Event Title

Bat Exclusion Methods

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Location

Jackson, Mississippi

Start Date

5-11-1995 12:00 AM

Description

This publication is intended to serve as a review of currently accepted methods of bat exclusion. Inappropriate house bat control methods are destructive to our decreasing bat populations and often cause additional problems for the building's owner or occupant. These problems include odor from dead bats, infestations of carrion-feeding flies, and increasing human and pet exposure to bats. Appropriate exclusion methods like winter structure modification for cave hibernating bats or one-way excluders using hardware cloth, plastic sheeting, or plastic birdnetting are the best ways to protect these beneficial wildlife species and correct situations where humans and bats come into conflict.

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Bat Exclusion Methods

Jackson, Mississippi

This publication is intended to serve as a review of currently accepted methods of bat exclusion. Inappropriate house bat control methods are destructive to our decreasing bat populations and often cause additional problems for the building's owner or occupant. These problems include odor from dead bats, infestations of carrion-feeding flies, and increasing human and pet exposure to bats. Appropriate exclusion methods like winter structure modification for cave hibernating bats or one-way excluders using hardware cloth, plastic sheeting, or plastic birdnetting are the best ways to protect these beneficial wildlife species and correct situations where humans and bats come into conflict.