Inspecting Structures for Wildlife | Oregon Approval #42673

Inspecting Structures for Wildlife


Course Description

If you do not diagnose the problem correctly you will spend a lot of time treating something that is not there. Identify correctly and gather evidence and determine the extent of potential problems. This course will cover the basics of what to look for while inspecting a structure that has potentially been invaded by wildlife.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the different health risks associated with routine wildlife inspections.
  • Identify common wildlife pests and their sign.
  • Describe the differences between domiciled and transient wildlife damage. 

Chapter 1

Lesson 1 

  • Why Inspection Matters
  • Health and Safety Risks
    • ?Health Risks
    • Definitions
  • ?Clinical Expression of Rabies
  • Dumb/Paralytic "Hurt" Form of Rabies
  • Bats as Rabies Vectors
  • House Cats as Rabies Vectors
  • Common Rabies Myths
  • Rabies Testing

Lesson 2 

  • Hantavirus
  • Raccoon Roundworm
  • Histoplasmosis
    • ?Symptoms of Histoplasmosis
  • ?Sylvatic Typhus
  • Ectoparasites

Lesson 3 

  • Physical Threats
  • Snakes
  • Safety

Lesson 4 

  • Inspection Theory
  • Document Your Work
  • Wildlife Damage
    • ?Domiciled
    • Transient

Lesson 5

  • Inspection
    • ?Bird Feeders
    • Holes on Outside of Structure
  • ?Mice
  • Shrews
  • Bats

Lesson 6

  • Rats
  • Chipmunks
  • Squirrels
  • Raccoons
  • Snakes
  • Skunks and Opossums

Lesson 7

  • Bird Signs
  • Sounds
  • Odor
  • Tracks
  • Scat

Final Assessment 


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