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#5938159 - 06/28/17 04:16 PM Re: ADC Pricing Advice [Re: AirportTrapper]
Aix sponsa Offline
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Registered: 02/23/14
Posts: 5852
Loc: Louisiana
Originally Posted By: AirportTrapper
I no longer charge per animal. I give a flat rate based on my overhead and profit I want to make. Head count can cost you money. Like when a homeowner calls and the mother raccoon has moved on because they beat on the walls. Or landowner shoots the beaver so you don't catch as many. Too many things to vary as said that will determine what YOU should charge. Good luck



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#5938193 - 06/28/17 05:23 PM Re: ADC Pricing Advice [Re: ahb70]
Jim Comstock Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/11/11
Posts: 91
Loc: New York
Pricing surely can be tough. Lots of variables. After a while you can price it so you don't short yourself. I still don't really know how to deal with chipmunks because they are small and to me insignificant so I don't charge a lot. I guess most charges should be by the trip, mileage, time spent in setting, resetting and not by the animal. With beaver for local I do a set up and a per beaver charge, but for long runs I just give them a dollar amount per trip, take it or leave it. Beaver used to be a job, walking the ponds, canoeing, lots of time that I don't now spend very often. Many roadside repeats can be set in a minute or two, even new jobs, real money makers even when the price is not high. Some beaver jobs with a pair may start to finish take a few hours total and less than an hour of work, one check. Saw squirrels mentioned. Not a guy that does a lot with bait, I sure do love baiting dumpster squirrels, bazillions of them sometimes. Don't know where they all come from. Made a makeshift transfer box so traps can be reused. Squirrels fire out of the cages like a rocket, fun to watch.

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#5938415 - 06/28/17 09:47 PM Re: ADC Pricing Advice [Re: ahb70]
SifordOutdoorZ Offline
trapper

Registered: 09/19/11
Posts: 28
Loc: Erie, PA
Michigan trapper hit the nail on the head if your doing this as a business you have to be able to pay yourself and all your overhead. It takes time to figure it all out the longer you do it the easier it gets. This is my third year in business and I'm now full time still working out undercharging but you have to get away from pet animal charges. We are a very specific service and in most cases the only one in a town so think of it that way.
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#5942353 - 07/03/17 11:02 PM Re: ADC Pricing Advice [Re: ahb70]
TONY.F Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/02/14
Posts: 2496
Loc: N.C MO
I live in a rural area the people here are smart enough to go to the big box stores and buy a cheap hava hart catch their nuisance coon drive a block away and release it lol only to have it return the same nite twice as hungry, I have caught a few nuisance coons here in town that have been caught so many times their heads are bald from fighting the cages! NEEDLESS TO SAY THEY DID NOT RETURN THAT NITE!!
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#5946516 - 07/09/17 10:08 AM Re: ADC Pricing Advice [Re: ahb70]
scott k Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/22/15
Posts: 60
Loc: eastern, CT
First don't base your business rates by what the competitors charge. Your need and operating expenses may be entirely different. Remember this you can stay home and make no money you don't need to work at it. If it was easy everyone would do it.

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#5946568 - 07/09/17 11:22 AM Re: ADC Pricing Advice [Re: ahb70]
bob pake Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/28/10
Posts: 21
Loc: southern ont. canada
If there is not much driving involved. I charge $100 set up + $150 for three days of trapping , with the customer helping me out by checking traps and reporting capture. If my feet leave the ground I charge accordingly , Beaver more.
Removing animals for me is pretty close to a money looser, nothing more than a foot in the door to do the necessary structural repairs.
Being a great trapper is okish . Being a great people person salesman is important. Most people have is back asswards.

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#5946584 - 07/09/17 11:40 AM Re: ADC Pricing Advice [Re: ahb70]
TONY.F Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/02/14
Posts: 2496
Loc: N.C MO
I cant their is no competition for over a hundred miles! You guys that do it for a living what insurance do you recommend that will be the biggest factor on chargin. All the other costs can be covered easily enough. Short of something catastrophic like theft or a natural disaster! If a home owner in this day and age don't understand fuel and cost of living exspenses they shouldn't be calling to hire someone in the first place. If I decide to do this I want to do it rite the first time. And by that I do not mean I will go out and buy a fleet of new trucks and a building. I sleep easier nowing all the legal aspects are covered and covered again. insurance, taxes , those are the silent killers.That and spending beyond your means
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