Wildlife damage inspection is a complex area. The information that follows is designed to focus ONLY on the fundamentals. This is not a course about running your business. It is a technical guide to educate students about the process and interpretation of sign 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 equipment and PPE used in the inspection industry.
Chapter 1 - Getting Started
Know the Wildlife in the Area
Chapter 2- Risk 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
Gray and Fox Squirrels
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