Helping resolve human-wildlife conflicts

A Rat is a Pig is a Dog is a boy

Posted by on Apr 4, 2010

I recently reviewed this book by attorney Wesley J. Smith on Whether you are support or oppose animal rights, Smith’s discussion of the social and ethical issues...

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Acton Institute

Posted by on Nov 6, 2010

Christians, The Care of Creation, and Global Climate Change is yet another work dedicated to exhorting Evangelical Christians to take environmental issues seriously and more...

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Posted by on Sep 27, 2012

Business Trucks: Signage or No Signage? I wanted to focus attention on one of the most important aspects of a NWCO’s business, his truck. Other than your own health, your...

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Posted by on Oct 10, 2013

A Bait Holder for Liquid and Chunk Baits Every wildlife control operator (WCO) knows that suspending bait is preferable to throwing it on the cage floor. The problem is how does...

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Recent Posts

Bat Management Standards

Bat Management Standards Regrettably, too many states lack suitable regulation or licensing requirements for wildlife control operators (WCO). The result of this abdication of governmental oversight is a kind of wild west of activities and techniques used by individuals in the business of performing vertebrate pest control. Certainly, regulations and licensing...

Birds and Dumpsters

Birds and Dumpsters One of the cardinal principles in wildlife damage management can be stated as, remove the food and you remove the animal. Too often however, people don’t take the few extra seconds to clean up spilled food, secure gates, or close dumpster lids. You may be familiar with raccoons and dumpsters, but you should be familiar with the...

Two Strategies for Excluding Wildlife from Sheds

Two Strategies for Excluding Wildlife from Sheds In the last post, I discussed why excluding wildlife and vertebrates from sheds was an important component in reducing conflicts with wildlife. Now I will cover two strategies for excluding wildlife from sheds. The basic principle is increasing the ease of access. Like the locks on your house, if your neighbor...

Excluding Wildlife From Sheds

Excluding Wildlife From Sheds

Jun 28, 2015

Excluding Wildlife From Sheds One of the most important ways to reduce conflicts with wildlife and vertebrate pests is to reduce the availability of their preferred living areas known as harborage. The concept is quite simple, if the species can’t find a good place to live, it is less likely to remain in the area. At minimum, reduced living areas...

M-44s and Domestic Dogs

M-44s are devices that eject sodium-cyanide into the mouth of canines that pull the device. They are outstanding tools for the control of coyotes (Canis latrans) and foxes (Vulpes vulpes). While important tools for wildlife damage management, M-44s do have a draw back, namely M-44s and domestic dogs can be a lethal combination if domestic dogs happen to...