Bats 101

Date of Publication
July 7, 2021
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Do you know what to do if you have a bat encounter in your building? Bats are a high-risk animal group for transmitting rabies. Participants will learn the principles behind preventing or excluding colony establishment within buildings.

Course Information Bats are a high-risk animal group for transmitting rabies and sometimes you may not know what to do if you have a bat encounter in your building. Beginning and experienced IPM Coordinators, Master Naturalists, code enforcement agents, animal control specialists, pest management professionals, and teachers will learn about basic practices to address bats pest problems. This course will teach participants how to describe practices that relate IPM practices and bats as pests, perform bat removal and exclusion techniques, and solve bat problems by applying IPM techniques. Certification RequirementsThis course offers 1 CEU of Structural Pest Control and 1 CEU of Integrated Pest Management from TDA, in addition to 1 CE hour from DSHS for animal control officers. You must score a minimum of 70% on the post-test to earn the certificate and CEU credit.

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