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Bats and Bat Management

Presenter:
Scott Hygnstrom, Professor and Extension Wildlife Specialist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Certified Wildlife Biologist and Leader of the eXtension CoP for Wildlife Damage Management

Bats are unique creatures in the animal kingdom. They are mammals that can truly fly and many use sonar to echolocate insect prey.
Bats are very beneficial in the environment, but they can cause problems when they occupy our homes, schools, and other structures. Most problems are associated with the guano they leave behind and potential for transmitting diseases to humans, especially rabies and histoplasmosis. We will discuss how to recognize signs of bats and how to conduct a bat watch. Exclusion is the key to managing bat problems, so we will cover how to keep bats out and how to evict them if they get in.

Presenters

Scott Hygnstrom

Created by Jerri Caldwell Hammonds

9 Comments

I think that this was really informative. Especially the first aid and bat exclusion. Thanks, for the info.

Avatar_placeholder Cynthia Whipkey

over 4 years ago

Learned about this webinar from emails by Janet Hurley (TX email list), Fudd Graham (Integrated Pest Management for Schools, Schoolbugs-L, listserve), and Kathryn Kimble Day (USDA, Pest managers listserve)

Thumb_dsc_1898 Karen Vail

over 4 years ago

Most excellent presentation :)

Avatar_placeholder Marianne G. Petrino

over 4 years ago

Learned about this webinar from our VCE extension agent Kristen Buhls :)

Avatar_placeholder Marianne G. Petrino

over 4 years ago

Janet, tried to connect with Motorola but apparently it does not support the flash required ! And I thought this equipment was world class.

Avatar_placeholder Ronald Marsh

over 4 years ago

Donna, not sure why you can't get on https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/urbancop

Thumb_2012_head_shot Janet Hurley

over 4 years ago

I can't get on. I get the following message "You cannot access this meeting because your meeting login has expired. Please log in to the meeting in a new window." I have rebooted my computer. Tested the connection. Logged into eXtension with my login. Any other ideas?

Thumb_donna_r_coffin Donna Coffin

over 4 years ago

I cannot connect either

Avatar_placeholder Liana Retzner

over 4 years ago

Bat exclusion and guano clean up are being discussed by our church right now because over 150 years of "bat issues" needs to be dealt with. I understand it's important to do this at the right time of year as well. I'm sure I'll learn some helpful info in this session!

Thumb_beth_nov2014 Beth Raney

over 4 years ago