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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.
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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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Latest Bat News from Around the World

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Bat News for August 2016
 

CAVE BATS IN NEW JERSEY NEARLY WIPED OUT FROM FUNGUS IN WING TISSUE

Bats hibernating in caves and mines during the winter in New Jersey are very vulnerable to White-nose syndrome (WNS). WNS has wiped out about 98 percent of some of New Jersey's cave-hibernating species.

WNS has been traced back to a number of European countries. The fungus makes its way into the wing tissue while bats’ bodies are hibernating - nearly shut down to conserve energy during the colder months.

As the fungus moves into the bats’ wing tissues they’re unable to fight it off, and the fungus eats at and erodes their wing membranes. It also causes dehydration and forces the bats to awaken too frequently and burn through their energy reserves. Their wings are no longer able to carry them through the air and they collapse and eventually die on the ground.

Bat News for July 2016
 

BATS ARE NOW WELCOME GUESTS DEVOURING 1,000 MOSQUITOES AN HOUR, AS ZIKA FEARS RISE?

With the threat of the West Nile and Zika viruses, North Hempstead New York is taking an unorthodox approach: bats. The town has approved the construction of boxes that function as bat houses in several parks to attract more bats to the area.?

Over the years, the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts in North Hempstead have chipped in and built the houses. The town started encouraging the building and hanging of bat houses in its parks in 2007. This helps to curb the use of pesticides, and it has added a few more each year since.

The town of North Hempstead New York likes Using the bat houses as a more friendlier way of getting rid of mosquitoes, while saving the bat population.

Bat News for June 2016
 

STATES AROUND THE COUNTRY ARE ASKING THE PUBLIC TO HELP MONITOR BAT COLONIES

The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has launched an online survey which will be used to track the location and size of colonies as officials gauge the effects of white nose syndrome, which has killed millions of bats.

Maine wildlife biologists are asking for the public’s help keeping track of bat colonies in the state where individuals can report information about current or historic bat colonies in attics, barns or other locations. Biologists will then use the data and the public observations to monitor several species.

White nose syndrome has killed millions of bats in particular, the little brown bat and the big brown bat – that have been affected by white nose syndrome across the eastern portion of North America, including more than 90 percent of Maine’s population of the once-common little brown bats.

Bat News for May 2016
 

BAT BOXES PUT UP IN NORTHERN COLUMBUS GIVE PEST CONTROL A GREAT NEW LOOK

Twelve new bat houses have gone up in northern Columbus, each accommodating as many as 150 residents. The 11 species of bats that call Columbus and central Ohio home consume their body weight in insects every night.

The 12 houses, which resemble large birdhouses and are 15 feet off the ground. They were installed from Ohio State University's campus to Antrim Park. Bats are know for there excellent insect control. The inhabitants of the 12 boxes could eat a ton of insects every year.

If you have a bat problem call us and let us take care of your problem the right way.

Bat News for April 2016
 

CAN BATS SURVIVE IN TODAY’S ENGINEERED WORLD?

The changes certain bats face are coming faster than ever. In East Texas, the fungal infection White Nose Syndrome moves from cave by cave killing complete bat populations. We have also found that the effect of decades of pesticide use of wind power have proven to kill large amounts of bats. The question is why we should be alarmed by this depletion of the bat population. How can we make sure other species come along for the ride?

The bat is an important part of our ecosystem. The impact of bats to eradicate insects that destroy crops is a great benefit to many farmers in the Midwest. There are others that pollinate many fruits and nuts that we enjoy. At United Bat Control we are here to help you with your bat problems and remove bats in a humane way to release them back into the wild to continue helping in a greatly decreasing population./p>

If you have a bat problem call us and let us take care of your problem the right way.

Bat News for March 2016
 

DOES CHINA HOLD THE CLUES ABOUT BAT DISEASES IN THE USA?

White-nose syndrome is killing millions of bats in 27 states in the USA. White-nose syndrome is a disease caused by a fungus. Researchers have found that bats in China are more resistant to the fungus than are bats in parts of North America.

White-nose syndrome has been affecting bats in the U.S. for about a decade. We know that bats in Asia and Europe have been dealing with the fungus for a lot longer and hope to find information that could help control the fungus.

Research teams have been gathering information from five sites in China and five sites in the Midwestern U.S. Controlling the disease is a very important endeavor as Bats our such a important factor in our eco structure.

Bat News for February 2016
 

WARM WINTERS CAN BRING BATS OUT EARLY?

Bat sightings in the winter? People have also had contact with bats, and we have also found bats in buildings. We normally don't hear about needed bat remediation going on in February but a large bat colony was found at Oak Meadow Elementary. Oak Meadow Elementary is located near the Travis County Expo Center and is being handled without ever putting the children at risk.

As always we want to educate you about Bat removal and Bat control. Does seeing larger bat sightings this winter mean that we will have a bigger problem with bats in the summer? Not necessarily but again we want to caution you on educate you on the basics. You shouldn't touch a bat and their bite should be taken seriously. If you know of anyone or you have any possibility of a bite contact which also includes your pets, then calling animal control is the right thing to do. An animal control officer can come and capture that bat and take it in for rabies testing.

Bat News for January 2016
 

WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME – HOW DOES IT EFFECT ME?

According to a recent study brown bat populations are unlikely to recover from a widespread fungal disease anytime soon, with the spread into other bat populations we can have many food supplies effected. In the last 100 years White-nose syndrome has become the biggest wildlife catastrophe in America.

In 2011 a study estimated that U.S. farmers save anywhere from $3 billion to a little more than $50 billion on insect control costs because of bats. The bats pollinate over 300 species of fruit, including bananas, mangoes and guava. Bats also keep forest ecosystems healthy – something vital to states dependent on outdoor tourism like Michigan and Wisconsin.

Bats have a crucial role in the ecosystems in the Great Lakes and globally. Bats are the primary predators of night-time insects, feasting on corn earworm moths and emerald ash borer beetles – two insects that could wreak havoc on Great Lakes region crops if uncontrolled.

Bat News for December 2015
 

WHY IS BAT POPULATION SO IMPORTANT!

What is bat control? Have you ever wondered why our company is called United Bat Control? Our first and most import duty to you our customers are to help you with your bat problem. We do this by capturing bats and relocating them to other areas. The reason is that bats play an important role in the world. Bats help pollinate plants, just like bees do.

If bats were to disappeared entirely we would have a large problem. We read about bees populations decreasing and bees can't keep up with all of the pollinating. Like bees the problem is that the bat population is decreasing. Like our name United Bat Control, we control your bat problem in a humane way to relocate the bats. Our mission is to help you our customers and help the world by realizing the impact that bats have on our food supply. If you need help with your bat problem call us and we will make sure that we remove your problem properly.

Bat News for November 2015
 

RABIES IN BATS, HOW DOES IT EFFECT YOU!

When we talk about bat control and bat removal the subject of rabies does come up. We know that 6 percent of wild bats in the United States are positive for rabies. We do need bats in our ecosystem as each one eats thousands of insects a year.

So how does rabies affect you and what you should know? Rabies is almost 100 percent fatal in human beings once the virus gets to the brain. What is the reasoning behind this? The location of the transmitting bite is important. If you are bitten on the finger by a rabid animal there is a 15 percent chance of dying, but if you are bitten on the head or neck your chance of death goes up to a 75 percent chance of death.

Why you need to call us for your bat removal or control is simple. Bat bites can be very subtle, and hard to detect. You might be bitten and not even realize that you risk rabies which is a problem for all of us.

When you see you have bats and need them removed, do the right thing. Call us the experts at United Bat Control to fix your bat problem properly without risk of being bitten or contracting rabies.

Bat News for October 2015
 

IT'S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR TO BAT PROOF YOUR HOUSE!

Bats are all around us and Bat Removal is what we do. The weather is turning colder and bats will be looking for warm places to stay. You will need to be vigilant as these bats will be looking at warm places like the chimney or attic. That's why it's important to bat-proof your house or call us for bat removal if they have invaded your home or business.

What most people do not understand is that a bat doesn’t need much of an opening to get into the attic. Bats can get into your attic with a quarter of an inch space is sometimes enough to squeeze in.

United Bat Control asks you to examine your homes on a regular basis to see whether you can use caulking or steel wool to close down those spaces where bats can get in..

Bat News for September 2015
 

BATNADO IS HAPPENING IN SACRAMENTO - YES REALLY!!

TBatnado is alive and real in Sacramento as hundreds of thousands of bats take a daily flight from a highway underpass into the California night sky searching for food. The underpass in Yolo County acts as a makeshift bat cave for more than 250,000 bats.

Due to the drought conditions experts say bat season came early this year. This mass flight of bats termed Batnado only happens once a year during the summer months. The bats arrive as the weather warms and the insect load increases. Every evening just before dark, they can be seen heading out for the hunt.

 

Bat News for August 2015
 

WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE A BAT IN YOUR HOUSE AND YOU ARE BITTEN

The question comes up on what to do if you are bitten or you touch a bat. With Bat control and Bat removal we want to make it clear if you have been exposed to a rabies positive bat need to go to their doctor to get the necessary shots as soon as possible.

Bats found in the house where they may have touched a human should NOT be released outdoors. We want to make it clear that the bat should be caught and sent in for rabies testing (through the local veterinarian). It is also very important not to crush or freeze the bat or testing will not be possible.

In some cases, if the bat is released or too damaged for testing, treatment will also be recommended. Those experiencing any bat bites are advised to contact their doctor right away as you need to know your options and only your doctor can give you the proper advice on what to do.

Bat News for July 2015
 

RESEARCH AT UMASS COULD PREVENT BATS FROM BEING KILLED

Paul Sievert, a research associate professor at UMass Amherst will head a team to build and test objects that mimic the larynx of a bat High pitched frequencies may be the key to preventing hundreds of thousands of bats from being killed by wind turbine blades,

The research will be important for the establishment of offshore wind farms, which currently do not exist in the United States, Paul Sievert said.

Paul Sievert described hi thoughts that “we might be able to keep bats away, to deter them from getting close to the turbines, by emitting sounds from the turbine that annoy the bats, or mess up the sonar that they are using,”

Bat News for June 2015
 

MORE BAD NEWS FOR BATS - BRIGHT LIGHTS

James Hale and a group of colleagues that included scientists from Lancaster University conducted field observations of bats in England's West Midlands region. A field study was preformed and the observations showed that while the bats would traverse narrow gaps between trees even in the presence of strong lighting, they would not cross bigger gaps even with low levels of light. In this case the study was about light polution affecting bats durring flighy

Hale mentioned that "Even bats that are broadly tolerant of urbanization are still disturbed by lighting," Hale commented in an email to the Huffington Post..

And while the scientists focused their efforts on a common species of bat known as Pipistrellus pipistrellus, Hale said in the email that other species, including some in North America, would likely have a similar response to light.

Bat News for May 2015
 

WHITE NOSE ENZYME HARMS COLLAGEN IN BATS

White nose syndrome is the cause for killing mMore than 6 million bat in North America. This epidemic has occurred over in less than a decade because of a lethal epidemic of , caused by the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans.

Scientists have found a new discovery. This discovery may help turn the tide. Scientists have found a particular enzyme secreted by the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans.that may cause much of the damage to collagen in the bats.

The team of scientists calls the protein, a protease enzyme, “Destructin-1.”

Richard Bennett, associate professor of biology at Brown University and a co-corresponding author of the stud suggests that proteases may help in infection and so addition of protease inhibitors could block degradation and invasion of bat tissues by the fungus. This was stated in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Bat News for April 2015
 

Bats in Tennessee have become stricken with white-nose syndrome

Bats in Tennessee have become stricken with white-nose syndrome — named for the white fungal growth found on the noses of infected bats. This infection awakens bats during hibernation which forces them to burn off precious fat reserves and die of starvation. Three of Tennessee’s most common species of bats little brown bats, northern long-eared bats and tricolored bats have been hit hard by a fast-spreading fungal disease that has wiped out entire bat populations in the northeastern U.S. and Canada.

Cory Holliday, director of the Tennessee Cave Program for the Nature Conservancy said during cave surveys conducted this winter we saw the evident sharp declines in little brown bats, northern long-eared bats and tricolored bats due to white-nose syndrome. Biologists say the impacts of the disease appear to be similar to those already witnessed in states like New York, where white-nose syndrome first was detected in 2006 Caves that historically have sheltered thousands of hibernating little brown bats now appear to have none.

Bat News for March 2015
 

With fungal disease, state of Connecticut mulls ‘endangered’ tag for bats

With the outbreak of a fungal disease in Connecticut the sate is considering classifying bats with endangered status. This deadly fungal disease is prompting the state to recommend classifying five of Connecticut’s eight native bat species as endangered, including three that weren't even at risk just five years ago. The new bat classifications are a result of the sweeping devastation caused by white-nose syndrome

Thousands of Connecticut’s cave bats, and millions of bats across the nation, have died from white-nose syndrome, which scientists believe causes an itching that wakes hibernating bats before there is enough food available to survive.

DEEP wildlife director Rick Jacobson commented "What’s happened with our bats has happened incredibly fast,” “It’s unusual that a species goes from not being listed at all to being endangered, but the decline is well documented.”

Bat News for February 2015
 

Giant colonies of flying Bats take over night skys in Texas

Due to unseasonably warm weather at the Texas border, large groups of bats are taking to the sky to hunt for bugs in the night air. These large groups of bats registering on radar in much the same way that rainstorms appear on Doppler.

At 5:45 p.m. on Sunday, a cloud of bats popped up on U.S. Air Force radar above the cave-dotted savanna of the Edwards Plateau. The swarm of bats appears on the radar image as a massive green and blue blob.

Texas, especially around San Antonio and Austin, has become a favorite hunting ground for these large swarms of bats. The largest colony of bats on the planet has taken up residence in Bracken Cave near San Antonio. This large swarm takes up residence every spring. This colony of bats includes about 20 million bats. This colony is arguably the largest accumulation of mammals in the world.

Bat News for January 2015
 

North Longeared bat

Enbridge corporation has to rethink there strategy in building the Sand Piper pipeline in Northern Minnesota. The North Longeared bat is about to be put on the endangered species list. The pipeline would run from the North Dakota oilfields to Superior, Wisconsin.

The route would run through the North Longeared bats habitat. To stop disruption of building the pipeline Enbridge launched a $5 million research project to locate the trees where the bats roost during the summer. With that information Enbridge has modified the route of the pipeline in Aitkin and Carlton counties to make sure the North Longeared bats are not effected.

Bat News for December 2014
 

White-Nose Syndrome in Bats

White-nose syndrome hits bats hardest in the winter during their hibernation. The fungal disease Pseudogymnoascus destructans that affects bats, is a little different then originally thought. A large survey gave researchers a clue as to why white-nose syndrome might be hitting U.S. bat populations so hard.

“The study came up with different conclusions, “We knew that more of the bats die during the winter, but we didn’t know whether there are other times during the year when they are carrying the disease without dying.,” The coauthor Kate Langiwg of the University of California, Santa Cruz stated “When they carry the disease has implications for how fast it can spread.”

Langwig and her colleagues scanned 30 different sites across North America To find the prevalence of white-nose syndrome at different times of year. They studied where six species of bats like to hang out. Some were hibernacula — places such as caves where bats spend the winter. Others were maternity sites where bats might roost while breeding in the summer. At each site Langwig and her colleagues carefully swabbed bats’ wings and faces. They then examined the swabs for signs of the white-nose fungus.

Bat News for October 2014
 
Study Indicates Bat Disease Transfers to Humans

A team of scientists working in conjunction with Professor Doctor Christian Drosten, Head of the Institute for Virology at the Universitätsklinikum in Bonn, Germany have reinforced the need to be careful about coming into contact with bats: "We already knew from prior studies that bats and rodents play a role as carriers of paramyxoviruses," Professor Drosten said. The many varied members of this large virus family cause, e.g., measles, mumps,