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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 exclusion.

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 population

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 and guidelines:


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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 smaller openings.

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 pathways.

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
following 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 are
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.
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Bat Facts
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 their colonies.

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.

                   


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Bat News for September 15 2020

BATS IN YOUR HOUSE-WHAT DO YOU DO?

At United Bat Control we do get calls about this issue. We want you to know when you call us we will have our team to your house to remove the bat from your home or business.

At United Bat Control we do get calls about this issue. We want you to know when you call us we will have our team to your house to remove the bat from your home or business.

At United Bat Control we do get calls about this issue. We want you to know when you call us we will have our team to your house to remove the bat from your home or business.

Bat News for September 1 2020

BAT POLLINATION - HOW IMPORTANT ARE THEY

The long-nosed bat is light brown or cinnamon gray migratory nectar bat native to the Southwestern United States and northern Mexico. The long-nosed bat is very important in pollinating plants. In the United States the long-nosed bat pollinates plants like agaves, saguaro and organ pipe cacti.

The long-nosed bat was the first bat removed from the federal Endangered Species Act due to recovery under the president Administration in 2018. In 1988 long-nosed bat species was first listed. In 1988 there were thought to be only about 1,000 long-nosed bats.

There are now an estimated 200,000 long-nosed bat bats in the Southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Many times most do not understand the importance bats have on our agricultural industry. The long-nosed bat is one of many that make a difference for our farmers.

Bat News for August 15 2020

INCREASED CASES OF RABIES IN BATS

We are seeing increased cases of rabies in bats in many parts of the us. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services laboratory confirmed Friday that a bat in Allegan County tested positive for rabies. In another part of Michigan Grand Traverse County, another bat tested positive for rabies.

A bat found in the Grand Canyon has tested positive for rabies. The CDC cautions that the rabies virus infects the central nervous system, This will lead to ultimately causing disease in the brain and death. The CDC says that early symptoms of rabies in people are similar to many other illnesses, including fever, headache and general weakness or discomfort.

At United Bat Control we are here to help with all of your bat needs. We encouraged you carefully examine your home for any holes that might allow bats into your living quarters. This can be accomplished in many ways. Caulking any openings, use window screens, chimney caps and draft guards beneath your doors to the attic. Make sure your doors are closed tightly. As always we stress not to interact with a bat in any way.

Bat News for August 1 2020

WE ALWAYS CAUTION YOU ABOUT RABIES IN BATS

At United Bat Control we always caution you about rabies. This past month nine rabid bats were found in three cities in San Bernardino County. Of the nine cases four cases were confirmed in the past two weeks. Three bats were from Rancho Cucamonga, two from Fontana and two from Apple Valley.

With rabies it is almost always fatal in humans once symptoms begin. United Bat Control stresses that you seek medical attention as soon as possible for any animal bite or possible rabies exposure. Besides bats the most common wild animals to carry rabies are raccoons, skunks, bats and foxes. Domestic animals can contract the virus as well, though it is rare with vaccination.

United Bat Control gives guidance on behavior around bats. Bat proof your home by sealing small openings and always close unscreened doors and windows. Teach your children not to approach unfamiliar animals. If they are bitten or scratched by an animal let a adult know as soon as possible. Report dead bats immediately to the local animal control agency and most importantly do not try to touch or confine a stray bat.

Bat News for July 15 2020

RESEARCH OF BATS CRITICAL IN PREVENTING NEXT PANDEMIC

Scientists have evidence that links different bat species to the human outbreaks of Marbug, Hendra, Sosuga Nipah, SARS and MERS. “The more researchers have looked into these viruses the more they have found that these emerging pathogens in part originated in bats. Knowing this calls have been made for more research into bats molecular biology and their ecology. With this research hepfully scientists will be able to predict, and hopefully prevent, the next pandemic.

Bats represent an extremely diverse mammalian order with more than 1,400 species, second only to rodents. Keeping flying animals in a lab is very difficult. Many labs test rats and mice as they are easy to house and test. Unfortunately there is very little knowledge and the gap of lack of scientific information is dangerous as the current pandemic shows. Bats are almost everywhere and with expanding human encroachment on their habitat, viral infection is almost inevitable. Most of the mammalian cell lines developed for research came from other animals and cannot be used to study viruses found in bats.

Many pathogens have been identified but the need to move beyond discovery and use the latest genetic technologies to better understand how viruses can be transmitted. By doing this information will increase the ability to develop medicines quickly after a pathogen has been found. With the increase of knowledge scientists will be able to create vaccines to protect against whole virus groups before they emerge.

Bat News for July 1 2020

BATS AND COVID-19 ARE THEY THE ENEMY?

With the outbreak of covid-19 bats have been at the center of the cause but we have to remember how much bats do for our ecosystem. Bats help in the consumption of mosquitoes. A normal-sized bat can eat up to 500 to 1,000 mosquitoes in a hours time. Many mosquitoes can carry diseases such as the Zika virus, dengue fever or malaria.

The bats ability to thousands of months per bat. This insect-eating habit helps save large amounts of money for agriculture. These hungry bats are worth over a billion dollars every year for US agriculture. The reduction of use of pesticide to eliminate the moths and how much more food we get is phenomenal. The Mexican free-tailed bat of Texas is very helpful to agriculture by eating a large number of moths protecting the corn crops of the region.

Many bats act as the only pollinators of particular types of bananas, mangoes and cacti. In the pollination of tequila the muzzle of long-nosed bats are designed to fit perfectly inside particular cactus blossoms. These special catctus only open at night which is perfect for the pollination from bats. These bats have a habitat that ranges from the American Southwest to central and southern Mexico the location of the blue agave plant which is the key ingredient in tequila.


Bat News for June 15 2020

LANE COUNTY, OREGON HAS BAT TESTED POSITIVE FOR RABIES

United Bat Control has always cautioned to avoid exposer to Bats. This is the first case of bat rabies in 2020 and a good reminder to stay away from bats A South Eugene resident was in his yard when a bat flew into him. Of course the incident was reported to Lane County Public Health, and the bat was sent to the Oregon State Veterinary Lab.

Rabies causes disease in the brain and death. We want to remind you to always stay away from bats and call a professional if you have bats in your home or business. It is a good reminder to keep your pets vaccinated for rabies to protect them and your family.

The resident was given a rabies post-exposure treatment as a preventative measure. Most cases reported to the CDC involve wild animals such as bats, raccoons, skunks and foxes, but any mammal can contract rabies. The most commonly known health hazard associated with bats is rabies. Bats are beneficial to our environment and eco system, but when they invade our homes or work environment they pose serious and significant health and safety risks.

Bat News for June 1 2020

WHY DON'T BATS GET SICK FROM THE VIRUSES THEY CARRY

There are more than 1,400 species of bats worldwide, except in Antarctica. Bats live in urban and natural areas, and they all have the potential to carry many viruses as we all know. Bats are mammals and this relation to humans makes them more likely to be hosts of viruses than that of birds and reptiles.

Some bat species prefer to live close to one another in colonies which is a perfect setting for creating pathogens to spread between each other. In these colonies there are other species who might also share the space. Bats spread diseases through their guano (bat feces) as they are the only mammals capable of true flight, making it easier for them to spread viruses.

Bats have a interesting tolerance to viruses. Bats tolerance exceeds that of other mammals. Bat pathogens are able to withstand high temperatures. This is due to the body temperature that increases when bats fly. Bats release a great amount of energy, which increases their body temperature to 38–41 C. This temperature increase poses a problem for humans because our immune system has evolved to use high temperatures. This is manifest in the form of fevers that humans use to disable pathogens.

Bat News for May 15 2020

DOES COVID OCCUR NATURALLY IN WILDLIFE OR IS IT A LABORATORY ESCAPE

How did the coronavirus evolve in bats is the question that everyone is asking. From research from many it's highly likely the virus responsible for COVID-19 evolved naturally while others say it escaped from a laboratory. The researchers suggesting that probably starting in bats, and then moving into an animal host, until it developed the necessary mutations to become the global pandemic we see today.

When you go back to the discovery of SARS-CoV-2 there have been a number of suggestions that the virus has a laboratory origin. Some say these studies are unfounded where others maintain the laboratory theory. In a new study there is more evidence that shows finding a close relative of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in bats. In this study researchers have found that such changes to the make-up of the virus can and do happen naturally.

In this research a newly discovered bat coronavirus, which the research team has established that name RmYN02. This virus RmYN02 was identified during an analysis of 302 samples from 227 bats collected in Yunnan province, China. These samples were taken back in the second half of 2019. After analyzing the viruses found in these bat samples, the team were able to uncover two almost complete coronavirus genomes - RmYN01 and RmYN02

Bat News for May 1 2020

CORONAVIRUS YES BUT BATS ALSO DO A LOT OF GOOD FOR THE WORLD

Scientists know that bats and a range of other mammal groups are natural carriers of coronaviruses. When you consider bats they do so much good for the world. Bats pollinate plants and eat disease-carrying insects and so much more.

Scientists have compared the different kinds of coronaviruses living in 36 bat species from the western Indian Ocean and nearby areas of Africa. The coronaviruses has been evolving in bats for millions of years with a vast number of types of different coronaviruses. Scientists know that there are potentially as many as bat species, and most of them are unknown to be transferred to humans and pose no known threat.

We know that all animals have viruses that live inside them, and bats, as well as a range of other mammal groups, happen to be natural carriers of coronaviruses. These coronaviruses don't appear to be harmful to the bats, but by learning about coronaviruses in bats in general, we can better understand the virus COVID-19 affecting us today.

Bat News for April 15 2020

BATS DO NOT SPREAD COVID-19, YES THEY DO NOT

Lets be clear on this there is no evidence that bats directly infected humans with COVID-19 in the first place. There are more and more scientific investigations that are pointing to a chain of events that may have involved bats but most likely only through an intermediate animal.

There are some 1,400 bat species living in the wild around the world and bats provide enormous benefits to farmers and others including pollination, seed dispersal and pest control, worth billions of dollars annually.

People are pointing fingers on bats and killing them. While the killing of bats will not have any effects on the spread of COVID-19, it would adversely affect the benefits to farmers and the conservation status of bat populations.

Bat News for April 1 2020

CORONAVIRUS BATS OR HUMANS WHERE IS THE KEY?

Viruses that are extremely similar to Covid-19 have been seen in Chinese horseshoe bats. The urgent question as to how the disease moved from bat communities which is often untouched by humans and spread across the earth. The answers is somewhat complicated as we need to rethink the data.

When a bat is stressed when hunted, or having its habitat damaged by deforestation or other issues the bats immune system is challenged and finds it harder to cope with pathogens that would unaffect the bat otherwise. The impact of stress on bats would be very much as it would be on people.

A terrifying mix of viruses and species can occur in the so-called wet-markets of Wuhan, China where wild animals are held captive together in close proximity to other animals or humans. With the increased transportation of animals for medicine, for food and pets the increase of infectious diseases escalates.

Bat News for March 15 2020
 

CORONAVIRUS ORIGINATED WHERE — AND IS IT LINKED TO BATS AT ALL?

As we have found coronaviruses has a incredible genetic diversity in bats. What has been found is that many coronavirus strains belong to the same group as SARS. They can infect human lung cells in a petri dish, cause SARS-like diseases in mice, and evade vaccines and drugs that work against SARS.

On January 7th it was found that the now officially called SARS-CoV-2 because it is related to the SARS pathogen was 96 percent identical to that of a coronavirus which the researchers had identified in horseshoe bats in Yunnan province. Bats are once again considered the main source of the virus.

The Wuhan outbreak is the sixth one caused by bat-borne viruses in the past 26 years. We noted that five other viral situations being Hendra in 1994, Nipah in 1998, SARS in 2002, MERS in 2012, and Ebola in 2014 animals were not the problem. In fact, bats help promote biodiversity and the health of their ecosystems by eating insects and pollinating plants. The problem arises when we get in contact with them.

Bat News for March 1 2020
 

CORONAVIRUS TRACING THE VIRUS AT ITS SOURCE TO BATS?

Coronavirus was believed to have started in a large seafood or wet market. This suggesting according to the CDC animal-to-person spread. A large number of people diagnosed with the virus reportedly didn't have exposure to the wet markets. What this indicates that person-to-person spread of the virus is also occurring. Researchers looked deeper and they discovered that the protein strain codes of 2019-nCoV were most like those used in snakes.

Because snakes were also sold at the Wuhan seafood market, the theory is that coronavirus may have jumped from bats to snakes to humans at the beginning of the outbreak. As with need of more data and research on this theory. Getting more information and research is especially hard now that the Wuhan seafood market has recently been disinfected and shut down.

Bat News for February 15 2020
 

WHY ARE BATS NOT AFFECTED BY VIRUSES?

A great question, Olival at EcoHealth Alliance said: it's not the bats' fault that people are getting diseases. "They've just sort of coevolved with these viruses and these bugs that basically don't cause them any harm."

The issue is that in the Chinese markets like the one in Wuhan many animals that would rarely mix in nature come together. After the carnivorous outbreak Investigators found traces of the virus in 22 stalls and a garbage truck at the Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan, which also sold live animals.

An infected animal could spread the virus to humans in many ways. The animal can sneeze or the animal can urinate. If a human touches the infected animal as with in the market in Wuhan and blows their nose, rubs there eyes or whatever they can contract the virus. The Infection could also spread through eating undercooked meat.

Bat News for February 1 2020
 

CORONAVIRUS ARE BATS REALLY THE CAUSE

Where did it the virus start? How is virus transmitted? What's making the virus so infectious? Claims that originated with a woman (Mengyun) eating "bat soup." This video is irrelevant as it was filmed in 2016 and the woman was not in China durring the filming.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Coronaviruses is a part of a large family of viruses that can affect many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats.

United Bat Control wants to stress to you that when ever you encounter a bat(s) do not touch or try to trap them. We are professionals at United Bat Control on removal of bats. Your health and safety is number one. Let the professionals take care of your bat needs.

Bat News for January 15 2020
 

UNITED BAT CONTROL REMOVAL SPECIALISTS FOR HOSPITALS, MEDICAL AND HEALTH CARE FACILITIES

United Bat Control is the Nations proven leader for health care facilities. With our humane patented exclusion system, we have successfully treated numerous hospitals, medical and health care facilities nationwide.

Our teams of bat removal specialists are providing solutions to any bat related challenge in hospitals, medical and health care facilities nationwide. For this reason the top three nationally recognized pest control companies have chosen UBC to provide their hospitals, medical and health care facilities clientele with our tested and proven bat control methods.

United Bat Control programs include, removal of bat colonies, bat proofing, guano removal, Histoplasmosis remediation, parasite sterilization, sanitizing and odor control in hospitals, medical and health care facilities.

Bat News for January 1 2020
 

UNITED BAT CONTROL'S COMMERCIAL DIVISION THE NATIONS PROVEN LEADER IN THE INDUSTRY

United Bat Control Commercial division specialists are here to providing solutions to any challenges presented by Commercial, Industrial, Educational and Health Care facilities nationwide. For this reason the top three nationally recognized pest control companies have chosen UBC to provide their clientele with our tested and proven bat control methods.

Our list of references include: Schools/Universities, Strip Malls, Non-Profit Organizations, Courthouses, Parking Structures, Industrial Plants, Food Processing Plants, Stadiums, Historical Landmarks / Buildings, Apartments Complexes, High Rise Buildings, Warehouses, Office Buildings, Hospitals and Medical Centers.

Regardless of the difficulty of the construction or location, United Bat Control Commercial guarantee's expert bat removal, providing long term warranties to our clients. No project is too large or too small. We recognize and adhere to OSHA safety requirements.

Bat News for December 15 2019
 

UNITED BAT CONTROL RESIDENTIAL SERVICES

The bat removal specialists at United Bat Control are experts in removal of bats in your home or residence. Are bat control programs include, Removal of bat colonies, Bat proofing, Guano removal, Histoplasmosis Remediation, Parasite sterilization and Sanitizing and odor control.

Bats will enter your home or residence inadvertently by flying through an open window, open door or down your chimney. We have found that bats will come in on purpose if they have no where better to go after their home has been destroyed. Bats really do not want to hide behind your curtains, bookcase or in your closest and/or attic.

Bats are usually found around the house during the spring months when the female bats are returning from their migration and preparing for their maternal season. Bats will also come into homes between November through March when warm weather wakes them up from a hibernation and they look for a new place to sleep

Bat News for December 1 2019
 

WE SPECIALIZE IN THE REMOVAL OF BAT COLONIES FROM SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES

United Bat Control uses a patented bat removal system in the removal of minor to major bat infestations. At United Bat Control we have successfully treated numerous educational facilities nationwide with incredible results.

Texas A&M published a comprehensive document on the impact of bats on school facilities. This detailed information is useful for all schools. There information is broken down in the following categories. 1. Identify the species. 2. Inspect the building for entry points and roosting areas.

3. Consider the risks and benefits of providing alternate housing for the bats. 4. Seal potential but unused entry points. 5. Make and install bat-eviction devices. 6. Remove the one-way eviction devices and permanently seal the entry points. 7. Clean up the area as needed once the bats are gone.

Bat News for November 15 2019
 

EXTENDED HEAT IS KEEPING AUSTIN’S BATS TO HANGING AROUND LONGER

Austin’s average temperatures have gotten warmer in the past three to five years. With the warmer weather thousands of bats in the world’s largest urban bat colony have been extending their stay in town. The bats usually leave when the temperatures go into the 30s and 40s.

With the warmer weather there continues to be more insects for the bats to eat. Bats eat crickets and other insects, including agricultural pests like beetles and moths. As the warmer weather gives the bats more insects to eat is why they are not migrating. This effect will keep the bats around longer and or bring them back sooner.

Typically, bat season in Central Texas starts in March but with the warmer temperatures The bats many never leave. Austin temperatures hit a high of 85 degrees last week which is about 10 degrees warmer than normal, Bats confused by the weather may stay through December and January and if they stay that long, they won’t migrate.

Bat News for November 1 2019
 

THE BRACKEN CAVE PRESERVE IS HOME TO THE WORLD'S LARGEST BAT COLONY

If you are a bat fan the Bracken Cave Preserve is where you want to visit to see the world's largest bat colony. Bracken Cave Preserve is home to more than 15 million Mexican free-tailed bats living there. The Bat-nado is in South Texas.

Around dusk each day millions of bats begin to swirl out of the cave, ready to roam the night skies. The bats can fly as high as 10,000 feet and travel around 60 miles from the cave hunting for food, which in turn helps preserve local crops. While many love the bat experience the bats also play a huge role in pest control for area farmers.

It is estimated that the bats colony will eat about 147 tons in one night which is extremely important to local farmers, Bat biologists have estimated that the bats save farmers billions of dollars in pest control annually in the United Sates. The crops that are nemifited by bats are cotton, corn, sorghum, and even Texas pecans.

Bat News for October 15 2019
 

BATS CAN HAVE RABIES, BUT IT IS EXTREMELY RARE FOR THAT TO IMPACT HUMANS

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the chance of getting rabies from a bat is very small there are one or two cases a year in the U.S. Bats are the most common source of human rabies in the United States. From 1997 to 2006, 19 cases were reported and 17 were associated with bats. Only one case was caused from a bat inside the home.

The numbers show that less than 1/10 of 1 percent of wild bats have rabies. To transmit the disease a bat must be sick with the disease to pass it to another animal via a bite. Bats with the disease become progressively paralyzed. The mere presence of bats does not pose a health threat to humans.

We have mentioned this to you and we continue to reinforce this with you. 1. If you see a dead or injured bat, do not handle contact animal control. 2. Contact us Untied Bat Control at 866-747-2287 if you need bats removed from your home or business.

Bat News for October 1 2019
 

UNITED BAT CONTROL IS THE NATIONS PROVEN LEADER IN THE INDUSTRY

Our teams of bat removal specialists are providing solutions to any challenge nationwide. removal of bat colonies. When required our bat control programs include: Removal of bat colonies, bat proofing, guano removal, Histoplasmosis remediation, parasite sterilization, sanitizing and odor control.

United Bat Control has had the privilege to provide services and solutions to small businesses and several top fortune 500 companies nationwide with varying challenges presented. With our own patented bat exclusion system, we have successfully treated hundreds of homes suffering with minor to major infestations.

We service Schools/Universities, Strip Malls, Non-Profit Organizations, Courthouses, Parking Structures, Industrial Plants Food Processing Plants, Stadiums, Historical Landmarks/Buildings Apartments Complexes, High Rise Buildings, Warehouses, Office Buildings, Hospitals and Medical Centers and so much more. If you have a bat problem call us today.

Bat News for September 15 2019
 

MORE BATS CASES TESTED POSITIVE FOR RABIES

Bats are the main animal that carries rabies. Rabies is a serious viral disease affecting the central nervous system. Two bats found near Castle Rock tested positive for rabies this week. Two dead bats that tested positive for rabies bats were found along the Colorado River inside Grand Canyon National Park.

At United Bat Control we want to caution you if you think you’ve been bitten or scratched by an animal that may be rabid, you should seek immediate medical attention because rabies is often fatal. The saying better safe that sorry must be applied if you think you’ve been bitten or scratched by a rabid animal.

These are the symptoms to look for. Symptoms include fever, headache, excess salivation, muscle spasms, paralysis, and hallucinations, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Bat News for September 1 2019
 

THE DOS AND DON'TS OF RABIES

At United Bat Control we want to go over a few helpful instructions about rabies. 1. Back off and don’t touch any wild animal that lets you get close to it or seems sick or aggressive. 2. Seek immediate medical care if you’ve been bitten by any animal.

3. If the animal can be contained or captured without further injury to yourself or others, call us. It can then be tested for rabies to determine if you should get the rabies vaccine. 4. Seek immediate medical attention if you may have been exposed to an animal suspected of having rabies, even if you’re unsure you were bitten.

5. If you have physical contact with a bat or awaken to find a bat in the room, assume you’ve been bitten. Consultation with a doctor and the health department can determine if vaccinations are a good idea based on your situation. PS Rabies vaccine is very effective when given soon after being bitten.

Bat News for August 15 2019
 

IT’S BAT SEASON. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RABIES

Rabies is a disease caused by viruses in the Lyssavirus family. Rabies are generally transmitted by coming into contact with the saliva of an infected animal through a bite. The virus will travel from the site of the bite up the nerves to the brain, where it causes swelling.

Rabies has inspired folklore about vampires/bat-like mythical undead. according to researchers. In recent years rabies has been portrayed in movies like “Old Yeller” and “Cujo,” and more. But are bats something we should worry about when it comes to rabies?

A small percentage of bats carries the rabies virus. The CDC study shows only about 6 percent of bats have the virus. The defining number is 90 percent of human rabies cases in the United States (about one or two per year) originate from contact with bats. Remember you have a bat problem please call us so we can take care of your bat problem properly.

Bat News for August 6 2019
 

IF YOU ARE A GARDNER ARE BATS FRIEND OR FOES

Right off the bat, let’s dispel some myths about these nocturnal creatures. First off bats are not blind. They have good vision and they also use sonar which is called echolocation to navigate. Only three bat species feed on the blood of cattle out of 1,1000. While all bats do not have rabies, it’s possible to become infected by handling any rabid wild animal.

So, why do gardeners care about bats? Bats are our most beneficial mammals. They are natural garden pest patrollers and nutrient cyclers as 70% of all bats are insectivores. Some bats offering their pollinator services as they feast on flowers. For the tequila lover, one species of bats loves agave and pollinates the plant that gives us tequila. Other bats, fruit-eating bats disperse seeds and help with reforestation.

Bats are gardeners’ friends. We can help protect them by maintaining their natural habitats like tree hollows, snags and palm trees. Build a bat house in an isolated area in your garden with water nearby. We do maintain that If you find a downed or injured bat in your garden, call us United Bat Control right away at 866-747-2287 and do not, DO NOT handle bats with your bare hands.

Bat News for July 15 2019
 

COMBATING DEADLY WHITE NOSE SYNDROME

White nose syndrome (Pseudogymnoascus destructans) has devastated North American bat populations. The disease arrived in North America in 2006. White nose syndrome has wiped out more than 90 percent of most little brown bat colonies (Myotis lucifugus) in the northeastern United States White nose syndrome and is spreading west with infected bats.

A new solution of beneficial bacteria may help bats infected with white nose syndrome survive the deadly disease. the new treatment boosts the amount of naturally antifungal Pseudomonas fluorescens bacteria that is already present on many bats’ skin. This helped nearly half of bats to live through winter, compared with only 8 percent surviving in an untreated group.

The thought process on this is maybe using Pseudomonas with other treatments will get these animals through what we think is a bottleneck event,” which reduces genetic diversity, but doesn’t wipe a species out altogether before it can evolve natural defenses as bats in Europe have.

Bat News for July 1 2019
 

BLIND AS A BAT? FACT OR FICTION?

We have all heard the term blind as a bat but contrary to popular belief, bats do indeed see, and many of them do use their eyes as much as they use echolocation, According to a new study, fruit bats use their eyesight to help them navigate at night.

Scientists focused on multiple aspects of the fruit bats’ integrated vision-echolocation capabilities. Multiple experiments were designed to test there theory's. During one experiment, the bats were trained to land on one object in complete darkness.

The bats were then trained to differentiate between a smooth object and one with holes. The study found that their brains actually transformed echoes into visual images. The researchers also found that fruit bats often use vision to find their way out of a maze and to distinguish between different shapes.

Bat News for June 15 2019
 

RABIES IN HUMANS ARE MORE FREQUENT FROM BATS NOT DOGS

So what are the numbers for Rabies? 125 people were diagnosed with rabies from 1960 to 2018. Eighty-nine of those cases were acquired in the U.S. 62 of the people got rabies from bats and the rest from racoons, skunks, foxes and native dogs.

Rabies is mainly spread through the saliva of an infected animal bat, raccoons, skunks, foxes or dogs from a bite or scratch. It’s fatal over 99% if the person who believes they’ve been exposed to the virus does not receive treatment. With proper treatment the fatality rate is low.

The problem is that you can’t tell whether an animal has rabies just by looking at it. We want to make this extremely clear. Problems arise when people handle bats because they assume they’re not rabid. If you find bats in your home or business call the professionals at United Bat Control and we will make sure the problem is taken care of quickly and professionally.

 

 
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