The National Wildlife Control Operators Association (NWCOA) announced it will be holding the Midwest Regional Wildlife Control Training Event, Sept. 21-24, at the Wood Lake Nature Center in Richfield, Minn.
Click here to download the registration form or contact NWCOA at 540/374-5600 or goNWCOA@gmail.com.
NWCOA Bat Standards
Certified - Part 1
September 21, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 p.m.
This NWCOA certification course is designed to aid in the survival of bats in North America, as well as educate those who perform bat exclusion services in residential and commercial structures. Upon completion of this course and successful passing of a test, the WCO will become NWCOA Bat Standards Compliant, receive a certificate and have use of the logo.
The Bat Standards Certified Course (Part 1) covers bat biology (little brown, big brown, free-tailed, and pallid bats), bat behavior, bat identification, bat morphology, service agreement language for bat removal and guano removal, seasonal restrictions, inspection techniques, equipment, safety, detailed exclusion techniques, job pricing, decontamination techniques, rabies, bat handling, updated white-nose syndrome information, and much more.
**This class is a prerequisite to the Bat Standards Certified, Part 2 being offered in Minneapolis in Spring 2019!
$175 members/$250 non-members
NWCOA Certified Wildlife Control
Operator Training Course
September 22 & 23, 2018 8:30 am - 5:00 p.m.
NWCOA brings this two-day certification course to Minnesota to train new and current WCOs that perform wildlife management services in or on residential and commercial properties. Upon completion of this course and successful passing of a test, the WCO will become a NWCOA Certified Wildlife Control Operator, receive a certificate of completion, and use of the logo. The name of this course has recently been changed! It was previously known as the Basic Wildlife Control Operator Training Course, but since it is anything but basic, we dropped that word! This course provides a broad overview of the animals commonly managed by WCOs and is taught by practitioners who share insightful solutions to many of the challenges our industry faces everyday!
• Bats, Birds, Squirrels and other commonly encountered species
• Animal Biology
• Animal handling
$300 members/$400 non-members
NWCOA Presentation of Bird
Barrier Certified Installer Course
September 24, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 p.m.
Birds cause millions of dollars of damage to homes, commercial properties, government buildings and industrial facilities each year. The Bird Barrier certification training course will help you determine which bird control product is suited for solving any bird problem and how to install that product on your client’s property. Upon completion of this course and successful passing of a test, the WCO will become a Bird Barrier Certified Installer and receive a certificate
The Bird Barrier certification training course will provide an introduction to bird control, bird biology and habits and talk about bird pressure. The class will discuss how to choose bird control products, and how to sell them to your customers. Finally, we will do hands-on mini installs on several products.
$175 members/$250 non-members