Cull infected bats
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Culling of bats infected with white-nose syndrome has been considered as a possible means of reducing transmission and slowing the spread of the disease. However, this has not been tested and simulation modelling indicates that culling is unlikely to be an effective method to control the spread of white-nose syndrome (Hallam & McCracken 2011).
Hallam T.G. & McCracken G.F. (2011) Management of the panzootic white-nose syndrome through culling of bats. Conservation Biology, 25, 189–194.