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Bats, Birds, & More®, Inc.

Company Information:

    Licensed to conduct business by the State of Ohio

    Holds BWC Insurance

    Has General Liability Insurance

    Has an Ohio Commercial Nuisance Wild Animal License & Certification by the Ohio Division of Wildlife

    Has an Ohio Commercial Applicator License for pesticide applications by the Ohio Department of Agriculture

Information on President, Eric Arnold, CWCP®

    National Wildlife Control Operators Association (NWCOA) Professional of the Year, 2007

    National Wildlife Control Operators Association (NWCOA) President, 2009 – 2010

    National Wildlife Control Operators Association (NWCOA) Secretary, 2005 – 2009

    Ohio Wildlife Control Operators Association (OWCOA) President, 2007 – 2009

    Ohio Wildlife Control Operators Association (OWCOA) Vice President, 2007 – 2005

   Certified Wildlife Control Professional, NWCOA, 2005, 2010

    Master Trapper certification from the FTA Fur Takers College, 2008

    Certified Goose Management Professional, National Goose Management Academy

    Certified Bird Control Specialist, Bird Barrier, Inc.

    Licensed Commercial Applicator, Ohio (General Pest, Vertebrate, Animal Pest, Mosquito)

    Qualified OSHA 10 Construction

    United States Marine Corps Honorable Discharge 1988, 1991

    Graduate Bryant & Stratton Technical Institute, 1993

    Graduate Highland High School, 1983

    Interviewed and quoted in Popular Mechanics article “Dirty Jobs” by Jim Gorman, May 2010

    Interviewed and quoted in Popular Mechanics article “Home Invaders” by Jim Gorman, November 2007

Eric commonly shares his knowledge and experience with others in the general public and wildlife community by giving presentations and conducting training sessions.  Eric has given multiple presentations on a variety of topics at the Annual WCT wildlife damage training seminar.  Eric has also taught bat biology, proper bat control techniques, introduction to business computers and software, nuisance bird prevention, raccoon removal, and professional ethics at the National Wildlife Damage Management Academy in Auburn, Indiana in 2004 and 2005, along with Bat Management at PestWorld 2007 in Kissimmee, Florida, and the NPMA Bird & Wildlife Symposium 2008 in St. Louis Missouri and 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. In 2013 Eric presented on bat management at the 43rd University of Kentucky Shortcourse in Lexington, Kentucky and the 20th Annual WCT Wildlife Control Instructional Seminar also in Lexington. In 2014, Eric presented NWCOA/NPMA Wildlife Expo in New Orleans, Louisiana on bat species identification and spoke at the Human-Wildlife Conflict Symposium in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Most recently, Eric gave several presentations at the 2015 New York State Wildlife Management Association meeting in New York and is also the featured presenter on several DVD's related to wildlife control and fur trapping.


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