Report: #622411

Complaint Review: United Wildlife Control - Internet

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  • Reported By: Neva — Schererville Indiana United States of America
  • United Wildlife Control 2484 North 750 East Internet United States of America

United Wildlife Control Sales Person Outright Lied in Reference to Service Person's Proximity to me - Charged Double!! Internet

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I contacted United Wildlife Control because I had a skunk get in the crawl space under my home in Kentucky.  The price online said $195 for them to come out - the first half hour free and then it was time and materials.

I was pleasantly surprised when I was quoted $150 for them to come out and immediately agreed, as they were the only ones I could find to perform the service I needed.  Within 5 minutes of my initial call, the sales person called me back and informed me that the price was going to be "at least double" - $300 or more because the associate that served my area was unavailable and another one would have to come from at least 2-3 hours away.

I was quite unhappy with this, and told the associate so and that they had me over a barrel as I was desperate to get that skunk out!!!  So I agreed, even though I didn't think I should have to pay because they are understaffed.

When the associate arrived, he was a wonderful man and quickly found the problem.  It wasn't anything that he could fix, it had to be done by my heating and cooling contractor.  BUT, in our conversation I asked him where he had come from and he told me the name of a town that was only an hour away from me, and should have been considered "in my zone".  It was certainly not the 2-3+ hours away that I was quoted as having been the reason for the additional cost.

I filed a complaint with bbbonline, and the entire answer was: "We did as we were asked and approved by the customer." from Mr. Bruce Hunt, the owner of the company.  Interestingly enough, I did not receive anything from either Mr. Hunt or bbbonline that there was a response.  I would suspect it went to spam, but I received the initial response from bbbonline so I sincerely doubt that.  

Anyway, they closed the complaint as "assumed satisfied".  Well, I'm not.  I see that there are other complaints for sales practices for this company, all are closed as "satisfied".  I sincerely doubt that anyone has ever had a complaint satisfied by this company.  They certainly never contacted me to discuss my complaint and I doubt they have contacted other unsatisfied customers either.

United Wildlife is basically an internet business that does pest control throughout the US, but is based in North Ogden Utah.

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