Frequently Asked Questions…
What do goats eat?
Contrary to popular belief, goats do not eat everything. However, they do love to eat:
- Poison ivy
- English ivy
- Wild rose
- And more!
Why should I rent a goat?
Many “green businesses” simply aren’t profitable. They cost more to run than traditional businesses and that cost basis is passed on to customers who can afford a guilt free option. RentAGoat is different than most “green” businesses. RentAGoat offers cost effective, eco-friendly, and cute weed removal.
Why not just use a mower or chemicals?
Goats can remove unwanted vegetation and reduce fire hazards without using harmful chemicals or destructive, gasoline-powered machinery. It’s estimated that 95%-98% of applied pesticides miss their intended targetreaching nearby people and wildlife, waterways, soil and air causing drasitic problems for local ecosystemsSustaining the Earth, 6th edition
Meanwhile, heavy machinery releases harmful green house gases that contribute to global warming.
RentAGoat has the most environmentally solution for invasive plant and brush control.
How much do they eat? What if they don’t eat everything? Is there a guarantee?
Each of our goats eat about 8 pounds a day. Square footage is not the easiest method used to make an estimate. Other factors may impact the land that you want cleared. Density and type of vegetation are also important. The best way for us to estimate how much the goats can eat is to come to the property in question and tell you.
Can I afford RentAGoat?
Our goats are all up to date on vaccinations, dewormer, and have full health care plans. They are transported via a roomy trailer and are guarded by one of our “goat wranglers” during their stay. They work from the hours of 9-5 and are brought back home in the evening for their safety. Prices are competitive with commercial landscaping services. Multi-day contracts are eligible for price discounts. For a precise estimate, please contact us.
Why Use Goat Weed Control?
Goats are the ideal weed control and brush clearing solution for:
• Clearing new construction sites
• Removing invasive species (like kudzu, wisteria, etc.) and restoring native plant and animal habitats
• Preventing forest fires by reducing brush
• Maintaining landscapes
Does it work?
Can’t machines do a better job?
Some benefits of using RentAGoat are the ability to tackle difficult terrain, safely clear land that can later be used for farming, garden use, or building children’s playground. We are a guilt free, zero-emission alternative to heavy machinery. Heck, we are cute too!
Will it work on my grass lawn?
RentAGoat is really meant for removing invasive plants and overgrown property. While goats will eat your overgrown seeded lawn, they really shine when the property needs a lot of TLC (Tender Loving Care).
Is RentAGoat available in my area?
To schedule an appointment and to see if RentAGoat is available in your area Request A Free Estimate. If you don’t see us on the map, please Contact Us to see if we can help you.
I love the idea. How do I start my own RentAGoat?
We’re currently expanding into licensing and franchising. To see what is included in joining the RentAGoat team click Franchise or Contact Us directly.
What’s the difference between RentAGoat and other goat renters?
Unfortunately, some people will cut edges when it comes to the safety of their animals, the treatment of their animals, or the level of customer service they offer. So please be careful and do your due diligence before finding someone on craigslist or the internet. Search for reviews or get a referral from a trusted friend or source.
With RentAGoat you can always be sure that:
- If you’re not satisfied, we’ll make it right
- Our animals safety is our #1 priority
- Safety and security from a BBB.org registered business
- We’re fully licensed and insured