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Risk of Rabies in Bats

May 11th, 2017

For bat removal and exclusion, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037.

If a bat has entered the living space of your home, know the risk of rabies in bats, and how to safeguard your family.

The good of having bats around is outweighed by the bad if they decide to roost in your attic or enter your home. Bats are more likely to enter the living space of your home if they are roosting in your attic. As they are prominent carriers of rabies, this is a problem that should be addressed. If there is any chance at all that a bat bit someone, precautions must be taken. If the bat is caught without damage to its head, it can be tested for rabies.

FOX 19 recently covered a story in which a bat tested positive for rabies in Clermont County, Ohio. The bat was found by a child outside of a home, and thankfully, no one was bitten. “Anytime there is suspected contact, the animal is brought in for testing if it can be captured,” said Clermont County Public Health spokesperson Keith Robinson. It is important to test the bat for rabies if there is any chance at all of a bite, because once rabies symptoms begin, it is fatal. Prompt diagnosis allows for bite victims to receive life-saving shots. It is important to vaccinate pets against rabies, as they are far more likely to contract it from a wild animal, such as a raccoon, bat, etc.

Most humans are not in contact with wild animals that are potentially rabid, so a human vaccine is not common. If a bat happens to enter the living space of your home, the health of your household needs to be taken seriously. Bat bites can go easily undetected. If the bat had potential access to any sleeping person, child, a person with sensory or mental impairment, or anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol, then the bat should be tested. If the bat is not caught, or if its head is injured beyond testing capability, then rabies shots should be administered in a timely manner, before symptoms can set in.

Unfortunately, rabid wild animals are not so uncommon. Ohio reported 41 rabies cases in 2016, 36 of which were in bats, and 5 in raccoons. More information can be found at

In order to prevent these unsanitary, unsafe conditions, bat should be permanently removed and excluded. Call Tri-State Wildlife Management today to set up an inspection appointment (859) 635-0037

Tri-State Wildlife Management – Northern Kentucky Bat Control Company

April 25th, 2017

Tri-State Wildlife Management is a Northern Kentucky Bat Control Company, offering bat inspections, removal, exclusion, repair, prevention, and cleanouts. Call us today at (859) 635-0037

Bats are great mammals to have around, as they hunt mosquitoes and other insects at dusk, just when insects’ presence are at their climax. However, bats become unwelcome guests when they find a nice comfortable home in your home or business, entering through construction gaps, unsecured louver vents, chimneys, or any hole larger than 3/8 inches. If your home or business is occupied by bats, you may witness bats going in and out, or bat droppings (guano) underneath the bats’ main entrance(s). Homes and buildings are great places for bats to use as hibernating sites and as maternal roosts (a place to raise their young before they are able to fly).

Northern Kentucky Bat Control Company

What should you do if you find yourself sharing your home or business with bats? Tri-State Wildlife Management (TSWM) is your solution to your bat problem. Our courteous staff will work for you to provide a cost effective solution to your bat intrusion or damage issue. As a full service company, we initiate an Integrated Management Plan beginning with a full bat inspection and customer education followed by bat removal and exclusionclean-up, repair/restoration and prevention. The removal process used by TSWM allows for bats to exit your attic while preventing reentry. During this process, no bats are harmed and they easily find another place to lodge.

Bats are protected under federal and state law; however, TSWM has the expertise and experience to offer legal and humane exclusions and repairs. A bat’s seasonal cycle, such as roosting and dispersal periods, affect how and when they can be removed from your home or business. For example, TSWM will not seal up the main bat entry into your attic if juveniles are too young to fly, or if bats are hibernating. In both circumstances, bats will be trapped inside, causing unnecessary death, as well as an associated odor. In the winter, full bat exclusion is not permissible until mild nighttime temperatures return in early spring. Sometimes we experience a 1-2 week warm spell in the winter. If this happens, TSWM can take the opportunity to fully exclude bats. When temperatures warm up, bats leave their hibernation site to hunt, therefore ensuring no bats are trapped inside.

The adult females in a bat colony have not born pups just yet, but we are nearing that time. April is the perfect time to exclude bats from your home, before pups are born. After young are born, TSWM can continue preliminary exclusion work; however, the full exclusion process must be out on hold until all juveniles are able to fly.

Since bats are persistent, they often attempt to use new entry points into a structure after their main entry is sealed. Tri-State Wildlife Management offers effective solutions to this issue as part of your Integrated Management Plan. The slightest construction gap or vulnerable area on your home can become another bat entry, so TSWM repairs and seals all at-risk areas. All attics if not sealed properly run the risk of needing bat removal at one time or another. A contractor’s or homeowner’s repairs and materials may not keep bats out of your home. Wildlife grade materials properly installed by TSWM are guaranteed. When addressing a bat issue in your home or business, best practices should always be used. The experienced professionals at Tri-State Wildlife Management will provide you with a cost effective solution to your bat issue.

To resolve your bat issue before young are born, call Tri-State Wildlife Management today to set up an inspection appointment. (859) 635-0037

Northern Kentucky Bat Control

April 20th, 2017

For bat removal, exclusion, and prevention services, call Tri-State Wildlife Management today, and put our experience and expertise to work for you! (859) 635-0037

Northern Kentucky Bat Control

Northern Kentucky Bat Control: Since warm weather is here to stay, Tri-State Wildlife Management (TSWM) is currently conducting bat inspections and bat exclusions on houses, multi-unit buildings, and businessesNow is the perfect time to take care of any bat problem you may have before female bats begin having young.

Bat exclusion work involves sealing and repairing all current bat entries and exits, as well as all other construction gaps on your home. TSWM repairs all construction gaps on your home because they are areas susceptible to future bat entry. Once bats are prevented from using their current entry and exit points, they will attempt to gain access to the structure by other means. Sealing up vulnerable areas prevents bats from gaining access back into your home.

The same principles apply to condos and apartment complexes, schools, churches, hospitals and more. All at-risk/vulnerable areas should be sealed so that bats do not find another way into the structure once excluded from using their main entry points. Although TSWM always strongly advises going about bat exclusion in this way, the decision is ultimately up to the customer. Unfortunately, if other potential entries are not sealed, bats almost always find their way back in. It is much more cost effective to seal up the home before bats can reenter.

TSWM also offers full and partial attic cleanups. TSWM employees are trained in safe and effective methods of removing bat guano and contaminated insulation. In addition to the foul smell and unsanitary conditions, accumulated bat droppings can support the growth of histoplasmosis, an airborne fungal disease very common in the Cincinnati tri-state area. Due to the risk of exposure to diseases such as histoplasmosis, proper protective gear and equipment is vital to a safe and effective cleanup. For more information concerning bat exposure visit, the Center for Disease Control Website at: TSWM is dedicated to resolving our customers’ bat problems and preventing bat issues in the future. Tri-State Wildlife Management is fully licensed and insured, and we stand behind all our work.

For an experienced and professional bat removal company in Northern Kentucky, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037.

Bat Removal Cincinnati, OH

April 17th, 2017

Do you have bats in your attic? To rid your home of bats for good, call Tri-State Wildlife Management. Put our experience and expertise to work for you! (859) 635-0037

Bat Removal Kenton County, KY

Bat Removal in Cincinnati, OH: Bats often take advantage of the comfort of attics and chimneys, no matter the season. Crevices and attics of homes make perfect roost sites in the spring, summer, and fall, and hibernation spots in the winter. In the warm months when bats are active, attics are used as roost sites, and maternity colonies for females (and their young when they are born). This maternity colony is made up of generations of bats that return to the same site year after year, so each year, a maternity colony grows larger.

The window of opportunity for bat exclusion is rapidly closing; however, right now is the perfect time to fully exclude bats from your attic, before adult females have their pups.  When pups are born, full bat exclusion is put on hold until they are able to fly. Fortunately, Tri-State Wildlife Management has the experience and expertise to perform preliminary bat exclusion work even after young are born. However, once pups are born, full exclusion must wait until all juveniles can fly.

Spring is the perfect time to remove and exclude bats from your home or business, since pups have not been born. Tri-State Wildlife Management (TSWM) uses special vents for the bat removal process which allow bats to leave your attic as normal to hunt while prohibiting reentry. After all bats have left your attic, permanent repairs are made to seal entry and exit points.

Bats are great mammals to have around. If you’ve ever observed a bat feeding at twilight, you already know why – they eat a variety of flying insects, including mosquitoes. Despite the advantages of having bats around, there are many serious disadvantages to having them in your home. First, they can create significant damage to structures. Bats create foul latrines, made up of both guano and urine that cause a horrible odor, soil insulation, and can weaken the structure. When entering and exiting a structure, bats defecate, leaving staining along the home. In addition, they leave black, oily rub marks at entries.

Bats also pose health/hygiene concerns including rabies, histoplasmosis, and bat bugs. When bats transmit rabies, it is most typically through a bite. If bitten, the bat should always be tested if it can be caught. If the bat is not caught, or if it tests positive for rabies, rabies shots must be taken. Without treatment, rabies ends in death. Sometimes a bat is found in the living space of a home. If the bat had access to children or anyone who may not know/may not be able to communicate that they’ve been bitten, rabies shots are encouraged. Although the most serious, rabies is not the most common threat that bats pose. Histoplasmosis is a common lung disease caused by a fungus that grows on guano. It is important to always wear the proper protective gear when in the same vicinity as bat guano, as the fungus is easily disturbed. Although bat bugs pose no serious health threat, just like bed bugs, they are a parasitic nuisance to be avoided.

Tri-State Wildlife Management is fully licensed and insured, and we stand behind all our work

For bat removal in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky or Southeast Indiana, call Tri-State Wildlife Management. Put our experience and expertise to work for you! (859) 635-0037

Bat Removal Cincinnati, OH The technicians of Tri-State Wildlife Management are Bat Standards Certified through the National Wildlife Control Operators Association.

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