This is a notice from our State DNR office. If you even think you have bats, now is the time to contact a pro. Once breeding season is in full swing, removal from structures is banned.
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"Dear nuisance wildlife control operators,...
Many of you are already beginning your season of bat evictions and exclusions, but if you haven’t, we just wanted to remind you that now is a good time to start inspections and work. Two months remain until bat pup season begins when exclusions and evictions are required by law to cease until August. The non-exclusion period in Wisconsin runs from June 1 through August 15 unless there is a human health or safety risk in which case the health exemption form must be completed by the landowner: http://dnr.wi.gov/files/PDF/forms/2300/2300-330.pdf .
More information about the Bat Broad Incidental Take Permit/Authorization, and the health exemption form can be found on the DNR website: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/erreview/itbats.html
Also a quick note- on April 1, the US Fish and Wildlife Service announced the listing of the northern long-eared bat as threatened with a 4(d) rule. The rule exempts possible take during removal of bats from buildings so you will not need a federal permit to continue your work, however anyone conducting bat exclusion and eviction in Wisconsin must still follow the Wisconsin Broad Incidental Take Permit for bats. In addition, any wildlife control operator handling or transporting bats for any reason during exclusion in Wisconsin must have a threatened/endangered species permit, because all four cave bat species are listed as threatened in Wisconsin. http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/endangeredresources/permits.html
Please feel free to contact us with questions and have a great spring,
Heather and Rori
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Conservation Biologist- Bureau Natural Heritage Conservation
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Incidental Take Coordinator
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