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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 June 1 2021

BATS IN SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY BUILDINGS

Bats are known to infest any location where they can find a place to rest, roost and breed which can make school and university prime targets for bats. Area such as large cafeterias and gymnasiums with high ceilings and heights. The high ceilings are a prime area for bats to make there home.

Many of these facilities offer easy access for bats to enter and many time the bats are not seen as they roost in the high areas which at times are out of easy view of those using these facilities. There are strict regulations on chemical use to resolve bat infestations which makes a successful exclusion a challenge. Our experts at United Bat Control know how to safely and humanely control bats based in these locations.

At United Bat Control Commercial we will design and implement a customized bat removal program for your facilities unique needs. Our professional staff will work with you to provide discreet and convenient services that includ after-hours and weekend service. At United Bat Control Commercial our services include: Removal of bat colonies, bat proofing, Histoplasmosis remediation, guano removal, parasite sterilization, sanitizing and odor control.

Bat News for May 15 2021

BATS BORN KNOWING THE SPEED OF SOUND

Bats rely on echolocation to find food and avoid crashing into trees and other objects in the dark. Bats make high-pitched calls that bounce off and reflect off distant objects. Bats translate the time until the echo returns into some measure of distance. This trait of echolocate is born into bats from birth. seem to be born

The question that bats would accommodate as sound can move faster or slower depending on air temperature, is a reasonable expectation. To see whether bats can adjust their echolocation, Tel Aviv University in Israel trained eight adult bats to fly to a perch within a chamber pumped full of oxygen and helium. Would bats accommodate to changes in the speed of sound because helium is less dense than other atmospheric gases. The result is that sound travels faster through it.

The helium interfered with the bats echolocation and timing. The change of using a helium environment caused the bats to aim short of the predetermined perch. After more testing the adult bats never learned to adjust to the helium environment and adjusted to getting to the exact location designed in the testing. Echolocation is such a crucial part of direction as it is the way the bats understands there world.

Bat News for May 1 2021

BATS TO BEGIN RAISING THEIR YOUNG - PUP-REARING SEASON IS MAY 1 - JULY 31

If you discover bat guests in your home or near your home we would ask you to call United Bat Control to remove them for you. United Bat Control will have a professional bat specialist come to your home to access the situation and remove the bat from your home or barn etc. If you are exposed to a bat our specialist will have the animal tested for rabies. Generally, though, rabies is not commonly found in bats.

Most bats in the Midwest hibernate or migrate south during the winter which makes the months of May a time to be cautious and aware of the possibility of bats in or around your home. After the birth young bats are flightless for three to four weeks and depend solely on their mothers to survive. Bats will return to the same roost each spring before they give birth.

What most people do not know is that many bats are federally endangered with the northern long-eared bat, is federally threatened. At United Bat Control we want to stress how import it is always stay away from bats in your homes and let the professionals from United Bat Control take care of your bat problem. Please call us at 866-747-2287. We want you to be safe and we want the bats to be safe.

Bat News for April 15 2021

CORONAVIRUS FOUND IN HORSESHOE BATS MADE THE JUMP INTO HUMANS

Scientists are still looking for the origin of the corona virus. What the researchers know so far is that a coronavirus found in horseshoe bats made the jump into humans. If the virus originated in horseshoe bats, the question is how did it make its way into humans? It is also more complicated as horseshoe bats live hundreds of miles away in remote caves?

The theory of the Wuhan SARS-CoV-2 virus reached humans from contaminated bats via intermediate host species. These intermediate hosts were wild animals sold as food in Wuhan's markets. The release of a 300-page report from the group to summarize the virus is expected soon. 300-page report is intended to summarize everything that"s known about the early days of the outbreak and the Chinese effort to locate its source.

The theory of the intermediate-host hypothesis has one big problem. It has been over a year after covid-19 began and no food animal has been identified as a reservoir for the covid-19 pandemic virus. China is in the midst of trying to test tens of thousands of animals. The leader of the Chinese side of the research team Liang Wannian, stated no one has found a "direct progenitor" of the virus, and therefore the pandemic "remains an unsolved mystery."

Bat News for April 1 2021

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION COVID FINDINGS BIAS OR??

The WHO will be releasing there findings into there mission to Wuhan, China, in early 2021 to establish the transmission of Covid-19. The report had been expected earlier in March but was delayed. The report is being question by many scientists and political leaders. Many of the top Biden administration officials on Sunday expressed concern about the report. They always voiced concerns that the Chinese government had a hand in writing it.

The Former CDC Director Robert Redfield told CNN on Friday that he believes the coronavirus "escaped" from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, and that it was spreading as early as September or October of 2019. Durring the interview he stressed that it was his "opinion. ""I do not believe this somehow came from a bat to a human and at that moment in time that the virus came to the human, became one of the most infectious viruses that we know in humanity for human-to-human transmission."

Doctor Anthony Fauci, commented in a interview on CBS that he didn't know if the report would be a "whitewash". He went on to say on Face the Nation "What I would like to do is first see the report, You're getting a lot of conjecture around about what they did and what they were allowed to do or not." The confusions of facts due to the restrictions on the ability of the people who went there to really take a look. Dr Fauci concluded "I'm going to have some considerable concern about that."

Bat News for March 15 2021

24 NEW BAT CORONAVIRUSES FOUND IN CHINA

As scary as it sounds researchers in China have found 24 previously unknown bat coronaviruses. Of the 24, four of them are related to the strain which causes Covid-19. These 24 coronaviruses were found in a radius of less than 4km in southwestern China. Of the viruses one carried the genomic backbone which is arguably the closest to SARS-CoV-2. Fortunately none appeared to be a direct ancestor of the coronavirus responsible for the pandemic.

Scientists have know that Bats carry more disease-causing viruses than any other mammal except rats. Knowing this bats have long been a major subject of viral research. With these facts and the global pandemic of Covid-19 bat-hunting scientists in China, have come under fire since the emergence of Covid-19 which is supposedly from bats. With the complexity of host distributions through bats could increase the difficulty in resolving the origins of Covid-19, SARS-CoV-2 and other pathogenic coronaviruses

A letter from the Wall Street Journal and Le Monde explains one theory that the new coronavirus was leaked from a laboratory studying bat viruses in the city of Wuhan in central Chine. The World Health Organization has been described that theory as extremely unlikely. Contracting facts, research papers and other facts make the true origin of Covid-19 un-know to this day. When there will be a definitive answer seams to be unattainable. Only the future can answer this question.

Bat News for March 1 2021

TEXAS FREEZE KILLS BATS ALL ACROSS THE STATE

The disastrous Texas storms effected millions of people and accounted for many deaths. The storm also took the lives of wildlife including large numbers bats. Dead or dying bats are being discovered all over the state under bridges and overpasses in Texas after last week's winter storm.

Many bats have been found dead but many are still alive suffering the effects of the bitter cold and will eventually die. With change in climate many bats have adjusted their migratory patterns so some bats spend too much of the winter in places like Texas, instead of flying south. With this extreme storm many couldn't handle the physiological damage and likely froze to death. The amount of bats dyeing in Texas from the bitter cold has never been seen before.

Help is on the way as some groups are scrambling to rehabilitate the bats who survived. The Austin Bat Refuge of Texas asked the public for help with acquiring more than 1 million insulin syringes along with 1 million syringes with no needles. At United Bat Control we know many of you want to help but we want to stress that no one without proper training should touch a bat, regardless of whether the bat is alive or dead. If you come across dead or suffering bats contact the department of Texas Parks and Wildlife.

Bat News for February 15 2021

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT BATS THAT YOU DID NOT KNOW

When you think about bats many really do not know much more then the term vampire bats. In reality there are over 1,100 species of bats worldwide. In the United States there are 40 species of bats. Bats make up one-quarter of the world's mammals and are the only mammal capable of true flight. Bats can eat up to 1,200 mosquitoes an hour. These insect-eating bats have been estimated to save US farmers $3.7bn each year by reducing crop damage.

Bats can fly at speeds of up to 60 mph and faster. In fact the Mexican free-tailed bat could reach speeds up to 100 mph. That speed makes this bat the fastest mammal on earth. Bats are extremely vulnerable to extinction as they only one pup a year, All bats have very unique voices and scents. These unique voices and scents help the mothers of bats find their babies among thousands or millions of other.

Bats have a highly advanced sonar that helps them find their food in total darkness. To do this bats emit a inaudible high-pitched sound. The bats produce 10-20 beeps per second and listen to there echoes to find there way and eat misquotes. You may know that bats hibernate in caves through the cold winter months. But did you know that bats can survive freezing temperatures, even after being encased in ice.

Bat News for February 1 2021

NEW ORANGE SPECIES OF BAT DISCOVERED IN AFRICA

A new species of a striking orange and black bat has been discovered in a mountain range in West Africa "Sky Island" A group of scientists led by the American Museum of Natural History and Bat Conservation International discovered the new species, which the researchers expect is likely critically endangered. This discovery underscores the importance of sub-Saharan "Sky Islands" to bat diversity. .

An associate research professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Winifred Frick commented on how spectacular the bat was with It's bright-orange fur. The discover of this new mammal / bat is very rare in an age of extinction. This new orange bat discovery offers a glimmer of hope of more discoveries of new species of mammals. The new orange bat species was discovered the old-fashioned way. Scientists were in a remote forest of sky islands at night studying real animals.

The new species is unique is the proportions of secret stripes on the individual hairs in orange fur patches. In this newly discovered bat the bottom third of each orange hair is black. After that comes a creamy white middle third before the hair turns pumpkin at the tip. A very unique look bat. As with all bats we depend on various little half-seen bats streaking in the dark to catch insects, pollinate plants, spread seeds and help with other chores that keep our ecosystems going.

Bat News for January 15 2021

YES THERE IS A FLYING FOX - AKA FRUIT BAT

A thunderstorm is what it looks like when thousands of winged flying foxes arrive at dusk near the town of Grafton, New South Wales, which can host more than 100,000 flying foxes at a time The term "bat tornado" started appearing in the Australian and international media where the population of flying fox bats had apparently exploded over the last two years. There are reports of the overwhelming sound as well as the stench from their urine.

There has been a large decline of the flying fox. There are many reasons. First the bats need a good source of water, drinking small amounts frequently to stay hydrated without weighing themselves down in flight. With the extreme temperatures over recent years thousands and even tens of thousands of bats have died. Many have fallen from trees suffering extreme heat stress.

As their habitat from deforestation and there water sources dry up the flying fox is seeking refuge in suburban areas. The loss of trees and the loss of fruit bats is bad news for trees. Flying foxes help eucalypts, melaleucas, banksias and many species of rainforest trees and vines, to reproduce. The fact is they are being forced into areas that they would not normally live in. With these issues many Australian towns are seeing a large influx of flying foxes. Unfortunately their numbers have dropped significantly.

Bat News for January 1 2021

INTERESTING BAT FACTS THAT YOU DID NOT KNOW

Bats are amazing creatures. There are over 1,400 species of bats worldwide on nearly every part of the planet except for in extreme environments like deserts and polar regions. Another interesting fact is the size and shape of bats. Bats range in size from tiny to extremely large. The smallest is the Bumblebee Bat that weighs less than a penny. The largest is the flying fox bats which can have a wingspan of up to 6 feet.

Most people get scared of bats, but do bats have any natural predators. We know that disease is one of the biggest threats to Bats. Natural predators include Owls, hawks and snakes. These natural predators of bats are nothing compared to the more than 6.5 million bats that have died so far from White-Nose Syndrome. The disease is named for a white fungus on the muzzle and wings of bats. This white fungus affects hibernating bats. White-Nose Syndrome has been detected in 33 states and seven Canadian provinces.

Bats are also an important pollinators in tropical and desert climates. Bats pollinate over 300 species of fruit such as bananas, avocados and mangoes. Most flower-visiting bats are found in Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands. Bats also help spread seeds for nuts, figs and cacao which is the main ingredient in chocolate. Bats are also important to agave or the iconic saguaro cactus of Arizona. Without bats we wouldn't have fruits and tequila..

Bat News for December 15 2020

CORONAVIRUS BAT SOUP, MYTH OR SOMETHING ELSE

COVID-19 was first identified in late 2019 in Wuhan China. A video surfaced of a woman eating bat soup. That video went viral with the understanding that bat soup consumption in China caused the outbreak. After the video went viral it was found that It was actually taken in the Republic of Palau, a country in the western Pacific Ocean..

The so called video was made by a woman Mengyun Wang, a travel show host. Mengyun Wang shot the video to feature the local people's food, bat soup. The video of bat soup was filmed in 2016. we all now that was long before the first COVID-19 cases were diagnosed. New data from blood tests shows that COVID-19 was in the United States in mid December of 2019.

The question arises of the actual origination of coronavirus. Many people believe that the new coronavirus came from bat meat or as we talked about bat soup. But this is a rumor. There's no evidence that the new coronavirus came from bat soup consumption. Scientists are still looking at bats for the origins of coronavirus. We may never know as others suggest that the coronavirus originated from a lab 20 miles out of Wuhan. We may never know.

Bat News for December 1 2020

DO YOU HAVE BATS HIBERNATING IN YOUR ATTIC?

At United Bat Control we are always asked when do bats hibernate? Some bats will migrate while other bats begin hibernating when the cold weather drives the insects away. This typically happens around October and November. Bats will usually emerge from hibernation in Mid March through April. The main reason is due to insect activity as it begins to decline and bats begin looking for a place to hibernate. Bats may decide that your attic is the perfect place for a long winter's nap.

When bats hibernate there metabolism slows down to conserve energy. Everyday the bats body cycles in and out of a deep resting state. This deep resting state is known as torpor, in which the bat's heartbeat slows from 200-300 beats per minute to as few as 10 beats per minute. During hibernation a bat can lose as much as half of its body weight. With the help of the torpor state, bats will adapt to their surroundings.

So where do most hibernate? Most bats prefer to hibernate in dark and secluded places, which is why bat colonies are often found in caves or other isolated areas. Bats also hibernate in close proximity to humans which include hollow trees, barns and empty outbuildings. Then we have some bats that like to come inside. Attics and crawl spaces provide some of the most hospitable environments for bats seeking a hibernation spot adjacent to warm vents or pipes. If this situation happens please call us at United Bat Control and we will take care of your bat in the Attic problem.

Bat News for November 15 2020

BATS PROVIDE ECONOMIC AS WELL AS ECOLOGICAL, BENEFITS

The agricultural and forest industry benefit from the economic, as well as ecological, benefits that are provided by the pest control services that bats provide. It has been estimated that the agricultural and forest industry save 3.7 billion to 4 billion dollars a year. North American bats are insectivorous they eat insects. Unfortunately the use of pesticides on crops impacts the availability of food for the bats.

Bats in trees and caves clustered together because of the few areas available for them to live in. Because of this diseases can wipe out large amounts of bats quickly. White-nose syndrome a cold-adapted fungus has spread through the eastern half of the United States. The disease is now appearing in some of the western states like Washington and California. The disease is wiping out entire colonies of bats including several that are already teetering on the brink of extinction which we need for ecosystem.

We know at United Bat Control the health risks bats may pose to humans. What you may not know is that bats are a federally protected species. There is concern from a public health standpoint but we have to understand they are part of a natural ecosystem. They provide a wealth of ecosystem services. That is why it is so important to call United Bat Control when you have a bat problem so we can remove the bats safely.

Bat News for November 1 2020

SOCIAL DISTANCING - YES BATS PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING

Researchers and scientists have found that the sick bats spent less time with other bats. Yes bats practice social distancing. including those that were more social with others. In a lab setting scientists noticed that sick bats will practice social distancing. The question needed to be addressed the same thing happened in the wild.

Scientists and researchers captured bats from trees in Belize. To make the bats feel sick without actually infecting them with dangerous pathogen the scientists injected the bats with lipopolysaccharide. The results of the tests confirmed what previous studies had revealed in lab situations. Bats injected with lipopolysaccharide slept more, moved less, engaged in social grooming with fewer partners

The distancing effect declined after the sick bats felt better. The scientists also noticed that the limited interactions were not just because the sick bats were together. The sick bats avoided other sick bats they also spent less time grooming the neighboring bats when forced into close association, and produced fewer contact calls that attract affiliated groupmates. Bats that did not feel well tended to self-isolate.

Bat News for October 15 2020

SCIENTISTS SAY BATS ARE NOT TO BLAME FOR COVID

The vast majority of scientists agree our increasing interference with bats is at the root of the problem. The precise origin of the Covid-19 virus that has changed world has not been pinned down. Experts have launched a campaign to dispel unfounded fears and myths about bats. These fears are threatening bat conservation. Scientists and experts claim bats are some of the most misunderstood and undervalued animals on the planet.

Three out of every four new or emerging infectious diseases in people come from animals. Scientists started warning of the dangers in 2002. During that time Sars emerged in China, killing almost 800 people around the world. Scientists warned then that a similar disease could emerge again, and they were correct. The scientists clam that blaming one species or another is not the answer. They stress the need to reassess our relationship with the natural world.

Bats are vital for healthy ecosystems and human well-being. Bats suppress insects that swarm over crops. Insect-eating bats are estimated to save US farmers $3.7 billion each year by reducing crop damage. Hundreds of plant species rely on bats for pollination along with dispersing of seeds and helping in the fight against climate change. Unfortunately bats are under unprecedented threat humanity from habitat destruction, hunting, climate change and other pressures.

Bat News for October 1 2020

YOU HAVE A BAT IN YOUR HOUSE - WHO DO YOU CALL?

Most people would consider calling Animal Control when you have the problem of a bat in your home. In many states and counties instead of responding right away to a report of a bat inside a house, animal control officers will now wait until normal business hours to respond to your call. Many states and counties fell that a bat in your home is not an emergency, it is basically just like a mouse in your house.

In many states and counties Animal Control will respond to higher priority calls unless there is suspect contact between the bat and someone in the house or a pet. If there is no actual contact in many states and counties animal control officers will wait until the morning to respond to the incident. Animal Control will save its resources to respond to higher priority calls outside normal business hours, such as vicious animals on the loose, dog bites or other serious matters.

We suggest at United Bat Control if you do find a bat in your home we recommend to stay calm and open the nearest window. The bat will be stressed so you will need to turn off fans and lights, and closing off all entrances to the room. The bat will want to escape to the outside. If you need expert help we are always available to you at United Bat Control.

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.

 

 
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