A recent news item out of Kern county California warns the community to be cautious when they come across bats.  There are some great shots of bats in this video, including a few homes that obviously need bat removal and bat proofing services and a school with a bat problem.  I appreciate the practical advice given to the public.  I also appreciate the story doesn’t use scare tactics.  One lady even calls the bats cute.  Enjoy the clip:
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Spanish tile roofs and other concrete tile roofs like those shown in this video are an ideal place for bats.  Dozens or even hundreds of places to get in – with all kinds of space to travel once under the roof.  Left untreated, the problem can become horrendous as illustrated by the second video on this page that went viral on YouTube.  Properly removing bats and sealing up a roof like this takes some hard work and expertise.  Beware of the inexperienced contractor who may break roofing tiles and alter the look and proper venting of your roof.

Get Bats Out specializes in bat removal, bat proofing and guano clean up.  We have worked with many schools and home owners to safely and humanely remove the bats from the buildings and homes where they have taken up residence.  It is important to understand that bat problems don’t solve themselves.  A small colony of bats will get bigger each year, deposit more and more guano, and will eventually become a serious problem if left alone.

Bakersfield Now also published the following statement:

“BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A rash of rabies-infected animals prompted the Kern County Public Health Department to issue a warning Tuesday to its citizens.

“Human rabies is a very rare condition in the United States, yet by being aware of the facts surrounding rabies and bats, our community can help protect itself,” Dr. Claudia Jonah, health officer for Kern County, said in a news release.

Within the last three weeks, the Public Health department has had a number of bats and other animals submitted that tested positive for rabies.

Rabies is an infectious viral disease affecting the nervous system of humans and other mammals. Any warm-blooded animal can be infected, but infections are most common in bats, skunks, foxes, coyotes and raccoon, the Public Health department said.

Domestic animals usually become infected through contact with an infected wild animal.

The best way to prevent infection is to avoid contact with potentially infected animals. If anyone is bitten by an animal, or exposed to its saliva through the eyes, nose or mouth, wash the site thoroughly with soap and water and immediately seek medical evaluation for possible treatment, health officials advised.”

Get Bats Out Owner and President Michael KoskiYour local bat removal expert,
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