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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.

Top 3 Venomous Snakes Found In South Carolina

Top 3 Venomous Snakes Found In South Carolina

While a poisonous bite from a snake in the United States rarely results in death, many snake bites may prove to be potentially lethal. At the very least, these bites could result in the onset of potentially life-threatening infections, may result in detriment to the central nervous system, and may cause problems with many normal functions of the body.

The State of South Carolina has approximately 38 different species of snakes. Of these, a total of five are considered to be venomous. These include the cottonmouth snake, the copperhead snake, the coral snake, the Eastern diamondback rattlesnake, the pigmy rattlesnake, and the timber rattlesnake. In this guide, you will learn about the top three venomous snakes.

The Cottonmouth Snake

The cottonmouth snake is often called a “water moccasin”. In all of North America, this is the only water snake that is venomous. The head is blocky and triangular shaped. The body is very thick. The name “cottonmouth” stems from the white color within the mouth of the reptile.

These snakes are found around bodies of water – such as swamps and streams – as well as wetland regions throughout the state. The reptile’s diet consists of other reptiles, insects, rodents, and amphibians. While considered to be aggressive, these snakes rarely bite people. If a person does receive a bite, the venom will break down the blood cells and the following may occur:

  • Temporary or permanent damage to the tissues
  • Temporary or permanent damage to the muscles
  • Internal bleeding
  • Extreme pain
  • Loss of Extremity

The Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake

The Eastern diamondback rattlesnake is considered to be the absolute largest of all venomous snakes within North America. These reptiles may grow as large as eight feet and may weigh as much as ten pounds. These reptiles are typically found in pine flatwoods, coastal habitats, woodlands that are sandy, and areas that are dry.

The diamond pattern on the snake is bordered in yellow and has a black center. Their diet consists of birds, rats, mice, and squirrels. While aggressive and potentially deadly, these reptiles will usually only attack humans as a defensive measure. When striking, they may do so up to a third of their overall length. The bites rarely result in death due to high levels of available anti-venin; however, the venom may result in the following:

  • Puncture marks on the skin
  • Numbness
  • Weakness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Sweating
  • Increased Salivation
  • Blurred Vision
  • Problems Breathing
  • Pain
  • Discoloration of the Skin Where Bite Occurred

The Copperhead Snake

The copperhead snake is considered to be the most venomous snake throughout the State of South Carolina. These reptiles may live in or near outcrops that are rocky, the edges of swamps and other bodies of water, and forests. The diet of these types of snakes typically consists of frogs, rodents, and insects. The head of the creature is red or orange.

The reptile may grow as long as three feet. These are one of the most commonly seen snakes. Additionally, they are most likely to strike humans. In fact, studies have concluded that these snakes bite more people than any other type of snake. They do not typically give any warning sign that they are about to strike. Those with compromised immune systems will have the most severe reaction to the bite of a copperhead snake. The following commonly occurs when venom enters into a person:

  • Puncture Wounds
  • Inflammation and Redness Near Bite
  • Pain
  • Numbness in Face and/or Limbs
  • Problems Breathing
  • Nausea and Possible Vomiting
  • Vision Problems

Do you have a snake issue? Have you observed these snakes in or around your property? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, we here at Palmetto Wildlife Extractors can with our snake removal services! We will safely remove the threats.

Why risk the complications that may occur from a venomous snake bite when you can eliminate the issue right away? For more information, contact us today at: 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.
  • The fact about rats is that they are everywhere and not easy to control unless you are a professional.
  • 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.
  • Possums are known for stealing food, harassing pets, overturning garbage, etc. And not only do they smell bad, but their droppings can carry dangerous parasites.
  • 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...
  • 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.
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