Bat Control facts
There are about 1,240 different species of bats and they can be found throughout the United States. Bats are warm blooded, furry mammals. They are the only mammal capable of flight. Bats are nocturnal animals. They are active at night and will roost during the day. Contrary to popular belief, they have excellent eyesight and use vision for long flight and echolocation for locating prey. Echolocation allows the bats to navigate by the echo from various sounds they make. Bats make slow ultrasonic sounds as they forage, then as they pursue and capture their prey they make the sounds quicker. The young are born mid June and in late July the young begin to fly.
Bats are warm-blooded mammals with body lengths of 3 to 6 inches and wingspans ranging from 8 to 16 inches. They also have fur. Bats commonly found using homes or buildings for roosts are the Little Brown Bat and the Big Brown Bat. The Little Brown bats have a wingspan of 8.5 to 10 inches and only weigh about .2 – .5 ounces while the Big Brown has a wingspan from 11 to 13 inches and weighs .5 – .625 ounces.
Bats should never be handled at any time when found on the ground or in a home as they are vulnerable to rabies, like any mammal. Rabies is a potentially fatal disease, which is caused by a virus that attacks the central nervous system. While rabies in bats is not very common, precautions should always be used because of the possible risks.
If you own pets and you are experiencing a bat issue please check with your vet to determine if your pet will require a booster shot.
Bat Removal Expert
Our directory of wildlife professionals can quickly help you to find someone in your local area to help you with your problems of bat damage, bat removal, bat exclusion and bat repairs. Simply find your State to the left and then locate the city nearest to you. These professionals are all expert at bat control. Call them today and they will set up an appointment to asses the problems you may have with bats in your home.
Bat houses are not a solution for a bat removal problem in a home. Bats are will not be attracted to move from your home to a bat house. To remove bats from your home you should rely on a professional who is capable of handling bat removal.