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Delaware Directory Of Nuisance Wildlife Control Professionals

Rehoboth Beach, DE

Bay Area Wildlife
302-339-8078

Bay Area Wildlife is a full-service wildlife control company serving Rehoboth 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 Rehoboth Beach 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 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 Rehoboth Beach animal control for wildlife issues.

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


Rehoboth Beach Wildlife Removal Tip: WHAT IS A FOOTHOLD TRAP?

There are many ways of trapping wild animals, depending on their size, habits and the purpose for which they are being trapped, the hunter or trapper may choose among a wide variety of traps.

A foothold trap is ideally used for trapping medium sized animal that are mainly wanted for their fur, such as foxes, minx, coyotes, wolves, raccoons and bobcats. It is what is known as a restraining trap because it is not designed to kill the animal, only hold it in place until the trapper comes to capture or kill it. Many animals die from blood-loss, hypothermia, pain or dehydration before the trapper arrives. It deprives the animal from the ability to fend for itself, care of its babies, eat or drink or even to fight of other predators. Some animals desperately try to chew off their own trapped limb and can often lose teeth and break their jaws in the process. If the animal is still alive when the trapper comes to check on the trap, it will be shot (it it's lucky) or clubbed to death in order to avoid damage to the pelt.

A foothold trap, or leghold trap as it is also known, is made entirely out of metal and comprised a foot plate, where the animal unwittingly steps, a heavy spring underneath that is activated by the animal's weight, and two curved jaws that clamp together over the animal's paw or leg, effectively trapping it in place. The trap is set in the ground and secured with a small chain. It is then covered with vegetation so that the animal will not see it.

There are many different types of foothold traps, and though they are mainly banned in most countries, especially the ones with "teeth" or jagged jaws, they are still used legally or illegally in some places by fur traders.

There is much debate as to whether using a foothold trap is humane, given that the animal will most probably suffer greatly due to pain, panic and exhaustion while it waits for hours, maybe days for the trapper to come and ultimately kill it. This trap also is risky for smaller species of animals that are not necessarily the prime target of the hunters and will be result in an unnecessary death and be discarded or set free and left to fend for itself although it's chances of survival are slim due to its injuries. It is also a risk for cubs and babies or for pregnant or lactating females, as they will be trapped and unable to fend for their young. This results in more than one death per trap and can severely affect the healthy balance of population for the hunted animal's species.


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