Revenues More Than Double for Humane Rattlesnake Removal Service

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One of Northern California's 2006 business success stories is in a rather unique field - rattlesnake removal. Placerville's Humane Rattlesnake Removal Service's income grew 2.5 times since last year

It may not be rattlesnake season yet, but one snake handler isn't rattled about his future. Since starting Humane Rattlesnake Removal Service ( five years ago, Mike Meissbach has slowly and steadily grown the business into a full time occupation.

"I'm not getting rich yet by any means, but it is satisfying seeing my revenue grow," says Meissbach who watched his profit climb from $4,000 in 2005 to $10,000 in 2006. "Hopefully the pace continues."

In the past, many folks did not know a service such as Humane Rattlesnake Removal Service existed so they might have tried to remove a rattlesnake themselves. So Meissbach's biggest challenge is awareness. "I can attribute much of my growth to the Internet - having a Web site and advertising my services online," Meissbach explains. "In addition to helping many more residential customers, I've also been able to pick up some business accounts that I service on a regular basis."

Rattlesnake sightings typically increase during spring in Northern California. Meissbach will safely remove rattlesnakes from homes and businesses and then he humanely releases them back to the wild - safely away from populated areas. This may seem like a dangerous job to most people, but Meissbach always has safety in mind. "I learned to have respect for rattlesnakes and to give them their space," he said.

About Humane Rattlesnake Removal Service

Mike Meissbach formed Humane Rattlesnake Removal Service in 2002 and serves customers in El Dorado County, Sacramento County, Placer County & Amador County. He will also on occasion travel to other parts of Northern California to perform his rattlesnake removal services. Humane Rattlesnake Removal Service works with a number of organizations locally including El Dorado County Animal Control, California Department of Forestry and Sierra Wildlife Federation. For more information on Humane Rattlesnake Removal Service please visit or call (530) 295-5539.


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