The following list is not comprehensive, but should give you
a sense of what’s readily available. Inclusion does not indicate an endorsement
nor does omission indicate disapproval by the New York State Department of
Environmental Conservation or Cornell
University. This list was
last updated 6/03.
(whose mission includes nuisance wildlife control activities)
United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection
Service, Wildlife Services Unit (USDA-APHIS-WS)
Formerly known as the “Animal Damage
Control Unit.” Provides advice, particularly about Canada geese
and roosting crows and blackbirds. Their website includes fact sheets on
specific tools, such as low-powered lasers and the electronic guard, among
Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Federal Permit Office
P.O. Box 799
United States Department of Interior
Contact: Nadine Fleming,
International Assoc. of Fish & Wildlife Agencies, Furbearer Resources
Technical Work Group
444 N. Capitol
St. NW, Suite 544
Conducts research on best management practices for trapping
furbearers, which includes some nuisance species
The Fund for Animals
Urban Wildlife Office,
PO Box 3665, Amity Station
The Humane Society of the
2100 L Street,
National Animal Control Association (NACA)
P.O. Box 480851,
• e-mail: email@example.com
NACA News and
Training Guide. Operates the
National Animal Damage Control Association (NADCA)
Mr. Ron Jones, Treasurer, NADCA, Route 1,
Publishes a monthly newsletter,
National Trappers Association (NTA)
PO Box 3667,
(309) 829-242 • fax: (309) 829-7615
insurance to members. Publishes
Trapper and Predator Caller and American Trapper.
National Wildlife Control Operators Association (NWCOA)
local chapter: region 7 (NY, MA,
NH, CT, RI, VT, ME). Don
LaFountain, CWCP, director: (413) 586-0890
The Wildlife Society
(301) 897-9770 • Fax: (301) 530-2471
Sponsors the Wildlife Damage Management
Northeast regional organizations:
Northeast Association of Wildlife Damage Biologists (NEAWDB)
Tim Algeo, President,
P.O. Box 108
Northeast Wildlife Damage Management Cooperative
Contact: Paul Curtis, firstname.lastname@example.org
, or Gary San Julian, email@example.com
A partnership of universities and federal and state agencies
from CT, DE, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, VI, and West Virginia. Jointly run
Wildlife Damage Control
University, Snyder Research and Extension Farm,
NJ (908) 730-9419
• fax: (908) 735-8290
Wildlife Damage Management Program (Cornell)
(see listing under “state
NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets
Division of Animal Industry
Dr. John Huntley, Director. (800) 554-4501 ext. 73502
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC):
of Fish, Wildlife, and Marine Resources,
Bureau of Wildlife:
402-8919 • fax: (518) 402-9027.
For a list of regional offices, see Appendix D
Wildlife Damage Management Unit
of Pesticides Management:
There are many relevant resources on the DEC website, www.dec.state.ny.us , such as:
Damage Control: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dfwmr/wildlife/damage.htm
• List of
NYS wildlife, organized by legal status:
• List of endangered and threatened
NYS wildlife: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dfwmr/wildlife/endspec/etsclist.html
• List of pesticide products
currently registered in New York
State. Updated weekly: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dshm/pesticid/webinst.htm
NYS Department of Health (DOH):
Rabies Lab: Wadsworth Center,
PO Box 509,
Program: ESP, Corning Tower, Rm 621, Albany NY
12237-0627 (518) 474-3186 • www.health.state.ny.us
Bureau of Injury Prevention: Corning Tower,
Plaza, Albany, NY 12237 (518) 473-1143
30 Watervliet Ave., Albany NY 12206 • (518) 457-0160
Bureau of Controlled Substances
(for information about securing a Certificate of Need for the use of syringes
Cornell Cooperative Extension Wildlife Damage Management Program
Dept. of Natural Resources,
Room 108 Fernow Hall,
(607) 255-2835 Email:
Department of Natural Resources
Dimensions Research Unit
Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Pest Management Program
Wildlife Control Operators Assoc., region 7
New York State Animal Control Assoc. (NYSACA)
c/o Jack Woods,
P.O. Box 885,
New York State
Integrated Pest Management Program (NYS IPM)
(315) 787-2353 or (800) 635-8356
fax: (315) 787-2360
New York State Trappers Association (NYSTA)
Fax: (518) 392-6190
Secretary and treasurer: Peter Bartholonew
New York State Wildlife Management Association
c/o Robert Meakin,
5721 Middle Rd,
libraries and bookstores:
Field guides are an indispensable tool for NWCOs. Select a
few for whichever species you handle, such as field guides for mammals, birds,
reptiles, amphibians, or animal tracks and signs. There are several excellent,
well-known series such as those published by Peterson, Audubon, Stokes, and
National Geographic. Pick your favorites. Here are a few lesser-known guides
that may also interest you:
- Amphibians and Reptiles
of the Great Lakes Region.
J. H. Harding. 1997. University
of Michigan Press.
- Bird Tracks and Sign: A
Guide to North American Species.
M. Elbroch, E. Marks, and D.C. Boretos. 2001. Stackpole
- Bull’s Birds of New York State. E. Levine, ed.
Comstock. 622 pp.
- Tracking and the Art of
Seeing: How to Read Animal Tracks and Signs,
ed. P. Rezendes. 1999. Harper Resource. 336 pp.
Other notable books:
- America’s Neighborhood Bats:
Understanding and Learning to Live in Harmony with Them.
M.D. Tuttle. 1988.
of Texas Press.
- Being Kind to Animal
Pests: A No-Nonsense Guide to Humane Animal Control with Cage Traps.
- Bird Hazards to Aircraft.
H. Blokpoel. 1976. Books Canada.
- City Critters: How to
live with urban wildlife.
D. Bird. 1986. Eden
- Common-Sense Pest Control: Least-toxic Solutions for Your Home,
Garden, Pets and Community.
W. Olkowski, S.
Daar, and H. Olkowski.
1991. The Taunton
Press. 715 pp.
- The Humane Control of
Wildlife in Cities & Towns.
G. R. Hodge, ed. 1990. The Humane Society of the United States.
- Resolving Human-Wildlife
Conflicts: The Science of Wildlife Damage Management.
M. Conover. 2002. Lewis Publishers, Inc. 440 pp.
from the NYS DEC (see website):
- Beaver Damage Control
1997. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
(to order, see listing under “state agency.”)
(Order from Resource Center,
7 Business & Technology
Park, Ithaca, NY 14850. (607) 255-2090. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org )
- Beasts Begone! A Practitioner’s Guide to IPM in Buildings.
L. Braband. 2000. New York State
- Guide to Pest Management Around the
Home. Part 1: Cultural Methods; Part II: Pesticide
C. Klass and K. Snover.
2000. Cornell Cooperative Extension Misc. Bulletin S74.
- Human-Wildlife Conflict
Management: A Practitioner’s Guide.
D. Decker, T.B. Lauber, W.F. Siemer. 2002. Northeast Wildlife Damage Management
Research and Outreach Cooperative.
- Managing Canada
Geese in Urban Environments: ATechnical Guide.
A. E. Smith, S. R. Craven, and P. D. Curtis. 1999. Jack H. Berryman
Institute Publication 16, and Cornell
- Managing Nuisance
Beavers Along Roadsides: A Guide for Highway
Departments. P. G. Jensen, P. D. Curtis and D. L. Hamelin.
1999. Cornell Cooperative Extension.
- Managing White-tailed
Deer in Suburban Environments: A Technical Guide.
A. J. DeNicola, K. C. VerCauteren,
P. D. Curtis, and S. E. Hygnstrom. 2000. Cornell
Cooperative Extension, the Wildlife Society—Wildlife Damage Management
Working Group, and the Northeast Wildlife Damage Research and Outreach
- Pest Management Guide for
Control of Wildlife (updated annually). P. D.
Curtis, M.E. Richmond,
S. C. Frantz. Cornell Cooperative Extension. from The Wildlife Society
(see listing under “national organization”):
- A Manual of Wildlife
Conservation. R. D. Teague, ed. 1971. The Wildlife Society. Washington, D.C.
- Research and Management
Techniques for Wildlife and Habitats, 5tth T.
A. Bookhout, ed. 1994. The Wildlife Society. 740 pp.from
other state agencies/organizations:
- Controlling Deer Damage.
F. R. Henderson and C. Lee. 1992. Kansas State
Cooperative Extension Service.
- Field Guide to Wildlife
Diseases: General Field Procedures and Diseases of Birds.
M. Friend J. C. Franson,
and E. A. Ciganovich, eds. 1999. U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S.
Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division Information and
Technology Report; 1999-001.
- Field Manual of Wildlife
Diseases in the Southeastern United States.
W. R. Davidson and V. F. Nettles. 1988. Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife
Diseases Study. [Contact Field Manual, Dept. Of Parasitology,
College of Veterinary
Medicine, The University
of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602]
- A Homeowner’s Guide to
Northeastern Bats and Bat Problems.
L. Williams-Whitmer and M. Brittingham.
1995. State College: Penn
Cooperative Extension. 22 pp.
- NPCA Field Guide to
To order, contact NPMA at (800) 678-6722.
- NTA Trapping Handbook: A
Guide for Better Trapping.
T. Krause. 1984.
- Pest Control Technician
L. Pinto and S. Kraft. 2000. Pinto
- Pocket Guide to the
Humane Control of Wildlife in Cities and Towns.
G. R. Hodge, ed. 1991. Humane Society of United States.
- Prevention and Control
of Wildlife Damage.
S. E. Hygnstrom, R. M. Timm,
G. E. Larson, eds. 1994. Cooperative Extension Division, Institute of Agriculture
and Natural Resources, University
Available online at http://wildlifedamage.unl.edu/
, as a two-volume book, and on CD.
- Skunk Ecology and Damage
Management Techniques for Homeowners.
R. Olson and A. M. Lewis. 1999. University
- Truman’s Scientific
Guide to Pest Control Operations,
5th ed. G. W. Bennett, J.
M. Owens, and R. M. Corrigan. 1997. Purdue Univesity/Advenstar
- Vertebrate Pest Handbook.
Austin M. Frishman. 1999. To order, contact Advanstar Communications, Customer Service, 131 West 1st Street, Duluth,
or call (218) 723-9180.
- Wild Neighbors: The
Humane Approach to Living with Wildlife. J. Hadidian, G. Hodge, and J. Grandy,
eds. 1997. The Humane Society of the United States.
- Wildlife Damage
S. Vantassel and T. Olander.
1998. Wildlife Damage Control.
- Wildlife Pest Control Around Gardens and Homes.
T. P. Salmon and R. E. Lickliter. 1984. University
of California Division
of Agriculture and Natural Resources Publications. (Contact: 6701 San
Pablo Ave., Oakland, CA 94608-1239. 415-642-2431).
- Wildlife Removal
Handbook: A Guide for the Control and Capture of Wild Urban Animals.
S. Vantassel. 1994. Wildlife Damage Control. (To
order either title, see listing for Wildlife Damage Control under
“magazines, journals, newsletters.”)
- Wildlife Damage
Management Fact Sheets
Series primary authors, Paul Curtis and Kristi Sullivan):
some are online at www.dnr.cornell.edu/ext/wildlifedamage
, otherwise, check with the Resource
- Evict and Exile Mice
from Your Home
J. Shultz, C. Koplinka-Loehr, K. Sharpe. 2000. New York State IPM Program.
- IPM for Homes
C. Koplinka-Loehr. 2000. New York State
- Reducing Pesticide
Exposure in the Home and Garden: Alternatives and Proper and Legal Use
1997. Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors in NY State.
- Resistance of Woody
Ornamental Plants to Deer Damage.
M. J. Fargione, P. D. Curtis, and M. E. Richmond. 1991.
Home-Grounds-Garden Fact Sheet 800.00. Cornell Cooperative Extension.
Wildlife Damage Control
(primary authors L. M. Williams-Whitmer and M.
Birds Around Farm Buildings
Birds at Aquaculture Facilities
Birds on Fruit Crops
Ducks, and Swans
Integrated Pest Management for the
Deer Tick. 1994.
from USDA-APHIS-WS (on their website, www.aphis.usda.gov/ws):
and suburban coyotes.
lasers: another nonlethal tool for resolving wildlife
electronic guard: A tool in predation control.
assistance with waterfowl.
assistance at airports.
from other agencies and organizations:
Fact Sheet. 2000. New York State Department of Health. Publication 3010.
odor removal. T. Toburen. 2000. Paul W. Davis
Systems, Inc. See: www.pdr-usa.com/misc/11.htm
of New York
(brochure). G. Johnson. 1994. SUNY
Environmental Science and Forestry.
wildlife fact sheet series. Fund for Animals. (especially
the guidelines for choosing NWCOs?)
Damage Management in Fruit Orchards. 1994
- “2000 Report of the AVMA Panel on
Euthanasia.” B. V. Beaver et al. 2001. Journal of the American Veterinary
Medical Association 218 (5): 669-696.
Rabies in New York
State. 1999. New
York State Department of Health.
of Cooperative Extension Service Literature on Wildlife, Fish, and Forest Resources. R. L. Ruff et.
al. 1993. University
Animals that Cause Damage or Create a Nuisance. L. W. Adams. Urban
Rat Management.” L. Simon and W. Quarles. Common Sense Pest Control
Quarterly vol. 12, no. 1, winter 1996.
study of secondary poisoning studies with eagles, owls, coyotes, dogs,
of woodchucks to potential garden crop repellents.” R. K. Swihart and M. R. Conover. 1991. Journal of Wildlife
Management 55: 177-181.
gophers and moles.” W. Quarles. 2001. Commonsense Pest
Control Quarterly 18 (4).
a professional position on the translocation of problem wildlife.” S.
Craven, T. Barnes, and G. Kania. 1998. Wildlife
Society Bulletin 26(1): 171-177.
- University of Connecticut Occupational Health and
Safety Program for Animal Handlers.
and Diseases: Biohazards Associated with Exposure to Animals. R. A.
French. 1997. Northeastern Research
Center for Wildlife
Diseases, University of Connecticut Department of Pathobiology.
fertility control. K.A. Fagerstone, M.A. Coffey,
P.D. Curtis, R.A. Dolbeer, G.J. Killian, L.A. Miller, and
L.M. Wilmot. 2002. Wildlife Society Technical Review 02-2, 29pp.
National Trappers Association (NTA)
PO Box 3667,
Fax: (309) 829-7615
2878 E. Main St.
(614) 231-9585 • Fax: (614)
PO Box 18248
Fur Takers of
Journal of Applied Ecology
Blackwell Science Ltd, Osney Mead
Oxford OX2 0EL
Phone: +44 1865 206206
Fax: +44 1865 721205
Allen Marketing & Management,
810 East 10th Street, P.O.
Lawrence, KS 66044-8897.
phone (785) 843-1235
published by The American Society
Journal of Wildlife Management
published by The Wildlife Society
Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113
(800) 456-0707 •
Pest Control magazine
(888) 527-7008 •
School of Renewable Natural Resources
Wildlife Damage Management
325 Biosciences East, Tucson,
(520) 621-7998 • Email: email@example.com
The Trapper and Predator Caller magazine
Circulation Dept. ABAU33;
700 E. State St.,
Iola WI, 54990-0001
(800) 258-0929 • www.krause.com/outdoors
PO Box 96, Galloway, OH
Wildlife Control Technology (W.C.T.) magazine
P.O. Box 480,
Cortland IL, 60112 www.wctech.com
Wildlife Damage Control Specialist Newsletter
Wildlife Damage Control (WDC),
PMB 102, 340
Cooley St., Springfield, MA 01128
(413) 796-9916 • Fax: (413) 796-7819.
Wildlife Society Bulletin
Published by The Wildlife Society
Diversity Web, University of Michigan Museum of Zoology: An online
encyclopedia and museum of animal natural history, distribution,
classification, and more. http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/
many videos, publications, trapping tips, and a way to find trapping
members only listserv. For information, see their website at www.nwcoa.com
Run by the National Wildlife Health Center (NWHC), a Science Center
of the Biological Resources Division of the U.S. Geological Survey, this
list focuses on wildlife health issues.
To subscribe, send an e-mail
message to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following in the body of the
SUBSCRIBE WildlifeHealth firstname
Substitute your own first and last names in the spaces indicated.
For more information about the list, contact Joshua Dein,
forum. Go to their website and follow the directions to subscribe. www.sullivansline.com/tline/tlhome.htm
- Bat-free Belfries: A Guide to Bat-Proofing. L. M. Willias-Whitmer and M. C. Brittingham.
- The Facts About Bats: Exploring
Conflicts and Designing Solutions. (29 min.). 2002. Cornell Cooperative
- Suburban Deer Management: Voices, Views, Visions (28
min.). 1993. Cornell Cooperative Extension. 147VSDM.
Goose Management: Searching for Balance (28 min.). 1998. Cornell
Cooperative Extension. 147VSGM. [see complementary manual, Managing Canada
Geese in Urban Environments].
- Summertime Beaver Control. (1 hr. 37 min.). Charles and Paul
Dobbins. Dobbins’ Products.
- Whitetails at the Crossroads. (30 min.). 1996. Cornell
Cooperative Extension. 147VWC.
Wildlife Damage Control Conference
Offered in the fall of years ending in an odd number, such as 2003, 2005.
Offered in the spring of years ending in an even number (2004,
2006), this conference is hosted by a different university each time. To
receive info, fill out the mailing list form on this website: http://www.vpconference.org
Fish and Wildlife Conference
Rotates around the 13 northeastern states, usually hosted by that
state’s lead wildlife agency.
An annual conference
- National Goose Control Academy
An annual two-day workshop that includes classroom and field training.
Contact Kirk La Pierre, (201) 933-9700 or (877) 667-6674, email@example.com or Tim Julien,
(317) 895-9069, firstname.lastname@example.org
England Nuisance Wildlife Control Seminar
offered in the spring by the CT NWCOA, in conjunction with their
Wildlife Mgmt. Association Spring seminar
held in conjunction with their annual meeting