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Bat Exclusions

Bats are present throughout our area and are beneficial by consuming large amounts of insect pests like mosquitos. Bats can become a nuisance when they roost in attics or somehow find their way into houses or buildings. Bats are known to carry rabies and a bite may transfer the disease to humans or pets.

In Arkansas, all bats are considered protected, non-game species and it is illegal to kill them except in the case of potential rabies exposure and the bat needs to be sent to the AR Department of Health.

Our bat control program consists of an initial inspection and population survey to determine the size of the colony, then exclusion using a variety of techniques that allow the bats to leave a structure but not find their way back in. After a period of time  when the structure is determined to be bat free, cleanup of the guano can be done.