Bat Identification and Control in Utah

Correct identification is an important first step in pest control.


A bat’s wingspan ranges from a few inches to 17 inches in width.

There are 18 different species of bats in Utah alone.

Bats are protected by law so you cannot kill them. You are also not allowed to seal up cracks or crevices when bats and their young are present which is usually late May through late July.

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Why are they a health hazard
Why are they a health hazard

Bats are a health hazard because they. can transmit histoplasmosis and rabies to humans. Never handle bats with bare hands.

They are also a major disruptor to building occupants.






Health hazard

Thorn Pest Services Tips for keeping bats away

How To Exclude Bats From Your Home
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  • Seal exterior cracks, crevices and areas around pipes and electrical that enter through walls.

  • Use netting that allows bats to leave structures but clocks them from re-entering the building.

  • Construct bat houses/boxes as an alternative roosting site.

Exclude Bats Continued
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  • Keep all exterior doors and windows closed.

  • Keep screens in good repair.

  • Avoid leaving gaps in construction where bats can roost.

  • Use the presence of guano (bat feces) and grease markings on siding, etc., to find openings that need exclusionary measures taken.

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Pests can be difficult to control, but that’s what we are here for. We create a strategic plan to gain control of your problem and make sure we get results.

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We take a scientific approach to pest control. We start with an inspection and assessment to help us identify the pest, locate where they are, and create a specific plan for your property. Every home and business is different and requires a unique strategy.

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Proper pest management starts with a detailed inspection and assessment from an expert pest professional before treatment. Thorn Pest Solutions uses a three-step process rooted in science to eliminate pests with long-term results.

Assess Situation

First, we identify the root problem(s) with a site assessment. Pests are almost always an indicator of an environmental condition. This will determine the best actions to provide short and your long-term results against pests.

Execute Action Plan

Next, we develop a plan to fix the problems we discovered. This includes solving current pest issues, eliminating conducive conditions, and monitoring for future pest activity. Good pest management starts with a good plan.

Track Success

Lastly, we implement the solutions we developed including inspection, monitoring, and preventing future pest infestations. Good pest control requires a good offense and not just defense. Prevention is key.

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