Last Updated: June 2016
It’s no secret that there are a ton of selections for wildlife control companies in Ontario who can help you solve your wildlife problem which is why it is difficult selecting the right wildlife control company. From east of the GTA to the west, north and south, the number of options are countless. This, I’m sure can get pretty overwhelming especially when all you need is a quick fix. Whether it’s an absolutely urgent problem that you need solved today, or something that you can spend an extra couple minutes researching, there are a couple things you should look out for in any of the options that you are choosing from. These factors can mean the difference in terms of the safety of you and your family, the technicians solving your wildlife problem and when looking out for the best interest of the animals and the environment. So, if selecting the right kind of wildlife control company is important to you, whether it’s a squirrel in your attic, raccoon in your garage or bird in the house etc. here are a couple things you should be looking out for.
Proper Licensing and Coverage
Although sometimes it means hiring for a lesser cost, having a wildlife control company/operator do work for you without being properly licensed or a company who isn’t covered/protected is way too big a risk. By choosing a company or a technician who doesn’t hold the proper qualifications to be conducting the processes required to properly conduct wildlife control processes can cost someone’s safety, damage of property, inhumane treatment of animals or more. In the end, you saving those extra couple dollars at the beginning will not be worth the problems that you can avoid facing by choosing a licensed, well trained, insured wildlife control company and operator/technician.
Things you should ask for from a wildlife control company
- Do they have Fall Arrest/Working at Heights certification?
- Have all of their technicians undergone proper training courses?
- Does the company have a Trapping License from the Ministry of Natural Resources?
- Are they available 24/7?
- Will they conduct processes humanely?
- Is it a pest control company, or a wildlife control company?
- Does the company have at least $3,000,000 liability coverage?
Respect for the Animals & Environment
In this line of business, it is easy to encounter people and companies who may not hold the same feeling towards wildlife as others. It is, after all, the business of removing wildlife from your property, wildlife often considered nuisances and problems. The truth is, the nuisance is in the part where unwelcome wildlife start using your home as their habitat possibly causing damage and bringing outside germs and disease in the house. The nuisance is not the animal itself – animals who are likely being driven out of their natural habitat in search of a place to raise their young or find themselves shelter. This is something that should be clear when you are selecting the right wildlife control company. You need to ensure that the technician/operator that you want to hire to do the job understands the difference and will not treat the animals inhumanely and know how to treat them so that there is no question. SOS Wildlife Control Inc. understands that when moving animals away from the property, to move it 1km away. They understand the proper procedure when catching an animal is to never trap by the neck. SOS Wildlife Control also understands how to properly remove wildlife from your property during baby season, which is by ensuring that the mother is easily able to locate the babies while the babies are in a safe, heated box. There are specific laws in place that specify proper treatment of wildlife. To encourage the proper treatment of animals, both inside and outside the home, select a wildlife control operator/technician who know these processes and have these values.
The right wildlife control company will be friendly, open and honest
When doing any kind of business, having someone work with/for you who is friendly and with whom you get along with can always make the process a little bit more pleasant. Rather than hiring someone who can get the job done while you struggle tolerating the entire process, you should hire someone who can get the job done well, who is friendly, can offer great service and is honest. Business is business, some people say, but business means people. This means interactions, relationships and good service. At SOS Wildlife Control we continuously deliver exceptional customer service, even after the job is done. If you have any questions or concerns, you can always call back to have them addressed. When looking for the right wildlife control company, look for someone who can be open and honest right from the start, whether it be about the fees or the process. This also makes the process of having them work on your property easier. Nobody likes getting unpleasant surprise at the end of the job, so when choosing a company, find someone who will be honest with you.
Knowledgeable and Professional
It’s easy to claim knowing all there is about a trade, but it’s another thing to be able to do it. When selecting the right wildlife control company, be sure that they aren’t purely talk, but can also get the job done and know what they’re doing. A poorly trained technician can result in inefficient work, safety concerns, and health concerns and in the end, be the cause for a loss of time and money. When picking the company, make sure that they are well trained, know what they’re doing, why they are doing it, and conducts the process properly. This makes it so that you only have to get the job done once, the right way. The right wildlife control company who is knowledgeable and professional will be able to explain the situation to the customer, will tell the customer how the problem will be solved, solve it and then answers any additional questions the customer may have. You can easily spot a company who meets this qualification be seeing what others are saying about it. Look for reviews or testimonials for previous customers opinions on how the company operates.
SOS Wildlife Control Inc.
SOS Wildlife Control Inc. is a company who meet and exceed these expectations and requirements. We are a company with over 10 years of experience who understand the right way to handle wildlife control. We know that proper licensing and coverage will help protect the customer, the company and the wildlife. We understand that in this business, some try to get away by treating animals inhumanely in their removal process. We are not one of these companies. SOS Wildlife Control will tell you all of the information you need to know up-front and will explain the process and answer any questions you have during or after the job is done. We are knowledgeable and professional and always put out our best when doing our work.
SOS Wildlife Control Inc. has:
- Fall Arrest/Working at Heights certification
- Technicians have undergone proper training courses
- Have a Trapping License from the Ministry of Natural Resources
- Available 24/7
- Is a professional Wildlife Control company
- Conduct wildlife control processes humanely
- $5,000,000 liability coverage
If you notice signs of wildlife in your house give us a call. At SOS Wildlife Control, we provide superior wildlife removal services for residential, commercial, and industrial clients. Let us help you solve your wildlife problems. Taking action before it’s too late will help eliminate animal damage repair costs. We can easily be reached at 1-800-981-0330. Don’t wait and call us to schedule an appointment for a thorough inspection to help evacuate all your unwanted wildlife guests in the most humane way possible.