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Bat Control and Diseases
Exclusion:is a detailed process that allows bats to safely leave their roost sites but does not allow them to return. Our exclusion process is customized for each type of structure. A specific program will be designed for your facility to exclude all bats. Once all the bats have been safely excluded, all roost sites will be permanently sealed. This work may be guaranteed for up to 10 years with renewals.
Removal:in some rare instances removal may be performed in conjunction and/or instead of exclusion. If this option is chosen, all bats will be safely contained and removed from the facility.
Sanitizing & Odor Neutralizing:Roost sites will be treated with sanitizing & odor neutralizing agents which will aid in removal of the odor from the guano (droppings). The roost sites may also be serviced with a suction device that will remove most of the droppings and debris. Once the roost sites have been vacated a special bat repellent may also be applied. A special pest & parasite elimination service will be performed as well.
Why Use a Bat Expert to Get the Bats Out: Bat work can be very dangerous. Because of their ability to fly, bats usually choose roost areas in roofs and other areas of great heights. Often there are odors associated with the droppings (guano). Bats are wild animals and should only be handled by trained bat professionals. There are laws protecting bats, use of pesticides or injuring or killing bats could result in fines.  

Service Specifications
Exclusion:is a detailed process that allows bats to safely leave their roost sites but does not allow them to return. Our exclusion process is customized for each type of structure. A specific program will be designed for your facility to exclude all bats. Once all the bats have been safely excluded, all roost sites will be permanently sealed. This work may be guaranteed for up to 10 years with renewals.
Removal:in some rare instances removal may be performed in conjunction and/or instead of exclusion. If this option is chosen, all bats will be safely contained and removed from the facility.
Sanitizing & Odor Neutralizing:Roost sites will be treated with sanitizing & odor neutralizing agents which will aid in removal of the odor from the guano (droppings). The roost sites may also be serviced with a suction device that will remove most of the droppings and debris. Once the roost sites have been vacated a special bat repellent may also be applied. A special pest & parasite elimination service will be performed as well.
Why Use a Bat Expert to Get the Bats Out: Bat work can be very dangerous. Because of their ability to fly, bats usually choose roost areas in roofs and other areas of great heights. Often there are odors associated with the droppings (guano). Bats are wild animals and should only be handled by trained bat professionals. There are laws protecting bats, use of pesticides or injuring or killing bats could result in fines. Bats and Diseases The majority of bats that people encounter are healthy, but bats can get sick just like humans and other animals. Some of the diseases that infect bats may also be transmitted to people. Rabies and histoplasmosis are the most important public health issues to consider when dealing with bats.

Rabies
Rabies is a viral infection that is usually transmitted to humans as a result of being bitten by an infected animal. The virus can incubate from two weeks to several months in humans following a bite. Once symptoms appear, the disease attacks the brain and nervous system, eventually killing the victim. If you have been bitten by a bat, wash the wound with soap and water and call your  county health department immediately. Prompt medical treatment and a series of five shots in the arm can prevent a person from contracting rabies.

Bats are not asymptomatic carriers of rabies, which means they can only transmit the virus when they've become sick with the disease themselves. During this stage, a bat's behavior is not normal. Some abnormal behavior includes finding the bat on the ground, activity during the day, or the bat may be unable to fly. The most common way people are bitten by bats is when they pick them up off the ground with bare hands. Like any other wild animal any bat, whether it is sick or healthy, will bite in self-defense if handled.

Bat Rabies in the United States
Rabies is usually found in wild animals such as raccoons, skunks, foxes, coyotes, groundhogs and bats. Reports of rabies in bat populations are uncommon. Statistically, more people are killed by lightening strikes and dog attacks than rabid bats. Over the last 50 years, 40 people have died of rabies transmitted by bats in the United States; 34 were adults and 6 were children.

Histoplasmosis
Histoplasmosis is a common, worldwide respiratory illness caused by the fungus Histoplasma capsulatum. This fungus naturally occurs in the soil of areas with warm and humid climates, and wind is thought to be the main agent of dispersal. Bird droppings (particularly of European starlings Sturnus vulgaris, pigeons, and chickens) and bat guano enhance the development of this fungus. Occasionally humans may become infected with this fungus. The majority of human cases reported in the United States (90%) are reported from the Ohio and Mississippi River drainage areas. Bird roosts are the most prevalent source of human infection. Hot, dry attics where bats may roost do not usually provide conditions favorable for fungal growth.

Humans become infected by inhaling airborne fungal spores. Most cases (95% of the 500,000 infections occurring annually in the U.S.) of infection in humans are asymptomatic and do not require treatment.  Others may develop mild, flu-like symptoms. However, a small percentage of people become seriously ill and may die if the illness is left untreated. People who clean up bird or bat droppings should wear a respirator that is capable of filtering out particles as small as two microns in diameter and spray the piles with water prior to cleanup, to reduce airborne spores. Individual homeowners should contact a professional company to remove bat guano or large amounts of bird droppings from attics or other small, confined spaces.

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