Myrtle Beach SC Wildlife Information

South Carolina Wildlife Commission: 843-953-5291

South Carolina Game WardenIf you have any questions about the wildlife of Myrtle Beach, you can contact the South Carolina Wildlife Commission, sometimes called the South Carolina Fish & Wildlife Agency. South Carolina game wardens address many wildlife management matters, from hunting licenses, to poaching, endangered species, and Myrtle Beach wildlife management. They deal with wild animals outside the range of a pest control company, such as cougars or bears. If you have a problem with nuisance wildlife in Myrtle Beach like squirrels, snakes, bats, or raccoons, the state agency is very unlikely to help. You need to hire a private company (here are their prices) such as Metro Wildlife and Pest Control at 843-491-4866.


I also have listed several sources for free Myrtle Beach wildlife help. One example, if you've found an injured animal or lost baby bird or other baby animal is the Myrtle Beach Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic: 843-361-4552 Or just read below for more info about the wild animals of Myrtle Beach.

Types of Wildlife and Animal Problems in Myrtle Beach, SC

South Carolina State bird: Carolina wren, wild turkey
State mammal: White-tailed deer
State reptile: Loggerhead sea turtle
State amphibian: Spotted salamander
State fish: Striped bass
State insect: Carolina mantis

South Carolina is a coastal state, and like most other coastal states, it has marine animals and terrestrial animals in a good variety. Much of the state is sandy. The coast plain, of course, is very flat and has the vegetation characteristic of coarse soil. Further inland, however, there is still sand; dunes from what used to be the coast millions of years ago rise up in the middle of the state. Forests and fields are ample, and a small corner of the region contains peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains. South Carolina is typically hot and humid, but the winter can be quite cool and snow is occasionally seen.

South Carolina, with its fairly consistent temperatures, is home to many different reptiles, including the alligator. Other reptiles of note are the various venomous snakes in the region. South Carolina has copperhead snakes, cottonmouth snakes, coral snakes, and several species of rattlesnakes. These serpents are found in all regions of the state, though they are not as common on the coastal plain.

The state has many large predators including red wolves, grey wolves, and mountain lions. Coyotes are common statewide, and black bear are also widely distributed around South Carolina. With the large predators are also the common nuisance animals found around the country. South Carolina has rats, a huge selection of mouse species, armadillos, bats, skunks, raccoons, and squirrels.

Being a coastal state, South Carolina has marine animals like whales, dolphins, and porpoises, frequently spotted in the waters off the coast. Many of these animals are present year-round, and invite a slew of tourists to come and visit the sandy beaches. Tourists generally mean free food for seagulls, the most common nuisance animal for people on the shore.

At one time, many years ago, South Carolina had native bison. The large grazers have all but vanished from the East Coast, and most of the herds present are privately owned. Wild bison are still found in the Great Plains, but their numbers are significantly reduced from what they were hundreds of years ago. Elk were also once native to South Carolina. Deforestation and heavy influx of people drove the animals out of the state years ago. Now, white-tailed deer are the predominant grazing animal in the wild.

If you need a professional wildlife trapper in Myrtle Beach, SC call Metro Wildlife and Pest Control: 843-491-4866

Myrtle Beach Raccoons:

This masked animal is fairly common in Myrtle Beach, SC. They frequently raid trash cans and steal pet food. They also often choose to live in the attic or chimney of your home. One of South Carolina's beautiful animals, but often a nuisance. We offer Myrtle Beach raccoon removal.


Myrtle Beach Squirrels:

Squirrels are often a pest in Myrtle Beach. They love to live in an attic, and will chew on wood or electrical wires. They are agile creatures, and live throughout the state of South Carolina. Call Metro Wildlife and Pest Control if you need squirrel removal in Myrtle Beach.


Myrtle Beach Opossum:

You may spot this animal in Myrtle Beach at night time, perhaps rooting through your garbage. This opportunistic animal will take your pet's food or live under your porch. The possum is a great South Carolina survivor, and not all that ugly.


Myrtle Beach Snakes:

There are many species of snakes in Myrtle Beach, but few are venomous. If you need help identifying snakes of South Carolina, browse this site or give us a call at 843-491-4866. We at Metro Wildlife and Pest Control can provide Myrtle Beach snake control any time you need us.


Myrtle Beach Rat Control:

The Norway Rat, Roof Rat, and House Mouse inhabit most areas of North America that people inhabit, including most South Carolina cities. They contaminate food and love to live in the walls or attic of a home. Metro Wildlife and Pest Control can get rid of them once and for all.


Myrtle Beach Bats:

Bats are special animals, and found throughout South Carolina. They are good creatures and eat a lot of insects, but if you have an infestation of bats in your home or building, you can give us a call for professional Myrtle Beach bat removal and control.


REPORT WILDLIFE ISSUES: 843-248-1520

To report a dead animal on the road, an injured bird, a lost baby squirrel, a dangerous bear, or anything like that, call animal services at 843-248-1520

If they can't help, call the South Carolina Wildlife Commission at 843-248-1520. You can also call your local sheriff department at 843-248-1520 - they often deal with public wildlife issues.


We are experts with all kinds of SC wildlife and are familiar with the wild animals native to Myrtle Beach. If you need Myrtle Beach pigeon control, geese or other bird removal, we can help. We are experts with skunks and skunk problems, digging animals such as moles, armadillos, & groundhogs, and we offer South Carolina beaver control and removal. Metro Wildlife and Pest Control also provides dead animal removal services. 843-491-4866


Myrtle Beach Wildlife Tip
How to catch a possum in the attic
Do you have a possum in your attic? If you do, it's time to act. Think of it this way; once you have got the little critter out of your attic, you can go ahead and have a good night's sleep without hearing it's teeny tiny little footsteps above your head driving you mad! There are a couple of options open to you at this point. You can either try to get rid of the creature yourself, with a few simple tips and tricks, or you can call a wildlife expert. The latter is often favored, simply because catching these critters can be hard work.

Encouraging the possum to leave naturally is one method you could use - they are nocturnal creatures, so by having as many lights up in the attic as you can, they will choose another darker place to live. This might not work for all; after all, you are going to need to pay the electricity for the lights that are constantly on!

The other method that you can use to try and get rid of a possum that has made its home in your attic is to set a trap with the right bait and keep your fingers crossed. They can be hard to trap, especially if you are a novice at it all, and above all else, you will want to make sure that it is legal for you to do so in your state - rules tend to vary from state to state, and city to city, so make sure that you are not doing anything wrong!
Myrtle Beach, SC Wildlife News Clip:
Wildlife - Raccoon, Opossum & Squirrel-trapping regulations mostly unchanged this year

South Carolina Raccoon, Opossum & Squirrel exterminators will find regulations mostly the same as last year. The major exception is the elimination of the requirement to take Raccoon, Opossum & Squirrel to check stations. South Carolina has an abundance of wildlife, and Myrtle Beach is no exception.

Nearly three-quarters of South Carolina's annual Raccoon, Opossum & Squirrel harvest takes place in the 11-day November portion of firearms Raccoon, Opossum & Squirrel season. This year, the segment runs from Nov. 12 through 22. Exterminators are allowed to take one antlered Raccoon, Opossum & Squirrel during the season. Remember to treat the wild animals of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, with respect and care.

Exterminators can buy as many permits as they want to take Fur-Free Raccoon, Opossum & Squirrel in 81 counties. They are limited to one Fur-Free permit in 19 counties in southeastern and south-central South Carolina. Fur-Free permits are unavailable in 13 southeastern counties. South Carolina has many reptiles, and it's important to be able to identify Myrtle Beach snake species and mammals.

Other segments include the urban portion Oct. 7 through 10, the youth portion Oct. 29 and 30, the muzzleloader portion Nov. 25 through Dec. 4 and the Fur-Free portion Dec. 10 through 18. Archers are allowed to trap Raccoon, Opossum & Squirrel Sept. 15 through Nov. 11 and Nov. 23 through Jan. 15. Although several species of wildlife roam Myrtle Beach, only a few, such as raccoons and squirrels and rats are considered pest wildlife.


Critter Problem at Your House? Hire Metro Wildlife and Pest Control
Wildlife removal is not a free service.

Myrtle Beach Wildlife ControlIf you have a Myrtle Beach wildlife problem and need help, call Metro Wildlife and Pest Control at 843-491-4866. They provide professional wildlife control for both residential & commercial customers in the city of Myrtle Beach. They offer custom Myrtle Beach wildlife control solutions for almost any type of wildlife problem, whether it be the noises of squirrels running through the attic, a colony of bats living in a building, or the destructive behavior of a raccoon, they have the experience and the tools to quickly and professionally solve your wild animal problem in Horry County in South Carolina. Check their prices, and for a consultation, give them a call at 843-491-4866


We service the towns of Conway, Hickory Grove, Homewood, Nixonville, Toddville, Socastee, Bucksport, Burgess, Murrells Inlet, Garden City Beach, Surfside Beach, Briarcliffe Acres, and more.

You're still reading this page? We do not operate Myrtle Beach wildlife rescue, or a Myrtle Beach zoo or nature center, or Myrtle Beach wildlife sanctuary or refuge for volunteers. We are a privately owned nuisance wildlife removal service company. If you need a pro in Myrtle Beach to solve your problem for you, call Metro Wildlife and Pest Control: 843-491-4866 and they can help you with your Myrtle Beach wildlife problem.

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