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What to charge for nuisance beaver work #7294450
06/26/21 08:39 PM
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Do some nuisance beaver work . Been charging $75.00 per beaver . Lately I just don't feel that's enough when factor in driving/setup/checking/time . My question is what would be a good way of pricing job's . Thanks


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Re: What to charge for nuisance beaver work [Re: DHH] #7294492
06/26/21 10:28 PM
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It depends whether you charge mileage & a setup fee


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Re: What to charge for nuisance beaver work [Re: AJE] #7294517
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Just been a straight 75 per . But looking for ideas on set-up , milage , etc. Those trips to check empty trap's when waiting to get the last one is what got me thinking that should maybe be charging differently


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Re: What to charge for nuisance beaver work [Re: DHH] #7294530
06/27/21 12:25 AM
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Re: What to charge for nuisance beaver work [Re: DHH] #7294531
06/27/21 12:35 AM
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Right now we charge $85 per beaver,.50c per km,maximum 5 trips, and $50 to breach each dam to natural flow.

Re: What to charge for nuisance beaver work [Re: DHH] #7294581
06/27/21 07:28 AM
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I work it like this, 85.00 set up fee per two traps, 25.00 a trap extra. Then its 100.00.per tail.


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Re: What to charge for nuisance beaver work [Re: DHH] #7294614
06/27/21 09:44 AM
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What is your cost per hour to operate? Without knowing your expenses, how do you know what you have to charge?

Re: What to charge for nuisance beaver work [Re: EatenByLimestone] #7294622
06/27/21 10:04 AM
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On avg jobs . 50-80 miles round trip , either side of $15 gas + 1.5 - 2 hours of time . It's the dry days in between catches that don't work . Appreciate the responses on billing . Gives me ideas on how to approach future jobs


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Re: What to charge for nuisance beaver work [Re: DHH] #7294774
06/27/21 02:19 PM
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$500 - 600: Damage area can be reached by using a truck. Thatís up to 5 trips @$100 - $120 each.

$800-1500: Usually a beaver colony. Damage area access requires use of an ATV or Kayak, price depends on complexity (Access, Time of Year, Urgency, etc)


The easiest of beaver jobs can be completed for a couple hundred dollars. However, if youíre being hired to handle it, thereís a good chance that isnít one of those times.



These are prices Iíve charged for beaver work not too too far from the house. If youíre going to do it as a business, you have to err on the side of caution, because it costs a lot to operate. My insurance premiums and mileage alone are pretty stiff. These are examples, prices can be less, prices can be more. It depends on your situation. When asked how far Iíll go for beaver work, I always tell them the same thing: Iíll drive to the moon for beaver work under favorable terms.


My experience has been that some customers are fine with mileage, some arenít. Just talk to them about it you need to for locations that are longer distances.

The most important part about beaver work is being THOROUGH. The beaver that matters is the last one. Every job has similarities, but every job is different in its own way. A truth that was told to me is that ADC trapping is about customer management.


Itís ok at times to give discounts or some free time at your discretion. Youíll know when thatís whatís called for. Any special circumstances or expenses that come with a job will more than likely need to be tacked onto the prices.

Re: What to charge for nuisance beaver work [Re: DHH] #7294778
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Of course, if your customer has a lot of work, other pricing arrangements can be made. By the hour, by the day, by the week, by the tail.... itís up to you. My previous post was just pricing in general, when someone isnít saying ďI have 100 locations, letís talk.Ē

Re: What to charge for nuisance beaver work [Re: DHH] #7294966
06/27/21 07:10 PM
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I give the customer a flat fee, based upon $60.00 per hour. Will go as high as $80.00 for a difficult job where the truck isn't close.

This is for everything, Time starts when I leave the house and return.

Local folks(within 25 miles or so), $50.00 per hour. Sarge


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Re: What to charge for nuisance beaver work [Re: DHH] #7295008
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beaverings hard work in this heat.


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Re: What to charge for nuisance beaver work [Re: bucksnbears] #7295080
06/27/21 10:08 PM
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Originally Posted by bucksnbears
beaverings hard work in this heat.


It is, and there are other challenges this time of year as well, starting with an abundance of food sources and active alligators

Re: What to charge for nuisance beaver work [Re: DHH] #7295101
06/27/21 10:42 PM
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It sounds like you need to charge a daily fee as you've noticed there are costs whether you pick up an animal or not.

Don't work for free.

Re: What to charge for nuisance beaver work [Re: Aix sponsa] #7295103
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Originally Posted by Aix sponsa
Originally Posted by bucksnbears
beaverings hard work in this heat.


It is, and there are other challenges this time of year as well, starting with an abundance of food sources and active alligators



If I see an alligator I'm going home for the day.

Re: What to charge for nuisance beaver work [Re: DHH] #7295115
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If I seen a gator I would make a suitcase out of his hide,pack it up and move further North.

Re: What to charge for nuisance beaver work [Re: DHH] #7295273
06/28/21 09:20 AM
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Just finished up one for a farmer FRIEND ...price per beaver...no set up fee. I will not do that again...wasted gas and time. IF IT IS TO BE A BUSINESS VENTURE then charge like a business would.

Re: What to charge for nuisance beaver work [Re: DHH] #7295537
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Most jobs with an established beaver colony are bid $1200 and up within a 50 mile radius. That is for trapping only. No dam work, that is extra.

Re: What to charge for nuisance beaver work [Re: DHH] #7295683
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We would charge $900cdn maximum for that job here-not counting dam/return to natural flow,assuming that a full colony is 6 beaver.

Last edited by Boco; 06/28/21 08:46 PM.
Re: What to charge for nuisance beaver work [Re: DHH] #7296002
06/29/21 11:20 AM
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Per hour /per mile/per bvr works for me. Time starts when I leave home.

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