Theory and practice of assessing and controlling damage done by wild and feral vertebrate animals, especially mammals and birds. Content covers the philosophical, biological, and practical basis for conducting vertebrate pest control. It includes basic information on use of traps, toxicants, repellents, exclusion and other wildlife control methods. Emphasis is on protecting agricultural crops and livestock, forest resources, and property. Two-hour lecture, two-hour lab. Prerequisites: C- or better in BIO 20704 or Hocking College Associate Degree in Wildlife or Fish Sciences.
Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.