On September 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. in Georgetown, the Texas A & M AgriLife Extension Service will host a Nuisance Wildlife Management Program.
The occasion will take place in Room 108 of the Williamson County Annex Building, 100 Wilco Way. On the property next to the conference room, system demonstrations will take place.
Meals and beverages are included for the$ 20 price. Call 512-943-3300 to speak with the Williamson County AgriLife Extension company to record or for more information.
AgriLife Extension, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA-APHIS, Wildlife Services, and Oakley Family Apiaries have joined forces to create the system, which is available to everyone.
A continuing education system in integrated pest management is available from the Texas Department of Agriculture.
According to Gary Pastushok, Williamson County’s AgriLife Extension crops and natural sources adviser,” Central Texas is blessed with warmer climate than most of the U.S., which has encouraged some new visitors and new residents to the area.” ” The quick influx of people and related enhancement has the drawback of decreasing the availability of local wildlife habitat.”
This second Nuisance Wildlife Management Program is an opportunity to learn about the science of some local and introduced wildlife species as well as how to handle problem dog encounters, he said, adding that biodiversity loss has increased the frequency of human-wildlife interactions.
Contact Pastushok at [ email protected ] for more details.
Central Texas worries are addressed
Owners may receive information from experts on a variety of our wildlife species, according to Pastushok. ” Ideally, our goal should be to coexist safely with wildlife species, to reduce serious human contacts, and to reduce potentially harmful animals behaviour.”
He claimed that the top two problems are wasp and bee swarm habits. based on the volume of calls made to the AgriLife Extension company in Williamson County, one problem.
According to Pastushok, fox and animal encounters have just increased in the county. Even when restrained by a leash, coyotes, which are normally territorial, become specially brazen when they spot other dogs nearby.
Pastushok said,” We will talk about how to prevent these serious pet / coyote encounters.” ” Our experts will also include the local problem animals types residents need to be aware of and explain the swarm extrication process.”
Focus on the program, knowledgeable lecturers, and presentations
The program’s main emphasis may be:
- Biology and the importance of Northern Texas’ obnoxious snakes, bugs, and animals.
- integrated methods of pest control.
- Safety considerations and pain pet encounters.
- Pest extrications professional assistance is available.
- laws and rules that pertain to obnoxious species.
The following themes, speakers, and demonstrations will be covered:
- Linda Tschirhart-Hejl, Bryan-College Station city supervisor for USDA-APHIS Wildlife Services, will talk about how to control unruly populations of mammals, birds, and reptile species living in Central Texas. Using a variety of techniques involving genetic, legitimate, socio-political, financial, and technical considerations will be covered in the discussions.
- Cole May, a trap in Williamson County, will talk about the day-to-day duties of his position. perhaps deliberately assist local landowners with problems involving interactions between people, pets, livestock, and obnoxious wildlife. He’ll show you some of the best methods for managing traps and captures.
- Elm Mott, the Director of Oakley Family Apiaries, will give a speech on annoyance flies. Oakley has been a farmer for more than 40 years and is an authority on the Round Rock to Waco area’s prickling behavior and the procedures involved.