Recently, news stations reported that a rabid bat had been found dead in a barn in Cedarville, Stephenson County, northwest of Chicago. Bats use farm buildings for nesting and roosting; they take advantage of bat-friendly features such as eaves[...] Read more
What happens if an apartment building has a bat problem? A group of bats have apparently turned a duplex into a maternity colony in Salina, Kansas. The situation seems to have escalated, causing negative press for duplex management. So w[...] Read more
Have you found a bat on your porch? Or perhaps you’ve noticed droppings? Does this mean bats have found their way into your attic? Not necessarily.
Porches and overhangs make excellent roosting spots. After feeding, bats will often lan[...] Read more
How do you know if you’ve found a sick bat?
If you come across a bat on the floor, there’s a chance that the bat has been kicked out of the roost for being sick. The bat colony won’t want the injured or sick bat to stay around [...] Read more
Four people in Oneonta were exposed to rabies when a bat was found in a room they were sleeping in. They were started on rabies post-exposure treatment while the bat was captured and sent for rabies testing, in line with guidance from the CDC. [...] Read more
1. Bats and war.
When the American Civil War began in April 1861, the Confederacy did not own enough gunpowder to supply their army throughout the war. Additionally, the Union’s blockade on the Confederate ports prevented the importation of g[...] Read more
1. It’s real name is guano.
Guano (via Spanish from Quechua: wanu) is the accumulated excrement of seabirds, seals and bats. You’ll most often find the word guano used for manure to fertilize gardens. But while bat guano plays a val[...] Read more
Can you imagine waking up to what you think is a bird flying around in your bedroom, only to discover it’s a bat? And then to be told that your apartment wall is the home to 1000s of Mexican free-tailed bats? Well, there’s at least one woma[...] Read more
Every once in a while, we meet someone that really just wants to change the world for the better. This is what we see in our New York bat removal technician, Eric Stout.
He is humble, kind, helpful, and truly goes the extra mile to solve a bat[...] Read more
Coronavirus has been dominating the headlines in recent weeks with the number of people and countries affected increasing. Originating in Wuhan, China, the virus is currently responsible for the deaths of over 543,382* people and another 11,837[...] Read more