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Delaware Directory Of Nuisance Wildlife Control Professionals

Sussex County, DE

Wilkins Wildlife & BedBug 911
302-725-0070

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

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


Sussex County Wildlife Removal Tip: WHAT IS A CONIBEAR TRAP?

Animal trapping is a way of hunting animals remotely. Meaning they are captured by any method of trap, even if the hunter is not present, and the trap prevents the animal from escaping until the hunter or trapper comes to kill it. Trapping can be done for a variety of reasons, such as fur trade, hunting or pest control.

While hunting and especially trapping are highly controversial subjects and are banned in many places, some countries will still allow animal trapping and have very clear and strict guidelines as to how to do it so as to ensure humane treatment of the animals.

The conibear trap was first invented in the 1950's as a more humane option from the foothold trap, as it was designed to kill the animal quickly and save it from a long and terrible suffering. They are also known as body-gripping traps because they are designed to close over the neck or main body of the animal so that the neck or back bones break so that the animal loses consciousness within a few minutes of it being captured and its death is swift and painless. The Conibear trap is also very popular for underwater trappings, as it can be set to trigger when an animal, such as an otter or beaver, swim through it.

Though the intention behind the Conibear trap is certainly more humane than other forms of trapping, the truth is that if the animal is not carefully guided into the exact position before the trap is triggered, it may be trapped by its paw, tail or snout. This means that the animal will inevitably suffer long and painful hours before it finally dies, or in the case of underwater traps, the animal will drown without being unconscious.

The Conibear trap consists of two metal squares that open and close, much like scissors do, and are activated by a spring coils that causes them to closes quickly and forcefully over the animal's body. It can have bait attached to it or be activated by the movement of the animal as it walks through the trap. The size of the trap is determined by the size of the animal that is being targeted.

Conibear trapping is heavily regulated in the places that do allow trapping, they are generally used in water and if on land, must be set at a height that ensures smaller animals, pets or people do not get trapped in them accidentally. All traps must be checked regularly by law in order to prevent unnecessary suffering to the animal or the decomposition of the dead animal. If the trap is being used for pest control, the animal services must be contacted to retrieve the animals and check for diseases such as rabies.


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