If you have a problem with wildlife in your Georgetown home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Delaware wildlife removal only. This is a specialty business, and regular pest control companies do not use the proper techniques to solve animal problems. I have spent many years reviewing Delaware and Georgetown, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Sussex County Animal Services: (302) 856-6361
Wildlife Removal Delaware specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats or mice in homes. Delaware also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Wildlife Removal Delaware is specially trained in bat removal. They also perform general wildlife trapping services, such as the capture and removal of skunks or opossums on the
property. Call 302-246-5563 to discuss your critter problem and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment. Click here to learn more about
what prices we charge in 2022.
When hiring a company to solve your wild animal problem, you want these features:
Wildlife Removal Delaware is a full-service Georgetown wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Georgetown pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Wildlife Removal Delaware performs a full inspection of the home or property, and determines why the animal(s) are there, and if inside a building, how the animals got inside. All
animals (including rodents) are trapped and removed, or if possible, removed from the building using special exclusion devices. Once the animals are gone, preventative repairs are essential, and
cleanup is sometimes recommended.
Georgetown wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Delaware to trap without a license. Trap type is very important and there are many different types, bait is somewhat relevant, trap placement is vital, and there are dozens of small things that are very important to know. Safety is a concern. Then once the animal is trapped, it must be removed and dealt with in the proper manner according to Delaware law. We offer Georgetown raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Wildlife Removal Delaware. Many types of animals like to live in attics. This includes squirrels, raccoons, rats, mice, bats, birds, and even possums. Critters like to go into attics for a safe place to live and raise their young. Removing animals from attics is very complex work, partly because of the presence of baby animals. If you need Georgetown squirrel removal, we can remove all the squirrels from your attic, and seal out any future ones. Read more about how to get rid of squirrels.
Rodent control must be done in a very specific way. First off, the most important thing is that all the openings that rats and mice can use to enter a house be sealed. Then all the rodents must be physically trapped and removed. Never, ever use poison! Most Georgetown exterminators will just use this lazy poison technique to kill rodents, and it causes more harm than good - dead stinky rats, and it doesn't solve the problem. Call us for correct Georgetown rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Delaware is known to have colonizing bats who often live in buildings. Bats love attics. If not removed, the colony can grow to a very large size over the years. The bat droppings are often corrosive and cause health risks. The same goes for bird droppings on or in buildings. We perform Georgetown pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Georgetown bat removal. We remove 100% of the bat colony and seal the building so that it's totally bat-proof. Read more about how to get rid of bats.
If you have animals inside a house, no job is complete without proper exclusion repairs. If you simply hire a Georgetown trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Georgetown wildlife control company that identifies 100% of the animal entry points into your building, and seals them shut with professional repairs. In addition, in many cases animals have left waste or contamination behind, and you'll want a company that can provide professional cleaning services. Wildlife Removal Delaware does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Wildlife Removal Delaware. We also trap and remove animals that destroy lawns, such as moles, or digging animals. Sometimes animals like opossums will live under buildings, steal pet food, raid garbage cans, etc. Read about how to get rid of opossums. Skunks commonly live under sheds or decks, and set up a den. We can trap and remove them without them spraying. Read about how to get rid of skunks. Wildlife Removal Delaware also provides dead animal removal in Georgetown. If you need help with any other wildlife conflict, from a fox, beaver, groundhog, or any other critter, we can solve it. We also do Georgetown snake removal - most of the snakes in Delaware are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in Georgetown. And remember, we are a private business, not Sussex County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (302) 856-6361. Sussex County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Every wildlife removal situation is different, from the species of animals involved, the location of the animal inside a house or outside, the extent of repairs or cleanup, etc. It's impossible to give one-size-fits-all prices. Examples MIGHT include:
Small Job: For example, a one-stop job to remove an animal in the yard: $100 on up
Medium Job: For example, getting critters out of your house with minor repairs: $300 on up
Large Job: For example, a project involving many service trips and complex work: $500 on up
Give us a phone call now and tell us about your wildlife issue and we will be able to give you a price estimate over the phone. If you're cool with it, we can schedule a same-day or next-day appointment if you like. Our prices are fair, and a good value because we do the job right, the first time.
Georgetown Wildlife Tip #1:
WHAT PROBLEMS DO ELEPHANTS CAUSE FOR PEOPLE?
Everyone who has ever gone to a zoo or wildlife park has seen an elephant and experienced the awe and admiration that these (mainly) gentle giants inspire in us. Elephants are widely known for being highly intelligent, friendly creatures who have shown their capacity for showing deep emotions, like love, grief, loyalty and empathy among their own kind.
Nowadays elephants are highly guarded and cared for, because their status as an endangered species has required humans to take conscious steps towards their preservation. Growing numbers in human population and dwindling natural habitats due to mining, crops and human settlements has meant that elephants and humans have been forced to share many areas and conflict has inevitably arisen.
Elephants are travelers by nature, they roam huge extensions of land and travel from one end to another using ancient nature paths in search of food and water. More often than not, they are forced to cross areas of land that have been claimed by humans and will raid human crops in search of food. Crop raiding by elephants is one of the main causes of conflict between humans and elephants, and villagers have been known retaliate violently due their loss of crops, and hence loss of livelihood.
Elephants can also be very dangerous and violent, they are after all, wild animals. Elephants travel in large family groups and often interact with other groups of elephants in their surrounding area. They are very loyal animals and all work together to protect each other, especially their young. This means that if an elephant or a family of elephants feel threatened in any way, or perceive possible danger to their young, they will not hesitate to attack.
They can be very fierce animals, and even other wild predators such as tigers and lions, will think twice before confronting a fully-grown elephant. With their powerful trunks and tusks, and huge body frames, a raging elephant can be very dangerous to humans, hey have been known to trample villagers who get too close or even their well-known care givers in zoos and parks. Elephants will also attack in unison, charging as one into crops, small towns and other human-inhabited areas, merely to show their dominance of that are or to scare off possible threats to their offspring.
Sadly, this conflict between elephants and humans does not seem to have an easy solution. Rural farmers and villagers are more interested in protecting their crops and their families than in thinking about the danger of extinction to a species they see as a nuisance. Every year about 100-300 people die due to elephant raids and 40-50 elephants are killed in retaliation or self-defense.
Georgetown Wildlife Tip #2:
Delaware Wildlife Information:
Delaware has about 800 different species of wildlife and in 2015 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approved an action plan created by the state to protect local fish and animal species with conservation efforts. Not only do animals receive direct care, their natural habitat is conserved for future generations.
You can always call Wildlife Removal Delaware, any time of day, at 302-246-5563, for a price quote for Georgetown wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Georgetown, DE.