By John Noblett
President of The Guild of British Molecatchers
Perhaps with the launch of the new web site, now is an appropriate time that as President of the Guild of British Molecatchers I say a few words about what as members of the Guild we should be aiming to achieve.
Every member must be aware of the difficult economic climate were are in, and some of you will have noticed the huge interest in people from all walks of life wishing to start a career in molecatching. This is both encouraging and worrying. Worrying because in some instances financial greed/gain over a dedicated passion for the work appears to be only motive for some individuals wanting to become a molecatcher.
I am regularly told about or discover examples of bad practise or gross over charging or poor results, or worse still all three at once. This does nothing to inspire confidence in the domestic and agricultural sectors that a molecatcher can be entrusted to do an excellent job for a fair price. Individuals guilty of such crimes will soon lose all credibility and work, but unfortunately it does nothing to raise and improve the status of the modern day molecatcher
We as members of The Guild can make a difference.
By being truly dedicated and passionate about our work and putting customer service as a top priority, prospective clients will soon come to learn that a member of the Guild of British Molecatchers is the first choice for a mole catcher. Someone able to offer a quick, professional and efficient service for reasonable cost.
Of course that means we should not attempt to take on work that we do not have the capacity or capability to complete. This will have a negative impact on your reputation as a molecatcher, as well as that client’s opinion of the Guild.
If you wish to try agricultural mole control, my advice to you is start small and ensure your client knows that you will only be doing a field or two to begin with, not the whole farm. Then if it turns out to be your idea of the best hobby/pastime in the world provides a service for agriculture and pays some money as well, it’s time to invest in some more equipment to help in this line of mole control. If not it’s best you stay with the domestic mole control.
Enjoy your Mole Catching
The Guild is supported by British industry involved in the manufacture and supply of mole control products and leading figures from the world of mole control and the pest control industry.
The Guild of British Molecatchers is intent on establishing and maintaining a recognised standard for traditional mole control in Britain. The Guild’s training course is open to non members and members alike and is supported and endorsed by leaders in the pest control and mole trap supply industries.
To show commitment to the welfare of moles whilst maintaining a standard of control that is recognised as being exemplary - a benchmark level of service that others can only aspire to.
To be a member of the only molecatcher group actively working to protect the future of traditional mole control in the United Kingdom.
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