Confidentiality Statement

This confidentiality statement discloses the confidentiality practices for the ICWDM web site. The confidentiality of our users is held in high importance.

If you visit the ICWDM web site

…to read or download information: We may collect and store information for statistical purposes. For example, we count the number of visitors to our site to help us make them more useful to visitors.

… to send us an e-mail: By sending us an electronic mail message, you may be sending us personal information (like name, address, e-mail address). Your information will be used to resolve or respond to the subject matter of your electronic mail. Your e-mail address is not sold or rented to others.

…to visit links: This web site may provide links to web pages which are not part of the ICWDM  domain. These sites are not under our control, and we are not responsible for the information or links you may find there. We provide these links as a convenience. The presence of these links on our web site does not necessarily imply our endorsement of that site, nor does the omission of links to similar sites, necessarily imply criticism those sites. Once you access a document on another web site, you are subject to the confidentiality or privacy policy of the web site containing that document.

Contact information

Scott Hygnstrom
University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point



Wildlife Damage Management is an inherently risky activity. Although the Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Managements seeks to provide the best research based information on animal damage control, we make no claim that all contingencies have been adequately addressed. There are simply too many variables involved in animal damage control to adequately cover all of them. For example, animal damage control techniques involve legal issues, equipment availability, location of the problem (whether near children or populated areas)  and the skill and knowledge of the animal damage controller to name a few. Animal controllers are not only potentially exposed to physical injury by the animal through bites and scratches, but also diseases through bodily fluids and parasites. Of course we haven’t even mentioned the dangers involved in getting to areas where the damage occurs such as rooftops, crawl spaces and other inherently dangerous locations.

Before initiating any wildlife damage management program, consult local wildlife officials to learn about local laws and policies. Laws and regulations about wildlife management (trapping, shooting, etc.) and registrations for toxicants and repellents change over time. Be sure to check current laws, regulations, and registrations in your state and locality before implementing any wildlife management methods. If you have doubts about a technique or method, ASK for assistance, or hire a professional.


The Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management does not endorse products or companies. Inclusion or omission of any product or company or service provider should not be necessarily taken as an endorsement or criticism of any other entity.