Tag: Bats

Long-Eared Bat Declared Threatened

For years, migratory bat populations in the Midwest have been threatened by a disease known as White Nose Syndrome (WNS), a fungal disease that infects the skin on the nose, ears, and wings of migratory bats. The fungus causes erratic behavior and causes the bats to use up their winter energy reserves prematurely, resulting in their […]

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A Sad Day for Michigan’s Bats

For years, wildlife specialists and the Michigan DNR have been attentively watching Michigan’s bat population for signs of the deadly White Nosed Syndrome, known as WNS. WNS is a fungal disease that has decimated bat populations in New York and other states. The disease is spread from state to state as the brown bats migrate […]

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Tracking the Michigan Brown Bat

Several years ago, a virulent fungal disease called White Nose Syndrome (WNS) was threatening the integrity of Michigan’s brown bat population. Although fears of massive bat depopulation in Michigan did not materialize (see here and here), researchers are still concerned about the effects of WNS on our brown bats and are using a new procedure […]

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Don’t seal those bats in!

When you first come to the realization that the scratching and moving you hear in your attic at night is a bat infestation, you might be understandably alarmed – maybe even panicked. Frequently when people contact Creature Control for bat evictions, they are extremely motivated to get working on the eviction and usually want something […]

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Bats Recover From White-Nose Syndrome

This week we heard some welcome news out of New York on the problem of white-nose syndrome (WNS). For the past 12 months, wildlife and animal control professionals were fearing the worst. WNS was raging through the brown bat population all across the north; some professionals specializing in bat removal in Michigan were fearing that […]

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Georgia Home Hosts 20,000 Bats

“Last night, I was woken up by a bat flying around my bedroom!” A lot of bat calls at Creature Control begin this way. As terrifying as this experience may be, usually the homeowner can take consolation that at least there was only one bat flying around. While residential bat colonies usually number in the […]

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Rabid Bats in Ann Arbor

An Ann Arbor family was recently treated for rabies after a bat found in the home tested positive for the disease. There is no evidence at this point that anyone in the family was actually bitten; the family noticed the bat flying in the house on August 3rd and upon returning a few days later, […]

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Creature Control Helps Family With Bat Eviction

It is always problematic anytime an unwanted creature takes up residence in your home. Bat infestations can be particularly troublesome to homeowners due to the health hazards of bat guano and the costly expense of restoring attic spaces damaged by bats. One Sand Lake, MI. family experienced this first hand. After dealing with bats in […]

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Michigan Bats Safe from WNS – For Now

The DNR has recently concluded a study of 24 known hibernation sites for bats throughout the state and has declared that the dreaded fungal disease known as White Nose Syndrome (WNS) has not made any inroads among the Michigan bat population, for the time being. It was feared that the disease, which came from Europe […]

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