I had the privilege to be an invited guest on PBS’s Montana Ag Live on April 2, 2017. Many thanks to the many callers who reached out to the program with their questions. (I’m on the right).
I read in Tim Ferris' latest book, Tools of Titans, that people who are always too busy are really not busy, they are lazy.
Yeah, that struck me as odd too. But, if you think of being too busy as an excuse for not making the hard decisions about priorities, I have to say that the comment has a point.
What do you think?
Vantassel, Stephen M. 2017. Wildlife Removal Handbook, 3rd. ed. Revised. Lewistown, MT: Wildlife Control Consultant.
The book that helped hundreds of individuals start in the wildlife control industry in the 1990s,
has now been revised and expanded to help the next generation. Chapters have not only been revised to keep pace with the developments of the wildlife control industry, but a chapter on equipment has also been added. Consisting of over 200 pages, chapters cover topics such as:
- Getting started
- Handling gray squirrels, raccoons, skunks, woodchucks and chipmunks
- Deodorizing skunk odor
- Euthanasia and carcass disposal
$31.00 post paid.
The third edition is now available on Kindle also. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B073QHLRKC/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499268263&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=wildlife+removal+handbook&dpPl=1&dpID=51kpImhoTZL&ref=plSrch
PVC bait stations can be an inexpensive way to protect bait from the elements and non-target animals. But be sure the pipe is strong enough to resist the prying claws and teeth of animals like raccoons that will be attracted to the bait.
Note the photo below showing how the arm has been damaged by a raccoon. Be sure to use heavier PVC pipe schedule 80 not the thinner schedule 20 variety shown here when in outdoor areas exposed to large animals.