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CONTROL OF WILDLIFE PROBLEMS IN STRUCTURES LYNN BRABAND NYS COMMUNITY IPM PROGRAM AT CORNELL UNIVERSITY.

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1 CONTROL OF WILDLIFE PROBLEMS IN STRUCTURES LYNN BRABAND NYS COMMUNITY IPM PROGRAM AT CORNELL UNIVERSITY

2 AN IPM APPROACH INSPECTIONS ANIMAL REMOVAL (If Needed) EXCLUSION/PREVENTION

3 INSPECTIONS PREPARATION CONTACT INTERVIEW INSPECTION PROCESS RECOMMENDATIONS

4 INSPECTION PREPARATION SITE MAP AND/OR INSPECTION FORM EQUIPMENT

5 INSPECTION EQUIPMENT FLASHLIGHTS EXTENDIBLE MIRROR STEPLADDER LARGER LADDERS ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT SOURCE ANIMAL ID BOOKS

6 SAFETY EQUIPMENT RESPIRATOR (HEPA Filter) GOGGLES KNEEPADS DISPOSABLE GLOVES SAFETY HELMET BUNGEE CORDS (Securing Ladders) SAFETY ROPES/HARNESSES

7 CONTACT INTERVIEW GENERAL QUESTIONS PROBING QUESTIONS

8 INSPECTION PROCESS FOCUSING ON INTERIOR OR EXTERIOR RECORD ON SITE MAP/INSPECTION FORM LOOK FOR SIGNS OF ANIMAL ACTIVITY NOTE POTENTIAL PROBLEMS

9 SIGNS OF ANIMAL ACTIVITY ENTRY HOLES FECAL DROPPINGS RUNWAYS TRACKS RUB MARKS URINE STAINS GNAW MARKS FOOD CACHES NESTS ODORS NOISE PAST CONTROL BURROWS ACCESS ROUTES CARCASSES LIVE ANIMALS

10 INTERIOR INSPECTIONS SYSTEMATIC ROOM CORNERS FURNITURE SUSPENDED CEILINGS ATTICS BASEMENTS CLOSETS BUILT-IN DRAWERS SINKS PLUMBING & UTILITY ACCESSES MISCELLANEOUS CRAWL SPACES

11 EXTERIOR INSPECTIONS SYSTEMATIC AND THOROUGH FOUNDATION UPPER AREAS OF STRUCTURE

12 EXTERIOR INSPECTIONS DECKS CRAWL SPACES DUMPSTERS GARBAGE STORAGE AREAS FIREWOOD LUMBER DEBRIS

13 EXTERIOR INSPECTIONS GARAGES EAVES DORMERS WINDOWS ARCHITECTURAL RETURNS VENTS DRIP EDGES SOFFITS CHIMNEYS ROOF CORNERS ROOF TIE-INS

14 MANAGEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS ANIMAL REMOVAL EXCLUSION/REPAIR PREVENTION OF FUTURE PROBLEMS MONITORING PHOTOGRAPHS

15 ANIMAL REMOVAL KNOW THE LAW HEALTH AND SAFETY HUMANENESS EFFECTIVENESS PRACTICALITY SOCIAL CONTEXT

16 REMOVAL TECHNIQUES TRAPS DIRECT CAPTURE ONE-WAY DOORS REPELLENTS FIREARMS PESTICIDES MINOR: DOGS, IMMOBILIZING AGENTS

17 LIVE TRAPS BOX TRAPS MULTIPLE CATCH TRAPS BIRD TRAPS

18 OTHER TRAPS LETHAL TRAPS GLUE BOARDS PASSIVE NETS

19 DIRECT CAPTURE ANIMAL HANDLING GLOVES HAND-OPERATED DEVICES NETS

20 DISPOSING OF CAPTURED ANIMALS RELEASE ON SITE RELOCATION EUTHANASIA

21 ONE-WAY DOORS

22 REPELLENTS VISUAL AUDITORY TASTE OLFACTORY CONTACT (TOUCH)

23 FIREARMS

24 PESTICIDES -- RODENTICIDES ANTICOAGULANTS NON-ANTICOAGULANTS

25 PESTICIDES -- OTHER FUMIGANTS AVITROL

26 MINOR TECHNIQUES DOGS IMMOBILIZING AGENTS

27 ANIMAL EXCLUSION IS IT IN OR OUT TIME OF YEAR WATCH FOR LITTLE ONES KEEP IT LEGAL DOES IT WORK HOW DOES IT LOOK

28 EXCLUSION TOOLS

29 SEALING STRUCTURAL OPENINGS GALVANIZED SHEET METAL HARDWARE CLOTHE ALUMINUM FLASHING CAULK, SEALANT, METAL MESH, FOAM INSULATION

30 VENTS ROOF LOUVERS RIDGE LINE VENTS SOFFIT VENTILATION OPENINGS GABLE VENTS CLOTHES DRYER VENTS SEWER VENTS OTHER VENTS

31 CHIMNEY COVERS

32 EXCLUSION -- BIRDS NETTING SPIKES POST-AND-WIRE ELECTRIFIED SYSTEMS SUSPENDED STRIPS

33 HABITAT MODIFICATION ACCESS ROUTES FOOD, WATER, HARBORAGE


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