Active Animal Trapping

San Pedro, CA

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

We are a reasonably priced company that deals with the trapping and removal of skunks raccoons opossums rats mice & gophers. Also dead animal removals .

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I am experienced and knowledgeable in working with all nuisance wildlife. I love puzzles and sometimes it takes some real thinking outside the box to find a solution to my customers situations . I love being able to solve customers problems, knowing I did a great job at a cheaper price than all my competitors .

Location

San Pedro, CA 90732

Years in business

1

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

75

Reviews

41 Reviews
  • Joycelyn F. Sep 15, 2017
    Rodent and Animal Removal
    Verified Review
  • Ed P. Aug 22, 2017
    Rodent and Animal Removal
    Verified Review
    Kevin, of Active Animal Trapping, is the ultimate, humane, skunk whisperer! He answered our call on the same day, arrived within two hours and managed to catch the skunk in our basement without harming it or causing it to spray. I cannot thank him enough or rate his service too highly! He is a true old-fashioned "mensch" who loves and respects his work.
    Kevin B. Aug 22, 2017

    I'm humbled by your review , thank you

  • Paul C. Jul 21, 2017
    Rodent and Animal Removal
    Verified Review
    Really appreciated how humane and careful Kevin was in the handling of the animal (skunk in this case). Nobody got hurt or sprayed. Cost was lower tha other quotes, Kevin showed up very quickly after my call, got the job done fast, helped me inspect the area to make sure that it was all clear of any other unwanted animals. And, he was very polite and professional. I highly recommend "Active Animal Trapping" based on my experience.
    Kevin B. Jul 21, 2017

    Thank you for your review I'm glad nobody got sprayed

  • Thumbtack Customer Jul 7, 2017
    He came on time so no waiting time and service was really good After he caught one possum he checked another place to make sure there is no more possum in the house I got the cheapest charge compare to any another places I am the happy customer 😊
    Kevin B. Aug 2, 2017

    Thank you for your review It is appreciated and I'm glad I could help

  • Jen R. Jun 23, 2017
    Rodent and Animal Removal
    Verified Review
    We had a great experience with this young man! He knew exactly what to do to (humanely) rid our home of the skunk that had taken up residence underneath it. He did exactly what he said he would do when he said he would do it (arrived on time, etc.). He even closed the access points the skunk was using to get under the house. Finally, he didn't nickel and dime us to death like some of the other services that we contacted tried to do (one actually wanted to charge $55 to pick up an empty trap - really?!?). We highly recommend him!
    Kevin B. Jun 24, 2017

    Thank you very much , I'm glad I could be of service and help to solve your problem

  • Martha P. Jun 15, 2017
    Rodent and Animal Removal
    Verified Review
    Kevin B. Jun 24, 2017

    Thank you for your review

  • Laurie C. May 28, 2017
    Rodent and Animal Removal
    Verified Review
    Kevin has a great personality, was reasonably priced, very knowledgeable and got the job done.
    Kevin B. May 29, 2017

    Thanks for your review , hopefully the problem is solved for good

  • Michael J. May 14, 2017
    Rodent Removal
    Verified Review
    Fast and quick, very personable.
    Kevin B. May 14, 2017

    Thank you for your review , I'm glad we were successful so quickly

  • Nikki C. May 13, 2017
    Rodent and Animal Removal
    Verified Review
    Kevin made the stressful task of raccoon trapping so easy!!! He's very knowledgeable about active animals and extremely skillful and effective in trapping them. He's very honest, easy to work with and reasonably priced. I have had dreadful experiences with other trapping company who did not follow up closely and left traps unattended for months, baby raccoons grew up to be young adults and eventually had to hire another trapper to remove them one by one, it took almost a year!!! I wish I knew and worked with Kevin before to save me from all the headaches! A+++
    Kevin B. May 13, 2017

    Thank you so much for your review , let me know if I can continue to be of service

  • Kim W. May 8, 2017
    Rodent Removal
    Verified Review
    Kevin was super responsive from the moment I contacted him to help my parents solve a mouse and rat problem. He worked with their schedules and really helped them out!
    Kevin B. May 8, 2017

    Thank you for your review , hopefully that's the last of the rodents .

  • Ron G. May 6, 2017
    Rodent and Animal Removal
    Verified Review
    Kevin came to the house quickly, we caught the critter within 12 hours and he pitched it up, all within 18 hours! And he cleaned up the area after the animal!! How much better could it possibly be?
    Kevin B. May 6, 2017

    Thank you for your review . It's greatly appreciated

  • Shelley H. May 5, 2017
    Rodent and Animal Removal
    Verified Review
    So helpful to have a professional talk you through a scary racoon situation in early hours of am. In a timely manner!
    Kevin B. May 5, 2017

    Thank you very much for your review , it is definitely appreciated !

  • Scott F. Apr 27, 2017
    Rodent and Animal Removal
    Verified Review
    Kevin was fantastic. I recommend him 100%. He came on a Sunday morning to deal with a pest situation that needed to be dealt with ASAP. He was professional, fast, and his cost was really fair.
    Kevin B. Apr 27, 2017

    Thank you for your review , I'm glad I could help

  • Bobby T. Apr 25, 2017
    Rodent and Animal Removal
    Verified Review
    Kevin was very professional and fast. I would highly recommend. Pricing was the lowest too.
    Kevin B. Apr 25, 2017

    Thank you for your review , I'm glad I was able to help .

  • Lura B. Mar 8, 2017
    Rodent and Animal Removal
    Verified Review
    Great Service
    Quick, amicable fairly priced!
    Kevin B. Mar 8, 2017

    Thank you for your review

  • Emily E. Mar 5, 2017
    Pest Control Services
    Verified Review
    So glad I hired Kevin
    Kevin is great. He is a really nice person, very understanding and fair. He came to inspect our garage and confirmed we have rats coming in. Because the situation can't be completely solved unless we replace the door (which doesn't completely seal), he gave us a break on the usual charge. He placed traps with bait and showed us how to set them. He arrived on time, had excellent communication via text and in person, and he has followed up with us. He is very knowledgeable and trustworthy. Highly recommend calling him. You can see he cares a lot about his work and his customers.
    Kevin B. Mar 5, 2017

    Thank you for your great review , I only wish I could have been more helpful . I'm sure once you get your garage door issue resolved the rats will be gone

  • Robert D. Mar 4, 2017
    Rodent and Animal Removal
    Verified Review
    Great service!
    Reasonably priced & quick service! Kevin was knowledgeable & prepared! Highly recommended!
    Kevin B. May 29, 2017

    Thank you for your review , I'm glad I could be of service

  • Elliott J. Mar 3, 2017
    Rodent Removal
    Verified Review
    Kevin is Awesome!!!
    Kevin is Awesome!! I had explained to him in great depth the issue I was having with critters in my attic. He immediately went to work inspecting & evaluating the situation to come up with a proactive plan, not just to trap but eliminate the problem for the long term. Great customer service, courteous, reasonable price, detailed, thorough with a "can do" attitude & good personality. No B.S...I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs help with a similar issue.
    Kevin B. Mar 3, 2017

    That means a lot , thank you . It has definitely been a pleasure working with you and I hope that we have this problem solved !

  • Eduardo A. Mar 3, 2017
    Rodent Removal
    Verified Review
    TOP-NOTCH SERVICE
    I'd give Kevin a sixth star, if I could!! He was incredibly responsive to scheduling my appointment, thoroughly communicative as he was making his way to our house (he was made late by traffic), and the manner in which he assessed our problem and, most importantly, went about providing a solution, was incredibly professional and thorough. While we didn't have a rodent issue, he thoroughly assessed the crawl space in our basement, scoured the chimneys and roofs and installed minimal traps and interventions. I cannot recommend Kevin highly enough.
    Kevin B. Mar 3, 2017

    I really appreciate such a fantastic review , believe it or not your situation was a little more difficult than most but I'm hoping we've got it solved. Thank you again

  • Marian K. Mar 2, 2017
    Rodent Removal
    Verified Review
    Fast, efficient, effective and affordable. Simply wonderful!!!!
    Finding unwanted visitors in your home is distressing. Kevin though is always a welcome visitor, in fact, he could move right in as far as I am concerned. What a nice young man! It is like having a member of your own family take care of your needs. He is fast, personable, efficient and extremely affordable. There is no up-sell or talk that makes you feel as if you did anything to bring this upon yourself, so no guilt trip. Kevin climbed like spider man all over our house and under it looking for holes where the mice may enter, he removed drawers (that I could not figure out how to remove) in the "hot spots" and went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of and satisfied. He kept in mind that we had dogs on the property and adjusted for their safety. I could not recommend him more. After his visit we have not had one single issue. He fixed it with one application!!!!
    Kevin B. Mar 2, 2017

    Thank you for such a fantastic review , I am very grateful . Please let me know if I can be of any further service

  • Cheuk F. Feb 28, 2017
    Rodent Removal
    Verified Review
    Excellent service
    Kevin did a wonderful job in getting rid of my rat problem. Highly recommended ...
    Kevin B. Feb 28, 2017

    Thank you so much for your review , that was the smartest rat ever but we got the problem solved together , thank you

  • Melinda S. Feb 17, 2017
    Pest Control Services
    Verified Review
    Excellent service
    Excellent servic. Very hard worker and knowledge. Followed up to see if problem was taken care of. Very nice and kind. Highly recommend
    Kevin B. Feb 17, 2017

    Thank you very much for your review , let me know if I can ever be of further service .

  • Patti Sue T. Feb 12, 2017
    Rodent Removal
    Verified Review
    KEVIN OF ACTIVE ANIMAL TRAPPING IS GREAT!!
    Kevin is awesome. He thoroughly assessed the situation (rats in the attic), closed off points of entry, set some traps and we're good to go. His pricing is incredibly fair and he is very personable! Thanks, Kevin!!
    Kevin B. Feb 13, 2017

    Type your response to this review.thank you very much for your fantastic review , hopefully we can get this problem resolved quickly

  • Nonia Z. Feb 1, 2017
    Rodent Removal
    Verified Review
    Look no further! Best exterminator
    The best experience I've ever had with an exterminator! How many people can say that right? He is extremely professional & amazing at what he does. We had an extreme rat issue when we moved in & realized the previous owners had set rat traps everywhere, but we would notice droppings in several rooms & even on the dining table. Kevin found numerous holes in the outside of our home & on the roof, he patched them all up & set traps & no more droppings! He checked in with me daily & even came out again to make sure everything was squeaky clean. Honestly stop looking for anyone else & hire him. Beyond pleased! Thanks Kevin!
    Kevin B. Feb 1, 2017

    Thank you so much for your review , it's been a pleasure working with you and I'm hoping we've got the problem solved .

  • Shawn L. Jan 27, 2017
    Bee or Wasp Removal
    Verified Review
    Bee Hive Removal
    I had a huge bee hive problem my entire family had supposedly gone unnoticed for awhile (with the hive about the size of 2 mature jack fruits) . When we finally took notice of it, we had found Kevin to our aid. Kevin was amazingly responsive to different ways of communication and he was able to schedule us in within the next day. After showing up, he worked diligently on the project high up on the tree. After the work was completed, he even filled in my family and I details regarding his procedures and informed us about future precautions. The price was also very reasonable for the amount of effort he put in. Overall I had a fantastic experience with Kevin and am tremendously comforted that I could walk out my front door again without the fear of being stung. Would 100% recommend!
    Kevin B. Jan 27, 2017

    Thank you very much for your review and your business , I appreciate you

  • Diego G. Jan 24, 2017
    Rodent and Animal Removal
    Verified Review
    No complaints.
    Kevin was solid. Honest, informative, on time, easy to communicate with, and got the job done. Will definitely reach out again if the critters come back.
    Kevin B. Jan 24, 2017

    Thank you very much for your review , i feel confident that nothing will be getting under your house again.

  • Robert M. Jan 18, 2017
    Rodent and Animal Removal
    Verified Review
    Great job
    Everything was great. Kevin did an excellent job and explained everything as he went along. Highly recommend.
    Kevin B. Jan 18, 2017

    Thank you for your kind review , I appreciate the opportunity to help , and I'm hoping that was the only thing down there .

  • Craig P. Jan 18, 2017
    Rodent and Animal Removal
    Verified Review
    Excellent!!!!
    I have 3 words that can describe my experience with Kevin of Active Animal Trapping." Absolutely The Best". He was on time. Professional. And always courteous.
    Kevin B. Jan 18, 2017

    Thank you very much , it was a pleasure working with you , hopefully the dog has his backyard back

  • Mark B. Jan 8, 2017
    Pest Control Services
    Verified Review
    Would highly recommend
    Friendly, appeared the same day, cost effective, blocked several inlets and outlets to stop the rat in the attic problem and set several traps. Also called to come back to check the traps.
    Kevin B. Jan 8, 2017

    Thank you very much for your review , hopefully we have stopped the flow and solved the problem .

  • Millard O. Jan 3, 2017
    Preventative Pest Measures
    Verified Review Updated
    Excellent Job Done
    At this time our rat in the attic issue appears to have been fixed by Kevin. Based on all the possible entry points that have been plugged, I am confident that over the next few months as the weather warms that no unwanted guest will return.
    Kevin B. Jan 3, 2017

    Thank you very much for your review , hopefully the problem is solved but if not just let me know

  • Verified Review Original
    Excellent Job Done
    At this time our rat in the attic issue appears to have been fixed by Kevin. Based on all the possible entry points that have been plugged, I am confident that over the next few months as the weather warms that no unwanted guest will return.
  • Jennifer H. Dec 29, 2016
    Rodent Removal
    Verified Review
    Thank you Kevin!
    I received a quote from Kevin literally within 1 minute of sumiting a request for a job. Kevin gladly offer to come by within an hour. He showed up on time as promised. He's a nice, friendly guy. I would definitely recommend Kevin to anyone who needs a job done right and ASAP!
    Kevin B. Dec 29, 2016

    Thank you very much for your review , hopefully your problem has been solved

  • Melody K. Dec 24, 2016
    Rodent Removal
    Verified Review
    I never thought I say this but I found a great and honorable exterminator for our problems
    Kevin is very honest and professional he would be someone who I would call for any creatures that get into our house. He even checked up on us on Xmas eve .Thank you Kevin
    Kevin B. Dec 24, 2016

    I appreciate the very kind review , I'm hoping we can get your problem solved

  • T. K. Dec 23, 2016
    Rodent Removal
    Verified Review
    Great service
    Fast service and very affordable.
    Kevin B. Dec 27, 2016

    Thank you very much for your review

  • Danny T. Dec 18, 2016
    Rodent and Animal Removal
    Verified Review
    animal removal
    Found dead animal under my house, got rid of it and fixed screen to prevent future animals going under my house, very reasonable and great customer service
    Kevin B. Dec 19, 2016

    Thank you for such a good review . Hopefully the problem doesn't continue .

  • Shelley L. Dec 11, 2016
    Rodent and Animal Removal
    Verified Review
    The dog is gone!
    He was very thorough and friendly.
    Kevin B. Dec 11, 2016

    Thank you very much , I'm hoping the problem is solved .

  • Ricky W. Dec 5, 2016
    Rodent and Animal Removal
    Verified Review
    Excellent service !
    Excelling service! Price fair and come on time ASAP take care of business. Really don't know what to do without this guy removing the dead animal with a professional service. Thank you Kevin.
    Kevin B. Dec 5, 2016

    Thank you for such a great review . Hopefully you don't need me again , but if you do , just let me know. Thank you

  • Eric E. Dec 4, 2016
    Rodent Removal
    Verified Review
    Great service. Great result.
    Kevin provided superior service. We had a rodent problem. Kevin quickly and competently examined our property, determined the likely access points and helped us seal them. He also determined their route once inside - the footprints were quite visible once Kevin pointed them out, but quite invisible to my untrained eye - and set traps along the way. Our rodent problem was solved! Kevin is competent and courteous and exceeded our expectations. I highly recommend him.
    Kevin B. Dec 4, 2016

    Thank you for your review , it was a pleasure working with you . I'm hoping the problem is solved .

  • Rebecca D. Dec 1, 2016
    Rodent and Animal Removal
    Verified Review
    Professional, knowledgeable, and thorough
    From the initial quote through the follow up, Kevin demonstrated exceptional professionalism. He knew where pigeons were likely to nest and how to close off these areas. Kevin provided me with different options and estimates to figure out what worked best for my situation and budget. He is reliable and communicates well. Thank you for helping me evict the family of pigeons in a humane way.
    Kevin B. Dec 1, 2016

    It was a pleasure to meet and work for you , if the problem arises again please let me know . Thank you for your review

  • Apri A. Nov 27, 2016
    Rodent and Animal Removal
    Verified Review
    Totally impressed
    We have had dead animals die down under our place for yrs. No one but this guy was as thorough. He went down and checked completely. He's not even done yet and I'm impressed. Others complained and were quick but didn't bother checking everywhere as this guy is doing. Until we can put wood siding, he will be the one we call to get more out.
    Kevin B. Nov 27, 2016

    Thank you so much for your review , hopefully you don't need me again but if you do just let me know .

  • Evita C. Nov 18, 2016
    Rodent Removal
    Verified Review
    Customer orientated and knowledgeable!
    After a phone consultation - he was able to understand and solve my situation - very knowledgeable and understanding!
    Kevin B. Nov 18, 2016

    Thank you so much for your kind review . Please let me know if I can be of any further service .

  • Gilbert P. Nov 14, 2016
    Rodent and Animal Removal
    Verified Review
    good service
    very good over all, good knowledge , very polite
    Kevin B. Nov 16, 2016

    Thank you so much for your kind review , it was a pleasure doing business for you .

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Normally it's between 100-120 to come out depending on the situation . Bee and pigeon estimates are free. Usually the rodent jobs will stay in the general 100-250 total for inspection and repairs unless it's a severe problem. It all depends on difficulty and severity of repairs . With dead or live animal removals it's between 100-250 depending on level of difficulty . Trapping animals is usually 120$ to set up traps and then 60$ when ever an animal Is trapped and removed . All prices are low compared to industry standards , but if you find a lower price I'll beat it. The only problem is the free rodent inspections because usually they say that the inspection is free but end up marking up the repairs 300% to make up for the free inspection .
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Normally I'll find out when is a time that is convenient for both of us , I'll get out to the residence , listen to what the customer had to say then go about solving their problem . I do this all the time do I have insight into what to look for in regards to each different situation and how to handle it .
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I'm educated in animal behavior and I've studied the department of wildlife codes and regulations so I know exactly how to deal with animals in a safe and humane way to both the customer and the animal .
How did you get started doing this type of work?
A friend of mine introduced me to this work , and I realized that I'm very good at it. I used to work for a larger company but I didn't like how they treated the employees , and overcharged the customers , there were also some other differences involved . I got my license from the department of wildlife , and I enjoy solving people's problems because it's likes being a Sherlock Holmes of the animal world .
What types of customers have you worked with?
I work with a lot of property management companies where they send me to different properties they own whenever they have any type of problems . Also I have some very loyal customers who once their problem is solved recommend me to someone else they know who might have similar problems .
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I recently did a rodent job that was very unique . I'm very good at solving rodent problems but this one was different . The customer wanted me to close everything but not put any traps, because she didn't want the rats to be harmed . After a thorough inspection and repairs to all of the access points , I placed a one way door in the crawl space , and one on a hole on the roof . The idea is that the rats can get out but they can't get back in . It was difficult but rewarding to see how happy the customer was with the final result
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
I would say shop around and look for the best pricing , a lot of these larger companies are more expensive because the employees are actually independent contractors and the owner of the company takes 50% or more of all the money they generate , so all the prices get jacked up and the customer ends up footing the bill. I'm confident in my work and if you can find a better price I'll beat it by ten percent and I'm confident I can solve your problem as well.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Always find out what the hidden charges are , how much it costs to come back , what kinds of guarantees they have and how long they think it will take to solve the problem , some of these companies can get you up to 5-700$ before you really see any results .