Difficulty in Finding Wildlife Control Research
Because wildlife control is a relatively new field, locating wildlife control research is not as simple a task as it is for other scientific disciplines. The reason for this difficulty lies in the complexity of wildlife damage.
Wildlife do not respect boundaries, political or legal. Wildlife damage occurs in a variety of locations, contexts, economic classes, environments, etc. As such, the wildlife control operator (WCO) who seeks wildlife control research has to think of whether the information being sought will be found in architectural, biological, environmental, or legal literature. For wildlife control issues can occur in all of the aforementioned areas.
A Resource for Obtaining Quality Research on Wildlife Control
Fortunately, as of October 18, 2019, a new publication is available to assist WCOs in finding quality wildlife control research. The publication citation is
Vantassel, S.M., M.W. Fall and S. Lariviére. 2019. Information Resources for Animal Control and Wildlife Damage Management. Wildlife Damage Management Technical Series. USDA, APHIS, WS National Wildlife Research Center. Fort Collins, Colorado. 20p.
It is just another publication in the Wildlife Damage Management Technical Series which looks to replace very dated Prevention and Control of Wildlife Damage (1994 edition). The article is available as a free download from https://www.aphis.usda.gov/wildlife_damage/reports/Wildlife%20Damage%20Management%20Technical%20Series/Information%20Resources%20for%20Wildlife%20Damage%20Management_WDM%20Technical%20Series.pdf
How the Article Aids Research
The article helps researchers by listing recommended books, articles, journals, trade magazines, websites, and associations useful in obtaining quality wildlife control research information. If you want to see what resources are recommended to expand your knowledge of wildlife control then you will want to download this article. If knowledge is power, this article is the road map to finding that knowledge.Stephen M. Vantassel, CWCP, ACE, is the owner of Wildlife Control Consultant, LLC. He helps people restore their balance with nature through publishing, training, consulting, and the internet. He has published numerous articles in trade and academic publications (http://kingsdivinity.academia.edu/StephenMVantassel) along with several books (https://wildlifecontrolconsultant.com/store-2/). Listen to his podcast at PestGeek Podcast (https://pestgeekpodcast.com/). He is a sought after speaker and trainer. If you would like to have Stephen speak at your event or use his consultation services, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Copyright All postings are the property of Stephen M. Vantassel and Wildlife Control Consultant, LLC. Text (not images) may be reprinted in non-profit publications provided that the author and website URL is included. If images wish to be used, explicit and written permission must be obtained from Wildlife Control Consultant, LLC.