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Frequently Asked Questions

1) Why choose Best Way Animal Removal?
2) Is Best Way Animal Removal licensed and insured?
3) What kind of experience does Best Way Animal Removal have?
4) Can animals do damage?
5) What kind of traps does Best Way Animal Removal use?
6) What can you do about odors?
7) What kind of damage can you repair?
8) Does Best Way Animal Removal provide cleanup services?
9) How do animals enter my home or business?
10) Does Best Way Animal Removal conduct inspections?
11) Does Best Way Animal Removal use chemicals or poisons?
12) Does chemical grub control work on moles?
13) How do you price?
14) What if you have to come back later in the year, even for a
different animal?

15) What if we have more than one kind of nuisance animal?
16) What happens to the animals?
17) Can animals harm people?
18) What is rabies and how do people get it?
19) What is salmonellosis?
20) Can animals transmit salmonellosis to me?

Why choose Best Way Animal Removal?

Best Way Animal Removal provides excellent service at an excellent price. We will take as much time as needed to make our customers fully aware of and comfortable with the process to be used. We believe in putting honesty and integrity first.

Is Best Way Animal Removal licensed and insured?

Best Way Animal Removal is licensed by the State of Michigan to perform Nuisance Wildlife Control. We are also fully insured.

What kind of experience does Best Way Animal Removal have?

The owner, Jack Waterway, has been trapping since 1975. Jack will be out on every job.

Can animals do damage?

Absolutely. Besides visible damage, nuisance animals can cause thousands of dollars worth of physical damage. Chewing through wood or plastic, damaging electrical wires and pipes, destroying insulation damage and leaving animal waste are just a few of the ways animals cause damage.

There are also many ways animals can do damage to our health. See below for more information.

What kind of traps does Best Way Animal Removal use?

For most nuisance animals we use plastic box traps designed exclusively for nuisance animal removal. These traps have several benefits: They keep the animal more comfortable as they are not out in the open; these traps also prevent kids and adults from seeing the animal and prevent access to the animal; pets are also safer as they cannot get to the animal.

Occasionally we will use cage traps if the situation dictates. Also, our mole traps are hardly visible. We do not use spear type traps.

What can you do about odors?

Many times odors are associated with nuisance wildlife. Odors can come from dead animals, urine, urine-soaked building materials and fecal material. Best Way Animal Removal can provide effective odor control solutions to make your living environment enjoyable to live in again.

What kind of damage can you repair?

Many times animals make holes in building structures or enlarge holes that may have already been there. Best Way Animal Removal can provide quality repair services that will function as wildlife barriers and look professional as well.

Does Best Way Animal Removal provide cleanup services?

A critical step in ensuring your family's safety is to remove waste that can carry disease Best Way Animal Removal provides safe and effective clean-up of animal waste. We can also apply virulents and anti-bacterial sprays to minimize your family's exposure to these disease sources.

How do animals enter my home or business?

Animals can use many entry points to become a nuisance to you. Vents, construction gaps, roof lines, siding corners, siding gaps and damaged areas are only a few.

Does Best Way Animal Removal conduct inspections?

Absolutely. Inspections are included in the initial service call fee and are a critical part of a comprehensive nuisance animal control strategy. We at Best Way Animal Removal want to solve your problem. Comprehensive nuisance animal control includes removing the offending animal, locating the entry points and closing those spots to prevent re-entry.

Does Best Way Animal Removal use chemicals or poisons?

We do not use any chemicals or poisons to remove nuisance wildlife. We provide humane trapping and removal services. Poisons can cause animals to die within your home or business and produce foul odors. Additionally, poisoned animals can leave your home or business and be ingested by other animals such as cats, dogs and other wildlife.

Does chemical grub control work on moles?

It does not. Only 20% of a mole's diet is grubs. Their main food source is worms and night crawlers. You can kill every grub in your lawn and there is still plenty of food for moles. Virginia Tech University conducted a study where they tested several mole control techniques including home remedies, castor bean plants, chewing gum and vibrators. The study states that “traps are considered to be the most reliable method to stop moles.”

How do you price?

Our charging system is very simple. On our first stop at your home or business we charge an annual service-call fee. This fee includes a complete inspection and also includes the setting of traps. The only other fee is for the removal of animals. Even this charge is a money saver as we DO NOT charge per animal as other companies do. Most people believe they have one nuisance animal to deal with when, in fact, they usually have multiple animals. Best Way Animal Removal charges per catch day. It is the same low price whether we catch 1,2,3,4, etc, animals on that particular day, no matter how many species of nuisance animals with which you are dealing. We set multiple traps per location and, if possible, will use traps that catch more than one animal at a time. On days we catch nothing, there is no charge.

What if you have to come back later in the year, even for a different animal?

Your annual service-call fee is still good. Let’s say, for example, you hire us to catch moles. After a few weeks we stop seeing damage and we catch no more moles. Mutually, we decide the problem animals are gone and we remove traps. Any time from that day on until the end of that calendar year, if any animal issues arise (new mole damage appears, a skunk takes up residence under your deck, a squirrel chews a hole into you eaves, etc.) we come out, reassess the problem and set more traps at no charge. The only cost would be on catch days, just as before.

What if we have more than one kind of nuisance animal?

The charges are the same whether we catch one raccoon or we catch one raccoon, two moles and three chipmunks. Again we do not charge per animal, we charge per catch day.

What happens to the animals?

In most cases animals can be relocated. However, in those circumstances where relocation is neither practical nor allowed by state or local regulations, we do need to euthanize the animal. Enthanization is humanely conducted by techniques recommended by the American Veterinary Association.

Can animals harm people?

Most animals carry diseases that can be harmful or fatal to humans. Animals can be carriers of Histoplasmosis, Hantavirus Pulmanary Syndrome, roundworm, salmonella, and rabies, just to name a few.

Histoplasmosis

Histoplasmosis is a disease caused by the fungus Histoplasma capsulatum. Its symptoms vary greatly, but the disease primarily affect the lungs. Occasionally, other organs are affected. This form of the disease is called disseminated histoplasmosis, and it can be fatal if untreated.) For more information, please consult the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website.

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS)

Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) is a deadly disease transmitted by infected rodents through urine, droppings, or saliva. Humans can contract the disease when they breathe in aerosolized virus. HPS was first recognized in 1993 and has since been identified throughout the United States. Although rare, HPS is potentially deadly. Rodent control in and around the home remains the primary strategy for preventing hantavirus infection. For more information, please consult the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website.

Roundworm

The raccoon roundworm, Baylisascaris procyonis, is increasingly recognized as a cause of serious or fatal larva migrans disease in humans and animals. In a recent study consucted by the San Jose State University and Purdue University, roundworm eggs were found in over 44% of tested raccoon fecal material. For more information, please consult the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website.

What is rabies and how do people get it?

Rabies is an infectious viral disease that affects the nervous system of humans and other mammals. People get rabies from the bite of an animal with rabies (a rabid animal). Any wild mammal, like a raccoon, skunk, fox, coyote, or bat, can have rabies and transmit it to people. It is also possible, but quite rare, that people may get rabies if infectious material from a rabid animal, such as saliva, gets directly into their eyes, nose, mouth, or a wound. Because rabies is a fatal disease, the goal of public health is, first, to prevent human exposure to rabies. For more information, please consult the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website.

What is salmonellosis?

Salmonellosis (sal-moh-nel-OH-sis) is a bacterial disease caused by the bacterium Salmonella. Many different kinds of Salmonella can make people sick. Most people have diarrhea, fever, and stomach pain that start 1 to 3 days after they get infected. Sometimes, people have to see a doctor or go to the hospital because the diarrhea is severe or the infection has affected other organs. For more information, please consult the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website.

Can animals transmit salmonellosis to me?

Yes, many kinds of animals can pass salmonellosis to people. Usually, people get salmonellosis by eating contaminated food, such as chicken or eggs. Animals can carry Salmonella and pass it in their feces (stool). For more information, please consult the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website.

 

 

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