Friday, October 21, 2005

Back from Nashville

Carol & I just returned from the National Pest Management Show (NPMA) in Nashville and all I can say is .................WOW!. What an event this was. Held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort, which just to give you an idea as to the size of this facility, the hotel complex is 54 acres under one roof ! Two words, spectacular and amazing !

The NPMA is a world-class event and I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in either pest or wildlife control. This conference also attracts quite a number of people from around the globe, we were told that there were 40 countries represented by the attendees. One item of note, there were a total of 5 educational sessions held which had a wildlife related theme. This is the most ever offered at an NPMA conference. Tim Julien, NWCOA Pres., gave a presentation on goose control which was very well received.

While the NPMA is understandably a pest-control focused event, judging from the level of interest we experienced at our booth, there certainly continues to be a growing interest in wildlife control and its' opportunities. The '06 NPMA will be held in Grapevine, TX and based upon our reception at the '05 conference, WCS will be there.

Switching gears: I just completed my first interview on WCOradio. What an exciting experience, oour WCS hat is off to BOTH Jeff Norris and Kirk LaPierre for bringing this communications platform to the industry. You can listen to each episode on WCO radio in the convenience our your home on your computer, or download it for listening on your IPOD or other MP3 player. As Kirk and Jeff both mentioned many times throughout the interview, this is your WCO radio show. So take the time to listen in, make comments, suggestions, criticisms.............heck, they want to hear it all !!

I can honestly say it was MY privilege to be asked to participate in such a groundbreaking event, we have some fun, hopefully delivered some valuable information.....and Frank Speicker won a mole video. CONGRATS to Frank !!

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

WCORadio debuts !

On Monday, Oct. 10th, the wildlife control industry received it's next communication "channel" if you will, WCORadio. The brainchild of Jeff Norris from Bradenton, FL, with Kirk LaPierre, Rutherford, NJas the co-host, WCORadio promises to be an exciting and exceedingly timely addition to our already fast-paced industry.

WCORadio can be accessed directly from your computer, and can also be downloaded to an IPOD (podcast) or any MP3 player. Let me emphasize that you don't need an IPOD or MP3 player, you can listen to this radio show directly on your computer.

Jeff & Kirk will be delivering content pertinent to our industry, i.e. conducting interviews, delivering product reviews, do's & don'ts, providing some humor...............and if any of you know will be exciting.

Heres the's FREE, absolutley free for the downloading. Just go to and download your favorite episode. Happy podcasting !!!

Friday, October 07, 2005

Nat'l Pest Mgmt. Show Oct. 14 - 17

WCS is headed to the Nat'l Pest Management show being held in Nashville, TN from Oct. 14 thru the 17th. This is our first time attending this show but judging from the amount of preparation and the size of the binder they send you which outlines every little detail, it promises to be quite the event.
It is being held at the Gaylord Opryland hotel which from all appearances looks spectacular.

We will be located in booth #152, directly across from Safeguard, and adjacent to the Food Concession. Late Breaking News: Mark Ravanelle, Shocking Systems, will have a booth right next to us as well. Please stop and see the new and exciting product he will be introducing to the marketplace.

If you are attending this show, please stop by and say hello to Carol & I, we always like to meet folks we deal with over the phone. Nice to put a face to a name !

We're told that somewhere around 3000 people attend this event, and as you can imagine ALL of the companies, both large and small, are represented at this show.

Next year this event will be held in Grapevine, TX.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Mole Control for late season revenue

WCS Blog for WCO's

The small amount of rain we've received lately has really increased the volume of phone calls related to moles. Hopefully, you're seeing this in your area also. We try and target our advertising at this time of year to mole removal and it has been very successful for us over the past several years.

You can not only pick up some late season revenue from the mole programs, but you can also line up customers for next Spring. Explain to them that moles are territorial, so even if they don't want to have you remove moles from their property this year, the moles aren't going anywhere and will most assuredly be there when the ground thaws in the Spring. You could even consider some sort of discount pricing if they sign up for a seasonal mole removal program in '06....NOW !

For those of you still "thinking" about offering mole removal as an add-on service, now is the time to give it a try. Climatic conditions are perfect, i.e. temperature, moisture, etc. and you should experience a high degree of success.

As always, if you have any questions regarding mole control, or we can help you structure a program for your area, give us a call, 877-684-7262.

Monday, October 03, 2005


Welcome to the Wildlife Control Supplies (WCS) blog site !! WCS created this site exclusively for wildlife control professionals to exchange ideas, share information, ask questions, post important upcoming event information , and to associate with your "peers".

It is our pleasure and our distinct privilege to be able to associate with so many truly professional people who are moving the wildlife control industry forward. This industry has come a long way in just the past couple of years, we at WCS are convinced there are many more, new, innovative and exciting times ahead and we consider ourselves lucky to be a part of it.

Our idea is to keep this a rather informal blog site, somewhere where pro's can check in with one another, hopefully gain or share information, and even relax alittle bit. From time to time, we would like to have "guest" bloggers on specific topics, services, equipment, industry practices, etc.

So.......lets use this technology for its' intended purpose and create a blog site that professionals can enjoy !!