Most homeowners have to deal with wildlife infestation at some point. When it gets to you, using DIY wildlife control methods might help you solve the problem. Unfortunately, general information and some few supplies do not always work. Instead, the best way of dealing with wildlife infestation is work with professionals. Nevertheless, it is not just about choosing a wildlife control company; you need to pick one that uses the most effective and humane practices. That said, here are some steps to follow when choosing a wildlife control company.
Licensing and Insurance
The only way you can be assured of the quality of services is by looking at their licensing status. A license is an assurance that the company adheres to federal, state, and local laws on wildlife control. Besides having a permit, see to it that the company carries an insurance policy to protect you against any liability incurred in the line of duty.
Get an Inspection and Written Estimates
Wildlife control professionals have to conduct some inspection for them to understand the magnitude of the problem they will be dealing with. The findings of their investigation will then inform the prices they charge for their services. An inspection is vital considering that it is almost impossible to access the nature of the job from your phone.
Look at What They Charge
Before signing any contract, be on the lookout for what they charge. At the same time, be on the lookout for those that charge unethical practices. As a tip, never sign an open-ended agreement lest you are ready to be overcharged.
After they are one with the inspection, get specifics about the nature of the problem and most importantly how the infestation will be resolved. Ideally, ask them how they intend to have the problem resolved. This includes looking at whether the animals will be removed or killed and why. The approach should address the problem in the long run and avoid a future re-occurrence.
Do they use humane methods?
Some species are best dealt with using humane. Whether or not they use human-wildlife control methods depends on the legal laws about the concerned species and where these animals live. If the animal is inside a structure, insist on using humane methods that will ultimately see them released from the structure.