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Control Services
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  1. What animals, insects, birds, or reptiles do you control?
  2. What types of animals, birds or reptiles do you not service?
  3. What cities and states do you service?
  4. Will you pick up a dead or injured animal?
  5. Do you provide animal control services for domesticated dogs or cats?
  6. Do you rehabilitate injured birds, animals, or snakes?
  7. I’ve found a lost baby animal. Can you help me find its mother?
  8. Do you know where I can find my lost pet?

1: What animals, insects, birds, or reptiles do you control?

We are a full service company providing general animal, bird, or reptile control. We also provide insect control of all insects. For more information, view our full list of animals that we service.
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2: What types of animals, birds or reptiles do you not service?

We service all wild animal, bird, reptile, or insect needs, but we do not provide trapping services for big game animals (ex. deer, elk, cougars, mountain lions, eagles, hawks, etc.) For these animals we only provide control services to keep them off of properties. This is done through the use of exclusionary fencing, blocking, hardware cloth, repairs, etc.
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3: What cities and states do you service?

We service cities nationwide through the utilization of professional trappers or wild animal control operators who provide animal, bird, reptile, or bug control. We also provide coaching services where service techs are not available. We utilize the telephone, call conferencing, and digital pictures sent over the Internet to see your animal problem and discuss the solution. Wherever you are, we can send animal control products, humane traps, and also bird and animal repellants.
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4: Will you pick up a dead or injured animal?

Yes, we will pick up dead or injured animals. However, we do charge fees for any animals removed or picked up.
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5: Do you provide animal control services for domesticated dogs or cats?

Yes, we provide animal control services for domestic dogs or cats. When we are hired by you to provide these services, we can provide professional trapping services or neighbor relation services, acting as a negotiator or mediator between clients. Any domesticated animals that are trapped will be delivered to the local animal control service.
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6: Do you rehabilitate injured birds, animals, or snakes?

Unfortunately, injured birds, animals, or reptiles normally don’t survive. If you would like to hire us to rehabilitate the bird, animal or reptile, we would be happy to try to help you locate an animal rehabilitation service in your local area. Once again, contact your local animal control for rehab services.
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7: I’ve found a lost baby animal. Can you help me find its mother?

It’s best if you leave wildlife where you find it untouched, so that the mother can retrieve her offspring.
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8: Do you know where I can find my lost pet?

When we capture a domesticated dog or cat, we deliver it to the local city animal control department. Because we are a nationwide animal control company, we would encourage you to call your local animal control agency or possibly the police who could direct you to the proper sources to help you find your lost pet. We also provide pet locating services if a pet, snake, or hamster, etc. gets lost inside your home.
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Control Methods
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  1. How do you trap or gain control of wild animals, birds, and reptiles?
  2. Do you use humane traps while trapping?
  3. Do you tranquilize the animals when you remove them from a structure?
  4. After you capture the wild animal, bird or reptile and remove it from our residential or commercial site, what do you do with it?
  5. When you remove families of animals from a structure, do you relocate them as a family?
  6. When trapping doesn’t work, what other methods could be used?
  7. Do you exterminate through the use of pesticides or insecticides (kill products)?

1: How do you trap or gain control of wild animals, birds, and reptiles?

We use special traps with animal specific lures or bait. Once the problem animal, bird, or reptile is caught, we remove it from the structure or property.
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2: Do you use humane traps while trapping?

All of our traps are humane traps meaning that we use safe live traps. Different styles of traps are used for different animals. In the various states, wildlife control agencies and city and county animal controls have laws allowing certain types of traps to be used. If you have a preference for the type of trap that we use, you are welcome to suggest alternative trapping techniques. Some states and cities allow the use of snap or body gripping traps, which kill humanely as they are activated by the animal. Customers may request a preferred trap.
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3: Do you tranquilize the animals when you remove them from a structure?

Many of the animals that get into attics, walls, chimneys, or crawlspaces need to be controlled by tranquilizing techniques. Normally, safe trapping techniques are used along with catch poles to snare the animal.
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4: After you capture the wild animal, bird or reptile and remove it from our residential or commercial site, what do you do with it?

Depending on the health of the animal and state or county laws, animals must be euthanized or relocated to an area where they will not create a conflict with the public in the future. As much as possible, we try to find a wild environment in which they may be relocated.
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5: When you remove families of animals from a structure, do you relocate them as a family?

Ofttimes if the general health of the animal is good and the offspring will likely survive, then the female and her young will be relocated to a habitat that is conducive for that particular species.
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6: When trapping doesn’t work, what other methods could be used?

Pesticides, insecticides, and poisons can be used, but professional trapping, exclusion or block-out will normally solve the problem. When using poisons, we must take precautions to prevent the animals from dying in an area where it will create a dead animal odor, maggots, and fly infestations. When this scenario occurs, the body decomposes over a period of six weeks to two years, depending on the size of the animal. The smell and insect pests that the carcasses attract are extremely unpleasant. This is why trapping and exclusion are the preferred methods.
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7: Do you exterminate through the use of pesticides or insecticides (kill products)?

Yes, depending on the situation, we utilize kill products. Our insecticides and pesticides are perfectly safe for humans and pets and can be used indoors for insect control. However, we try not to use kill products inside crawlspaces, attics, living areas or working areas for animal control, bird control, or reptile control.
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Pricing
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  1. Is there a local government who will take care of the problem for free?
  2. How much do you charge for animal, bird, and reptile control work?
  3. Do you accept credit cards or purchase orders as payment options?
  4. Why do you charge for trapping and removal of animals?

1: Is there a local government who will take care of the problem for free?

No, for liability concerns the city and county agencies do not take care of wild animal problems. If a wild animal, bird, reptile or insect is causing damage to your home or commercial building, it is your responsibility to hire a contractor like us to resolve the problem. City and county agencies are normally only helpful with tame or domestic dogs. They are not in charge of wild animals or cats. Dog work is the only work that is free from the city.
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2: How much do you charge for animal, bird, and reptile control work?

Animal control prices vary depending on the animal, its location inside or outside of a structure, your location in relation to the service technician, and the danger factor associated with controlling a particular animal, bird, reptile, insect, etc.
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3: Do you accept credit cards or purchase orders as payment options?

Yes, we take VISA, MasterCard, or American Express as a form of payment. We also accept company purchase orders with a guarantee of payment by credit card.
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4: Why do you charge for trapping and removal of animals?

We are a private professional business. City animal control does not provide these types of services; they are usually overwhelmed with domestic dog complaints. It is also illegal for animal control to provide wild animal services.
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Qualifications
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  1. Why should people feel comfortable using your services instead of others?
  2. What qualifies you to provide wildlife control services?
  3. Do you need to be licensed to provide wildlife, animal, and pest control services?
  4. Do you carry insurance?
  5. Do you have workman’s compensation insurance?
  6. Why do you enjoy wild animal, bird, reptile, and insect control?
  7. Why did you decide to service wildlife control needs?

1: Why should people feel comfortable using your services instead of others?

Our services and our experience will provide a solution to each animal, bird, or reptile damage problem.
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2: What qualifies you to provide wildlife control services?

I have been in business for myself for 30 years. Of that time, I have been a professional trapper for ten years. Every job that we have undertaken has been solveable, and the professional trappers we use have years of wild animal control experience.
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3: Do you need to be licensed to provide wildlife, animal, and pest control services?

Yes. County, state, and federal governments require licensing for most of the wild animals, birds, or reptiles or insects that we control, service, or trap.
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4: Do you carry insurance?

Yes, some projects that we do require different types of insurance.
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5: Do you have workman’s compensation insurance?

Yes, depending on the project workman’s compensation may or may not be required.
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6: Why do you enjoy wild animal, bird, reptile, and insect control?

As a young man I’ve always been interested in the great outdoors and all the animals. Being a professional trapper I enjoyed my trapping experiences and wanted to provide a service to the public to help them deal with their animal control problems.
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7: Why did you decide to service wildlife control needs?

I’ve been in contracting for many years. I saw a need for animal control starting with skunks, raccoons and pigeons, and eventually bats and more. I also saw the need for professional trapping services nationwide.
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Miscellaneous Questions
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  1. What time of year do animals normally cause problems in homes or businesses?
  2. Have you ever been attacked by an animal?
  3. What’s the largest animal you’ve ever caught?

1: What time of year do animals normally cause problems in homes or businesses?

Spring is when the animals come into structures to have their young and protect them from the males of their species and other predators. Summer and fall they are normally outside effecting yards or properties. Winter is another time when they are denning up for shelter from the poor weather conditions.
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2: Have you ever been attacked by an animal?

Yes, it was a female raccoon that bit off a finger to the bone and almost bit off the whole finger. I was tested for rabies, the test results were negative.
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3: What’s the largest animal you’ve ever caught?

A 45 lb. male raccoon that could squeeze through a 3 inch opening.
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