Animal in attic Removal Charleston

How do you know if you have an animal in the attic in Charleston, SC? Are there signs and home remedies that can help you figure it out? What does the scratching in the walls or attic in Charleston mean? Is there damage being done? Is the home safe? How much does animal removal from attic in Charleston cost? What kind of animal is in the attic? Will it come back? We answer all those questions for the Charleston home and business owner below.

Scratching in the attic? Scratching in the walls?

Scratching in the walls, attic, or anywhere else in Charleston are all signs that you may require animal in attic removal.  Many different types of animals live in the attic of home or business.   They get into the property in different ways but they all do some type of damage and carry some type of health risk.

The most common health risks for animals in the attic are HistoplasmosisRabies, and Hantavirus but there are more.   Generally speaking, therefore, you want the animal removed from the attic to prevent unnecessary exposure.

Additionally, scratching in the walls or scratching in the attic or anywhere else in Charleston is usually an indication that property damage is also happening.   Some animals, like raccoons, can do extensive damage. If you think your property is currently hosting an animal in the attic and requires animal removal, please book a free inspection online or contact us.

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Interpreting the symptoms.   What kind of animal in the attic am I dealing with in Charleston?

There are two kinds of scratching noises in the attic: benign and scary. The benign is just everyday creaks and pops—nothing to worry about. The scary kind is when you hear something scratching against the outside or inside of your attic. This can be caused by an animal trying to get out, pests, or an infestation. Each has their own signs, but the signs will help you determine if the cause is an animal in your attic or something else. All scratching in the attic in Charleston, SC is not the same.

All scratching in the attic in Charleston is not the same.   Is it happening in the day, evening, or late night?   Is there scratching in the walls too?   What happens when you knock on the well or ceiling (knock test)?  Is is a scratching or more of a thumping or really loud?  Are there “bird chirps” that go along with the scratching?

The answers to all of these questions can help you determine what type of animal is in the attic or walls that needs to be removed.  Light scratching at night that is in the attic only and stops when the knock test is applied, is probably rats or bats.   If there’s is scratching in the walls t’s almost always rats or mice. Sometimes it’s raccoons (babies) in the walls but they will also “chirp” for their mother.  Loud scratching or thumping in the night is probably a racoon or possum.   Scratching in he morning or early evening that runs when the knock test is applied is probably a squirrel.

If you think your property is currently hosting a wild animal, or if you’re hearing scratching in the walls your Charleston home, please book a free inspection online or contact us.


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Pat Smith
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Eugene Evanss
Eugene Evanss
Unknown to us, some pigeons had made our attic their home for years. The waste they had accumulated was downright disgusting - and, as I would soon discover, a severe health risk. Anyways, we only noticed the problem when I went to the attic to trace a leaky pipe. I was shocked by the amount of bird waste I saw. I promptly called this company, and they sent technicians to perform a full attic restoration. After they were done, you could not tell that I was dealing with a severe bird problem just the previous day. I was pleased with their service, and the price was worth it!
Sylvia Dorsey
Sylvia Dorsey
Andrew is a kind person and does a good job.He explain what he’s doing?If you need someone from Metro Wildlife ask for Andrew B.
Mike Prystowsky
Mike Prystowsky
Excellent service. Communicated well and eliminated the mole problem in my yard which was most important to me. The people were very informative and nice to talk with. They were prompt and came when scheduled. The service was expensive which is my only negative but all other aspects of my experience were positive.

Wildlife Removal Services We Offer

Metro Wildlife and Pest is a full-service wildlife control, removal and remediation company. If your home or property has been taken over by unwanted pests, we will use the most humane animal removal methods possible and provided home exclusion to ensure they don’t come back.

Bat Removal

Bats may be beneficial for the ecosystem, but that doesn’t mean they need to live in your attic! We can provide home exclusion to remove and relocate bats with ease.

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Rat Removal

Rats love to be around humans, where the food is plentiful. If you have rats in your home, it’s important to have wildlife control services as soon as possible.

Raccons Removal

Raccoons are scavengers that like to make their nests in attics, sheds, and other human dwellings. Conventional animal trappers may unnecessarily harm them

Squirrel Removal

Squirrels may be cute, but they can create quite a mess. If you have squirrels nesting in your attic, our wildlife removal service can take care of them quickly.

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Can I remove the animal in my attic in Charleston myself?

Legally, you can remove the animal yourself but it may not be safe. Most animals are protected and you can get into trouble if you injure or kill the animal. However, you may be able to humanely trap a small, non-poisonous animal and bring it outside. To safely remove an animal from your attic, hire a professional. Removing animals from your attic isn’t cheap – expect to pay at least $500 for an initial visit and plan on paying more if it takes more than one visit to catch the animal.

Are there any home remedies?

If you suspect that a wild animal has taken up residence in your attic in Charleston, it’s important to do something quickly. animals are notorious for causing damage to roofs and attics, which can be costly to repair. They will also use your attic as a restroom, leaving behind dangerous amounts of feces and urine that can pollute your home’s air. This cleanup process can take weeks or even months, so we highly recommend hiring a professional for an effective solution.

This is a loaded question. While animals do get into attics If the sound is coming from the ceiling, it could just be from the settling of your home. To determine if there is an animal living in your attic in Charleston, we do a free inspection to determine what type of animal is living there before we being work.

How much does animal removal cost

In a general sense, the cost associated with a wild animal removal from the attic and remediation depends on the animal, the entry point they or entry points they created, the damage they have done and what needs to be done to restore the home to its previous condition.   The online pricing tool above is reliable but certain situations and homes vary too greatly to estimate it without seeing it first.   This is why we offer a free inspection.   We’ll photo document everything and give you an idea of cost at completion.   


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