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Continuing Education at the 2018 Wildlife Control Training Group Annual Seminar and Bird Management Class

Chad Soard's 2018 WCT CertificatesChad Soard and Tim Stephan of Trifecta Wildlife Services, attended the Wildlife Control Training Group’s 24th Annual Wildlife Control Instructional Seminar held in Erlanger, KY on January 18th and 19th, 2018. The seminar is an opportunity for private, municipal, state, and federal wildlife and pest control personnel to obtain practical, hands-on training in resolving human and animal conflicts. A Bird Management Class was also offered and attended on the day prior to the seminar, January 17th.

The lineup of topics and Tim Stephan's 2018 WCT Certificatespresentations covered during the Bird Management Class and Instructional Seminar was impressive and comprehensively covered many aspects of the wildlife control industry. Abundant opportunities were available for networking, learning new skills, and honing existing skills. Excellent companies don’t believe in excellence, only in constant improvement.

The topics covered in the Bird Management Class included:

  • Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, Federal, State, and Local Laws, Permits
  • Dealing with Woodpeckers
  • Working with Air Rifles
  • Birds in Stores or Warehouses
  • Bird Conflicts
  • Pigeons, European Starlings, and House Sparrows
  • Developing a Bird Management Program

The lineup of Instructional Seminar presentations included:

  • Urban Coyotes: Control of Habituated Coyotes
  • Wildlife Management Program Implementation for Electrical Utility Facilities
  • Flea and Tick Elimination Post Wildlife Removal
  • Choosing the Right Product for Bird Conflict Resolution (Bird Barrier)
  • The Ins and Outs of Insurance for Wildlife Control Companies
  • Ridge Guard Certification (AAC Distributing)
  • Wildlife Control Basics
  • Firearms Law: A Federal and State Divide
  • Mosquito Control
  • Bat and Bed Bug Integrated Pest Management – Identification, Biology, and Control
  • Working with Felines

Trifecta Wildlife Services takes advantage of continuing education opportunities and appreciates the efforts of Wildlife Control Training Group to provide the industry with top notch education through their seminars!