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ADC pricing #7456853
01/10/22 09:56 PM
01/10/22 09:56 PM
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Kentucky
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tunnel_hill Offline OP
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Fairly new to doing nuisance work. Mainly doing beaver, muskrat, coyote and raccoon jobs.

Interested in how some of you guys are pricing the jobs you do.

Thanks

Re: ADC pricing [Re: tunnel_hill] #7456935
01/10/22 11:19 PM
01/10/22 11:19 PM
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WI - Wisconsin
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Charge more for beaver than for coon or rats. It's more work & risk.

AJE
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Last edited by AJE; 01/10/22 11:20 PM.

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Re: ADC pricing [Re: tunnel_hill] #7457709
01/11/22 06:17 PM
01/11/22 06:17 PM
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Schenectady, NY
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Schenectady, NY
Of the animals you listed, we only do raccoons and they run much more than woodchucks, skunks, opossums, etc. Raccoon work is usually on a roof. Right now, on a roof with 1/2" of ice on it.

Every place will bear different pricing. Ours will sound stupid expensive at first, until you understand we run a 2 man crew for safety, up an icy roof, setting chimney traps or on dormer tie ins and pulling down a 30lb animal that can be prone to lunging. It all means you have to work slow to be safe. And that means cost.


They are hiring you for your experience and expertise. Charge enough to cover your hourly expenses and then put some money in your pocket.

Until you know what it costs to do business, you don't know what you need to charge.

Re: ADC pricing [Re: tunnel_hill] #7463717
01/17/22 03:12 PM
01/17/22 03:12 PM
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Trapper Don Offline
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Think like any other contractor. Only charge by the hour. Don't think like a trapper. Trappers are poor and contractors are not. 30 years in this business and only charge by the hour. Travel, documentation, reporting, permits, disposal fees, and everything else associated with time for that job. I only deal with beaver and only charge by the hour.

Re: ADC pricing [Re: tunnel_hill] #7463727
01/17/22 03:19 PM
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Trapper Don Offline
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I forgot. I also charge to invoice the client. It all part of their fix. So nothing for free. Remember
4 out of 5 new ADC businesses fail. Most because they think they are good trappers and need to be good business people. All critters should get charged the same. An hour setting raccoon job is no different then an hour setting beaver traps or any other. An hour is an hour. End of discussion.
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Re: ADC pricing [Re: tunnel_hill] #7465024
01/18/22 05:39 PM
01/18/22 05:39 PM
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Nashville, TN 27 y/o
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Something simple is that you have to get paid to drive.

Think about a job 1/2 hour away. If you catch four critters there on different days thatís four hours of just driving.

I would price it the same even if you have another job 5 minutes from that one because the chances are they wonít line up on catches or days visited. If they do, thatís just a bonus for you.

Then think about if you hired someone to do it and had to pay them to drive four hours plus their time on site.

It all adds up and if you donít price it right you might as well work fast food and have a lot less headache lol.


once you go trap, you never come back

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Re: ADC pricing [Re: tunnel_hill] #7465572
01/19/22 03:42 AM
01/19/22 03:42 AM
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Ohio
Trapper Don and Joey are giving you pearls of wisdom!

There is much to running a trapping business and trapping is one of the smaller parts.

I will give you my basic advice. Find a good reasonable priced attorney and accountant. Ask the attorney to set up a limited liability company and create some fill in the blank form documents for your business. Ask the accountant to get you set up with a business ID number and educate you about taxes, items that can be depreciated, items that can be expensed, and items that are both according to IRS section 179. Ask him to tell you when things are due in advance. Next get yourself a business bank account - you will need to take to the bank your LLC articles and your business ID number. Finally, sign up for liability insurance. Call Bob and Sons for a good deal.

Best wishes.

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