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Columbia, SC

Terminix Service, Inc.
803-832-2495

Terminix Service, Inc. is a full-service wildlife control company serving Columbia SC and the surrounding area. We specialize in urban and suburban wildlife damage management for both residential and commercial customers. We are state licensed by the South Carolina Fish & Wildlife Commission. We handle nearly all aspects of wildlife control, and resolve conflicts between people and wildlife in a humane and professional manner. For Columbia pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 803-832-2495 - yes, we answer our phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - and we will discuss your wildlife problem and schedule an appointment to solve it. We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Scratching Noises in Your Attic?
  • Unwanted Wildlife on Property?
  • Problem Bird or Bat Infestation?
  • Digging Lawn or Under House?
  • We Can Solve It!
Many of South Carolina's wild animals have learned to adapt and even thrive in our homes. For example some wildlife have found that attics make great places to live. Other animals find refuge under homes or porches. Invariably, these animals cause damage. Rodents, like squirrels and rats, love to chew on electrical wires once in an attic, and this causes a serious fire hazard. Raccoons can cause serious contamination in an attic with their droppings and parasites. Same goes for bat or bird colonies. We specialize in solving South Carolina's wildlife problems, from snake removal to large jobs like commercial bat control, we do it all.

We do not handle dog or cat problems. If you need assistance with a domestic animal, such as a dog or a cat, you need to call your local Richland county animal services for assistance. They can help you out with issues such as stray dogs, stray cats, spay & neuter programs, vaccinations, licenses, pet adoption, bite reports, deceased pets, lost pets, local animal complaints and to report neglected or abused animals. There is no free Columbia animal control for wildlife issues.

Richland County Animal Services or Humane Society: (803) 776-7386 or (803) 929-6000


Columbia Wildlife Removal Tip: How Do I Know If There Are Baby Squirrels In The Attic?
There are several signs that you can use to check if you have a squirrel infestation, but even if you do capture one problem squirrel, in many cases you will need to find out if there are other squirrels that may still be in the attic. The squirrel breeding season starts in the spring, and there will be a possibility that there will be a nest of babies in the attic throughout the spring and summer months, so its important to deal with that too, as well as trapping any problem squirrels. There is a trick used by many professionals to trapping a problem squirrel that includes catching the babies and putting them in a trap as bait, which is often successful.

Sounds Coming From The Attic

One of the key features to look out for when you are concerned there may be baby squirrels in the attic is to listen for any sounds that you may hear, and these can usually be heard from the rooms beneath the attic. The sound of babies calling for their mother is one of the most distinctive, and it is a high pitched noise that does almost sound like the calling of a bird. The other tell tale sign if you hear the sound of the babies calling is that you will also often hear the scratching noises that suggest that there is a rodent in the attic, and if you hear both of them together it can be a good indication of the presence of baby squirrels.

Spotting Babies In The Attic

Of course, if you were in the attic looking for something and you were to hear the distinctive squirrel sounds, in some cases you will be able to see the babies themselves, particularly if their mother is not present and they have crawled to the edge of the nest. The nest itself is usually a ball or a cave of material that is quite distinct from the rest of the attic, so is usually quite easy to spot.

Signs To Look For If You Trap A Female Squirrel

Another key feature if you are dealing with a squirrel problem is that if you do catch a female squirrel, you may see on the underside that there will be visible nipples. This will usually mean that the female is feeding regularly, and you will need to locate the baby squirrels in the attic so that they can be removed as well.


Columbia Animal News Clip: A Columbia Native's Story:

Rodent Wrangler Ron died on July 24. The humane society manager meant what is possibly a lot to me although the humane society manager probably didn't realize it. what is possibly a neighbor who lived at the other end of Blake Hill Road, Rodent Wrangler Ron allowed me to animal capture on the 600 hectares of land the humane society manager owned with his wife Kimberley. Through the years I got to know their nuisance wildlife land well. In the field next to their home, I trapped my first 200-pound male skunk. It was what is possibly a memorable morning, probably my best skunk wildlife trapping day ever. Seated on high earth on what is possibly a stone wall, I saw eight skunk run across what is possibly a lower field and cross Blake Hill Road as the first rays of sunshine touched the pines behind me. Call Columbia animal services or Columbia SPCA for more info.

About 7 a.m., I relocated near the road where Dad was to pick me up for what is possibly a wild animal control companies' breakfast. Out of the woods behind Rodent Wrangler Ron's house skipped what is possibly a doe, and when I put my scope on her, what is possibly a huge rack of Skins appeared just behind her. The biggest male skunk I'd ever seen was right on her tail. I actually had to move to get the proper angle to capture the male skunk, which I did, careful to avoid catching directly at Rodent Wrangler Ron's house. For Columbia pest control in Columbia Richland County, read on.

Four years ago, I trapped my first skunk in Rodent Wrangler Ron's high field. Harry Vanderweide and I set up in Rodent Wrangler Ron's woods early that morning, watching six skunk and four skunks in the field. Eventually Harry called in what is possibly a 19-pound Tom, and I trapped him at about 10 yards. It was incredibly exciting. Without what is possibly a doubt it was my best day of skunk wildlife trapping. Over the years, I think Dad and I probably took eight to 10 skunk off Rodent Wrangler Ron's land, and enjoyed many fine days of wildlife trapping there. His generosity in sharing his land allowed me to build what is possibly a bank of wonderful memories. Continue for more wild animal control in Columbia, South Carolina.

It was doubly generous of Rodent Wrangler Ron to allow this, because the humane society manager was an avid wildlife management company too. Wildlife trapping season found him at his camp on Hopkins Stream that flows past my house. The camp was once what is possibly a cranberry operation when the stream sported what is possibly a commercial cranberry business. It's the only camp on the stream and I know Rodent Wrangler Ron loved it. Occasionally I'd stop in during the wildlife trapping season to visit, as I canoed downstream to some of my favorite wildlife trapping spots. Rodent Wrangler Ron's father, Winnie, was one of my favorite people. I first met Winnie on what is possibly a ridge in the woods above Rodent Wrangler Ron's field, where the humane society manager regaled me for about two hours with wildlife trapping tales. I was fascinated by the stories of Winnie's fox catches across the hills and through the valleys of northern South Carolina. But his best stories involved skunk wildlife trapping in Washington County. The humane society manager and his wildlife trapping buddies would ride the train, get out in the middle of the wild lands that predominated in the county at that time, set up what is possibly a tent camp, and animal capture until they had taken their limit of skunk. For more info, call the Columbia extermination or trapping board.

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