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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.

Simple Strategies for Avoiding Problems with Coyotes

Avoiding Coyote ProblemsThroughout history, encountering a coyote in areas deemed as “urban” or “suburban” was a rare occurrence; however, as populations increase and construction efforts continue to expand into the natural habitats of these creatures, encounters are becoming more commonplace.

Today, it is common to catch a fleeting glimpse of a coyote as they move from their territory in an effect to locate shelter, food, water, or attempt to reproduce. While mostly a nocturnal creature that is relatively shy around humans and other types of animals – apart from those that they consume – it is not at all unusual to find that the area around your property or even your property is prone to a visit – especially if you live in North and South Carolina.

In this guide, you will be introduced to a few strategies that will help you avoid experiencing problems if you find yourself in the presence of a coyote.

Habituation to Humans

If you encounter a coyote that does not seem to be frightened of you and fails to run off in your presence, it is quite likely that the creature now has a habituation to humans. In most instances, this is a direct result of being fed by people. This could have been direct or indirect.

For example, a person may have given food to the coyote, left food outdoors, or failed to secure garbage left outdoors. As a result, the fed coyote will become dependent upon the feedings and will seek out areas where people frequent, in order to find food.

If faced with a coyote that appears to have a habituation to humans, follow the steps outlined below:

  1. First, you should never feed the creature.
  2. If you have pets that are fed outdoors, you should always bring in the remaining food when they are finished. The same goes for the water bowl. Leaving access to food and water outside will likely attract coyotes.
  3. If you have an outside area where you place your garbage, you should always ensure that it is secured and all containers have a tight-fitting lid.
  4. You should avoid leaving out bird feeders for long periods of time. The reason being, coyotes are attracted to the animals that may use the bird feeders for nourishment – examples include rodents – such as squirrels – and lizards, birds, and other types of animals.
  5. If you have pets, you should keep them indoors and not allow them to run loose on their own. If they have to go outside, you should remain with them at all times.

Face-to-Face Encounter

If coyotes are in or near where you live, it is quite likely that you will – eventually – experience a face-to-face encounter. If this happens during the daytime hours, it likely means that the creature is habituated to humans.

While most will simply want access to food, others may view you as food, or prey. If possible, you should try to change your route. Otherwise, take the following steps:

  1. Firstly, you should never run away as this could instigate an attack.
  2. Next, you should make a lot of noise. You may shout or throw something towards the animal.
  3. If you are walking outdoors, take something with you that will allow you to make a lot of noise to scare coyotes away.

Aggression

If you live near coyotes, you may encounter one that is aggressive. Typical signs of aggression include growling, barking, snarling, and attempting to attack. While this may be seasonal behavior due to puppy season among the species, it could indicate other issues such as the presence of rabies.

You should contact the local authorities as quickly as possible. You may also contact an animal trapper. Palmetto Wildlife offers coyote removal services in North and South Carolina.

To learn more about getting rid of a coyote or how to avoid conflicts with the creatures, contact Palmetto today at: http://palmettowildlifeextractors.com/contactus/

 

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  • Feral hogs/pigs wreak havoc on wildlife, pastures, lawns, pets, and livestock. Left to themselves, they NEVER go away, but keep reproducing. You need our expertise before things get worse.
  • 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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