Squirrel Removal in Myrtle Beach and Surrounding Areas
Eastern Gray Squirrel is probably the most familiar mammal in the Eastern U.S. This squirrel likes to eat nuts, seeds, fungi, and fruit, and can destroy small trees by stripping the bark to reach the sap. It stores nuts and acorns in the ground, and these will sometimes sprout. They can become pests by feeding from birdfeeders and gnawing into buildings and homes during the colder months.
The Snake Chaser is familiar with virtually every species of wildlife indigenous to this area. If you find that you are getting a little too close for comfort with some of these animals, The Snake Chaser can provide a solution for each individual animal situation.
Southern Flying Squirrels
The southern flying squirrel is found throughout the southeast United States and is one of only two species of flying squirrel native to North AmericaThe southern flying squirrel is diurnal, meaning they are most active during the daytime. They do a good job of avoiding predators as adults though their young are vulnerable. Natural predators for this squirrel include hawks, owls, tree snakes, raccoons and other climbing mammals. Though mammals are most likely to eat their young versus adult squirrels. These squirrels eat seeds, nuts, fruit, fungi, insects, eggs, birds and carrion. They mate twice a year and typically produce two to seven young per litter. The southern flying squirrel is very social and can often be found foraging in groups. They also nest together for the winter in groups of as many as 25 individuals. If they get into your house, they can cause typical damage of ripping up insulation and chewing wires. They are also carriers of a serious illness called sylvatic typhus, also known as typhus fever or epidemic typhus. If you suspect you have flying squirrels in your attic or crawlspace, it's time to call The Snake Chaser for safe removal and relocation.
Eastern Fox Squirrels
The eastern fox squirrel is the largest species of tree squirrel native to North America. Their upper body is typically a gray-brown color, and their underside is a brownish orange. The eastern fox squirrel is a diurnal animal, meaning they are most active during the day. Their natural predators include coyotes, bobcats, hawks, owls and foxes. They tend to spend more time on the ground than other tree squirrels and are mostly solitary animals. They reproduce at about one year of age, usually having litters in either mid-March or July and have an average of three pups per litter. Squirrels are generally helpful animals for the ecosystem as they help plant tree seeds when they hide them underground and forget where they are. However, if they get into your home, they not only can rip up insulation, chew wires and create other damage but they also carry several diseases. Squirrels can carry salmonellosis, leptospirosis, tularemia and rabies. If you have a squirrel living in your attic or crawl space, call The Snake Chaser for safe removal and relocation.