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It’s Bat Management,  Not Pest Control

Urban Bats, Bats in Buildings and Bat Management

Staining and Guano on Wall

Exclusion devices installed at a NASA facility

What are Nuisance Bats?

Bats are not PESTS that require Control.   Bat management is tricky and  misinformation is abundant = so whether you plan to do it yourself or hire a professional, please do your research before the project begins. If you plan to hire a professional get references, ask questions, and test THEIR knowledge (… see Management Guidelines).   Most exclusion related mortality is the result of ignorance and misinformation.  Education is the key — so please keep reading and spread the word.

Learn more   BCI’s Bats in Buildings Program

             founded in 2000 as a joint venture between

                 Fly By Night and Bat Conservation International

If you are outside FBN's service area, (southeastern USA),

visit BCI's web site for a list of  BCI approved Bat Exclusion professionals.

BCI Approved Bat Exclusion Professional Certification

Fly By Night, Inc Management Projects ==

The loss of roosting habitat is a major threat to bat populations world wide.  Over two dozen species successfully adapted to declines in natural sites by roosting in ‘man-made’ structures.  Evidence of bat activity includes staining around exterior openings and gaps (1/2 inch or greater), guano accumulations on walls and surfaces below a roost entrance, strong musky odor, high pitched chirps or squeaks.  A small colony (<100) may not be noticed, but larger colonies are often considered an unwanted nuisance. Unfortunately their successful adaptation has backfired in a major way and urban bat populations are extremely vulnerable. 

Our long term research on urban bat  populations began in 1993, while Laura was working toward her Master degree at UCF (thesis focused on bat houses and urban bats)..  We were the first Florida organization, focused solely on the conservation and protection of native bats and the first to successfully use bat houses as a management tool.

We provide management information for do-it-yourselfers and management services that are research and conservation based. 

WE are NOT a pest control or nuisance wildlife removal company —  we are a 501c3 conservation organization and the only non profit organization that actively provides bat management services  - it is one of our most important conservation efforts.  Each project is incorporated into our long term research on urban bat populations .  We view each project as an opportunity to educate the public and protect / conserve urban bat populations. 

If you need help with any bat related issue please contact  Fly By Night, Inc.   407-414-2142.

for information of safe and effective solutions.

Looking for Do it Yourself Methods?

Eviction and Exclusion Methods 

FBN management projects are Guaranteed for life. We use only proven methods that ensure bats can leave the building safely (= eviction), but they can’t get back in (exclusion). The process may take a considerable amount of time, every project is unique and we don’t cut corners.  The goal is to ensure the safety of people and bats with long-term ‘win-win’ solutions that keep everyone safe and in their own home

Since the bats must move elsewhere, we strongly encourage the installation of Bat Houses to mitigate roost loss see Mitigation — 


See  Guidelines for All Bat Management Projects  for more

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