Responding to Calls and Concerns about Bats

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Thu, Oct 6th, 2022 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM ET
Thu, Oct 6th, 2022 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM CT
Thu, Oct 6th, 2022 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM MT
Thu, Oct 6th, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM PT
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This webinar will examine the lives of bats in our urban communities and provide important information on how to respond to the public’s concerns about potential zoonotic disease transmission. The presentation will also focus on providing helpful guidance for agency phone and field responses that humanely and effectively resolve conflicts with bats. We will cover:

  • The life history and behavior of urban bats
  • Responding to concerns and fear about bats and diseases like rabies and COVID-19
  • Tips for trouble-shooting problems with bats over the phone and in the field
  • Effective rescue techniques for bats trapped in structures
  • Appropriate bat eviction and exclusion strategies when a colony is present


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This webinar has been certified by the National Animal Care & Control Association and is approved for 1 Continuing Education Unit. Please refer to your NACA membership portal for current CEU submission process. Current NACA Members who attend the live presentation or watch the recording will be able to download a jointly issued attendance certificate that includes the National Animal Care & Control Association logo. Visit the NACA training page for a complete list of future trainings.



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