We talk a lot about bat guano and how it can negatively impact our lives but what about bat urine? It’s something that doesn’t get as much attention so do we even need to discuss it? Well, you might be surprised that it’s not a subject to[...] Read more
Last year, during routine bat monitoring, a team in New Jersey discovered big brown bats that had engorged ticks on them. This unusual occurrence prompted them to collect the ticks and send their findings to the NJ Dept of Health and Rutgers[...] Read more
Bat Bug Video- Watch them crawling around outside a house after a successful bat removal. Bat bugs are often mistaken for bed bugs. They live off of bats and are a clear sign you have a bat colony in your home. Bat bugs will bite hum[...] Read more
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