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“We offer fast, friendly
animal control services!”
-Pete Cappa, Owner

We are your animal control experts - answers to common questions below:

1. Is there a charge for your services?
2. Doesn’t the Game Commission handle wildlife problems for free?
3. What do you charge?
4. What happens to the animals when they are caught?
5. What animal issues do you handle?
6. Do you deal with dead animals?


 

1. Is there a charge for your services?

Yes. I am a highly trained, knowledgeable, state licensed professional that provides a unique service. I must provide my own vehicle, gas, insurance, equipment, advertising, etc. If you would hire someone to service your furnace, washer/dryer, or automobile for example, you would expect to pay for that service. I am no different. I handle very difficult, if not dangerous, situations with years of training, seminars, classes and experience to my credit.

 

2. Doesn’t the Game Commission handle wildlife problems for free?

In the past the Game Commission did in fact take care of nuisance wildlife problems. However, over the past several years these problems have grown at such a rate that they are unable to take care of it and have turned it over to professional wildlife operators such as myself. I am licensed through the Pennsylvania Game Commission meaning that I have had to pass their test and abide by their rules and regulations and fill out monthly reports and submit them in order to operate my business.

 

3. What do you charge?

I generally charge $129-$139 for a set up fee and an additional $40 per animal. This is the minimum that I charge. The fees may sometimes vary depending upon the location, difficulty of the job and the number of animals. There may also be additional charges if exclusion work or repairs are necessary. Please be aware that these prices are only a rough estimate and are subject to change. I need to perform an inspection and evaluate the problem to give you the exact price.

 

4. What happens to the animals when they are caught?

The Pennsylvania Game Commission clearly states that all vector species, such as raccoons, skunks, and groundhogs, needs to be humanely euthanized. That is due to the fact that these types of animals can possibly carry the rabies virus. The only way that these animals may be released is if they are let go on the capture site or on the client’s property.

There are non-vector species such as squirrels and chipmunks that do not necessarily need to be killed and may be relocated. However, there is much debate on the benefits of relocating these animals. The animal is introduced into an unknown environment that is ecologically balanced and “established” by other animals in which it will now have to compete for shelter and food.

I certainly want to satisfy the customer and will discuss the possible options, but I feel that it is important for the client to trust my professional opinion in what would be in the best interest for the animal.

 

5. What animal issues do you handle?

I can solve almost any wildlife issue that you may have! From a family of raccoons living in your chimney, a party of squirrels in the attic, groundhogs under your porch or deck, to bats in your ‘belfry’….Cappa Wildlife Control Services can effectively handle your wildlife issues. Just give me a call and we can discuss the trouble and devise a plan to get the problem solved. I do not, however, handle problems that may occur with either dogs or cats. You will need to call your local municipality and they can point you in the right direction for that.

 

6. Do you deal with dead animals?

Yes I do. For a fee I can remove the dead animal from the site and if necessary do the required clean-up.

 

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