Vertebrate Structural Pest Control and ID
Wildlife damage inspection is a complex area. The information that follows is designed to focus ONLY on the fundamentals. This is not a book about running your business. It is a technical guide to educate readers about the process and interpretation of signs left by vertebrate animals in human-impacted environments. More information could have been added but would have cluttered the text with minutia only useful in extremely marginal situations.
After completing this course participants will be able to:
- Become confident in the identification of various vertebrate species based on habitat, routes of entry, scat, and track information.
- Understand and evaluate the physical, biological and legal risks involved in the inspection process.
- Outline the different types of equipment and PPE used in the inspection industry.
Chapter 1 – Getting Started
- Know the Wildlife in the Area
Chapter 2 – Risks Involved and Phone Inspections
- Evaluating Risk: Physical, Biological and Legal
- Phone Inspections: Information from Clients
- Structural vs. Non-Structural Damage
Chapter 3 – On-Site Inspections
- Systematic Inspection: Indoors and Out
Chapter 4 – Difficult Jobs and Damage Done
- Traps, Glueboards, Track Traps, Cameras
- Damage According to Time of Year
- Landscape and Garden Damage
Chapter 5 – Scat Identification and Eyeshine
Chapter 6 – Vertebrate Species
- Eastern Chipmunks
- Gray and Fox Squirrels
- House Mice
- House Sparrows
- Norway Rats
- Red Squirrels
- Striped Skunks
Course instructors will be available by email or telephone between 8am and 6pm Eastern Standard Time. They will assist you with questions regarding course content.
If you have any questions, please call us at 1-800-727-7104 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Email responses will usually be returned promptly, but guaranteed within one business day.