A Wildlife Pro

A Wildlife Pro

14 years in business

About this pro

We are a highly experienced exclusion and trapping company that provides services focused on the clients exact needs rather than trying to over prescribe repairs and services.  When we initially inspect, we seek out the solution to initial problem, give options, let the client deside how far we go with repair, then solve the problem custom to the clients desires.

We are also a wildlife rehab provider who takes the humaine treatment of animals very seriously.  This humaine focus applies to all services from exclusion, trapping, removal and rehab.

We are also very honest company who will never use scare tactics to push a client into a commitment.  Many companies will use the wildlife diseases factor and risk of fires to try and scare clients into contracts.  Neither of these situations generally happen so we stick to just the needs of the client and how we can help them during the inspection.

We have been in business since 2009 and have been client focused since the beginning, this shows in our long list of great reviews.  If you wish to look us over, our Facebook page is www.facebook.com/AWP.DFW and our website is http://www.dfwwildlifepro.net/

The exclusion and trapping trade is an ever changing challenge because the animals are always adjusting to the various methods and houses are contantly changing.  We as professionals must understand more than just the animals but also have high working knowledge about construction, roofing, insulation, painting and carpentry.  

Every house is a puzzle to figure out and each trapping job is a chess match to play against the animal(s).  We also keep learning and developing new methods to solve problems in a more efficient manner and that will cause less stress on the animals. 

Being a Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator is a specialized position that is not for everyone.  Those who are a good match tend to love what they do and really enjoy helping people solve these problems and their interaction with the animals.

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Plano, TX 75074
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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

For an attic animal, we provide a free inspection to determine what the immediate needs are for repair and removal are and will email a quote for those services to the client.  We will also send other options for their review so the client can determine exactly what they want done.  After approval of a project, we will begin very quickly afterward to solve the problem as quickly as possible.  Most of our exclusion projects only take a few days to solve the problem.

Trapping projects are done on a set up and per capture format with no minimums or contracts.  More complex projects (beaver and bobcat) will have an initial inspection done first to determine how the project is best performed since trapping is not always the best option.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

We take advantage of every opportunity to continue education in our field. We regularly attend seminars, conferences, and classes from government agencies, wildlife rehabilitators, colleagues, and anyone else who can further educate us on our trade.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

Our prices are very straightforward, and the estimates are customized per the property and the clients' needs. We must inspect the house in order to be able to provide a quote because each house is a different situation. We do not charge by square foot like others might. We only charge for areas that are actually animal damaged and need work.

How did you get started in this business?

I had a unique opportunity to train in this with a very good provider. Since the start, I've been dedicated to making this business work and grow, having the vision that we should treat our clients how we'd want someone to treat us if they are coming to our house to get something done. This career is genuinely a perfect blend of helping people and animals.

What types of customers have you worked with?

Homeowners, landlords, real estate agents, places of worship, commercial properties, restaurants, schools, day care providers, HOA management, property management companies, country clubs, municipalities, city animal control.  We can find a solution for most anyone.

Describe a recent project you are fond of.

A client had contacted us after being very frustrated with other providers either trying to overcharge or not being able to complete the work. We were able to isolate the problem quickly and precisely so the job was not very expensive. We took over and quickly cleared the house. The client was extremely pleased with our service and left great reviews on every website she could. I was very pleased with our precision and teamwork, and that the client finally had a happy resolution after a year of trying to handle the problem.

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

Most people shop around, which is the whole premise of Thumbtack. But there is a lot more to animal removal than just the lowest price. You should look for a few things from the provider. First off, experience is vital. There are many people out there who just hopped into this field thinking it's easy. The reality is, there is an art to doing the construction repairs to permanently keep the animals out and have it blend in with the current aesthetics of the house. Also being knowledgeable about animal behavior and biology is ESSENTIAL. I have had to come behind so many handymen to fix the mistakes they made. They are proof that experience matters. So while you should expect a fair price, the cheapest is often not going to be the best for your money if you have to have the work done again. You should also find out if the company is willing to work with you by giving you options. You should only get exactly the services you want, rather than getting what the company wants to provide you. Beware of a salesman that tries to scare you into a $10k renovation. There are companies that prey on the public's fear of rodents, and you do not want to be their next victim. I think most importantly when hiring someone to work on your house is feeling that feeling you get when you genuinely like that person and feel they are trustworthy. Everyone knows someone that hired a bad contractor that took off or did a poor job. It happens too frequently and those crooks need to be avoided.

What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

How do you want the animal treated?  

What kind of warranty do you want?

How much of your house do you want sealed?

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