NWCOA Bat Standards Instructor
Bat infestations in structures are one of the most expensive wildlife issues a homeowner can confront. The National Wildlife Control Operators Association (NWCOA) has developed standards that certified bat specialists must follow when addressing bat complaints. The standards cover everything from the type of warranty that may be given, inspection report, equipment choice, disease issues, and more.
With concerns over White-nose Syndrome and the danger it poses to bat populations, these bat standards also encompass equipment cleaning requirements so that wildlife control operators (WCO) don’t contaminate multiple colonies.
I had the privilege be tapped to be an instructor for the Bat Standards. Let me take this opportunity to suggest that homeowners hire NWCOA Bat Standards Certified WCOs to handle their bat complaints.
About the Author
Stephen M. Vantassel is a certified wildlife control operator who helps individuals, businesses, and agencies resolve wildlife damage issues through training, writing, expert witness, and research. His latest books are the Wildlife Damage Inspection Handbook, 3rd edition and The Practical Guide to the Control of Feral Cats. He can be contacted at wildlifecontrolconsultant at gmail dot com.
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