Pets & Animals
834 Beaufort St NE • Aiken, SC 29801 • 803-642-7620

City of Aiken Nuisance Wildlife

In the City of Aiken and also South Carolina, control of wildlife and animal damage is the responsibility of the individual property owner. Often, wildlife problems can be eliminated by habitat modification, behavior modification, or a combination of the two. Simple solutions to common wildlife problems include feeding pets indoors, proper disposal of food scraps, and securing trash can lids. These measures serve to reduce food available to unwelcome wildlife and result in less human-animal conflict. Exclusion of offending wildlife by fencing or wire mesh netting is also an effective technique to reduce wildlife damage. In many cases, however, the solution involves the removal of the offending animal. If the city is unable to help in a particular situation the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources maintains a list of SCDNR Wildlife Control Operators (WCO’s) who have agreed to operate under the laws and regulations of South Carolina. We urge that you first contact us as we will be more than happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Services we do provide

  • Pickup of stray Dogs & Cats within the city
  • Any living animal located inside of a residence
  • Trapping

Services we do not provide

  • Bats
  • Beavers
  • Bees
  • Roaches
  • Spiders