Wildlife We Remove in Johns Island, SC
Johns Island is the largest barrier island in Charleston County. The scenic properties, proximity to downtown Charleston, and more laid-back style have made the island an active area for development.
The island is home to hundreds of birds and scores of wildlife like alligators, deer, coyotes, otters, and more. The rivers and marshes are full of fish, shellfish, oysters, and dolphins.
The subtropical climate means animals can stay active year-round. This can be especially trying for animals that enter your home.
Your home is a great source of food, water, and shelter for wildlife. As Johns Island continues to develop, wildlife adapted to urban living will continue to be a nuisance.
Wild animals tend to avoid people, but you’ll notice the evidence left behind from an animal in your house. You will likely notice strange sounds and unusual odors but you might see animal droppings and physical damage to your home.
Common Nuisance Wildlife
Johns Island Wildlife Removal Services
Our comprehensive wildlife removal process starts with a whole home inspection. We start the inspection by asking questions so we can understand exactly what you’re experiencing. We want to address any signs of wildlife you have noticed like hearing strange sounds or smelling unusual odors.
To prepare for the inspection consider these questions:
- Have you seen an animal around your home or property?
- Why do you suspect you have an animal?
- When are you hearing noises and what do they sound like?
- Are there any odors in your house and if so, where?
- How long have you been experiencing the problem?
Step 1: Inspection
We inspect the entire house both inside and out. We check the attic and crawlspace. We look for entry points along the exterior and on the roof. Each house is different. Each species is different. An inspection could take as little as 30 minutes or as long as 3 hours.
Step 2: The Plan
After the inspection, we share what we found with you and explain how we solve the problem. Each plan is unique to the homeowner. Removal strategies include but are not limited to trapping, live trapping, direct capture, deterrents, or one-way doors.
Step 3: Exclusion
A full home exclusion creates a barrier that prevents animals from entering or re-entering your home. Exclusions provide long-term and safe solutions to keep an animal out. We seal all types of entry points like plumbing stacks, gable vents, ridge vents, crawlspace vents, and roof returns. In addition, Trutech offers a one-year warranty on full home exclusions.
We are not satisfied until you are and that’s 100% guaranteed.
Wildlife Control in Johns Island
Squirrels are delightful little creatures… until they wind up inside of your house. Squirrels impact your quality of life because they are active from dawn to dusk.
The eastern gray squirrel, fox squirrels, and southern flying squirrel all call the Lowcountry home, but the eastern gray squirrel truly thrives in urban and suburban habitats.
Squirrels are active during the day so you might hear squealing, running, or gnawing early in the morning. Squirrels constantly gnaw which damages attic insulation, frays electrical wire, and destroys house structures.
Squirrels can impact your quality of life. They are active from dawn to dusk. The most common sign of squirrels is the sound of them scurrying early in the morning.
To effectively get rid of squirrels, the wildlife technician will employ a variety of tactics such as live trapping, one-way doors, deterrents, and direct capture.
Armadillos present little danger to people. The greatest danger they pose is to your landscaping. Controlling the animal can protect your lawn and garden and the integrity of structures like decks and driveways on your property.
Capturing an armadillo with a live trap can be difficult. Habitat modification and exclusions are extremely effective in removing armadillos from your lawn. Water your garden beds in the morning because armadillos prefer loose soil. Armadillos are nocturnal, and the soil will have dried out by the mid-afternoon.
The most common nuisance birds in South Carolina are crows, pigeons, red-winged blackbirds, starlings, and woodpeckers. Birds can be noisy, messy, and destructive. Effective bird control depends on species and legalities. There are nearly 500 bird species in South Carolina, but only non-native birds to North America like pigeons, starlings, and house sparrows can legally be caught and trapped.
Effective bird control includes habitat modification, exclusions, repellents, and trapping. Trapping birds are difficult; prevention and exclusion are much more effective to get rid of nuisance birds.
Rodents will always be an issue in John’s Island because of the proximity to water and the unique architectural style. Rodents like rats and mice can damage your house, spread diseases, and contaminate your food.
Rodents damage your home and spread diseases. Setting a few traps is not an effective rodent pest control method. A litter is usually between five to twelve, and one rat can have up to seven litters in a year!
Our rodent pest control specialists in Jacksonville will work with you to get rid of mice and rat problems and help advise you on proper rodent control so that you no longer need to worry about these destructive pests.
The standard trapping duration is normally 5-14 days. Rat exterminators cannot offer a permanent solution. An integrated trapping and exclusion strategy is essential to solving rodent infestation. Rodents can gnaw through virtually any house material, and mice only need a hole the size of a dime. Trutech offers recurring rodent services to maintain a rodent-free home.
Finding a snake in your home can be a jarring experience. There are 38 snake species in South Carolina, only six of which are venomous. If you leave the snake alone, it will leave you alone.
Unlike other nuisance wildlife, snakes cannot create an entry hole. They take advantage of existing gaps and holes.
Snakes usually enter your home in search of food like rodents. During our inspection, we will also look for signs of a rodent infestation. The wildlife technician will help remove the snake safely and help uncover any other wildlife infestations.
You are most likely to experience a raccoon problem in your house from March until August. Female raccoons are looking for safe places to have their young. The peak breeding season is January and February. After a 63 gestation period, the young stay in their den for up to three months, and the family stays together until fall.
Raccoons are nocturnal. One of the most common signs of a raccoon infestation is loud, strange noises at night.
Raccoons only need a gap the size of a grapefruit to squeeze into your home, but they are capable of creating much larger holes. They can tear shingles off roofs and tear apart soffits. They also cause significant damage inside your home.
Cage traps are the most effective raccoon removal technique. Long-term solutions include exclusion techniques by sealing any entry points.
South Carolina is home to 14 species of bats. In Lowcountry, property owners may discover bats roosting in attics, using these shelters to give birth. Bats have pups between mid-May to mid-August, but June is the most likely time.
Once the young can survive on their own, the wildlife technician seals the entry points and installs a bat valve. Once the valve is installed, your house will be bat free in 3-7 days.
Who We Are
When you encounter unwanted wildlife in your home or business it is important to resolve the problem quickly and professionally. At Trutech®, our expert technicians and specialists have over 100 years of combined experience in the wildlife removal industry.
We know how to protect you and your family from the hazards of wildlife in your home or place of business.
Frequently Asked Questions
There is no one-size-fits-all solution; each job requires a custom approach. We inspect every home and build a custom plan to resolve any wildlife problems. We use a variety of techniques including cage traps, direct capture, one-way valves, and deterrents. Exclusion techniques are the most effective way to get rid of animals.
We provide customized solutions to each individual customer so that we may solve the issue as quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively as possible. The size of the house, type of animal, number of nuisance animals, and length of time of infestation affect the estimated price of wildlife removal.
An estimate may change based on the amount of animal activity or work needed to be done. All estimates are finalized with an exact price before any work begins.
Our goal is to remove any wildlife as humanely as possible — often that means catching and releasing the animal.
Trutech® does not hire subcontractors for animal removal services. We employ expert technicians who are provided ongoing education and training in all aspects of animal control and removal. Many of our technicians hold degrees in Wildlife Biology, Entomology (insects), Ornithology (birds) or Herpetology (reptiles), some with Masters degrees in their specialty field.
Yes! We are licensed and insured.
We start by first removing the wildlife on your property, and cleaning up any damage. From there we’ll work with you to create a customized prevention plan so you won’t have the same issue again.
Typically an animal dies in your home because it became trapped in a hard-to-reach and hidden area. Our expert technicians have the experience and knowledge to find it and then safely remove the carcass from your home.
Our Wildlife Technicians use a pet-safe odor eliminator made of natural organisms and enzymes that consume decaying organic odor-causing matter, eliminating the source of the lingering odor. We use aerosols, oxidizing agents, foggers, and disinfectants with germicides to deodorize until nature completes this task for you.
You should consider a full home exclusion after the smell has been neutralized. Nuisance wildlife found its way into your house once. That entrance leaves your home vulnerable to future animal infestations. Full home exclusions are the most effective form of wildlife control.
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