1. Make sure that the question you are asking hasn't been answered already on the site. Sometimes people ask questions that are already addressed on another page. Check the links to the left and make sure that we haven't written about your issue already. You should also click on faq
2. Make sure you give me as much information as possible regarding the problem (including what you have done so far) and what result would constitute a resolution to your mind. Remember, we want to resolve the problem to your satisfaction not to mine or someone else. You should also include what you don't want done. If you don't want to learn about lethal options then let me know. But understand that if you are unwilling to learn about lethal control, be prepared to have less than a 100 percent reduction in property damage. The fact is repellents rarely reduce damage 100%. See our Why Trapping
3. Make sure you tell me what state you live in. I don't need to know your address, just give me the state. This is especially important for people writing concerning a mystery noise or mystery damage. Geography helps me narrow down the potential causes.
4. Don't expect me to teach you how to trap. I publish booklets, books and articles. I am willing to give out a great deal of information that will save you a lot of money (in terms of saving you from wasting it). But please don't expect me to do everything for free. Visit our Store to see what is available.
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Disclaimer: WDC seeks to provide accurate, effective and responsible information on resolving human/wildlife conflicts. We welcome suggestions, criticisms to help us achieve this goal. The information provided is for informational purposes only and users of the information use it at their own risk. The reader must consult state/federal officials to determine the legality of any technique in the reader's locale. Some techniques are dangerous to the user and to others. WDC encourages readers to obtain appropriate training (see our informational literature at our Store ), and understand that proper animal damage control involves patience, understanding that not every technique/method works for every situation or even 100% of the time. Your use of this information is governed by this understanding. We welcome potential users of the information and photos to simply ask for permission via e-mail. Finally, WDC welcomes e-mail but understand that all e-mails become property of Wildlife Damage Control.