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#5751858 - 12/29/16 12:36 PM Predator Control Work
The DP Trapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/30/15
Posts: 92
Loc: English Mountain, TN
I need some advice on prices for predator control work. I usually charge a $50 setup fee and then $25 per animal. I know I'm probably undercutting myself but I live in a rural area. Anyone have any advice for a part time ADC guy that gets asked every now and then?
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#5753020 - 12/30/16 08:43 AM Re: Predator Control Work [Re: The DP Trapper]
Aix sponsa Online   content
trapper

Registered: 02/23/14
Posts: 5392
Loc: Louisiana
You fill find that it's very tough to find a one size fits all price. No two jobs are the same.
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#5753182 - 12/30/16 10:51 AM Re: Predator Control Work [Re: The DP Trapper]
The DP Trapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/30/15
Posts: 92
Loc: English Mountain, TN
id just like to get some business Aix
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#5753338 - 12/30/16 12:20 PM Re: Predator Control Work [Re: The DP Trapper]
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trapper

Registered: 02/23/14
Posts: 5392
Loc: Louisiana
I hear ya buddy. I'll PM you sometime this weekend about what I did starting up. Have a good one!
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#5758233 - 01/03/17 08:28 AM Re: Predator Control Work [Re: The DP Trapper]
Michigan Trappin Offline
trapper

Registered: 05/20/14
Posts: 2706
Loc: MI
How much do you make per hour doing what you do for a living now!

Don't answer that on here, it's the first number you need to write down

Now with your past experience trapping predators, think about how long it takes you to set your traps

Multiply that number of hours by your hourly wage. Equals set up fee

Now, how long to check traps each day, and your past success rate

If it takes 2 hours a day to check/tend traps and you average one coyote every three days

6 hrs per coyote times your hourly wage equals your charge per animal


So as you see it will depend on your ability to catch predators and obviously the population matters

So use your past experience and caluculate how many hours it will take to set and catch the coyotes and charge accordingly

(This cost goes up per your when you are in the business as your hourly rate goes up with business expences so for a professional ADC OPERATOR to say to charge $500 to set up and $85 per coyote means nothing)

Hope this helps
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#5758938 - 01/03/17 07:25 PM Re: Predator Control Work [Re: The DP Trapper]
Moonpie Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/01/17
Posts: 68
Loc: GEORGIA
That's how I figure a lot of my jobs. Spot on.
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#5759548 - 01/04/17 09:19 AM Re: Predator Control Work [Re: The DP Trapper]
WCT Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/27/13
Posts: 4
Loc: OH
I'm always surprised at the different answers that are shared with this type of question. Here's my short answer:

Set your rates so that the client is paying you and not so that you're paying the client for the privilege of solving their problem.This means that what works for one business most likely won't work for anyone else.

Regardless of the type of business, the key to pricing is to charge enough to cover what it costs to run a business, pay yourself, offer and perform services and hopefully make some to set aside after paying taxes (self employment tax is about 30% so for every $100 made after expenses figure you only get to keep $70 of it).

In summary, if you end up charging $400 for the total service and have $100 in expenses, you'll make money but if you end up having $400 or more in expenses, you're paying for the opportunity to do this.
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#5759631 - 01/04/17 11:01 AM Re: Predator Control Work [Re: WCT]
Aix sponsa Online   content
trapper

Registered: 02/23/14
Posts: 5392
Loc: Louisiana
Originally Posted By: WCT
I'm always surprised at the different answers that are shared with this type of question. Here's my short answer:

Set your rates so that the client is paying you and not so that you're paying the client for the privilege of solving their problem.This means that what works for one business most likely won't work for anyone else.

Regardless of the type of business, the key to pricing is to charge enough to cover what it costs to run a business, pay yourself, offer and perform services and hopefully make some to set aside after paying taxes (self employment tax is about 30% so for every $100 made after expenses figure you only get to keep $70 of it).

In summary, if you end up charging $400 for the total service and have $100 in expenses, you'll make money but if you end up having $400 or more in expenses, you're paying for the opportunity to do this.




Excellent
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#5852686 - 03/21/17 08:36 AM Re: Predator Control Work [Re: The DP Trapper]
shorthair Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 1459
Loc: Maine
ttt
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