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United Bat Control
Bat Removal and Control
 

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.
We've been doing this since 1998.

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 February 15 2019
 

NEW PROMISING TREATMENTS FOR WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME

The fungal disease called white-nose syndrome has killed millions of Cave-dwelling bats across the U.S. and Canada. Experts blame white-nose syndrome. It's a fungal disease. Field biologists, though, are testing some promising treatments at a test site in the mountains of Arkansas.

The irritating fungus, called Pd for short, spreads over bats' muzzles and wings, disrupting winter hibernation. With no insects to feed on, bats can starve. Last fall, the team tried two treatments to combat Pd in a a manganese mine in Arkansas. They applied polyethylene glycol, a fungicide that doesn't harm the environment, and also used bursts of blue disinfecting ultraviolet light on uncertain marked places along the walls and ceiling.

The treatments are being replicated in two other remote, contaminated mines in Alabama and Ontario, Canada. The team is hopeful to expand the treatments to other sites. The idea is to make sure the treatment doesn't have other effects on the other critters on the cave walls like bacteria and invertebrates and especially bats and other mammals that use these places. Cleansing bad habitats of the fungus will work to reduce bat-to-bat transmission and re-establish declining bat populations

Bat News for February 1 2019
 

YOU DISCOVER 600 BATS IN THE HIGH SCHOOL - WHO DO YOU CALL

All kidding aside finding 600 bats at a high school is a scary thing. officials had to close Gueydan High School in Louisiana for two days because of an infestation of over 600 bats. When the janitors showed up on Monday morning, the bats had taken over the building and were flying through the hallways.

The school did the right thing to get rid of the bats. The school is taking a hands-off approach to the bats and allowing them to leave naturally. Workers built a temporary wall to keep the bats confined to a small section of the building where they were entering from.

Once a majority of the bats have left, they will work to cover any vents and plug any holes that allowed the winged creatures to make their way inside. Once all the bats are gone, the entire school will need be professionally cleaned. From the reporting the school contacted a repitual bat removal company. The best way is the right call. Contact United Bat Control for all of your bat concerns.

Bat News for January 15 2019
 

EBOLA THE RELATIVE TO MARBURG PATHOGEN FOUND IN CHINA

A new Ebola-related bat-borne virus has been found in southwest China. Ebola has the potential to infect humans and animals has been found by a team of Chinese and Singaporean scientists. Their study confirmed that the new virus could infect cells from monkeys, hamsters, dogs and humans.

11,000 people were killed In the most widespread outbreak of Ebola in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone in West Africa were killed by the virus in 2014. The Marburg virus belongs to the same family as the Ebola virus and was identified after two outbreaks occurred simultaneously in Germany and Serbia in 1967.

Chinese Academy of Sciences team leader Shi Zhengli from the Institute of Virology in Wuhan and Wang Linfa from the Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore, discovered that the new virus had several important functional similarities with the Ebola and Marburg viruses.

Bat News for January 1 2019
 

DEADLY PATHOGEN HAS BEEN FOUND IN WEST AFRICAN BATS

The deadly Marburg pathogen has been found in bats in West Africa. Last month (December 20), it was reported that five Egyptian rousette fruit bats sampled from three locations in Sierra Leone tested positive for the virus. The pathogen discovery is a warning for the community that the virus, an Ebola relative that is also highly deadly to humans, is present.

No humans have been infected. The discovery was led by the University of California, Davis (UCD), UCD had started sampling bats in Sierra Leone following an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa in 2016. The genetic sequencing of the Marburg virus found in four of the bats.

The last human outbreak of Marburg was in 2017 in Uganda with the biggest outbreak in 2005 in Angola. Two of the viral strains from the Sierra Leone bats are similar to the Angolan strain. 90 percent of the 252 people infected in the Angola outbreak died.

Bat News for December 15 2018
 

HOW BATS CAN HELP SAVE RAINFORESTS

Madagascar's forests are one of the few places in the world where relations between agriculture and conservation are more strained. A new study shows that several species of bats are giving Madagascar's rice farmers a vital pest control service by feasting on plagues of insects which can ease the financial pressure on farmers to turn forest into fields.

Several species of indigenous bats are taking advantage of habitat modification to hunt insects swarming above the country's rice fields. This bat species include the Malagasy mouse-eared bat, Major's long-fingered bat, the Malagasy white-bellied free-tailed bat, and Peters' wrinkle-lipped bat.

The effectiveness of bats as pest controllers has already been proven in the USA. With the new data on what's happening in Madagascar the stakes for both farmers and conservationists are very high. Maximizing bat populations has the potential to boost crop yields and promote sustainable livelihoods. More research to quantify the contribution of Madagascar's bats are ongoing.

Bat News for December 1 2018
 

BATS ARE DYING FROM WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME, CAN SCIENCE STOP IT?

White-nose syndrome is a major problem in the bat population. The flesh-eating fungus that’s been annihilating bat populations across North America. In just over a decade, it has killed off upwards of SIX MILLION BATS.

Scientists are trying many new projects. They are trying all sorts of different approaches such as pineapple extracts and ingredients in constipation medicine to lickable vaccines and ultraviolet radiation to hopefully find a way to battle the fungus.

Scientists have come up with a possible solution called PEG.  PEG seems to be able to trick the white-nose syndrome fungus into thinking the environment is bone-dry—even if it’s really a wet environment or a bat cave is full of water. PEG works by making white-nose syndrome the bat-eating fungus to shut down and stop producing spores.

Bat News for November 15 2018
 

WHO HAS THE BEST SONAR, BATS OR DOLPHINS

We have mentioned earlier about the 1.5 million bats emerge from underneath the Congress Avenue Bridge in Austin, Texas. How do they navigate to find there prey? The bats emit high-pitched sounds that deflect from an insect back to bat’s large ears. The question is HOW does any single bat in a swarm of thousands know that the ping it registers is not some other bat’s echo?

Dolphins and other animals that rely on echolocation must also find ways around the maze of sound waves ricocheting around them. In actuality Bat researchers have said that bats and dolphins are still a mystery to us. The Acoustical Society of America that compared bats against the formidable echolocating capabilities of dolphins.

The Acoustical Society of America made it clear that the power of bats’ active sensing abilities in a presentation at the 176th meeting of Bat researcher Laura Kloepper described herself as emphatically being on “Team Bat,” although she relied on dolphins to make her point. Her work, she says, is the first such study of how dolphins navigate around sonar jamming.

Bat News for November 1 2018
 

BAT WEEK - THE INTERNATIONAL CELEBRATION OF BATS

Bat Week is a annual, international celebration and education of the role bats play throughout the natural world. With more than 1,400 species of bats in the world, of which they are about 20 percent of all mammal species. About two-thirds of bats are insectivorous feeding on insects, worms, and other invertebrates.. They consume between 50 and 100 percent of their own weight every night.

What is the most amazing is that bats protect our food crops and timber industry. With Bats eating these crop harmful bugs and insects farmers use less chemical pesticides than they do now. It is estimated that there is a savings between $4 billion and $50 billion per from insect suppression.

A number of bat species pollinate many species of plants throughout the world, including agave, the main ingredient in tequila. The bat guano (feces) is also valuable. Bat guano provides rich fertilizer across the landscape and is important for cave ecosystems. Yes we need to learn more about bats an appreciate what they do for our ecosystem and environment.

Bat News for October 15 2018
 

BAT TOURIST LOVE THE CONGRESS AVENUE BRIDGE, AUSTIN TEXAS

Bats have always been seen in a less then appealing way. From horror films to the batman. The new craze is Bat tourists. In there words "there’s nothing like seeing these amazing animals by the millions".

These Bat tourists are actually traveling the word to embark on a new kind of wildlife watching. We whale watch, Sandhill Cranes and Snow Geese, Sea Turtles, Grizzly bears and more. Bat tourism is a good thing which can help with bat conservation efforts.

If you are a Bat tourist you will want to go to the Congress Avenue Bridge, Austin, Texas. Under this bridge is up to 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats making their home. These bats form the largest urban bat colony in North America. Crowds flock to the bridge to at dusk to see the bats swarm out for their nightly food flights. Sounds like FUN!!

Bat News for October 1 2018
 

VAMPIRE BATS? ARE THEY REAL??

Vampire bats are real. they are the only mammals that can fly, but the most interesting or distinction of these bats are they are the only mammals that feed entirely on blood. There is three species which live in the regions Mexico to Brazil, Chile, Uruguay and Argentina.

Like most bats Vampire bats tend to live in colonies in almost completely dark places, such as caves, old wells, hollow trees, and buildings. They live in arid to humid, tropical and subtropical areas.

Vampire bats have specific hunting / feeding schedules. They hunt only when it is fully dark. Like fruit-eating bats. The common vampire bat feeds primarily on the blood of mammals. They feed primarily on the blood of birds. Since these bats live in Mexico and South America you will never see one in the USA.

Bat News for September 15 2018
 

DO BATS HIBERNATE INSIDE HOMES OR BUILDINGS?

Bats begin there hibernation in the late fall. Yes sometimes they will appear in your home (Oct/Nov) until spring (Mar/Apr). It was once believed bats migrated to caves or mines for hibernation. We now know many will hibernate inside homes and buildings. If the bats have a NEST in your home, they will return to the same corner, the same spot, year after year.

Bats live in walls and attic spaces because they make great places to hibernate or raise their young. Bats can enter your home from gaps and cracks. Another way that they can enter your home is through loose or missing shingles or tiles. Openings in the attic are an ideal invitation for bats to come inside to rest and nest

The big question what do you do? At United Bat Control were are professionals at bat removal from your home or business. We want to make sure that you do not make ANY ATTEMPT to remove the bats on your own, Our trained technicians will find the entry point that the bats are using to get into your home. They will then remove the bat through Bat Exclusion which is the process of letting them fly out.

Bat News for September 1 2018
 

AS BAT POPULATIONS DECLINE INSECT-BORNE DISEASES AND CROP PEST ISSUES MAY BE ON THE RISE.

The health of bat populations is a growing concern throughout the world. Bats have recently experienced significant declines due to White-nose syndrome. White-nose syndrome is a fungus that has caused mass mortality (several million deaths) among hibernating bats throughout the northeast and mid-Atlantic states over the past several years.

Most people value bats as an important part of biodiversity and are keen to know more about their behavior and life history. Bats have been the subject of so much mythology, lore, and horror stories and old-wives’ tales. Bats Do Not get tangled up in long hair. Another myth is that most bats have rabies. less than ½ of 1% of bats actually have the disease. It is rare to be bitten by a bat because they are shy and avoid people, biting only in self-defense if handled.

At United Bat Control we keep reminding the public of the beneficial role of bats in ecosystems around the world, and what can be done to protect them. We want to continue to impress on you is that bats usually get bad press in our culture, but they save around $3 BILLION dollars a year in pest services. Our goal at United Bat control is to educate you on the importance of bats to our eco-system. The loss of bats is very concerning to us as it should be to you as we have no cure in sight.

Bat News for August 15 2018
 

I FOUND A BAT IN MY HOME, WHAT DO I DO?

United Bat Control is here for you when you have a bat problem. We have many customers that have been dealing with bats flying into their homes. In the late summer months young bats are maturing and they are learning how to fly. This is why many of our customers are calling us to help them remove bats in there homes.

We must stress that we are professionals and know how to remove bats from your home properly. We have heard many horror stories of home owners trying to capture the bats and releasing the bats in the wild. You run the risk of being bitten and the possibility of contracting rabies.

Our specialized bat technicians know the proper way to collect the bat without any problems that might put your family into harms way. At United Bat Control we know if the bat needs to be tested or not for rabies. Our professional technicians will contact the county health department and follow their instructions. We are here to help you with all of your bat control problems.

Bat News for August 1 2018
 

DO BATS HAVE RABIES

At United Bat Control we have gotten the question, Do Bats Have Rabies"? Answer, most bats don t have rabies. In studies the CDC has found that only about 6% of bats have rabies. Can you look at a bat and see they have rabies? No you can t tell if it has rabies. Rabies can only be confirmed in a laboratory.

Yes rabies is a fatal disease. The data shows that each year, tens of thousands of people are successfully protected from developing rabies through vaccination. The fact is that ONLY their are one or two human rabies cases each year in the United States Also we know that the most common way for people to get rabies in the United States is through contact with a bat.

The data shows that people don't recognize the risk of rabies from the bite of a wild animal, particularly a bat, and they didn't seek medical advice. United Bat Control wants to make you aware of the facts about bats and rabies and how you can protect your family, and pets. Teach your children never to handle unfamiliar animals, wild or domestic. for children to learn. Wash any wound from an animal thoroughly with soap and water and seek medical attention immediately. Most important have all dead, sick, or easily captured bats tested for rabies if exposure to people or pets occurs.

Bat News for July 15 2018
 

IT'S BAT SEASON IN AUSTIN

Many people do not know about huge colony of Mexican free-tailed bats in Austin Texas. From March to November from underneath the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge lives the largest urban bat colony in North America.

If you are a bat enthusiast this is one of the most incredible sights to experience that takes place along one of our busiest streets. Standing on the Congress Avenue Bridge you can hear the sounds of 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats. As dusk falls on the bridge the bats emerge like a cloud flying toward the east.

The initial wave of bats fly out right before sunset, and it can take 2-3 hours for all of the bats to come out as they hunt for flying insects such as mosquitoes and moths. The cloud of bats everyone hopes to catch sight of is the “first shift” of bats exiting the gaps of the bridge to. During the April–May gestational period there are a lot of good nights to catch the 750,000 bats exiting. In late July/early August the nursing period is ending and the babies start flying on their own. This is considered “peak season,” since the entire population of 1.5 million flies out to hunt.

Bat News for July 1 2018
 

YES WE UNDERSTAND THE FEAR OF BATS

United Bat Control with the fear you may have of bats. With the declining bat populations in North America in recent years we applaud the scientists that have conducted research and helped to create public awareness of bats. We keep reminding the public of the beneficial role of bats in ecosystems around the world, and what can be done to protect them.

Our biggest concern as well as many others is white-nose syndrome (WNS). White-nose syndrome is a debilitating fungal infection that disrupts the hibernation of bats. At United Bat Control we have an opportunity to help you learn more about bats and what can be done to protect them.

As we have continued to impress on you is that bats usually get bad press in our culture, but they save around $3 BILLION dollars a year in pest services. Our goal at United Bat control is to educate you on the importance of bats to our eco-system. The loss of bats is very concerning to us as it should be to you as we have no cure in sight.

 

 
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