24/7 Cell Phone: 520-336-9431
Tucson Arizona Raccoon Control Situation: As for their philosophy, if he was being honest, I have some commentary. The first thing to realize is that no one type of animal or job can really be called unprofitable. The business decision necessary is to price all jobs accordingly. Thus, if one thinks that rat jobs are more profitable than raccoon in attic jobs, and that raccoon jobs should this be ignored, the solution is to raise prices on raccoon jobs. However, if he s speaking from experience of what the market will bear for various jobs, then he might have a legitimate claim. Based upon what I know, there is a ring of truth to this. People seem willing to pay quite a bit for rat control with house repairs, but not for large animal trapping. Once I raised the service fee, I pretty much lost the price shoppers. However, my raccoon in the attic work retains a high acceptance rate. Thus, either Tucson Trappers didn't quote high enough (by their standards) for large animal trapping, or no one swallowed their quotes. I must at this point admit to some hypocrisy in regard to the above pricing argument. After all, I've decided that mole jobs are not worth the money, and I still do large animal trapping for lower hourly income. If I'm following the above "rule", then I should do moles, and quote a tremendous amount for them, and yet again raise my prices for ground animal trapping. However, I don t foresee doing either just yet, but then again I realize that ground trapping really isn't profitable. In looking at all of my recent cases, my ground animal trapping has been much, much less profitable, and more of a pain, than my attic work. For example, the ABD development job: It consisted of 11 stops over two weeks, and resulted in a bill. That s horrible. That's a little three-hour bat job. It was something I had to think about all the time, I always had to make the drive every day, I always had to worry about raccoons in traps, I always had to carry them out and relocate them. I did this for an average trip? That s terrible. Then we have to consider the current ground trapping job I'm on. It's the best one I've had so far (save the Modica project). Two apartments, side by side, each paying a service fee, and I'm picking up 4 animals a day, and I'm going to call it quits when I'm comfortable. Yet still it s a thing I have to think about every day, I have to pick up heavy, dirty, animals every day, use the truck space, relocate them, and clean traps. The final bills won t be all that high, even if I really cheat. Ground trapping just isn't a good gig. In the case of these apartments I'll accept it, since I'm getting such numbers and it s an easy location and I can stop when I want, but the real reason for doing it is to stick in the good graces of an apartment that has ongoing bat problems and that can refer me to other apartments. We're probably looking at 4 trips, and my schedule messed with. Tucson Trappers is right. There's not money in large animal jobs. Hmmm I'll have to think about what to do. Ideally, I d have an employee do them and give me a cut.
If you wish to learn more, click on the How to Get Rid of Raccoons in the Attic home page. For wildlife control, animal trapping services, and raccoon control in Pima County, Arizona, call us at 520-336-9431, and ask to talk about raccoons in the attic in Tucson, AZ.