Western Yellow Bat
Western yellow removal and control is a service that should only be performed by a professional company,You can find a professional bat removal company here.
Yellow bats are found throughout Mexico and Baja California, but in the US they occupy only southern California and Arizona, following the introduction of ornamental palms. Cosmetic trimming of palm fronds threatens their habitat, along with pesticide use in date palm orchards. Western yellow bats are medium-sized with sooty yellow fur, and lack any markings on their shoulders or wrists. They are slightly smaller than their cousin, the Northern yellow bat.
Western yellow bats are solitary tree-roosters; they do not form colonies in attics or buildings. If you find one or two of these bats in your home, chances are they have wandered in by mistake. They’ll often enter homes through open windows and doors, but may use any crevice they can find. This usually occurs in the early fall when bats are checking for potential roost sites. The presence of any bat in your living spaces is purely accidental; it is often a simple matter to allow it to escape.
Any bat will usually find its own way out; jut open all windows and doors leading to the outside. Bats usually will not attack a person even if chased. Never swat or throw things at the bat, or run around waving. All this tends to do is confuse the bat and leave you exhausted. Above all else, calmly watch the bat to make sure it leaves. If the bat refuses to leave, it will calm down and land on something. Drapes and hanging clothes seem to be the preferred rest areas. Place a small box or can over the bat, then gently slide thin cardboard under the "trap" to collect your bat, then release it outside. At last resort, local health authorities can be called to collect the bat, though this may result in its demise. If a bat, or any wild animal, has come in contact with pets, children, or other vulnerable person, contact your local health department. Health department recommendations vary from state to state.
There’s a couple of ways a professional bat exclusion professional can help. They can tell you which kind of bats occur in your area, and possibly help you determine which bat you’re dealing with. They can also inspect your house for possible entrance points (these can be quite small), and advise you on exclusion measures to take. If you want to go this road, look for a company who:
· has experience finding all the tiny entrances bats use to enter and exit a structure, and in sealing up those gaps.
· uses only the most effective exclusion and removal techniques, in compliance with all state and local regulations.
Please do not try to catch these bats, these bats are on a protected list and should not be handled by anyone other than a professional yellow bat removal expert.
The picture above is for referance as to body size and shape, the picture above is not a western yellow bat.
We have many pages on several different species of bats, please use our main bat removal page for specific species of bats needing controlled.