How can you find residential wildlife removal in your area? If you have pests on your property or inside your home, take a look at the simple steps to find an exterminator in your community and what you should expect from this type of pest control professional.
Ask for Referrals
What contractor did your neighbor use to remove raccoons from their attic? Who did your sister hire to get rid of the skunks in her yard? Ask friends, family, co-workers, or anyone else you trust (and who lives in your local area) for referrals. Focus on similar pests and services. The contractor your friend hired to remove their bed bugs may not specialize in wildlife management.
Ask for References
Whether you get a referral from a friend or find a company on your own, ask the contractor for references. A quality pest control specialist should provide potential customers with references that highlight their past work. Look for real-life references that include details about the company. General "Great work" or "Solid company" references won't give you the information you need.
Ask for An In-Person Inspection
Even though you can describe the wildlife problem on your property over the phone or in an email, the pest control professional needs to inspect your home in-person. The exterminator should inspect the interior and exterior of your home, assess the pest problem, and create a treatment plan based on their expertise and experience.
Ask for Routine Service
A one-time approach to wildlife pest management won't always solve the problem. If one pest can get into your home or yard, it's likely another can, too. Ask the exterminator how to prevent future problems. Prevention strategies may include repairs to your home's exterior (to reduce animal entry points) or routine pest management services.
Ask for Removal Techniques You're Comfortable With
Do you prefer a pest removal over an extermination? Discuss the options with the pest control professional. The contractor may have several options available or may feel one technique is preferable. Your comfort level is key in the decision to hire a wildlife management professional.
Ask for an Estimate
You need to know how much the services will cost before you agree to anything. A quality pest control professional shouldn't pressure customers into services they haven't agreed on. The contractor should provide you with a written estimate that details each cost for the wildlife removal service. This may include one flat fee, a per hour rate, or additional charges for materials and equipment fees.