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Bats are nocturnal mammals that are notorious for
hanging in gable vents on homes or businesses.

A single bat can eat over a thousand mosquitoes in one
night. Bats are federally protected animals since they are
such a benefit in controlling insect populations.

People have been brought up to believe that bats are blind,
but in truth they can see but not well. Since there vision
is low, bats use echolocation (produces ultrasonic sounds
threw mouth or nose) to locate food or navigate.

Though bats hanging in a gable vent on the front side of the
wire seems safe, if left alone for years the guano build up
can be harmful as well as eat threw the wire and allow
entry into the attic and living space.
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Coyotes are widely known to be a nuisance in North
America especially to farmers. They have a home
radius of over 30 miles and will den up near a viable
food source.

Coyotes typically grow to 15-46 lbs and can reach
speeds up to 43 mph when in pursuit of prey. Though
coyotes have been known to travel in large groups,
they typically hunt in pairs. Typical packs consist
of up to 6 closely related adults, young and yearlings.

Coyotes are nocturnal though sometimes can be
spotted during daylight and can live up to 10 years...

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Raccoons are widely known in the United States for being
a wildlife nuisance. Being mostly nocturnal, raccoons will
raid trash cans or tear up homes, leaving homeowners
unaware of the damages until it is too late.

Even though Raccoons will not hesitate eating out of
the trash, raccoons are actually known to be one of a
few species that will examine and wash their food
before eating it.

Raccoons are colorblind but make up for it with their
incredible vision and hearing which allow them to be
able to live out in the wild for up to 3 years...
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Snakes are known all threw out North Carolina being a
nuisance. Since they are cold blooded, people often see
them warming themselves on rocks or concrete during
the day.

North Carolina is home to over 30 different types of
snakes including 6 different types of venomous snakes.
Spring and summer is when snakes are most active
and can be seen making their way into attics or
crawlspaces making business or homeowners uneasy
and scared.

During winter months snakes do not hibernate but...
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Beavers are the largest rodent in North America. These
semi-aquatic animals are known to be beneficial as well
as a major nuisance to the environment.

Beavers will build dams out of wood, mud, rocks and
anything else they can find to stop up creeks or streams
to allow flooding over there lodges to keep them from
freezing in winter months.

When a beaver dams up an area, it allows a make shift
pond which invites ducks and other wildlife to inhabit the
area but can also ruin peoples properties or trees.

Beavers have a thick layer of fat that is located...
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Groundhogs also known as woodchucks or whistling pigs
are a rodent of the family sciuridae. They are well adapted
for digging causing massive holes in yards or next to

In the wild, groundhogs can live up to 6 years. Common
predators in North Carolina are coyotes, foxes, bobcats,
hawks and even dogs.

Breeding season for groundhogs occur during early march
to late April. Though not a huge health risk, Groundhogs
can be aggressive when felt threatened but otherwise cause
damage to turfs or crawl spaces if left alone...
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Squirrels are active threw out the day except for flying
squirrels which are primarily nocturnal. They have a
large array of predators including hawks, cats, snakes,
owls, dogs and even humans.

Though not a huge health risk, if allowed entry into an
attic or crawlspace, squirrels may chew through
electrical lines causing power outage or even house fires.

It is always best to keep food sources such as acorn
trees or bird feeders away or not around the home to
minimize the chances of gaining entry in the attic
or crawlspace...
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Skunks are widely known for their cute faces and nasty
odor that follows. Skunks have glands which when felt
threatened; they spray a fowl smelling odor at the
aggressive animal to protect themselves.

Since they are mostly nocturnal, people do not know
they are having issues until they wake up to a nasty
odor in their home. Things to watch out for are dug
out holes around the foundation leading into the

Skunks do not hibernate but will lay dormant in the
winter months. When spring arrives they will scavenge
for food often digging up people’s...
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Heritage Wildlife can also help with the removal
of these animals:

  • Moles
  • Chipmunks
  • Foxes
  • Muskrats
  • Mice
  • Rats
  • Starlings (bird in vent)
  • Geese
  • Pigeons
  • Bobcats
To View A List And Obtain Information About All Animals HWR Works With CLICK HERE
  • Bats are the most commonly identified animal associated with rabies. They are also responsible for dangerous parasites and diseases such as histoplasmosis.
  • Beavers cause a major issue when dealing with lakes, ponds, streams or rivers and they can destroy the habitat around the areas that they target as well.
  • Histoplasmosis, a dangerous respiratory disease, can be transmitted to humans by airborne fungus that originates from bird droppings.
  • Coyotes can wreak havoc in some areas of North Carolina by destroying livestock or becoming a health risk (like rabies). They also pose a danger to our pets.
  • Squirrels not only cause noise pollution, but because they love to chew on wires they introduce electrical hazards on house wiring and underneath vehicles.
  • Groundhogs can cause major damage to a home or business. They can destroy a garden or lawn and also create dangerous holes in lawns or underneath sheds.
  • Possums are known for stealing food, harassing pets, overturning garbage, etc. And not only do they smell bad, but their droppings can carry dangerous parasites.
  • Not only do raccoons have the potential for carrying rabies, they can be a general nuisance, overturning garbage cans, stealing pet food and getting into attics.
  • Skunks often discharge their scent in and around homes and structures, such as outdoor sheds. Plus they pose a threat to dogs (with their spray) and are also are frequent carriers of rabies.
  • Copperheads, corals, water moccasins, and rattlesnakes are just some of the venomous snakes that are in North Carolina. NEVER attempt to remove a snake yourself. Call us first!

Wildlife Removal Services

Asheville, NC | Salisbury, NC | Mooresville, NC |

Winston-Salem, NC | Greensboro, NC | Huntersville, NC


Welcome to Heritage Wildlife Removal. We are a locally owned and operated wildlife removal company located in Mocksville, North Carolina. We are licensed through the NCWRC and serve the piedmont, triad and foothills. Winston-Salem, Statesville, Mocksville, Mooresville and Salisbury are just a few of the areas we cover but we will go anywhere that we are needed!

If you have damaging or nuisance wildlife on your property and need to have it removed, we will be glad to help you. With over 30 years experience in dealing with and handling wildlife, we can help you with your situation.

From squirrels to skunks, from chipmunks to coyotes, we handle and take care critters of all shapes and sizes.

If you have an animal issue, we are here for you. All you have to do is call and we will send someone right out to take care of you.

We offer a variety of services including the capture and removal of

  • moles
  • grey squirrels
  • flying squirrels
  • raccoons
  • opossums
  • groundhogs
  • snakes
  • birds
  • geese
  • chipmunks
  • bats
  • foxes
  • skunks
  • coyotes
  • beaver
  • muskrats
  • mice

Our services also include habitat modification, odor treatment, chimney cap installation, vent installation, dropping removal and more. If you have an animal issue, call us now at 336-940-8209.

We look forward to hearing from you and helping resolve any wildlife nuisance problems that you may have. We serve Huntersville, NC; Winston-Salem, NC; Salisbury, NC; Greensboro, NC; Asheville, NC; Mooresville, NC and nearby areas.