Bat Removal and Control
United Bat Control, Inc are professional bat removal
experts who have been specializing in bat exclusion for
commercial, industrial and residential complexes
nationwide since 1989.
Our work is exclusively bat removal and bat
United Bat Control is a family owned business founded in
1989 that has been protecting commercial properties,
families, businesses and the environment by humanely
performing bat removal services to business, homes,
residences, schools, hospitals, restaurants and
commercial buildings. Bats are very important to our
ecology and environment and it is imperative that the
proper bat removal techniques are employed when removing
them from commercial buildings and family dwellings,
especially since the outbreak of White Nose Syndrome
that has had such a devastating effect on our bat
United Bat Control removes bats from commercial
property, human dwellings and businesses while allowing
bats to live and thrive in their home community; so that
they may continue to eat the millions of insects that
populate our communities and allow our environment,
ecology and communities to thrive. Utilizing the United
Bat Control patented removal devises enables our company
to expertly exclude bat colonies from interacting with
human beings in business atmospheres and family
dwellings while allowing the bats to relocate in a more
friendly environment to mate, populate and help sustain
our local community's environment and ecology.
United Bat Control Inc. provides multi-year warranties
to protect you
against a re-infestation of bats.
Bat exclusion is as much about protecting your business,
family, your home and your community's agricultural
ability to continue growing food, as it is about
protecting bats, protecting the bat's environment and
protecting our community's farmland. In order to better
understand how easy it is to protect bats and their
environment, as well as protect your commercial property
against the potential harm from bat rabies and disease,
United Bat Control provides these exclusion procedures
PLEASE CONTACT THE PROVEN EXPERTS IN COMMERCIAL BAT
Information: One of the first recommendations we make to
anyone that thinks there is any possibility that they
have bats in their home, house, restaurant or commercial
building is to do a complete inspection of the
structure. Attention to detail is the difference between
a successful inspection and failure to determine how the
bats come in and go out of your building.
The entire outside of the building must be inspected.
The larger populations of bats, such as the little Brown
bat, are able to get inside a building that has cracks,
slits or gaps that are only one quarter inch by one and
one half inches and they will get inside a hole that is
five eighths inches by seven eighths inches. Other bat
species are able to get inside your house with even
While looking for building cracks and gaps, inspect and
search the areas around the air conditioning and heating
units on the roof for commercial properties, the family
chimney, the edge of the roof, the roof overhang, the
valley of the roof, roof eaves, the apex of the gable
(the triangular part of the wall that is between the
edges of a sloping roof). Inspect the exterior of the
building's air conditioning ducts, attics, roof vents,
dormers, siding and any telephone cable or television
cable that has been attached to the exterior walls of
the building. Remember that small holes are all bats
need to enter the building.
Additional Information: We will suggest you continue
your inspection of the building, but this time you are
looking for bat droppings, also known as bat guano, as a
sign of the possibility of a bat colony being inside
your commercial property or home. Be careful but
thorough in checking the roof and chimney for bat guano
droppings. Also be on the lookout for Rub Marks made by
bats entering and exiting the building. You are looking
for a stained area that is yellowish brown to black
brown in color, slightly sticky and will have a smooth
polished appearance from high use. You want to give the
outside of the building or home a thorough look and then
you want to inspect the attic and air conditioning
The attic inspection is imperative for a proper bat
removal inspection. A professional bat inspector will be
wearing a respirator to protect their lungs from
inhaling potential disease carried by bat guano
droppings. These droppings will also help the
professional bat removal expert determine the type of
bats that are in the attic and help in the planning to
do the bat removal humanely and protect the bat
population from unnecessary harm. The attic inspection
will tell the United Bat Control expert the size of the
bat colony and where they are living in the attic - and
highlight where the bats are entering the building or
house, be it the building's roof, chimney, the roofs
edge or the knot hole around the attic window.
Bat Information: Bats leave their living quarters, their
roost, at dusk for a night of flight and eating. They
help the environment by eating millions of insects that
are often harmful to human beings. They carry seeds and
help in pollinating flowers that benefit our ecology and
environment. So usually our next step in our building
and house inspection is to stand outside at dusk and
observe the bats as they leave the building or home.
What one expert may have missed with the close hand
inspection of the building is caught and supplemented by
the United Bat Control expert in observing and
the bats leaving the roost.
Equipment for Removing Bats: The installation of
patented bat exclusion devices is the next step in the
process of removing bats from your commercial property,
house or business. During our dusk inspection and
observation of the bats leaving your property, we
determine whether one or more exclusion devices will
best serve the needs of the bat colony. Once the
exclusion device locations are determined and the best
number of exclusion devices to be used is determined,
our bat control, bat removal professional will re-enter
the house or business and install the device.
The installation of our patented One Way Bat Exclusion
Device is done so that the entire bat colony will leave
the building. This is normally a one, two or three day
process depending upon the size of the colony. You do
not want to go to the effort of removing 99% of the
colony; it is imperative that you get 100% of the bats
out and do so humanely and safely.
Building Repair: Prior to, during and upon completion of
the installation of the One Way Bat Removal Exclusion
Device, it is imperative to patch up, repair and fix all
of the cracks, slits, gaps and holes that were found
during the bat removal inspection. Once you have given
the bats a way to get out the building, you do not want
them to be able to return to your house or business. It
is in the best interest of all parties to make sure that
you seal the gaps permanently so that the bats are
unable to return.
Building Clean Up: It is imperative for the health and
safety of everyone who enters your business or home for
a thorough cleaning of the building grounds, attic, roof
and walls to remove bat guano. Bat guano is a breeding
ground for micro-organisms and in some cases will become
a breeding ground for histoplasmosis, an infection that
is able to cause harm to humans. Bat guano can
accumulate in walls, floors and ceilings. What is in
plain site is not always the true amount of bat guano
that needs to be removed from your home or business.
Important Information about Bat Rabies
One must always be careful with bats and bat guano when
they are found in your home and business. There is
always the possibility and potential that they are
carrying rabies. Rabies is an infection that will affect
human beings. We can get rabies from a bat if they are
carrying rabies and they bite us. It is imperative that
if you have been bitten by a bat with rabies, you must
get a vaccination within two (2) weeks of getting the
bite because once you start getting sick it is fatal.
However, you do have 2 weeks to get a vaccination and if
your dog, cat or horse has been bitten by a bat, there
vaccinations to protect them too.
While 99% of all bats are rabies free, they still rank
in the number three position behind raccoons and skunks
for giving human beings rabies. It has been reported
that during the past 20 years, there have been more
human rabies cases that began with a bat bite in the
United States than of any other wildlife group.
If you think you have bats in your home or business,
call United Bat Control and let us come out and inspect
the building. You'll be glad you called a professional
bat removal expert.
We've been doing this since 1998.
If you have a bat control problem with a single bat
or a bat colony, United Bat Conrol can assist you in the
removal of the bat in the most humane way possible. We
understand that bats are very important to our planet.
We are doing everything in our control to make sure that
once removed from a dwelling the bats are safe, healthy,
find a new home and keep the ecological system balanced.
United Bat Control utilizes their patented devises that
enables us to humanely exclude bat colonies numbering
from a few in number to thousands in number! After a
proper exclusion is performed it is necessary to bat
proof a structure so that the colonies cannot return.
The ecological materials that are used to bat proof a
structure are applied in a professional manner so as to
conform to the aesthetics of your structure and the
ecology of the community.
All accessible Guano should be removed. After a Guano
clean-up is completed, it is recommended to have an
application of a sterilizer and deodorizer provided.
This application is intended to kill the fungus that can
cause Hystoplasmosis, as well as assist in providing a
solution to the odor problem that is caused by bats and
Never handle a dead animal without gloves and never
attempt to clean up the bat mess they made without
gloves because it could contain disease matter. When you
come across a live bat situation where you know they are
in your house or business, give them a chance to leave
quietly, rather than shout, scream or yell for them to
get out of your home. As professionals we have found
that one of the most successful ways to make a bat leave
is by installing a one way bat door over their entry and
exit holes that they are using as front and back doors
to your house and business.
Bat News for July 2015
RESEARCH AT UMASS COULD PREVENT BATS FROM BEING KILLED
Paul Sievert, a research associate professor at UMass Amherst will head a team to build and test objects that mimic the larynx of a bat High pitched frequencies may be the key to preventing hundreds of thousands of bats from being killed by wind turbine blades,
The research will be important for the establishment of offshore wind farms, which currently do not exist in the United States, Paul Sievert said.
Paul Sievert described hi thoughts that “we might be able to keep bats away, to deter them from getting close to the turbines, by emitting sounds from the turbine that annoy the bats, or mess up the sonar that they are using,”
Bat News for June 2015
MORE BAD NEWS FOR BATS - BRIGHT LIGHTS
James Hale and a group of colleagues that included scientists from Lancaster University conducted field observations of bats in England's West Midlands region. A field study was preformed and the observations showed that while the bats would traverse narrow gaps between trees even in the presence of strong lighting, they would not cross bigger gaps even with low levels of light. In this case the study was about light polution affecting bats durring flighy
Hale mentioned that "Even bats that are broadly tolerant of urbanization are still disturbed by lighting," Hale commented in an email to the Huffington Post..
And while the scientists focused their efforts on a common species of bat known as Pipistrellus pipistrellus, Hale said in the email that other species, including some in North America, would likely have a similar response to light.
Bat News for May 2015
WHITE NOSE ENZYME HARMS COLLAGEN IN BATS
White nose syndrome is the cause for killing mMore than 6 million bat in North America. This epidemic has occurred over in less than a decade because of a lethal epidemic of , caused by the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans.
Scientists have found a new discovery. This discovery may help turn the tide. Scientists have found a particular enzyme secreted by the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans.that may cause much of the damage to collagen in the bats.
The team of scientists calls the protein, a protease enzyme, “Destructin-1.”
Richard Bennett, associate professor of biology at Brown University and a co-corresponding author of the stud suggests that proteases may help in infection and so addition of protease inhibitors could block degradation and invasion of bat tissues by the fungus. This was stated in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Bat News for April 2015
Bats in Tennessee have become stricken with white-nose syndrome
Bats in Tennessee have become stricken with white-nose syndrome named for the white fungal growth found on the noses of infected bats. This infection awakens bats during hibernation which forces them to burn off precious fat reserves and die of starvation. Three of Tennessee’s most common species of bats little brown bats, northern long-eared bats and tricolored bats have been hit hard by a fast-spreading fungal disease that has wiped out entire bat populations in the northeastern U.S. and Canada.
Cory Holliday, director of the Tennessee Cave Program for the Nature Conservancy said during cave surveys conducted this winter we saw the evident sharp declines in little brown bats, northern long-eared bats and tricolored bats due to white-nose syndrome. Biologists say the impacts of the disease appear to be similar to those already witnessed in states like New York, where white-nose syndrome first was detected in 2006 Caves that historically have sheltered thousands of hibernating little brown bats now appear to have none.
Bat News for March 2015
With fungal disease, state of Connecticut mulls ‘endangered’ tag for bats
With the outbreak of a fungal disease in Connecticut the sate is considering classifying bats with endangered status. This deadly fungal disease is prompting the state to recommend classifying five of Connecticut’s eight native bat species as endangered, including three that weren't even at risk just five years ago. The new bat classifications are a result of the sweeping devastation caused by white-nose syndrome
Thousands of Connecticut’s cave bats, and millions of bats across the nation, have died from white-nose syndrome, which scientists believe causes an itching that wakes hibernating bats before there is enough food available to survive.
DEEP wildlife director Rick Jacobson commented "What’s happened with our bats has happened incredibly fast,” “It’s unusual that a species goes from not being listed at all to being endangered, but the decline is well documented.”
Bat News for February 2015
Giant colonies of flying Bats take over night skys in Texas
Due to unseasonably warm weather at the Texas border, large groups of bats are taking to the sky to hunt for bugs in the night air. These large groups of bats registering on radar in much the same way that rainstorms appear on Doppler.
At 5:45 p.m. on Sunday, a cloud of bats popped up on U.S. Air Force radar above the cave-dotted savanna of the Edwards Plateau. The swarm of bats appears on the radar image as a massive green and blue blob.
Texas, especially around San Antonio and Austin, has become a favorite hunting ground for these large swarms of bats. The largest colony of bats on the planet has taken up residence in Bracken Cave near San Antonio. This large swarm takes up residence every spring. This colony of bats includes about 20 million bats. This colony is arguably the largest accumulation of mammals in the world.
Bat News for January 2015
North Longeared bat
Enbridge corporation has to rethink there strategy in building the Sand Piper pipeline in Northern Minnesota. The North Longeared bat is about to be put on the endangered species list. The pipeline would run from the North Dakota oilfields to Superior, Wisconsin.
The route would run through the North Longeared bats habitat. To stop disruption of building the pipeline Enbridge launched a $5 million research project to locate the trees where the bats roost during the summer. With that information Enbridge has modified the route of the pipeline in Aitkin and Carlton counties to make sure the North Longeared bats are not effected.
Bat News for December 2014
Bat News for October 2014
White-Nose Syndrome in Bats
White-nose syndrome hits bats hardest in the winter during their hibernation. The fungal disease Pseudogymnoascus destructans that affects bats, is a little different then originally thought. A large survey gave researchers a clue as to why white-nose syndrome might be hitting U.S. bat populations so hard.
“The study came up with different conclusions, “We knew that more of the bats die during the winter, but we didn’t know whether there are other times during the year when they are carrying the disease without dying.,” The coauthor Kate Langiwg of the University of California, Santa Cruz stated “When they carry the disease has implications for how fast it can spread.”
Langwig and her colleagues scanned 30 different sites across North America To find the prevalence of white-nose syndrome at different times of year. They studied where six species of bats like to hang out. Some were hibernacula places such as caves where bats spend the winter. Others were maternity sites where bats might roost while breeding in the summer. At each site Langwig and her colleagues carefully swabbed bats’ wings and faces. They then examined the swabs for signs of the white-nose fungus.
Study Indicates Bat Disease Transfers to
A team of scientists working in
conjunction with Professor Doctor Christian
Drosten, Head of the Institute for Virology at
the Universitätsklinikum in Bonn, Germany have
reinforced the need to be careful about coming
into contact with bats: "We already knew from
prior studies that bats and rodents play a role
as carriers of paramyxoviruses," Professor
Drosten said. The many varied members of this
large virus family cause, e.g., measles, mumps,
pneumonias and colds. The highly dangerous
Hendra and Nipah viruses cause types of
encephalitis that result in the death of one out
of two patients. Paramyxoviruses also play a
role in veterinary medicine, causing e.g.,
canine distemper or rinderpest.
May 2012 is next week and bats are coming out
of hibernation if they haven't already left
their roost. Don't try and remove bats by
yourself - get help!
Bat News for April - May 2012
DECLINE IN BATS AT GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK
A devastating decline in the Smokies bat population is forcing the closure of a popular hiking area to help protect bats and humans, park managers say. 80 percent drop in the Smokies Indiana bat population at the great smoky mountains national park is most likely because of the deadly, rapidly spreading white-nose syndrome. The Infected bats at the great smoky mountains national park are marked by a white fungal growth on their noses, wings and tail membranes.
According to park officials at the great smoky mountains national park the White Oak Sink area, around caves where bats hibernate, will be closed through March 31. Park biologists at the great smoky mountains national park say closing the area around caves will limit human disturbance to bats and help hikers avoid interactions with bats. It has been identified as one of only 13 sites across the country as critical habitat for the federally endangered Indiana bat.
Bat News for February 2012
South Carolina School Had 400 Bats
A school in Fountain Hill, South
Carolina had 400 bats removed from its
school gymnasium after observing 5 or 6
bats flying around during a three week
period. Susan Clarke from the Greenville
County Schools reported that she saw at
least 300 bats leave. The bat removal
experts reported that the bats entered
the building through a drain pipe on the
roof. A one way plastic valve was
installed so the bats could leave at
night to feed, but were then unable to
return to the gym.
Bat News for January 2012
The Indiana Bat - Myotis
newspaper has reported that the
I-96 highway project will have
U.S. federal funding problems if
they do not ensure that the
project doesn't interfere with
the Indiana bat's habitat during
its breeding season. The Indiana
bat, which is known by
scientists as "myotis sodalist",
spends time in Michigan's wood
areas during the summer and
spring, and is on the U.S.
federal endangered species list.
Rabies Prevention Information
from the Barnstable Public
A Cape man received a rabies
infection by a bat bite. The
following information about
preventing rabies infections was
published by the Barnstable
Public Health Department.
In light of a Cape man's
rabies infection caused by a bat
bite, the Barnstable Public
Health Department has released a
statement on January 6, 2012
with action steps to prevent
Rabies is a fatal disease
that is spread when an animal
with rabies bites or comes in
very close contact with another
animal or person. The rabies
virus is carried in the saliva
of infected animals. If a person
knows that he or she has been
exposed to rabies, disease can
be prevented in people by
administering a vaccine and
The Massachusetts Department
of Public Health (MA DPH)
recommends that if you are
bitten or scratched by an
animal, wash the wound with soap
and water for ten minutes and
call your health care provider
to determine if you need to be
treated for a rabies exposure.
How to help prevent rabies: