat removal.

During an inspection of a bat job we check the ridge vents
for lifting up, rodent damage, and end caps missing.
There is no easy long term solution in bat removal for a
ridge vent fix except to exclude the ridge vent. Palmetto
Wildlife uses an effective removal solution for bat removal
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Alligators
In the Carolinas who doesn't live somewhat near to a body
of water? And if that is the case, you might expect a visit
from an alligator one day!

And WHATEVER YOU DO, don't approach it and keep
your pets away as well.

While you are busy staying away, don't forget to stay calm
and call one of the only highly trained and equipped
companies in your area that is CERTIFIED to handle
alligators.

Palmetto Wildlife Extractors will expertly remove any
gator that is giving you anxiety. Click the button for more:
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Coyotes
Palmetto Wildlife Extractors always recommends practical
solutions to prevent predators from gaining access to
domestic animals, but in some cases, it is best to remove
the problem predator, or predators from the area in
question.

In South Carolina, coyotes and foxes are the usual threats,
although bears, raccoons and skunks can be problematic,
as well. Palmetto Wildlife Extractors possesses the
knowledge, skills, abilities and special tools to remove and
control problem predators from urban and rural areas.
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Raccoons
Raccoons are quite common in South Carolina, and it is
not unnatural to spot one in your yard or around your home.
However, there are less sightings during the day, as
raccoons are active at night. These cute furry animals can
be a true nuisance to some.

Feeding habits

Raccoons can feed on almost anything, but they are more
fond of creatures that are mostly found in water like
crayfish, clams, fish, snails and frogs. They also like to eat
insects, birds, birds’ eggs, seeds, nuts, vegetables and
fruits. They are great climbers and can easily get inside
your house. When present in an urban area,
they can often ...
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Snakes
Do you have spaces around your house that you love
spending time in? How would you feel if suddenly
something long and thin slithered beneath your feet while
you were sitting with your family in your garden?

You would most likely be completely bewildered. Most
snakes love to stay in gardens, where they can easily
catch some prey. Usually snakes are most active from the
beginning of April until mid-fall. However, you may see
them any time.
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Beavers
For those who believe that managing a beaver problem
is only possible by killing them, we say it is not so.
The beaver population is on the rebound in South Carolina.
Palmetto Wildlife Extractors believe in trapping and
relocating beavers as an effective method to get rid of them.

How Do You Identify Damages Caused By Beavers?

Dam building

Fallen trees

Burrowed den in the bank of a water body

Thousands of acres of cropland and pine plantation
flooded by beaver dams
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Rats
The fact about rats is that they are everywhere and not
easy to control unless you are a professional.
Specifications for rats can vary the length of an average
rat is from 6-18 inches that’s including their tail. Roof rats
tend to be charcoal grey in color as compare to your
sewer rat which is a brownish tan.

Their diet consists of eating almost everything, its not
much of a diet. They consume ½ to 2oz of liquid a day.
These are nocturnal creatures they eat and drink under
the cover of darkness. They are loud and gnaw at
anything they can,

rats have been known to cause electrical fires in homes
by exposing electrical wires in attics. Rats are the cause
of much damage and carriers of parasites and disease.
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Squirrels
Most complaints about squirrels are from homeowners
with squirrels in their houses which include the attic,
chimney and fireplace. Squirrels will readily take up
residence in a building attic if access to sheltered areas
such as eaves and attic crawl spaces is available.

Gnawing, scratching, and pattering sounds, in early
morning or daylight hours, usually signal their presence.
Balls of torn insulation, cardboard, and dried leaves
and twigs may pinpoint nests in an attic, but nests
and young may be totally concealed within the attic
eaves or wall spaces.
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Skunks
Because skunks can carry rabies, they should always be
handled by a trained professional. Animals that appear
sick or that are acting abnormally should be avoided.

The following symptoms may indicate the presence
of rabies or other neurological diseases in mammals:


unprovoked aggression, impaired movement, paralysis
or lack of coordination, unusually friendly behavior and
disorientation.Skunks are primarily nocturnal, although
they are occasionally active during the day.

5 Signs It Is Time to Call for Raccoon Removal Services

5 Signs It Is Time to Call for Raccoon Removal Services

You may be in need of raccoon removal services from an animal extraction company, and not even realize it! While considered to be absolutely adorable by most, these black-masked creatures are truly considered to be true bandits in nature.

Raccoons: Adaptive, Intriguing, AND Destructive

Hailed as one of the most adaptive creatures in the world, these semi-social animals have been transitioning from areas of the wild into urban regions consistently for the past several decades.

While the raccoon may be appealing to the eye and their characteristics may intrigue us, they are considered to be pests due to the immense amount of damage that they are capable of causing.

Unfortunately, you may not even realize that you have a raccoon until the damage has been done. In this brief guide, you will learn 5 signs that it is high time to call for raccoon removal services from a trusted animal extraction company.

Sign #1: The Presence of Tracks

The very first and most common sign of a raccoon issue is the presence of tracks. The tracks of these creatures are considered to be relatively easy to identify. On the most part, they are quite similar to the footprints of people; however, these tracks will typically measure approximately four inches or less.

In order to uncover raccoon tracks, areas where there is a presence of soft soil, around fence lines, near buildings, around trees, and near where garbage containers are kept should be inspected. If you discover footprints that resemble very small human footprints in these regions in and around your home, do not delay; it is time for the services of an animal extraction company.

Sign #2: Visible Traces of Scat

If you observe visible traces of scat, or feces, you may need raccoon removal services. In many instances, the presence of scat may be the only sign of an infestation. Unlike the tracks left behind by raccoons, the feces left behind may not be as distinguishable.

The scat from these animals resemble that from other animals. The secret is to look in certain locations for the scat. Raccoons typically leave their droppings near the bottom areas of trees, near piles of wood, and locations that are similar in nature. If visible traces of scat are in these locations, the services from an animal extraction company may be required.

Sign #3: Scratches on the Surfaces around the Home

Most raccoons engage in the process of scratching on the surfaces of tress; particularly towards the bottom, at the base. Additionally, they scratch on sheds, porches, and other structures on the property.

To identify these marks, you will want to look for marks that are worn, various types of oils that could have been emitted from the animal’s body, as well as any distinguishable hairs. If you observe any of these signs, raccoons may be an issue near your home.

Sign #4: Unusual Sounds

According to studies, raccoons have the unique capability of producing in excess of fifty unique sounds. These include growls, high-pitched squeals, purrs, chittering noises, snorts, and snarls. If you find yourself hearing unusual sounds that cannot be pinpointed to a domestic pet or another wild animal that is native to your area, chances are, you are hearing raccoons.

Sign #5: Garbage Invasions

If you find that your garbage is consistently being invaded, it is nearly 100% likely that you have a raccoon. These creatures have a natural knack for finding their way into trash bins. They are attracted to the smells that emerge from the containers and will use whatever means necessary to reach the items within the trash that are emitting the smells.

On the most part, this characteristic is driven by their need to forage for food and eat. Even when their natural food sources are plentiful, raccoons will opt for garbage. If you find yourself struggling to keep your trash contained, there is probably a black-eyed bandit behind the invasion. This is a sure sign that it is time for raccoon removal services.

Preventing Issues

If you find that you have raccoons, it is important to understand that many issues may arise from the invasion. In most instances, the animal is simply searching for food. In other cases, it may be looking for an ideal den location. You should optimize the habitat around your home in order to prevent complications from occurring until the animal extraction company is able to arrive and successfully remove the raccoon. The following outlines a few basic steps that you may take: 

1.       If you see a raccoon, do not go near it and, above all, do not feed it.

2.       All garbage containers in and around the home should be secured with a device that will eliminate raccoons from breaking and entering. Examples of ideal devices include ropes, chains, clamps, and similar devices.

3.       Feed pets indoors and keep all pets inside of the home at night.

4.       If you have a pet door, lock it at night.

5.       Secure all compost containers where food is placed.

Raccoon removal services are an absolute must if you find that your property and/or home is being invaded by a raccoon – even if it is just one.

If you are ready to eliminate the threat that these creatures pose to you, your loved ones, your pets, and your property, simply call us here at Palmetto Wildlife Extractors today for assistance: 855-465-1088

 

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  • Alligators can pose a SEVERE threat to children and pets. If you see one, NEVER approach it. Instead... relax and confidently call one of the only CERTIFIED gator handlers around.
  • Bat removal starts with identifying areas bats are using or could use. Bats will gain entry into a structure in many ways. Usually it is due to construction defects, defects caused ...
  • For those who believe that managing a beaver problem is only possible by killing them, we say it is not so. The beaver population is on the rebound in South Carolina.
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  • In South Carolina, coyotes and foxes are the usual threats, although bears, raccoons and skunks can be problematic as well.
  • Most complaints about squirrels are from homeowners with squirrels in their houses which include the attic, chimney and fireplace.
  • If you own a commercial building plagued by a bird problem, you know just what a pest they can be. The primary problem is that they leave their droppings everywhere.
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