While it seems like the job title is the very definition, and it is in its own way, there are certain aspects to the job of a wildlife control agent that go unnoticed. The actual definition of the purpose of a wildlife control agent will commonly read something like this: “Controls wildlife and maintains habitat by helping maintain nature’s balance, providing property damage control measures, and relocating wildlife.”
While that’s a good summary of what we do, there are many other duties included in the day-to-day job of a wildlife control agent.
Some of the ten most surprising tasks a wildlife control agent does on the job are:
- Arrange for disposition of fish or game illegally taken or possessed.
- Provide assistance to local law enforcement agencies as required, including assisting patrol officers and investigators in handling animals present during crimes or even included in crimes. They even provide assistance with animals during evictions.
- They don’t just catch or relocate wildlife, they also design and implement control measures to prevent or counteract damage that may be caused by wildlife.
- Participate in search and rescue operations.
- Not only do they promote hunter and trapper safety training, they also may provide revisions in hunting and trapping methods, and even how to better maintain and use traps.
- Help with firefighting efforts when called upon.
- Speak to schools, businesses, and other organizations about animals, animal safety, and wild animal avoidance measures.
- Investigate the evidence of animal damage in multiple situations and identify the culprit and locate multiple species of wildlife in a building when often no one seems able to do so.
- Wildlife control agents not only investigate incidences of animal cruelty but they also inspect pet shops, obedience schools, dog grooming parlors, and dog and cat fanciers to make sure animals are handled and treating within ordinances and regulations.
- Establish quarantines in designated locations based on information involving animals with rabies, other infectious diseases, and behavioral problems.
It is important to note that not all pest control establishments and businesses partner with or employ wildlife control agents, nor do they all help customers with wildlife problems. North Fulton Pest Solutions wildlife removal specialists are licensed by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and trained continuously in order to ensure all wildlife removal are performed within the guidelines set forth by the Georgia DNR.
If you are in need of a free comprehensive inspection and a written report of your home or business contact a North Fulton Pest Solutions wildlife control agent today. Click or call (770) 475-7419 for wildlife control services now.