Free Residential wildlife removal
“U.S. Wildlife Removal service offers free deer, coyote, beaver and muskrat removal services during select times of the year under select circumstances to Illinois and Wisconsin residents.”
Free Residential wildlife removal addressed
As free residential wildlife removal was once provided by select villages and townships the economic hit put a lot of that to rest. With most residents still looking to cities, villages and townships for free wildlife help a few unknown facts have lead to some misconceptions. For instance if a city village or township is offering free residential wildlife removal services this can only legally be done a few ways. 1) A permit has been obtained through the Illinois D.N.R. 2) A Class A Licensed Commercial trapper has been contracted by that particular village, township or city. 3) The city, township or village rents or lends traps out and pays the removal fee for trapped animals to a licensed removal service. A city, village or township worker can not legally touch a trapped animal with out a trapping permit issued through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Illegally some do it unknowingly or knowingly. Most recently the City of Elmhurst advised a senior citizen (who had called about a dead animal in her driveway) that they do not offer free Residential wildlife removal and could not remove a dead animal on private property, for her to pick up the dead animal, put it in a bag an place it in her garbage. Now either this is flat out ignorance or out right illigal advice and guidance to a senior citizen to break an environmental law. In accordance with the Dead Animal Disposal Act it is not lawful to dispose of dead animals in garbage cans. If the City of Elmhurst did not know this why are they advising on a subject they know nothing about and how are they disposing of the dead animals they remove that were on city property? By throwing them in garbage cans?
Why most companies simply CAN NOT offer free wildlife removal
Wildlife removal is far more complex than setting a trap and driving an animal to a Forrest Preserve as most would imagine and by reading you now know only Class A licensed trappers, who are usually private, are legally allowed to trap and remove wildlife. As with any service provider, free services by a private individual or company is rare. Many times we have been asked “Why do I have to pay for this” when a resident is inquiring about wildlife removal services for an animal in their home. Well a few unknown overhead details of professional wildlife removal may help understand what is involved. For instance lets say a raccoon has taken residence in an attic. For one animal to be removed a licensed technician has to be sent on an hourly wage to do a home inspection and set traps. The technician then has to return to remove the trapped animal, set a new trap and plastic entry points to monitor activity. Gas each way has a significant cost with prices rising, I-Pass fees, business insurance and vehicle insurance for the technician has to be accounted for along with the cost of effective bait. Now that raccoon by state law has to be euthanized by the technician and disposed of in accordance with the Dead Animal Disposal Act. This includes paying an incineration fee paid to an incinerator for proper burning and disposal of the carcass. For you to have seen the companies ad out of all the other listed companies, print ads and internet ads along with website optimization at the very minimum will cost $1500 a month. Now uncle Sam steps in and wants his cut and as a business owner your average fee as a of $150-$175 for inspection, trap set up, removal, reset and entry point plasticing averages after taxes is only $22-30 add in the chance someone pays by credit card and subtract another 5 dollars from that. This is why free residential wildlife removal simply is not a feasible notion and paying for removing wildlife from your home is necessary just as hiring a plumber to come remove growing roots out of a pipe. If a company was gracious enough to remove an animal for free, that company still is shelling out a good chunk of change to do so.