REPOSTING: I actually failed to include the link in the original post.
This is interesting enough to share on our page! Our goal is to allow this article to get traction with educating the public. Not that it is a big concern in our area BUT makes you think about what else we plant as humans.
Wow! A landscaper planted 3 plum yews for "texture"'in front of our backyard deck. My husband never liked them from the beginning, so now is a good time to dig them up, put them in a sealed plastic bag, and throw them in our city trash receptacle. Noooo composting the yews!
Most yew, in my area at least, are Japanese yew. Are all the taxus toxic?
This little guy had to go off for testing. The family slept in the house (same room) with the bat and they might have had contact with the bat. It is always better to be safe than sorry when dealing with possible rabies!
We have always walked people through the protocol of “what if a bat is inside our house”. If this happens, call us. We can help you by providing all of the options and you weighing the decision.