If you have a problem with wildlife in your Seaford 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 Seaford, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Sussex County Animal Services: 302-255-4646
Sussex County Wildlife Solutions 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 Sussex County Wildlife Solutions 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 302-725-0165 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 2023.
When hiring a company to solve your wild animal problem, you want these features:
Sussex County Wildlife Solutions is a full-service Seaford wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Seaford pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Sussex County Wildlife Solutions 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.
Seaford 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 Seaford raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Sussex County Wildlife Solutions. 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 Seaford 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 Seaford 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 Seaford 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 Seaford pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Seaford 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 Seaford trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Seaford 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. Sussex County Wildlife Solutions does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Sussex County Wildlife Solutions. 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. Sussex County Wildlife Solutions also provides dead animal removal in Seaford. 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 Seaford 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 Seaford. 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 302-255-4646. 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.
Seaford Wildlife Tip #1:
What should I do with a rodent after I catch it?
Once you have caught a rodent, you must do something with it. Of course, the first consideration is whether the creature is alive or dead. If you have used a glue trap and the rodent is permanently stuck to it, but still alive, you might consider killing it before you toss it out to avoid any more suffering on the part of the animal. If you have caught it in a snap trap and it is dead, you will want to bag it securely and either bury it, or place it in a secured outside trash. Snap traps are inexpensive enough that you may just choose to throw out the trap body and all rather than empty, clean, and reset it. If you used a live trap, you must take them at least 6 miles away from your home to ensure the rodent does not return (6 for mice, 8 for rats, about 16 for squirrels). Often relocating an animal is not good for the creature(s), as many creatures are territorial and not very accepting of new comers.
If you attached a cage to an exclusion funnel, you probably have a batch of rodents to relocate. If you have the stomach for it, you may decide to kill the rodents. The easiest (and we are told most humane) way is to drop the entire cage in a body of water (make sure it is totally submerged). Walk away for 15 minutes or longer. When you return, you should have a cage full of dead rodents. You can now properly dispose of the body(s). If you do handle dead rodents, please be sure to take all precautions. You need protective clothing, gloves, a mask, and possibly goggles. Be sure to wash thoroughly after handling any dead (or live) bodies because many rodents harbor lots of bacteria and diseases!
If you do not want to deal with any of these scenarios yourself, you may consider contacting an animal removal service. These professionals deal with removing animals both alive and dead from homes and businesses every day. They have the knowledge and experience, know how to relocate animals, and have the facilities to dispose of bodies properly, without anyone being in danger from disease, pests, or bacteria. You local removal service can also handle the set up and removal of traps, so all you have to do is make the call, sits back, and waits to be rodent free!
Seaford 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 Sussex County Wildlife Solutions, any time of day, at 302-725-0165, for a price quote for Seaford wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Seaford, DE.