I, Paul, would like to take this opportunity to provide a brief background about my family, my company, and myself. My grandfather made his living selling cattle and riding horses in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and later on the north side of Milwaukee County. My father, Carl, was also a livestock dealer who sold beef and dairy cattle.
I, on the other hand, was more interested in wildlife. When I was old enough, I spent nearly all my time hunting and trapping. I loved pheasant hunting and raised purebred English Setters for many years. I mainly trapped muskrats, mink, raccoons, and foxes. In 1966, I went on my dream trip on an Alaskan hunting excursion. I went for 2 weeks but ended up staying for 3 months. I came back with a record book moose, a full curled Dall Sheep, and a nice caribou.
By the ’80s, I decided to see if all my wildlife knowledge could turn into a business. My wife and I started Advanced Wildlife Control in 1988. The same year when the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) decided to get out of the wildlife removal business and turn the work over to private firms. We started small but we are now probably the largest animal removal company in Wisconsin.
Advanced Wildlife Control operates under the names of Advanced Wildlife Control Inc. and Advanced Wildlife and Pest Control. We started off as primarily animal removal, but we’ve incorporate pest control shortly after. We offer a wide variety of animal and pest control services including preventative repair services for all our customers.
I was the Vice President of the WWCOA. I am a member of the WWCOA, the WTA and the NWCOA since they began. I am fully certified in all trapping and wildlife control including pest and rodent control. I have also appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX television news programs. I write articles for the Wildlife Control Technologies magazine which is a national publication. I’ve spoken at the WCT and NWCOA seminars in Las Vegas, the WWCOA and WPCA seminars in the Wisconsin Dells. In 2018, I was given the Lifetime Achievement Award at the NWCOA seminar for my time, work, and contributions in the wildlife control industry.
I have been happily married for over 50 years. We have 3 wonderful children (all married) and 8 amazing grandchildren. Of our 19-person staff, we are blessed to have 6 family members working for the company. We are members of Christ Alone Lutheran Church in Thiensville, Wisconsin. We feel truly blessed for all the blessings that God has bestowed on me throughout my life as well on my family and company.