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Bat bite rabies exposure precaution

2019-08-06T11:13:39-04:00Occasional Invaders, Pest Control Updates, Stinging/Biting, Wildlife|

The incidence of rabies in the wild bat population is relatively low, and the spread of rabies within individual colonies appears to be rare.  However, of the sick, dead, or suspect bats submitted for testing in Pennsylvania, roughly 5 percent test positive for rabies. It is important to take precautions when handling grounded bats. If you are trying to get bats out of your home or outbuilding, mid summer and early fall is the time of year to do so. Unfortunately, because this is the best time of year, bat colonies are on the move. Colonies can combine and make a small colony significantly larger and you could become their next accidental landlord. Bats of all sizes will bite in self-defense, but they almost never attack people. If you must handle a bat, take the following precautions to minimize the chance of being bitten. Wear leather gloves and scoop the grounded bat into a container to prevent the bat from biting you. If you are bitten by a bat, immediately wash the bite with hot, soapy water and call a physician. If there is any possibility that you have been infected, the physician will recommend rabies shots. Today, [...]

The Bats are on the move, you could be their next accidental landlord!

2019-08-06T11:13:03-04:00Occasional Invaders, Pest Control Updates, Wildlife|

If you are trying to get bats out of your home or outbuilding, this is the time of year to do so.  Unfortunately, because this is the best time of year, bat colonies are on the move. Colonies can combine and make a small colony significantly larger and you could become their next accidental landlord. The good news is, we can help.  This is the best time of year for evicting bats.  Each female bat often fledges two pups by mid-July, early August, the pups can fly and begin hunting insects on their own. Now is the best time to keep them from coming back.  If you do it any earlier in the year, you risk harming the colony by trapping the young inside your building; if you wait late into the fall, you risk missing the hibernation window and forcing them to find an alternate exit. Contact us about our $25 Off Any New Service Coupon

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