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Will Bats Fly During a Solar Eclipse?

August 21st, 2017

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There have been a lot of articles circulating online in regards to the solar eclipse and the strange phenomenon that will occur during this time. Vets and animal experts are advising to keep pets indoors to protect there eyes from permeate damage. However, this leads one to wonder how wild animals will react to this rare occurrence. One article in particular on knowledge news states that it is “difficult for scientist to say conclusively how much the moon blocking out the sun’s rays has affected animals over the years since the events are always so brief. Despite this limited observation window there have been odd behavior observed in insects, birds, and mammals such as chimpanzees, cows, and giraffes. With all of the unknown about animals and their reaction to the eclipse it started me thinking about whether or not traditionally nocturnal animals will suddenly become active. More specifically whether or not bats will leave their roost and fly during a solar eclipse.

One thing to consider when pondering this concept is an animals typical cycle of activity. Most people are familiar with diurnal (active during the day) and nocturnal (active at night), however most people are unaware of the term crepuscular. Crepuscular is derived from the Latin word for twilight and describes animals that are primarily active during dusk and dawn. Rabbits, deer, skunks, opossums, and the common house cat are some of the most commonly known crepuscular animals that we have in this area. Uniquely enough these animals are also known to be active on overcast days and moonlit nights. Therefore, one might observe more active behavior from these animals during such an occurrence as a solar eclipse.

Since we are in the heart of bat exclusion season, and juvenile bats have finally started leaving the roost, one can only wonder if these irresponsible teenagers will attempt to leave the roost during the day of a solar eclipse. Will bats fly during a solar eclipse? According to Chris Smith, of the Naked Scientists based out of Cambridge University, bats like humans and many other mammals have an internal clock that allows them to fall asleep and wake on a pretty predictable cycle. “It’s called the suprachiasmatic nucleus and that keeps time. It is a few thousand nerve cells, maybe 20,000 nerve cells that are all interconnected and they are running a genetic program. This molecular clockwork takes about 24 hours to go round a complete cycle.” “So these nerve cells become more or less active and they secrete various hormones into the blood stream, and they go round the body and inform all of the tissues in the body that have their own body clocks, what time it is. So you have this master clock in your head and you have these other slave clocks – if you like- in every cell in your body. That’s how your tissues know what time of days it is.” According to Chris some animals, such as bats, have their clocks reversed. Causing them to awake during twilight/dusk and retreat to bed at dawn.

In addition to a bats internal clock, bats also use the sun, moon, and the earths magnetic field to navigate. “They know where the moon is, and they know where east and west is, because they know where the sun is setting and they know where it is rising and they set their body clocks with the earth’s magnetic field as well. So they have a magnetic response element in their brains, they look at where the sun is in the sky. They then know that the sun rises and sets east and west. They know what time it is in their body clock and they lock their body clock onto the magnetic signal of the earth, and they know which direction to fly.” Further more, according to one researcher if you make a bat “jet lagged” by interrupting their cycle and exposure to light and dark they can actually fly off in the wrong direction.

After my readings I think I am going to be more interested in the wildlife around me than the solar eclipse. I hope to catch the deer and rabbits running through the back yard, and maybe a few bats flying through the sky. Either way it’s going to be an interesting day.

Tri-State Wildlife Management is committed to helping wildlife and people live communally while protecting you, your health, and your property. If you are currently experiencing a bat issue in your home or property, please give us a call at 859-635-0037.

Northern Kentucky Bat Removal

August 17th, 2017

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The news media is often guilty of sensationalizing stories about rabid bats or bat colonies in buildings and the dangers involved; however, like many native wildlife a very small percentage of bats contract rabies and of that small percentage, an even smaller percentage will come in contact with humans or pets. With that said, it is always wise to practice common sense and use caution around them and avoid direct contact, as well as ensure that your pets are properly vaccinated. Bat bites and other physical contact may go undetected by individuals who are asleep, children and pets. In recent years there has been an increase in the percentage of bats testing positive for rabies.

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 Tri-State area. Dry attic environments usually do not support the growth of histoplasmosis spores, however attic clean outs should never be conducted by a home or business owner! Many experts agree that the safest guano is undisturbed guano. Due to the risk of exposure during extraction, guano removal should be left to trained professionals with the proper, safe and removal equipment.

Bats in Attic

We strive for the most humane and environmentally effective techniques for dealing with bat and wildlife problems. Tri-State Wildlife Management’s use of modern innovative methods provides sound wildlife management services to ensure the protection of our customers’ investments and health.

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

For Northern Kentucky Bat Removal, or Bat Removal in Ohio, or Indiana, call Tri-State Wildlife Management! (859) 635-0037.

Bat Removal Alexandria, KY – Exclusion, Repair, Attic Cleanups

August 12th, 2017

Call Tri-State Wildlife Management for Professional Bat Removal Services in Alexandria, KY. 859-635-0037. Serving Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati.

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Bat information for the home or business owner experiencing bat pro0blems:

Bat Removal Alexandria, KY: Bats are found worldwide and include about 900 species; however, there are only 40 species living in the United States. The Greater Cincinnati area typically only deals with two types of bats; the little brown bat and the big brown bat, although Indiana bats are also native to the area they are very rarely found in dwellings. Bats are nocturnal and tend to be rather shy. Because of their habits and old superstitions, people seem to have more fear of bats than they need to. Both the little brown bat and the big brown bat are dark in color and live in colonies. Roosting in attics, wall spaces, chimneys, siding, shingles, behind shutters, barns and in between tree bark is all common. All attics if not sealed properly run the risk of needing bat removal.

Adult bats breed in the fall and bear their young May through July. Little brown bats usually have one pup while big brown bats typically have two. Weaning occurs in July and August when the young are old enough to fly. It is during this time that juvenile bats often mistakenly find their way in to living quarters. As a general rule, in our area, big brown bats tend to be year-round residents, while little brown bats may stay or leave the area to hibernate.
Bats become a nuisance when their close proximity to humans brings them into living areas during season changes. Many times, however, homeowners may have bats in their home, but do not realize it until one or two accidentally find themselves in the living space of a house or basement. Another way that homeowners realize they have “bats in the belfry” is when a noticeable pile of droppings known as guano is found lying on the ground or windowsill alongside the house. Above this pile, usually up in the soffit area or attic vent area, there is a hole for entry and exit. When bat guano and urine build up in an attic or wall space, the smell gets very strong –this is one more indicator of bat presence in a home. Bats present a danger because they are a carrier of rabies and their guano can lead to a lung disease called histoplasmosis. Exclusion is important because of these threats. For this reason, TSWM also offers full attic clean outs with sanitizing and deodorizing. Because of the pups’ inability to fly out, TSWM cannot remove bats between mid-May and mid-August. This is crucial information when excluding bats from your residence.

Due to expanding human populations reducing wildlife habitat, and humans creating more comfortable habitat, many species of wildlife at one time or another require management actions to reduce conflicts with people, property, and pets or with other wildlife species. In many cases wildlife species have found a way to co-exist with their human neighbors. Sometimes conflicts do arise and action is needed to protect the wildlife, humans, pets or property.

TSWM’s goal is to alleviate the problems that sometimes occur where wildlife and humans co-exist by providing information for homeowners to make good decisions to deter wildlife whenever possible. M Sometimes wildlife needs to be removed when no other solution can be reached.

Tri-State Wildlife Management is your full service Bat Management Specialist, offering bat exclusion , repair, and attic cleanups. Nationally Certified Bat Standard Compliant. 859-635-0037 Call Today!

Northern Kentucky Bat Removal

August 11th, 2017

For Bat Removal Services in Kentucky, Ohio, or Indiana, call Tri-State Wildlife Management! (859) 635-0037

The news media is often guilty of sensationalizing stories about rabid bats or bat colonies in buildings and the dangers involved; however, like many native wildlife a very small percentage of bats contract rabies and of that small percentage, an even smaller percentage will come in contact with humans or pets. With that said, it is always wise to practice common sense and use caution around them and avoid direct contact, as well as ensure that your pets are properly vaccinated. Bat bits and other physical contact may go undetected by individuals who are asleep, children and pets.

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 Tri-State area. Dry attic environments usually do not support the growth of histoplasmosis spores, however attic cleanouts should never be conducted by a home or business owner. Due to the risk of exposure, guano removal should be left to trained professionals with the proper safe and removal equipment.

Bats in Attic

At Tri-State Wildlife we strive for the most humane and environmentally effective techniques for dealing with bats in your home or business. Tri-State Wildlife Management’s use of modern innovative methods provides sound wildlife management services to ensure the protection of our customers’ investments, property and health.

Tri-State Wildlife Management is fully insured, and we stand behind all of our work. We have an A+ rating for a reason and strive to provide our customers with the best service in the Cincinnati Tri-State area.

For Northern Kentucky Bat Removal, or Bat Removal in Ohio, or Indiana, call Tri-State Wildlife Management! (859) 635-0037

Taylor Mill, KY Bat Removal (41015)

March 19th, 2015

For bat removal in Taylor Mill, KY (41015), call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037

Taylor Mills, KY Bat Removal (41015)

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Taylor Mill, KY Bat Removal (41015): Tri-State Wildlife Management is currently excluding bats from homes in northern Kentucky. Typically, homeowners realize they have bats living in their attic when they see bats exiting their home, or when they spot bat droppings on their home or close to it on the ground. A bat may escape into the living space of a home, which also may be an indicator you have bats living in your attic.  Bats that stayed in the area over the winter are now venturing out to feed, and bats that migrated south are returning. The mild weather gives bats the opportunity to leave the warmth of your home, just as the warmer weather has encouraged many people to rest, work, and play outside. Many people are outside in their yards or relaxing on their deck or porch around dusk, which is also the time that bats leave their roost to feed on bugs and insects. If their roost is in your attic, you may see them taking off from your home and feeding in the surrounding area.

Having bats in your home is an unsettling and serious problem, even if they are confined to the attic. Not only do they urinate and defecate anywhere they roost, causing staining and odor problems which are difficult to remove, they are associated with diseases which are dangerous to humans, including rabies and histoplasmosis (a lung disease caused by the spores of fungus which grow on their droppings or guano). While bats are very beneficial to humans because of their affinity for many flying insects, such as mosquitoes, if they find their way into your home and take up residence, they can also be some of the most destructive, dangerous, and expensive wildlife to control.

Since bats are a protected species, removal should be done by a trained professional, such as our trained technicians.  In addition, we perform repairs and/or restorations to your home or business to prevent re-entry. TSWM also offers partial and full attic cleanups after bat exclusion.

Now is the perfect time to rid your home of bats. Once females begin giving birth to young (usually mid-May), full bat exclusion work must be put on hold until all juveniles are old enough to fly (usually mid-August). Although partial repairs of at risk areas can be completed during this blackout period, Tri-State Wildlife Management is not ethically or legally able to exclude bats from your home.

Tri-State Wildlife Management is Certified Bat Standard Compliant by the National Wildlife Control Operators Association.

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

For bat removal in Taylor Mill, KY (41015), or anywhere in northern Kentucky, Cincinnati, or southeast Indiana, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037

Erlanger, KY Bat Removal (41018)

March 17th, 2015

For bat removal in Erlanger, KY, or anywhere in northern Kentucky, Cincinnati, or southeast Indiana, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037 or (513) 853-0037.

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Erlanger, KY Bat Removal (41018): The recent warm weather seems to have pushed everyone out of doors. Yesterday evening, the sidewalks and parks were teeming with people and pets, eagerly enjoying the freedom that comes every year when winter is finally over. Families were grilling and relaxing outside, while kids were riding bikes and playing on swing sets. Some trees are budding, and the earliest spring flowers are blooming. It seems the warmth breathed new life into everyone and everything. This is also the time of year when wildlife becomes more active. Just to give a few examples, groundhogs are venturing out of their burrows more frequently and for longer periods of times, squirrels can be seen in abundance scampering about, and raccoons are becoming more active at nighttime. Bats are also becoming active now that the cold weather is behind us.

Tri-State Wildlife Management is in the process of excluding bats from a handful of houses and a gymnasium, and we anticipate receiving an influx of bat calls in the coming one or two weeks if the weather stays on the mild side. Here’s why: The warm weather brings with it plenty of bugs and insects, which is the main diet of bats. As homeowners are outside doing evening chores or relaxing on the deck, they may spot bats flying out of their home. Most people do not even realize that their home was susceptible to bat activity; however, bats can enter and exit any hole or gap the size of a quarter or bigger, so most go undetected.

Tri-State Wildlife Management’s technician has the experience and expertise to inspect your home for all bat entries and at risk areas. As a full service company, we initiate an Integrated Wildlife Management Program beginning with an inspection and customer education, followed by exclusion of bats and repair of all wildlife damage areas . TSWM also offers prevention, restoration, and cleanup services.

Tri-State Wildlife Management uses a variety of products and methods for bat repairs, prevention, and restoration.  TSWM seals homes and businesses with specialized wildlife restoration products, installs custom and standard chimney caps, and installs vent screens/coverings. When bat cleanup services are needed or desired, it typically involves the removal of bat droppings and contaminated debris from attics or other bat invaded areas.

Since bats are a protected species, removal should be done by a trained professional, such as our trained technicians. We strive for the most humane and environmentally effective techniques for dealing with wildlife problems. Tri-State Wildlife Management’s use of modern innovative methods provides sound wildlife management services to ensure the protection of our customers’ investments and health.

Tri-State Wildlife Management is Certified Bat Standard Compliant by the National Wildlife Control Operators Association.

Tri-State Wildlife Management – Protecting You, Your Property, and Your Investment

For bat removal in Erlanger, KY, or anywhere in northern Kentucky, Cincinnati, or southeast Indiana, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037 or (513) 853-0037.

Bat Removal Tri-State Wildlife Management

February 13th, 2015

For bat removal in Northern Kentucky, Cincinnati, or Southeast IN, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037.

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Bat Removal Tri-State Wildlife Management: If you’ve ever had to rid your home of bats, you’re not alone. Even celebrities aren’t immune to bat invasions. Ironically, Ozzy Osbourne is dealing with this issue right now. Thirty three years ago, Osbourne bit off the head of bat that a fan threw on stage. He thought it was a fake, but instead, he had to go through some very real rabies shots.  According to Blabbermouth, during a renovation of a home in Buckinghamshire, England, evidence of bats was discovered. England has stringent bat translocation laws that must be obeyed, and illegally removing bats could end in a $7,000 fine per bat. For more on this story, read the full Blabbermouth article here: OZZY OSBOURNE Must Pay $27,000 To Rid His Home Of Bats.

Tri-State Wildlife Management is fully ensured and we stand behind all our work.

For bat removal in Northern Kentucky, Cincinnati, or Southeast IN, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037.

Newport, KY Wildlife Removal (41071)

December 4th, 2014

For wildlife removal in Newport, KY or anywhere in Northern KY, Cincinnati, or Southeastern IN, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037 or (513) 853-0037

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Newport, KY Wildlife Removal

Newport, KY Wildlife Removal: Wild animals in the Greater Cincinnati area are actively seeking warm shelter for the cold winter. Although outdoor den sites are typical for many rodents during the hot summer, those same den sites are not ideal this time of year. Oftentimes, raccoons and squirrels seek out shelter in the attics, chimneys, and other crevices of homes and businesses. Bats and mice are also typical residences of attics. If you hear noises in your attic, ceiling, wall, or chimney, you probably have a wild animal(s) in your home.

All homes can at one time or another be vulnerable to wildlife entry; however, homes in need of repair are most at risk. “In need of repair” can mean anything as simple as a loose gutter or shingle, or as complicated as chimney tuck pointing or needing a whole new roof. Due to the historical nature of the homes in Newport, KY, many homes may be in need of some type of repair, be it simple or complicated.

It is important to mention, however, that a home or building may not need any repairs, but is still vulnerable to a wildlife invasion. Many factors play into this, so we’ll explore a few of them here:

First, if wildlife are attracted to your yard, they will be more attracted to your home as well. Mature trees, shrubbery, overgrown landscaping, bird feeders, pet food and garbage cans left outside, etc., all contribute to an increase in wildlife in your yard. If squirrels and raccoons are using your yard as a place to live in the warmer months, they may not look any further than your home as a place to stay for the winter.

Another factor that makes some homes and buildings more vulnerable than others is the type of outdoor construction materials used. Brick is less vulnerable than siding, and wood is typically the most vulnerable. Other building materials are also very important, including chimney capping, fascia, drip edge, etc.

A related factor is the quality of workmanship. In the Greater Cincinnati area, it’s common for builders to not install drip edge on homes. Lack of drip edge gives squirrels enough space to begin gnawing their way into a home. It is also enough space for raccoons to get a grip to start ripping their way in. Lastly, lack of drip edge gives bats or mice enough clearance to enter into a home.

As a full service company, Tri-State Wildlife Management initiates an Integrated Wildlife Management Program beginning with an inspection and customer education, followed by removal of intrusive wildlife and repair of wildlife damage. TSWM also offers prevention, restoration, and cleanup services.

Tri-State Wildlife Management uses a variety of products and methods for repairs, prevention, and restoration.  TSWM seals homes and businesses with specialized wildlife restoration products, installs custom and standard chimney caps, vent screens/coverings, as well as barrier walls and fencing. TSWM provides habitat modification as another preventative technique. When cleanup services are needed or desired, it typically involves the removal of bird, bat, or raccoon droppings, and contaminated debris from attics or other wildlife invaded areas. TSWM also offers dead animal removal services and MUCH MORE.

We strive for the most humane and environmentally effective techniques for dealing with wildlife problems. Tri-State Wildlife Management’s use of modern innovative methods provides sound wildlife management services to ensure the protection of our customers’ investments and health.

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

For wildlife removal in Newport, KY or anywhere in Northern KY, Cincinnati, or Southeastern IN, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037 or (513) 853-0037

 

Bat Removal 41011 Covington, KY – Damage and Damage Identification

September 8th, 2014

Bat Removal Covington, KY (41011) – BATS: Brought to you by Tri-State Wildlife Management Covington’s Experts in Bat Removal, Exclusion, and Repair (859) 635-0037

Bat Removal 41011 – Bats Series Part 3: Damage and Damage Identification Tri-State Wildlife Management continues to receive many calls from people in the Tri-State area who are realizing bats are taking up residence in their home or business. This is also the time of year when the technicians at TSWM are able to exclude bats, repair damages, and prevent re-entry on homes and other structures.

Damage and Damage Identification Bats become a nuisance when they roost in large numbers in houses and businesses. Despite their usefulness, discovering or even suspecting bats living in your home or business is unsettling. Two common bat problems in the Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky area include a solitary bat accidentally entering the living space of a structure and bats roosting in the attics or chimneys of homes or building. Signs that bats may be living in a structure include seeing bats going in/out of the building, and the presence of bat droppings (guano).

Bat Removal 41011 Covington, KY

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TSWM also offers full and partial attic cleanouts. TSWM employees are trained in safe and effective methods of removing bat guano and contaminated insulation. Due to the risk of exposure to diseases such as histoplasmosis, proper protective gear and equipment is vital to a safe and effective cleanout. TSWM is committed to working with home and business owners to eradicate their nuisance wildlife issue.

For more information please see the previous 2 posts in our bat series – Synopsis and Biology, and Disease

Bat Removal 41011 – For Bat Removal and Exclusion Services in Covington, KY or anywhere in NKY/Cincy/SEI, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037.

Bat Removal 41015 Covington, KY – Disease

September 6th, 2014

Bat Removal (41015) Covington, KY – BATS: Brought to you by Tri-State Wildlife Management Covington’s Experts in Bat Removal, Exclusion, and Repair (859) 635-0037

 

Bats Series Part 2: Disease Tri-State Wildlife Management continues to receive many calls from people in the Tri-State area, including Covington, KY, who are realizing bats are taking up residence in their home or business. This is also the time of year when the technicians at TSWM are able to exclude bats, repair damages, and prevent re-entry on homes and other structures.

Due to the large number of bat encounters this time of year, Tri-State Wildlife Management will be posting a blog series devoted to educating the public about bats. The second part in this series provides information on bat diseases and their potential health risk to humans.

Bat Guano - Bat Removal 41015 Covington, KY

Bat Guano in Covington, KY Home

 

 

 

Disease The news media is often guilty of sensationalizing stories about rabid bats or bat colonies in buildings and the dangers involved; however, like many native wildlife a very small percentage of bats contract rabies and of that small percentage, an even smaller percentage will come in contact with humans or pets. With that said, it is always wise to practice common sense and use caution around them and avoid direct contact, as well as ensure that your pets are properly vaccinated. Bat bites and other physical contact may go undetected by individuals who are asleep, children and pets.

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 Tri-State Area. Dry attic environments usually do not support the growth of histoplasmosis spores, however attic cleanouts should never be conducted by a home or business owner. Due to the risk of exposure, guano removal should be left to trained professionals with the proper safety and removal equipment. For more information concerning bat exposure visit, the Center for Disease Control Website at: www.cdc.gov

Stay tuned for our next installment of the Bat Series – Damage and Damage Identification

For Bat Removal and Exclusion Services in Covington, KY (41015) or anywhere in the NKY/Cincy/SE IN area, call Tri-State Wildlife Management at (859) 635-0037.


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