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Important info



Bats are never harmed during our bat removal process.

All bats in Florida are protected.

Bat maternal season is between April 15th and August 15th. It is unlawful to exclude bats during this time as juveniles still unable to fly may be orphaned and left to die.
BAT FACTS


There are 18 species of bats in Florida, all insectivores.

A single gray bat can eat 3,000 insects in one night.

There are 39 bat species in the United States (36 of them eat insects, 3 are nectar lovers).

40% of bats in the U.S. are endangered, threatened, or species of special concern.

There are about 1,000 species of bats worldwide (70% of them are the bug-chasing kind).

Bats can live up to 20 years.

Bats are the only mammals that truly fly.

Their fastest recorded speed is a big brown bat flying at 40 mph.

Their order name, Chiroptera, means "flying hand".

Unlike birds, which flap their wings up and down, bats "swim" through the air.

Their wing beats may be as rapid as 20 per second.

Bats use their echolocation, or sonar, to find insects and avoid obstacles at night.

The tiniest mammal of all is a bat the size of a bumble bee.

The big fruit bats, called flying foxes, don't have sonar, and may have wing spans of up to six feet.

There are no fruit bats or vampire bats in the United States.

Vampire bats live only in Latin America. They feed entirely on blood, mostly from chickens, turkeys, ducks, and geese, and sometimes from pigs, cattle, and horses.

Most bats have one pup per year, sometimes two.

Red bats have 3 to 4 offspring at a time. They are the only bats with 4 nipples.

Bat pups are born feet first (unique among mammals) in the spring, and can fly within 6 to 8 weeks.
THE BAT EXCLUSION PROCESS:

COMPLETE INSPECTION:
Absolute Bat control will perform a complete and thorough inspection of the structure(s) to determine which areas are 1) currently and actively being used by bats as a means of access and or egress 2) not currently being used by bats as a means of access and or egress but that are vulnerable to being used as a means of access and or egress to the extent that the bats could easily gain access and colonize in the future. These two categories are called and will be referenced as 1) Active areas 2) Vulnerable areas. The results of our inspection report are delivered for review and approval.

PRE SEAL:
The first step to a successful bat exclusion project will always be the pre seal. In this step we properly seal off all areas that were deemed to be “vulnerable areas” during our inspection. This is to ensure that bats displaced by our exclusionary one way doors have no other areas to regain access. The materials used to seal openings will be determined by the size of the openings and materials that they will be attached to at each specific application.

SET UP ONE WAY DOORS:
At this point in the project it is necessary to install one way doors over all “active areas”. These one way doors allow the bats to safely exit at night as they normally would to feed etc., however, they will be unable to regain access upon returning. The one way doors will stay in place for a minimum of five consecutive days to allow the bats time to leave however, the time frame for this step will ultimately be determined by several factors including local weather.

REMOVE ONE WAY DOORS & FINAL SEAL OFF:
After a final complete and thorough inspection of the project and upon our determining that the bats have left, we will systematically remove the one way doors while sealing off all openings as we go. The materials used to seal openings will be determined by the size of the openings and materials that they will be attached to at each specific application.

DECONTAMINATION, DISINFECTION, & ODOR REMEDIATION:
Absolute Bat Control offers products and services to aid in controlling the odors and health concerns associated with bats and bat colonies. More information will be provided in your proposal.