NWCOA, NPMA host 2020 Wildlife Expo


December 10, 2019



Join the National Wildlife Control Operators Association (NWCOA) and the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) for the 2020 Wildlife Expo, Feb. 4-6, 2020, at the Linq Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Wildlife Expo provides technical and business-related information to wildlife management professionals or those considering offering this add-on service. The program includes more than 20 educational sessions covering a range of wildlife topics from pest birds, rodent control, and marketing and branding.

The event also offers networking opportunities and the chance to check out technologies and services in an exhibit hall. More than 30 exhibitors will be in attendance.

Some of the speakers and informational sessions planned this year include:

  • The Only Good Snake Is a Dead Snake … Or Is It? Wildlife Control of Amphibians and Reptiles. Joe Ehrenberger discusses practices that clients can implement to reduce negative interactions with amphibians and reptiles.
  • Warranties, Contracts, and Programs: What you Should Know. Russel Seib discusses the foundations of operating a wildlife control business, including proper business formation, protecting your company against liability, obtaining adequate insurance coverage, and how to properly word your client contracts to reduce risk.
  • Making Moles Profitable. Will Langman discusses how providing these services to your clients can add to your bottom line and presents guidance on how to build a program.

NWCOA is offering Certified Professional Training Courses for technicians. After successful completion of any course, the student will receive credentials, use of the logo mark in marketing materials and a certificate of completion. All courses are presented by NWCOA master instructors and certified NWCOA instructors. Here is the course schedule:

Monday, Feb. 3
NWCOA Certified Wildlife Control Operator Training Course (Day 1 of 2)
NWCOA Certification – Bird Management Training Course

Tuesday, Feb. 4
NWCOA Certified Wildlife Control Operator Training Course (Day 2 of 2)
NWCOA Certified Rodent Training Course, sponsored by The British Rat Trap Co.

Friday, Feb. 7
NWCOA Bat Standards Certified Training Course
NWCOA Zoonotic Disease Training Course

Find more information about the trainings and course schedule here.


About the Author

Ellen Kriz

Ellen Kriz is the managing editor for PMP magazine. She can be reached at ekriz@northcoastmedia.net or 216-706-3764.

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