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Delaware Directory Of Nuisance Wildlife Control Professionals

Georgetown, DE

Wilkins Wildlife & BedBug 911
302-725-0070

Wilkins Wildlife & BedBug 911 is a full-service wildlife control company serving Georgetown 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 Georgetown 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 Georgetown animal control for wildlife issues.

Sussex County Animal Services or Humane Society: (302) 856-6361


Georgetown Wildlife Removal Tip: WHAT IF YOU ARE BITTEN BY A BAT?

Bats tend to keep out of people's way and, as they are nocturnal creatures, are generally busy when humans are asleep. Nevertheless, encounters with bats do occur and extreme caution is necessary to avoid being bitten, as they will probably attack if they feel cornered or threatened.

Bats have very small teeth that leave small marks on the skin, but disappear quickly, so make sure to check the skin thoroughly. If you, a family member or a pet has been bitten by a bat, wash the area immediately with warm water and soap and seek medical or veterinary assistance, as the case may be.

Though it's not possible to contract rabies just from coming into contact with bat fur or bat droppings, a bite from one is definitely a cause for concern as rabies is transmitted through the blood stream or in some cases, contact with saliva, soft internal tissue or open wounds the bat may have. It's not possible to tell just by looking at a bat, if it is rabid, but strange behavior like flying during the day or inability to fly may be signs that the animal is infected.

Not all bats have rabies, in fact most bats do not. But any contact a human has with a bat should be followed by a thorough cleaning and a medical examination. Rabies is a fatal disease, that if left untreated will lead to death. Thankfully for humans and pets there are vaccines that can help prevent and cure rabies if there is suspicion or confirmation of having contracted the disease.

If you are bitten by a bat or think you may have been bitten, it is very important that you contact a veterinary clinic or your local health department, as the bat will have to be captured and sent to a laboratory to be tested for rabies. Do not try to capture the bat yourself as this will make it feel threatened and it will attack. Make sure that small children, family members with disabilities and pets are safely out of the way and keep the bat in a dark room, closed off from any escape routes until professionals arrive to remove it. Do not let it escape, if the bat can't be tested there is a risk of it infecting other animals or people with the disease.

If you have managed to kill the bat, wash off any blood, brain tissue or fur and make sure to clean any wounds you have thoroughly with water and soap. Do not throw the bat into the garbage, the dead bat will have to be tested for rabies to ensure that you have not contracted the disease and to make it easier to identify if there is a risk of encountering any other infected bats in the area.


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