Taxidermy mounts and bugs.
Do your taxidermy mounts have bugs?
We have an answer for you... If your taxidermy mounts have bugs, and you are seeing some signs of damage here is your answer.
First the problem that you have is insects that destroy the hide, hair, and horns on taxidermy mounts and tanned skins. This problem cannot be ignored or you could lose these pieces completely. Symptoms to this problem will be hair loss, sawdust like dirt around the horns, hoofs, feet, and on the floor or furniture under your taxidermy mounts. You may even find what looks like little rice crispies on your trophy mounts, these are the shell of the bugs as they shed them to grow. Reason that the bugs are now more of an issue is tanneries are no longer using arsenic, or anything else with residual protection. Now your mounts have no protection against these hungry, and destructive insects. Your taxidermist has no control over them, nor do exterminating companies know what to do with taxidermy mounts and bugs. Every year thousands of trophy mounts are needlessly destroyed by bugs. We have the Answer there is a solution to this problem with taxidermy mounts and bugs. Our company Trophy DOC with 35 plus years in the taxidermy trade has been treating trophy mounts since 2000. We treat each mount individualy Trophy DOC is available to help you maintain your mounts, and you should have them taken care of to prevent any future damage by letting us bug proof your mounts. We travel the lower 48 states to serve our customers, we can be there in a couple days for an extra price or if it is not an emergency you can schedule us to come when we are in your area. Right now we cover the country up to 6 times a year. You can call 570-452-1981 for more information. Or feel free to email at Info@TrophyDOC.com .
Consider professional cleaning, bug proofing, and restoration. We bring your trophies back to life. Feel free to contact us. We travel nationwide right to your trophy room!
We offer to clean your trophies in your trophy room. We clean the mount with our special formula and condition the horns or antlers.
The formula cleans, bug proofs, and conditions the hair, and the conditioner brings the color back into the horns or antlers and makes the mount look fresh and more alive.
We detail the mount by fixing any cracks or damage it might have sustained and restore it to its maximum potential.
Who is Trophy DOC
Forrest Ketner is a business owner of Trophy DOC,
Unmatched Appraisal Services, and Ketner Taxidermy. In this role, Forrest Ketner manages all aspects of providing excellent services for his customers, including taxidermy, appraisals and restoration.
A man of faith, Forrest Ketner supports his local church with his time and talents including a couple trips to New Orleans on the mission field. Helping to rebuild homes and lives devastated by hurricane Katrina. Forrest is a licensed Taxidermist, licensed in Pennsylvania. Also a certified Appraiser through Certified Appraiser Guild of America or CAGA. Forrest is no stranger to taxidermy, having spent more than 35 years in the trade, which taught him the importance of thinking thru a project before beginning. After all of his experiences he has decided to make his expertise available to the public thru Trophy DOC. Forrest's background in taxidermy provides the perfect foundation for sharing his knowledge on his website and various books he has written on Amazon.com. His book Trophy Mount Care was published in 2012 and a series of How to Learn Taxidermy books has since helped many people to complete their projects. Forrest has also authored some magazine articles. Forrest is available for private consultations , and can be reached by calling 570-452-1981.
What some of our customers are saying about Trophy DOC:
“While a taxidermist can preserve the memory of a hunt for a few years, Forrest and Trophy Doc will preserve the memory for a lifetime. I trust Trophy Doc and only Trophy Doc for all of my taxidermy preservation needs. You should too.”
“Forrest is professional, quick and efficient.”
Because of the professional way you have treated our modest collection of shoulder mounts, you are our “Go to Guy’'” for their long term care.
This is a note to thank you for the excellent work you did for us on our trophy room this past summer. Your prompt and timely service was appreciated and our Safari Room has never looked better than when you completed the cleaning and treatment of our trophies. I would highly recommend the work and service provided by The Trophy DOC. The pricing was fair, reasonable, and very competitive with other providers. Thanks again.
"Forrest Ketner ...his work ethic and performance were exemplary. His knowledge as a taxidermist is unsurpassed. He touched up some areas on my older trophies, repaired a damaged one, and advised me greatly in trophy room layout (which is an art in itself) ....."
Prescott Valley, AZ