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Sky High Bats in Salt Lake City, Utah

Posted by animalcontrol on October 22, 2009

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High and inaccessible areas can often be reached with a JLG. This is a wonderful tool for bat removal because it allows us to safely remove and exclude hard-to-reach bats.

Recently we completed a bat removal job in a Salt Lake City, Utah high rise building. Mexican free-tail bats had occupied the building for several years and the colony had grown to approximately 250 individuals.  The smell was tremendous, particularly in the upper stories and the elevator shafts. 

The primary entrance and exit area was on the west side of the building at the sixth floor.  Naturally, it would be so very high and so very inaccessible, except by using our trusty JLG Man Lift.  This is a sort of crane-like device with a basket that will hold a person.  They are very safe, but while we had a person up working on the exclusion step in the bat removal, it became necessary to move the lift.  We were parked in the alley, which isn’t particularly well maintained, and hit a bump.  It was probably only about an inch high, but that creates a lot of sway and shake six stories up.  What a scary thing! 

Anyway, we were able to finish sealing the area so the bats couldn’t return.  The guano removal and decontamination steps were almost as interesting as the sealing step.  How do you clean the sides of an elevator shaft?  How do you check all the tiny gaps in such a big building?  How do you decontaminate through all the various shafts and conduits?  That is why people hire professional bat removal companies like us.  Click here to request information about professional bat control.

Not all bat removal jobs are as complicated, or as interesting, as this job was, but the basic steps are the same.  We inspect the site and create a custom bat removal plan.  We implement the plan by getting the bats out, performing necessary maintenance and repairs and then decontaminating the entire structure.  Even if the bats are sky high, like this colony was, we can help.

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