Pesky, everyone asks that question so I'll answer as best I can. I drive the smallest van which can also be the smelliest if you let it. I don't expect my employees to put up with anything that I wouldn't tolerate, so here goes.
1. With the exception of squirrels, which are not an odor problem, we transfer our animals to clean cages. This eliminates 90% of the problem. Here's a good example: I caught three foxes this morning and left the cages that they got caught in at the job. You increase your chances of success if your cage already contains the odor that your target animals are familiar with.
2. By tomorrow morning, my truck is going to smell like the inside of a fox den. I have a bottle of the odor remover that we use at customer's houses, right in the driver's side door pocket. If that odor remover doesn't work sufficiently in my truck, then we shouldn't be using it and it's time to find another brand. If the odor isn't pleasant to you, why would you want the customer to put up with it?
3. Although caged animals don't often urinate or defaecate in the back of a vehicle, it does happen. Cleaning and sanitizing is always a good idea. Foreign odors are not helpful in a pick-up either. I realize that we may have to take a little more time to keep our vans clean, compared to pickups. We have a lot of extra time to do that because we didn't have to run back to the office to get something; it's all in the van!
Edited by Paul Winkelmann (04/29/12 12:42 PM)