Wildlife Damage Management Technical Series
One of the challenges for wildlife control operators (WCOs) is finding quality information on wildlife control. Sure you could search Google, but you will often find a lot of hocus-pocus out there along with the “good stuff.” I would hope that readers of this blog would consider my books. I have written several that have had good acceptance within the wildlife control industry.
As much as I would love more people to buy my books, and as helpful as they are, they don’t cover everything. Birds, for example are not covered as deeply as say raccoons or skunks. In addition, it’s often a good idea to read information about the same subject to get different perspectives on a subject. Sometimes the same information stated in a different way helps readers grasp the content better. Whether that improvement in understanding is due to the repetition of reading similar material or rewording is irrelevant. Understanding is the goal.
So back to my original problem. Where does a WCO find quality information? I will suggest that WCOs consider the USDA-APHIS-Wildlife Services page entitled the Wildlife Damage Management Technical Series. These documents are written and/or reviewed by leaders within their respective fields so you can trust the information. The documents are available at no additional charge,(I say no additional charge rather than “free” because nothing the government does is free. Government work is paid for by taxes so the government doesn’t require you to pay for the materials again). Just download them as you wish and read them.
The Technical publications cover a variety of birds, beaver, muskrat, and other topics such as carcass disposal and safety. More publications will be added so be sure to make the link a favorite and visit every few months to see if any new publications have been added, your customers and your bottom line will be glad you did.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 along with several books (http://kingsdivinity.academia.edu/StephenMVantassel). He is a sought after speaker and trainer. 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.