The cost of each job varies because of species and difficulty of setup and checking traps. Some areas are hard to get to and thus hard to remove animals, especially if required to remove alive and unharmed.
Will you travel outside of your service area to help me?
The short answer is yes. Sometimes there is no one in your area that I can be recommend. In that situation, we will do our best to help you with your problem. It will cost slightly more than if you lived inside our home area but we will do a professional job done right at a reasonable rate.
When can I expect you to come?
We strive to respond to a call ASAP, usually the same day of the call. Time of day varies because of other jobs ahead of you but most trap checks and house calls happen either early in the morning or late in the afternoon. Daily trap checks and service calls also depend on weather and time of year. What kind of traps are used?
We use several different types of traps to catch and remove animals. When possible live traps are used whether they be cage traps, snares or footholds. Animals are fairly comfortable in the traps used and are not difficult to handle. At the same time these are wild animals and can be dangerous when cornered or trapped. Some animals will bite you if given the slightest opportunity.
Are these traps dangerous to my family?
The short answer to that question is NO. If you follow the instruction given at the time of setup by your wildlife control specialist you, your family and pets will be safe and have no problems. In most cases you will need to keep any pets up in their pen when possible. Farm and outdoor animals may require special traps to ensure that your animals will not come in contact with the traps. Tell you control agent about all outdoor or indoor pets and animals that could come in contact with the problem area.
What if I don't want the animal harmed once removed?
In some cases the animal can be relocated. North Carolina law states that any animal may be released alive and unharmed but only on the property that such animal was caught. In other words, we can take any animal out of your attic but it must be released on the same acreage that it was caught on if you request that it be released alive. This helps keep viruses such as Rabies and distemper form spreading across county and state lines.
Will they come back and bother me in the future?
Animals always seek out the best areas to live. Even if all the animals are taken out more may move in unless the entrance areas can be found and fixed. This is where a yearly contracts come into play. All contracts guarantee at least 3 visits to the property to ensure that damage doesn't become a problem again during the duration of the contract. If you see damage happening, contact Craven Wildlife Services and we will send out a control agent ASAP. More info can be found under Fees and Contracts.
How can I help you?
We ask that you stay away from the area that traps are set for your own safety and your family's. Some animals such as raccoons have a tendency to look very friendly but can be very dangerous. If you are bitten you may need a series of rabies shots and the animal that bit you will be sent off for rabies testing.
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