Welcome to Animals in the Attic of Charleston! We are a professional wildlife removal company servicing Charleston South Carolina. We specialize in the removal of critters from the attic of homes and businesses, and are respected
in Charleston as the best wildlife specialists for this unique work. Whether you have a family of squirrels, an infestation of rats or mice, a destructive raccoon with babies, or even a colony of bats or birds, we take
great care to remove the wildlife from your home safely and effectively, and we solve the problem permanently, with guarantee! We provide all the services needed - from complete 30-point home and attic inspection,
to the trapping or exclusion of all the animals, including any nests of babies, to complete animal-proofing and repairs, we do it all. We also provide attic cleanup services, if needed.
We are fully South Carolina licensed and insured. We operate 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Call us any time, and we will be happy to discuss your critter problem, and provide a price estimate for the work needed, and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment. Call us any time at 843-325-2666. We look forward to hearing from you.
About Opossum: Opossums are rat like marsupials of the west hemisphere. A marsupial is actually a mammal with a pouch on the belly-side. They are the only living marsupials in North America, found in the United States and in Canada. These feisty little creatures are cousins of their larger and more legendary Australian marsupial; kangaroo. Even though people treat them rather dismissively, they are often mistakenly blamed for inconveniences caused by other animals. Dogs and raccoons are usually the ones who make a mess, however opossums being a bit slower than the rest of the scavengers around the house, frequently bite the bullet. They are actually really just sweet harmless animals trying to get by.
Appearance and Life cycle: There are over 60 species of opossum in North America. A female gives birth to defenseless tiny young, who immediately crawl into her pouch. Many times there are up to 20 babies in a litter, but usually only few survive. Afterwards she carries and nurses them for about 2-3 months, and later as they get larger, she is carrying them on her back for 1-2 months. A female never leaves without her young and always protects them. Opossum can grow up to a size of the cat; up to 2.5 ft. With their grey-black fur, black eyes and ears, little pink, pointed nose and tiny feet look a lot like some creature from Harry Potter. Its life expectancy is very short they only live 2-4 years.
Biology: These are nocturnal animals, usually sleeping up to 19 hours per day. As they are quite clumsy and slow they often get in trouble with their predators. While they are unable to escape they engage their master of disguise move. When in danger, even though the opossum could be using its claws and teeth, he prefers to play dead. Opossum masters the transformation to cadaver perfectly and if that wasn't enough he also uses the repellent sweet smell to confuse the enemy. This diversion helps opossum to stay alive or escape, when predator is looking the other way, surprisingly well.
Habitat: Opossums are very well adapted animals and can easily live anywhere as long as they have water, food and shelter. Its sharp claws and long, strong tail help them with climbing trees, where they spend a lot of time. However, you will never see opossum hanging from a tree by its tail.
Diet: These animals are omnivores and eat grass, nuts, fruit, insects, snails, rodents and even carrion. Wide range of food and ability to adjust helped them to survive and made them as widespread as they are today.
If you have animals in your house, it's important that you hire a company that will do the job correctly. We do a complete job from start to finish, for a permanent solution to your Charleston pest control wildlife problem. We inspect the house, remove all of the animals humanely, repair the damage, and seal the entry holes with guarantee, so that you never have crittes in your attic again. Call us any time at 843-325-2666 for complete wildlife removal in Charleston. We look forward to hearing from you!