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Delaware Directory Of Nuisance Wildlife Control Professionals

Kent County, DE

Bay Area Wildlife
302-339-8078

Bay Area Wildlife is a full-service wildlife control company serving Kent County 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 Kent County pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 302-339-8078 - 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 the 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 Kent County animal control for wildlife issues.

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


Kent County Wildlife Removal Tip: What is a rodent's natural diet?

The rodent family includes squirrels, chipmunks, mice, rats, guinea pigs, gophers, prairie dogs, and quite a few more (there are 1500 types of rodents in the world). A rodent's preferred diet is usually seeds, grain, fruits, and veggies, but many rodents are considered opportunistic eaters. This means they will eat the food readily available to them when hungry. The majority of rodents are classified as omnivores. They present a clear threat to farmers because of their ravenous appetite, and the fact that they will eat a wide variety crops. A large group (or mischief) of rodents can destroy large field in one night of foraging. They are a menace to agriculture, because they will feed on a variety of crops, including grains, corn, nuts, and fruits. Domesticated rodents like gerbils, guinea pigs, and hamsters are strict vegetarians. When rats or mice are raised as pets, they are morally kept on a vegetarian diet as well.

Besides enjoying grains, nuts, seeds, and fruit, they also feed on plant parts including stems, bark, and leaves, and eat fungi. A hungry mouse, rat, prairie dog, and several other rodents will consume most bugs and insects, as well amphibians and their eggs. They will consume both invertebrates (small snakes and worms) and vertebrates (small mammals). Because they will feed on birds, and their eggs, as well as amphibians, they are considered a danger to some natural environments. Rodents like beavers, capybara, and chipmunks only eat plants even in the wild.

In a living situation they tend consume whatever is being eaten by the other inhabitants of the same space. In other words, they will "have whatever you are having"…or your pets, or your livestock. An average to large sized rodent can consume from 15 grams up to 1 pound of food per day. They require at least a ½ ounce of water per day. Most rodents are considered a social animal, and breed prolifically. Some, like rats and mice like to live in large groups, and tend to choose areas near other animals for the proximity to food and water. Dumps, piles of debris, and buildings (whether abandoned or not) are among the favorite nesting areas for rodents. These areas provide secure shelter and the promise of food and water. Rodents have front incisors that never stop growing and so they need to chew constantly. These powerful teeth can chew wood, some metals, plastics, brick, and concrete. If rodents are starving, some will begin to pick off weaker members of their pack in order to feed.


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