How to Choose the Right Animal Trapper
Many people assume locating and trapping animals is a simple process, but there’s more to it than meets the eye. At A-Team Trappers, we believe that animal trapping in Tampa, FL, should entail more than throwing down a trap and waiting for something to happen. We believe homeowners and business owners should take the time to understand who they’re doing business with. This is why we’re sharing some tips to help you choose the right animal trapper in Tampa, FL.
RESEARCH THE COMPANY
In every business relationship, researching the company and getting high-quality referrals from trusted sources is a must. You want to always deal with licensed and insured professionals who are in compliance with federal, state, and local regulations. If you don’t know someone personally, contact the humane society or an animal control agency in your area.
ASK IF THEY WILL PROVIDE AN INSPECTION
It is totally reasonable for a company to give you an overall summary of their services and fees; however, it is unrealistic for a company to assess your unique animal problem over the phone to give you an exact cost. This is why a free inspection and written estimate is ideal. During an inspection, the trapper should be:
- Inspecting the internal and external areas of the structure
- Looking for entry and exit points
- Taking photos
- Looking for evidence/signs of wildlife and their offspring
- Explaining the problem and answering your questions
- Providing you with some type of proposal
INSIST ON HUMANE TRAPPING
Many people are often concerned about how their animal trapping in Tampa, FL, is being performed. This has increased the demand for humane trapping techniques. Ask the trapper how the animals will be treated including whether they are put to death, abandoned, or released into their proper habitats. Humane trappers will:
- Use safe animal handling
- Capture animals with eviction/exclusion strategies
- Reunite offspring with their family/habitat
- Use safe and professional animal proofing
- Safeguard your home against safety and health hazards
INQUIRE ABOUT PREVENTION
We believe in educating people about proper prevention practices to ensure animals do not return. This is why it is critical to identify where animals are entering and exiting the structure so that the proper exclusion material and treatments can be applied. This will discourage animal reentry.