About Us

A-1 Wildlife Control LLC. was established in 1994 by Allen D. Eckman CEO, a state certified wildlife damage control agent (#95–013) and a nuisance wildlife removal and prevention specialist, and along with father-in-law, Gene W. Pike, for the purpose of safely and humanely removing destructive nuisance wildlife from residential homes, commercial businesses, structures, and agriculture with our four step biologically proven process.

With a fully trained team- staff of certified and qualified experts in nuisance wildlife management, we at A-1 Wildlife Control also professionally and cosmetically seal and repair any damage caused by the animal to your residential and commercial properties to keep them from returning. Allen D. Eckman of A-1 Wildlife Control, is a California native and in 1991, moved to The Carolina's. Allen has over 25 years of professional experience, five of these years were with a national Critter competitor. In addition to carrying a government certification in wildlife, from the North Carolina/South Carolina wildlife resource commission, Allen and A-1 Wildlife Control has also created and licensed animal removal methods and preventative products to keep animals from returning.

Allen has taught several corporate seminars regarding legal methods of wildlife control and use of Pest control products at places such as; Lowes Home-Improvement, Blacksburg and Rock Hill Police Departments, Brattonsville Historical Site, Charlotte Mint Museum, and many others.
Allen and his team at A-1 Wildlife Control have also been featured several times on local television news, radio and have been highlighted in several newspapers for knowledge of how to humanely and legally remove and prevent wildlife.

• WBTV-TV channel 3 News
• WSOC channel 9 News
• FOX News
• MSNBC News
• WCCB News 3
• NewsRadio 1110 WBT
• 99.7FM The Fox
• New Life 91.9FM
• The Charlotte Observer
• The Rock Hill Harold

Allen Eckman of A-1 Wildlife Control and his highly trained Jack Russell terrier, "Hayley", is also a two-time professional television host/on air talent. aka " Big Al and Hayley," for the TV shows "Carolina Cruiser" on WYCW-TV the CW, and "Fuel Inc."on WAXN Action 64 from 2008-2010. Allen "Big Al" Eckman and his trained dog, Hayley, have on numerous occasions been used to locate lost wild animals like squirrels and snakes, domestic Wildlife, exotic animals, and lost pets within residential homes and businesses.

Allen Eckman of A-1 Wildlife Control has professionally taught and trained over 30 individuals in his career some of which have gone on to start their own successful businesses in nuisance wildlife management. Currently A-1 Wildlife Control is the highest awarded number one ranked, number one rated service by customers in animal removal and repair/prevention service in the industry winning the Angie's list super service award nine consecutive years in a row, top rated on Google reviews and yelp. At A-1 Wildlife Control we are always here to help rescue people from animals and sometimes animals from people.