About this site

The information on the site was developed by Janet Hurley, a school integrated pest management (IPM) specialist for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, in conjunction with:

  • Diane Odegard, Outreach Coordinator, Bat Conservation International
  • Diana Foss, Urban Wildlife Biologist, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
  • Beverlee E. Nix, DVM, MPH, Zoonosis Control Veterinarian, Texas Department of State Health Services

For more information about bats in schools or other integrated pest management topics for schools, contact:

Janet A. Hurley, MPA
Extension Program Specialist II – School IPM
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Southwest Technical Resource Center
17360 Coit Road
Dallas, TX 75252

Phone:  877-747-6872  or 972-952-9213
Fax:  972-952-9632

Email: ja-hurley@tamu.edu
Web: https://schoolipm.tamu.edu
Alternative email: hurley_janet@yahoo.com
Facebook:  http://facebook.com/School IPM Texas


Laura Seckbach Finn, founder of Fly By Night, Inc. and co-founder of the Bats in Buildings program, reviewed this information for accuracy and supplied many of the exclusion images.

Information and advice were provided by Barbara French, Science Officer (retired) of Bat Conservation International; Meg Goodman, former State Bat Biologist, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department; Timothy Hanks, founder of Hanks Services specializing in bat exclusion; and Chris Sansone, Associate Department Head and Extension Program Leader for Entomology, Texas AgriLife Extension Service.

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