are perhaps one of the most effective, but least considered alternatives to
common and persistent pest control problems. Consider all the options -
the possible cost or savings, the speed of effectiveness, the finality of the
outcome - and you might agree, it's pretty difficult to get past a well-designed
There are many - in type and form.
House Sparrows, English Starlings, Ferial Rock Doves (Pigeons), Mice, Rats, and
Snakes* are just a few, but likely the most common in our West Virginia
Unfortunately, as ecologies increasingly collide, the line separating acceptable animal habitat and where people live becomes a food chain issue that has to be addressed and resolved quickly and humanely. Our first preference would be live trapping and release, in situations where that is a practical option. If it is not an option, almost all of the other alternatives in-between involve cost and unnecessary suffering, from poisons or glue traps for example. If, in the end, a life must be taken to resolve the problem, it should be done as humanely as possible, and with respect, or not at all.
It's really very easy and requires no
commitment from you to accept our recommendation.
The process begins with an evaluation of
your particular and unique situation. We consider, very diligently,
several important factors:
What is the target?
Has the target developed predictable habits?
Are there clear and safe shooting lanes?
Is there a safe backstop?
Is clean up and target retrieval possible?
Can we be shielded from public misunderstanding – you will never see us solving a problem on the evening news or in the newspaper
Have local regulations been considered?
Do you feel comfortable with this type of problem resolution?
In forming our plan, these questions are
resolved first, before we do anything else.
Is our proposed service right for every
situation? Certainly not, and we will tell you that after we have
examined all the important factors, as noted above. If our service cannot
be done humanely and safely, or if what we have is not the right tool for the
job, then we pack up and go home. Our intention to help resolve a difficult
situation is not motivated by sport or "success at any cost."
And for me personally, when our services are utilized, there are no feelings of
joy or elation when we are done.
Why are airguns an option that should
be considered over more conventional methods?
Well, we all know about poisons and glue
traps. Not only are they messy, they can be difficult to place in the
actual area of infestation. Additionally, they are also dependant on
random happenstance - will the target eat the poison or scurry across the glue?
and foremost, our service takes the solution to the target - at a distance, when
the conditions are right, and not by chance but when we decide it is best.
It's quiet, has less of an impact on health and environmental concerns, and
produces very quick and certain results.
also the equipment we use: state-of-the-art, when it comes to airguns, and
optics. Because we also compete at
a high level in the sport of Field Target, our tools are the best of the best.
World-class accuracy out to 50 yards, topped with 32x scopes, capable of
accurate range finding a target to within one to two yards at that distance.
Typically our rigs cost in excess of $2500 and require expert technique
and preparedness to master. We
understand perfectly and take very seriously the principal that when using an
airgun for pest control, shot placement is the most important consideration for
humane and effective results.
else to think about - this is a free service.
We do not charge for what we do, successful or not. If you feel compelled
to show your appreciation, we do honor contributions made to Mountain State
Field Target Association, or to our home club, the South Charleston
Fraternal Order of Police Gun Club. If you have questions about this,
The First Step
you've tried everything else, already wasted lots of time and spent lots of
money, and your situation demands results right now, contact us. Reach us
by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call us by phone at 304.722-2080 or 304.549.5409. Ask for Rick
We will come and meet with you and provide a clear, safe, and
understandable demonstration, when it is convenient for you.
* In every situation where possible, targets will be captured, removed and released unharmed well outside the affected area. This would always be our first preference.
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