Trusting a contractor and getting good work for a fair price is most important when hiring a contractor. When choosing a wildlife control operator in Michigan you ultimately make your own decision on this matter. In hiring a wildlife control expert to solve your pest problem, you should do a little research first.
Everything can be noticed during your first conversation with a company. The old saying "first impressions are everything". Most companies you call should know what they are talking about when you contact them. I mean that is their profession and "expertise" right? Knowing the details of your situation is the most important part of the initial phone call. This will give us an understanding of the job at hand. Most of the time a ball park price can be given so you know what you are up against. For those who won't give you a price, then they might not know what they are talking about. Some companies are more interested in getting the initial service call fee then actually getting the job done right. Getting answers from the company you are calling is key. Does it sound like the operator knows what he or she is talking about? Is the person you are talking to sound polite and organized? I mean you called them for help right? Patience is everything during the first phone call. You will have several questions so it is important for the operator to stay patient and answer everything as thorough as possible.
There are several questions you should consider asking during the first phone call/email or at least during the first visit to the home. We have compiled some question which may help you in hiring a wildlife control technician. Being educated about the services done on your home is very important so you know what you are getting into. Reading reviews, checking Angies list, or checking the Better Business Bureau is start. Choosing a wildlife control company to take care of your pest or nuisance wild animals can be confusing, so below are the questions we recommend asking when hiring an animal company to service your home.
Are you a pest control company or wildlife control company?
These industries may seem much a like, but in all reality they are much different. Pest control companies use pesticides or rodenticide to get rid of pest. Most pest control companies are experts in insects and not wild animals or rodents. Spraying poisons or poison baits can actually make your wild animal problem worse. We are a poison free company to protect your home and family.
Are you Licensed and Insured?
Licensed by the state of Michigan is required to run a wildlife control operators business. Our license number is RC 1019. Note: You do not need a pesticide applicators license to get rid of nuisance animals. Having liability insurance, bonds insurance, and workers comp insurance is key for protecting you and your home. We carry a million dollar liability insurance.
Do you provide an attic inspection during your evaluation?
This is the most important part of the inspection. Damages, entry points, and health concerns can all be answered with an attic inspection. If there is no attic space we carry an inspection camera on our trucks to scope all nooks an crannies of your home.
Do you offer repairs as part of your service?
Getting rid of the critter is only the first step in wildlife control. Making sure the animal doesn't return is the most important step. We are a full service wildlife control company and provide wildlife prevention to keep all wildlife out.
Do you offer an attic or building clean up service?
Once the animals are trapped and the repairs are done, the next step is to clean up the mess. This isn't always needed, but if it is make sure your wildlife control company can take care of this task. We offer full attic restoration service. Shopping around for another restoration company can be a pain.
Is your work guaranteed and for how long?
Providing a good warranty on the repairs performed is as good as gold. Limited warranties will not protect your investment. All exclusions and repairs we perform are warrantied for five years.
Who is coming to my house?
Knowing the technicians name can be beneficial so you know who to expect at your home. Sometimes it's hard to really know who is coming out, because knowing what technician is in your area isn't always known. If you don't know who the technician is at least know what kind of vehicle to expect. All of our vehicles are dark grey and red, marked with "Michigan Bat Control Inc."
When can you come to my house?
Patience is good, but often times nuisance wildlife will not allow for patience. Some emergencies can not wait days for a technician to come out. Don't get me wrong wildlife control is very time consuming if done right, but there should always be a technician available. If there is not we will always recommend someone in your area to help you. Problems in the attic or walls you have had for many years can sometimes wait. For instance if your looking to have a bat removal expert like our team you may want to wait to have an experience technician to your home rather than waiting for an inexperienced person to your home.
What prices do you Charge?
What most people care to know and for that matter I myself ask the same question when hiring a contractor. Cost is very important, but make sure you understand what it is you are paying for. Are you getting a full service wildlife control company. There are a lot companies offering free home inspections, but what are they actually doing for you? They may be incapable of obtaining work so they have to offer free inspections to get out to your home. We charge for an inspection fee, but we are often able to roll all or a portion of that fee into your total cost of the job. for more information on pricing click here. If you are interested in a free quote today click the free quote button.
Michigan Bat Control, Inc was founded in 2000 by owner and operator Joe Willis. As our company began to grow we incorporated in the summer of 2010. We have been taking care of bat problems and other nuisance wildlife since we opened. We recognize bats as a major problem in homes and buildings. Although we provide animal trapping services we spend 90% of our time studying bats, performing exclusions on homes, bat preventions, and attic restoration services. Our company is fully licensed, bonded and insured. We are a small local business originated in Northern Livingston county. Because of the high demand for professional bat removal experts we have expanded through out most of the state of Michigan. Were a small enough company to build a relationship with our customers but were also large enough to perform all of the necessary repairs and exclusion techniques to full fill your needs. 14 years later Joe still remains as one of the lead technicians for Michigan Bat Control, Inc. Through out the years we have expanded our team with trained wildlife control operators. Often times when you call you will get the owner on the phone or a trained wildlife control technician. As our company continues to grow through out the state of Michigan so does our relationship with many people in need of nuisance wildlife services. With the need for more animal control and wildlife control support we've opened our nuisance wildlife control division in 2012. Michigan Wildlife Solutions, LLC focuses more on the trapping and relocation of raccoons, skunks, groundhogs, squirrels, and other wildlife. We established this division of Michigan Bat Control, Inc. solely to focus on this part of the industry.
We are a full service wildlife management company locally owned and operated. We specialize in live bat exclusions so bats can freely leave their roost with out being harmed. Once the animals are gone we do all of the necessary repairs so the pest and other wildlife don't return. We do full service attic clean-ups and restorations. We also trap and relocate unwanted nuisance wildlife from your home or business in Livingston, West Oakland, North Washtenaw, parts of Shiawassee, and Genesee, MI counties. We have successfully completed thousands of bat exclusions all over the state of Michigan. We take pride in customer satisfaction and providing great service. There are no projects we can't handle. We specialize in commercial building and have worked with thousands of residential customers.
Michigan Bat Control, Inc. has brought a fresh, new approach to the wildlife control industry. We believe in going the extra mile for our customers. There are far too many companies that look to do the bare minimum without regard for the best interests of the customer. Things are different at Michigan Bat Control Inc. We provide the most humane animal control services out there. Our poison free and live exclusion methods are much different than most competitors. We are a family owned and operated company so you can be ensured that when we send a technician to your home you are being serviced by someone that really cares.
When hiring any contractor, it is important to know that you are hiring an expert. We devote much of our time to studying bats, birds, and other Michigan wildlife. We do not arrogantly assume that we know it all. We believe there is always more to be learned and we are constantly working to improve our knowledge base