Summertime in South Carolina

RatsSummer has begun in South Carolina, and for most of us this means rejoining our yards and exploring the outside world once again. The weather in South Carolina is perfect right now for being outside, but there are many wild animals and pests native to our area that can ruin your good time.

If you do happen to come across one of these wild animals during your outdoor adventures, the thing to remember is to never panic in the presence of these creatures. They will know it, and your panic can lead you to do something erratic that may put them on the defensive and cause them to attack you when they would have normally left you alone.

Types of wildlife common to South Carolina

  • Raccoons. These animals can be found in your neighborhoods scavenging for food. They will eat just about anything from pet food to trash, so you need to keep your yard as clean as can be to keep these nasty pests out. You should also be concerned with rabies, especially when it comes to spotting raccoons behaving strangely. If you do find a raccoon on your property, do not hesitate to call your local wildlife extractors.
  • Snakes can be beneficial at keeping the rodent population in check; however, many people are concerned with trying to distinguish venomous from nonvenomous types of snakes. It can be hard to determine what type of snake may be trespassing on your property, so the best course of action would be to call in the professionals and have them identify exactly what type of snake you may have and if it needs to be removed.
  • Rats. These ugly little rodents can be seen running through your yard or, even worse, running through your house. They are seeking food and shelter and will go wherever they can find them. They are known to be the carriers of many diseases that can be easily passes on to people. If you find a rat or evidence of a rat, you need to call your local wildlife removal company immediately.
  • Bats can be beneficial to the environment, and many people love to build bat houses to allow them to stay on their property to keep the insect       population down. However, there are a lot of people who are afraid of bats and for a good reason. They can carry rabies and many other diseases that can be passed on to people. If you believe you have a bat infestation problem on your property, do not try to handle it             yourself. You need to call in the professionals who can easily seal off any entryways and safely remove the bats from your property.
  • Coyotes. These wild canines are experiencing a population boom. This fact coupled with their fearlessness of people is increasing their sightings in rural and urban areas across the state. They are predators who are searching for easy food sources around our homes. You need to ensure that your pets and livestock are properly secured and keep an eye out for any signs of a coyote watching your home. If you do believe a coyote may be on or near your property, call your local wildlife organization immediately.
  • Skunks. Lets face it, we are all afraid of these creatures. Just thinking of them    spraying us can have us running in no time. However, if you do happen to come across one during your outside adventures, do not panic. Slowly leave the area and try not to draw any unnecessary attention to yourself. Do not try to approach the skunk or remove it on your own. Call in the professionals who know how to properly handle the removal of this creature.Coyotes

South Carolina summers can be fun. We live in a state where there are many things to do outside, such as camping, hiking, lounging by the pool and gardening. However, do not let your fear of the native pests of South Carolina keep you from enjoying the great outdoors.

If you do happen to come across any of them, you can call Palmetto Wildlife Extractors. Our professionals can help you remove any native South Carolina pest safely from your yard and have y0ou enjoying the great outdoors in no time.