Spring is in full bloom and our wildlife is becoming more and more active every day. Babies are on their way (or already here) and our beautiful critters of the area are in full stride searching for a place to nest and raise their family, if they haven’t already done so in your habitat/property. My husband is working around the clock. It’s definitely a lifestyle change, but we love what we do, so there is no downside. What amazes me is the lack of understanding of what it is we do, how we do it and why we make the recommendations to perform certain tasks. I thought it would be beneficial to walk you through it and provide the “why” behind our steps.
When we respond to a call we will set up a site inspection which includes an interview with the homeowner. Often the first question out of a client is, “how much will this cost me?” That is why the site inspection and interview are so vital. Every human/wildlife conflict is different, depending upon many variables; what type of animal is it? Is it a vector species? Is it poisonous? Is it a large male? Is it a pregnant female or a female with babies? Where is it located? Is it in a hard to get place under the deck or in a crawl space? Is it in the attic and if so how high is the roof and how many pitches does it have? If it’s birds, are there multiple locations within the facility? Are there public areas to be concerned with? Do we have limited times we may access the property? How long has the client been hearing noises? How often? All of the answers to these questions (and more) will play a significant role in pricing. BEWARE OF COMPANIES THAT PRICE OVER THE PHONE WITHOUT SEEING AND UNDERSTANDING THE WILDLIFE ISSUE—THIS IS A SET UP FOR A RE-PRICING ONCE THEY ARE HIRED.
Following the site inspection we will provide you with a proposal which will involve the removal /re-location of the animal, a recommendation on exclusion work and environmental clean-up ( if need be). Exclusion meaning we determine where the animal is entering in from and we seal those access points. All three steps are important to ensure that the animal or another perspective animal does not return. What amazes me is when people tell us to just get rid of it, but take a pass on the exclusion work and or the clean up. I am just not sure what the purpose is to remove something, but leave a gaping hole with an attractive scent to it. Simply trapping an intrusive animal does not solve the problem. The property remains susceptible to re-entry with no guarantee another animal will not occupy the space. Exlcusion work is vital to ensuring the human/wildlife conflict is properly resolved. Bottom line, if you have no intention of getting the exclusion work done, don’t bother removing the animal. It is a waste of your money.
Our final step is to educate you, the customer, on the steps you can take as a home owner or business owner that would assist in preventing another human/wildlife conflict.
I hope that clarifies what we do and how we do it. For more information please feel free to contact me directly at 917-282-9090 or visit us at www.GotWildlifePro.com
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