If you have a problem with wildlife in your Kent County 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 Kent County, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call the County Animal Services: 302-255-4646
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 2020.
When hiring a company to solve your wild animal problem, you want these features:
Wildlife Removal Delaware is a full-service Kent County wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Kent County 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.
Kent County 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 Kent County 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 Kent County 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 Kent County 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 Kent County 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 Kent County pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Kent County 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 Kent County trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Kent County 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 Kent County. 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 Kent County 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 Kent County. And remember, we are a private business, not the County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 302-255-4646. the 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.
Kent County Wildlife Tip #1:
What is the best bait to trap a rodent?
Rodents eat most anything. While technically called omnivores, they are extremely opportunistic eaters. Often people having a rodent problem want to know what the best bait is to trap a rodent. For centuries old wives tales have told us that rodents love cheese. This is not necessarily true. While they don't dislike cheese, they have other things they enjoy more. Obviously pest control companies have their own ideas since they manufacture baits with flavors that they assure us "rodents will love".
Many of these are peanut butter flavored. Some rodent baits are flavored with meat like bacon. Others are a compilation of nuts and seeds captured in something sticky or gooey. Some people swear by chocolate or a chocolaty candy bar with a nut or nougat filling as a sure fire bait while others claim that sweetened cereals are the way to go. Some folks believe you should bait your traps with whatever food the rodent is eating in your house. This plan is not a reliable meter to gauge what will entice them into a trap. The best way to determine what bait to use is by learning what drives a rodent to eat.
Rodents have an extremely high metabolism, and a overwhelming need to consume a large amount of calories. They have a keen sense of smell, and are very fond of odiferous foods- meaning things with strong or almost stinky smells. They also have front teeth that grow constantly, and so they must keep chewing to control this problem. When baiting a trap for rodents, you should look for food stuff that has a strong odor, is made to be chewed, and has a high caloric content. It does not have to be expensive, or purchased commercially. It can be made from things you probably already have on hand. It should be easy to handle, and have the ability to be stuck or molded to the switch plate that activates the trap. If the rodent can pull it off the plate, or remove it from the side of trap, it is virtually useless as bait. If it meets most or all of these qualities, you are almost guaranteed to catch your rodent. We suggest some of the following:
1. Any Type of nut butters, especially if you stick more nuts and seeds in it.
2. Chocolate candy bar with gooey or nut filling
3. "Stinky" cheeses, like blue or limburger made even better by sticking nuts or fruits into it
4. Peanut butter sandwich pieces
5. Celery stick topped with nut butter, seeds, bacon, or chocolate chips
Any of these sticky, chewable, smelly, and high caloric treats should attract any rodent. You will probably have to reapply the bait after each successful trapping if you want to reuse the trap. No matter which bait or traps you choose, please check them often so that no animal suffers needlessly. If you are unsure about these suggestions, we suggest that you contact your local agricultural agency, or call a local animal control service for their advice.
Kent County 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 Kent County wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Kent County, DE.