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South Carolina Directory Of Nuisance Wildlife Control Professionals

Union, SC

Wildlife Extractors

Wildlife Extractors is a full-service wildlife control company serving Union 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 Union pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 864-719-4188 - 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 Union 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 Union animal control for wildlife issues.

Union County Animal Services or Humane Society: (864) 429-2808

Union Wildlife Removal Tip: Do Squirrels Chew On Electrical Wires? Why And What Are The Risks?

Squirrels tend to cause a lot of damage when they live on your property. Gnawing and chewing is a common behaviour among squirrels. They are known for gnawing at wood and chewing wires and eating into insulation. Gnawing and chewing helps them in a lot of ways although it almost surely means a problem for us and can also involve repair costs in many cases. Chewing into electrical wires is often considered as one of the most dangerous habits of squirrels. Let us give you reason why they do this and what kind of dangers this habit of squirrels is susceptible to.

One of the reasons why squirrels chew on wires is the fact that they need to control the growth of their teeth. The speed at which the teeth grow can be kept at check with regular gnawing. If it ends up with very long teeth then it will not be able to chew properly. This is why it bites into metal wires so that they can keep the growth rate of their teeth on the slower side. So they chew on the wire coverings and continue to chew into the hard wires too.

In addition to keep their teeth growth in check, squirrels are also able to strengthen their teeth with regular chewing. They are known for feeding on hard grains and nuts which require a strong set of teeth. This is the reason why you will notice young as well as mature squirrels continuously chewing the wires.

Squirrels also need sharp teeth so that they can dig into the hard nuts and grains and also slice through plants effortlessly. To achieve all this, they need a very strong set of teeth. They use the electrical wires as a sharpener by grinding their teeth on them.

For these reasons, you may find the electrical wires in your house have been chewed if squirrels are living in your house. While the extent of the damage can be anywhere between low to very high, it is always good to avoid such damages by keeping squirrels away from your home. Some of the damages caused by squirrels are as follows.


If squirrels chewed into your electrical wires, then there is a possibility that these naked wires can lead to electrocution if people touched them. Instances of children climbing into the attic and being electrocuted by naked wires have been reported quite a few times. This can be avoided by covering the wires with strong material like metal casings.

Sudden Fires

Squirrels who chew into the wires can cause sudden fires when the wires spark. Usually these sparks turn into a fire when there is flammable material close to the wires. Clothes and wood near these electrical wires that have been chewed by the squirrels are usually prone to unwanted fire in the house.


When wires are weak, they can split and break the electrical circuit leading to blackouts.

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