How did you get into this business?
As a kid trapping intrigued me. I was given an old rusty trap. I took it to the creek and set it and caught my first muskrat. Muskrat furs were paying $7.00 to $8.00 for prime large furs. My fur was very large. The man buying my fur asked if I was going to buy supplies with the fur money. I said, “Yes”. He asked, “How about $9.00 for your fur”? He had me hook, line, and sinker.
What is the strangest animal you have dealt with?
The strangest animal I’ve dealt with is people, animals are consistently normal.
Those animals are smart aren’t they?
No. Animals are not smart. If they are so smart why are there so many on the road dead. They are instinctive. When God created animals specific characteristics and defense mechanisms were instilled in each animal that was needed for survival. Deer don’t act like raccoons, raccoons don’t act like beaver, beaver don’t act like skunks, and skunks don’t act like fox. Each animal has their own God instilled traits and defense mechanisms needed for survival. They are instinctively God instilled that is not smart that is truly amazing.
You are not going to kill it are you?
Killing of defenseless animals will not be tolerated by ACT Wildlife Services. We have started aborting them. America seems very comfortable with abortion on demand. 300+ or – in Louisville every month, 4,000 everyday across the US, 50 million since 1973 Roe V. Wade. All made legal by an irresponsible people who could care less about the Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness of the unborn. Those same people have the audacity to speak up for the well being of an animal. While some speak up for animals ACT Wildlife Services will speak up and be the voice of the unborn. Some animals are aborted, some are relocated. It depends on the law, health of the animal and the circumstances of a particular job.
Don't you love that animal?
No, I love my customers. Jesus gave us all a new commandment “To love one another” Jesus said nothing about loving animals. When we the people get our love for each other perfected then we will start on the animals and not a second sooner.
Animals are so defenseless aren't they?
Wrong. Every animal from birth to adult I have ever dealt with in some way shape or form has some sort of defense mechanism. But animals feed on other animals. These defense mechanisms fool some animals, some don’t. Animals may be vulnerable but not completely defenseless.
People are taking the animal's entire habit. Where will they go?
Not true. Animals have plenty of places to go. But why would an animal that is preyed upon go back into the wild with predators? They won’t. They stay where food, habitat and shelter are good. In urban areas they tolerate us humans because we are not predators. That’s why the predators (fox, coyotes, and hawks) are coming more and more into the suburbs, subdivisions, and cities because that is where the food is.
Are you a member of the BBB?
No, I don’t want or need anyone dictating weather or not ACT Wildlife Services is a good company or not. I don’t feel I need to pay to have a good name. Ironically the BBB calls ACT Wildlife Services every year wanting us to join because we have no complaints listed against us.
Why should I hire your company vs. the others?
ACT Wildlife Services is a locally owned and self employed. We are not a national franchise with a huge advertising budget or franchise fees that must be pasted onto its customers. No gimmicks, no games, no scare tactics just 25+ years of nuisance animal work at your service.
Do you guarantee your work?
Bat work is guaranteed for 1 year and Mole work is warranted for 30 days. Other work or repairs are not. Let me explain. When I remove animals from a home and repair their damage if new animals should get back into the home within a month or 2 years it is not the ACT Wildlife Services repair that is disturbed. The animal has found a new weak spot on the building to gain access. I have learned what animals can get into and what they can’t bypass. My repairs hold up. Therefore, I will not guarantee another animal will not get into your home. In the past if ACT repair work is removed or torn out by animals I’ve always fixed it. But that is very rare. Other companies boast about guarantees (1 and 10 years) People love and want guarantees. Only to be dismayed to hear that the animal has made a new hole and is not covered under the guarantee they offered. When ACT Wildlife Services can guarantee what an animal will or won’t do you will need to refer to us as God. Raccoon and squirrels are the most notorious animals that re-enter buildings. Only God can guarantee when an animal will or will not re-enter a building.