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Bethany Beach, DE

Wilkins Wildlife & BedBug 911
302-725-0070

Wilkins Wildlife & BedBug 911 is a full-service wildlife control company serving Bethany Beach DE and the surrounding area. We specialize in urban and suburban wildlife damage management for both residential and commercial customers. We are state licensed by the Delaware Fish & Wildlife Commission. We handle nearly all aspects of wildlife control, and resolve conflicts between people and wildlife in a humane and professional manner. For Bethany Beach pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 302-725-0070 - yes, we answer our phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - and we will discuss your wildlife problem and schedule an appointment to solve it. We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Scratching Noises in Your Attic?
  • Unwanted Wildlife on Property?
  • Problem Bird or Bat Infestation?
  • Digging Lawn or Under House?
  • We Can Solve It!
Many of Delaware's wild animals have learned to adapt and even thrive in our homes. For example some wildlife have found that attics make great places to live. Other animals find refuge under homes or porches. Invariably, these animals cause damage. Rodents, like squirrels and rats, love to chew on electrical wires once in an attic, and this causes a serious fire hazard. Raccoons can cause serious contamination in an attic with their droppings and parasites. Same goes for bat or bird colonies. We specialize in solving Delaware's wildlife problems, from snake removal to large jobs like commercial bat control, we do it all.

We do not handle dog or cat problems. If you need assistance with a domestic animal, such as a dog or a cat, you need to call your local Sussex county animal services for assistance. They can help you out with issues such as stray dogs, stray cats, spay & neuter programs, vaccinations, licenses, pet adoption, bite reports, deceased pets, lost pets, local animal complaints and to report neglected or abused animals. There is no free Bethany Beach animal control for wildlife issues.

Sussex County Animal Services or Humane Society: 302-255-4646


Bethany Beach Wildlife Removal Tip: What if you are bitten by a possum?

A possum will assume the critter's suspicious posture of baring its teeth plus dribbling from its mouth to fright predators and other enemies away. Just like most animals, they will rarely bite, especially human beings since their instinct is set to either avoid or run and hide away from human beings.

Another fact to note is that opossums rarely transmit the rabies infection. This is because their body temperature is too low to support the survival and replication of the rabies virus. Thus if bitten by a possum, scratch out the idea of it being rabid.

However, this does not mean that they cannot carry and transmit very deadly diseases to humans. A good case study is the rare infection which was recorded in the year 2011. 2 people were identified with a very uncommon infection that was caused by a bacterium whose scientific name is Francisella tularensis. This bacteria is commonly transmitted through tick or any insect bites, handling contaminated animals as well as carcases but for this case it was because of being bitten or/and scratched by a possum. The symptoms that these patients exhibited built-in a constant skin infection at the bite parts and also in their LG-lymph glands. The two victims were administered with long-term antibiotics with which led to their recovery.

What to do if bitten by a possum

Wash the bite thoroughly with soap and clean warm water.
Apply an antiseptic on the bite and around the wound.
Dress the wound with a band aid to prevent further infection.
Check for severity of the wound or response to first aid to determine if the wound is infected. However, the probability of getting an infection is very low since possums are known to contain no harmful bacteria in their mouth unlike other animals like cats and dogs. This is mainly because of their diet which comprises of too many fruits and plants. But just keep checking frequently just to be certain.
If an infection starts to show, go to the doctor to give you antibiotics; otherwise always keep the wound dry and clean, and not to forget to change the band aid daily and reapplying the antiseptic until the wound heals completely.

Other common diseases that can be transmitted from a possum to human beings, but not necessarily through biting include;

Leptorspirosis which is transmitted through urine and faeces display flu-like symptoms, though in other people it may cause kidney damage, meningitis and even death.
Salmonella, which is transmitted through urine and faeces, causes diarrhoea for most people. But it may exhibit severe symptoms in young children and old people, with reactive arthritis as one of the possible side effect. This disease is commonly associated with food poisoning.


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