Its almost daily that I have a customer tell me of the advice that recieved from a contractor, handyman, or another wildlife control "expert". The reality is that almost none of these "experts' have received any formal training, or education. Here in Michigan, anyone can get their wildlife control permit. No, testing, no mandatory insurance, no training, just shazamm you are a wildlife control professional "endorsed" by the DNR. Its sad that the consumer thinks anyone can do this work while protecting both the people and the resource, all while being effective. Maybe someday this will change, but after twenty plus years of performing wildlife control services I am beginning to have my doubts. I am proud of my certifications, training, and degrees, and in knowing that I am providing the public with biologically sound and scientifically backed solutions to their problems.