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How do Alligators Survive the Winter in South Carolina?

Alligators are cold-blooded animals, which means they have to rely on their environment to help regulate their temperature. South Carolina winters might not feature snow and ice but…

Visit Wildlife Refuges in South Carolina

Love wildlife? Did you know there are eight national wildlife refuges in South Carolina that are managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service? Wildlife refuges are great,…

It’s Baby Copperhead Season

It’s baby copperhead season now through the end of September. Copperheads are one of the most common types of venomous snakes in North America. You’re also more likely…

Bats in the Attic!

When bats invade, they usually infest your attic because there is little to no activity from humans or pets there. How do you tell if you have bats…

Support Opossums and Combat Ticks

Opossums are plentiful in the South. While many view them as a nuisance or even dangerous like raccoons, the truth is they are helpful creatures and good to…

Preventing Snake Bites This Summer

Awareness and caution are the keys to preventing snake bites this summer. When hiking or just enjoying the outdoors, keep an eye out for snakes. Keep in mind…

Alligator Safety Tips

It’s important to remember that we are intruders on the alligators’ natural habitat. These animals have been around since the dinosaurs–literally millions of years. There are about 5…

Avoiding Collisions with Wildlife on the Roads

In a given year, there are over 360,000 crashes involving animals on the roadways. This accounts for 12,000 human injuries per year and approximately 200 human fatalities. Wildlife…

Endangered Animals of South Carolina

There are a number of endangered or threatened animals or plant species in South Carolina. While we can’t cover all of them in one blog, you can check…

How Do Honey Bees Survive the Winter?

Insects have a variety of ways of surviving cold weather. Some might move indoors into a home or building, some hibernate and others migrate (Monarch butterflies). Honey bees…

Wildlife Spotlight: Black Bears

The bear found in South Carolina is known as the black bear (Ursus americanus). It has black or dark brown fur covering its body and a lighter tan…

Eek! A Mouse! Facts About Rodents and Protecting Against Infestation

According to the National Pest Management Association, rodents infest approximately 21 million homes in the U.S. every winter. They cause numerous problems from food contamination to illness to…

Dangers of Raccoons in and Around Your Home

While raccoons definitely have that cute factor, they should never be viewed or treated like pets. First, they can bite and scratch, causing serious injury just like any…

Signs and Dangers of a Bat Infestation in Your Home

Bats might be cute but you don’t want them taking up residence in your attic or home. A bat infestation can destroy your home’s structures and can also…

Be a Honey Bee Helper!

Bee populations have been significantly declining in recent years due to pesticide use and colony collapse disorder. Bees are vital to our ecosystem and important for the pollination…

Venomous Snakes of the Carolina’s: Rattlers and Coral Snakes

Of the 38 species of snakes in South Carolina, only six are venomous. Last time, we covered two of our most famous venomous snakes, the Copperhead and the…

Venomous Snakes of the Carolina’s: Cottonmouths and Copperheads

It’s summer and that means critters of all kinds are out and about, including snakes. Of the 38 species of snakes in South Carolina, only six are venomous:…

The Helpful Opossum

There has been a recent spike in our state of attacks against opossums so we wanted to take the opportunity to share a little more about this very…

Wildlife Looking for Shelter in Your Home This Winter

It’s winter here in South Carolina and that means there are plenty of critters who would love to have a nice warm place to shelter for the winter.…

Keeping Your Pets Safe From Wildlife

The winter months are upon us and food is becoming scarce for a number of wild animals. It’s important to understand these safety tips to keep your pet…