Last week on our blog we shared second video of the Bats in Crisis series produced by the National Park Service. This video series revolves around a deadly fungal disease hitting the bat populations of North America called White Nose Syndrome.
In the first video, the National Park Service explained why bats are so important to our environment and why we should all care about what is happening to them. In the second video they explain how White Nose Syndrome first appeared in North America, where it was spotted, when it showed up, and how they are tracking it’s movement.
In this third video the National Park Service discusses some of the many, many things they are doing to help preserve the bat species.
Bats in Crisis – Preserving the Species
Three of the major things the National Park Service is doing to fight White Nose Syndrome:
- They have brought in cultural and natural resource specialists to research the bats and how White Nose Syndrome is affecting them.
- They are netting (and then releasing) bats to check their health and keep tabs on populations.
- They have implemented a national bat reporting program to track the spread of the disease.
But, perhaps the most important thing they are doing is providing education and outreach to the public. This is a crucially important step in the preservation of bat species across the United States.
The video below is provided by the National Park Service. Here are their words on this deadly disease:
“White-nose syndrome (WNS) is a disease caused by a fungus, Geomyces destructans, that is threatening cave-hibernating bat populations in our national parks. Learn more about white-nose syndrome and the efforts different parks, such as Mammoth Cave National Park and Lava Beds National Monument, are making to identify and respond to this deadly disease. With your help, we hope to minimize the risk of the spread of white-nose syndrome to protect these wonderful creatures for future generations to enjoy. Visit the white-nose syndrome website.“
Please enjoy the video, “Bats in Crisis: Response”.
You may ask yourself what a bat removal company is doing promoting protecting and preserving bat species across the United States. We are a 100% humane bat removal company. We do not believe in killing bats (even if it wasn’t illegal) to get them out of your home or building.
Bats provide a valuable resource to the health of our ecological health. We’re reminded of an Einstein quote, “If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.” We feel very much like this about bats as well. Bats are responsible for not only pollination but for insect control as well.
If you have a bat infestation in your home or building, please do not kill the bats or call an “exterminator”. We are happy to evaluate your situation and help you in any way we can. Call us today. For the health of us all.
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