Bats provide a very helpful and necessary service. As the primary predator of nighttime insects, bats serve an important purpose in maintaining the balance of nature. One small brown bat can catch over 1000 mosquito-sized insects in an hour. Large brown bats prey on some of the insects most harmful to crops and gardens. Also, clean bat guano is one of the best fertilizers known.
Bats are social creatures. They live in family groups called colonies. A mature bat colony can have a population of hundreds or even thousands of bats. They generally establish a nest within easy flying distance of water.
While bats are famous for their sonar capabilities, they can also see very well. Sadly, due to misinformation and fear, the bat population is in severe decline and many species are now endangered. As the bat population declines, farmers are forced to use more pesticides. This further upsets the delicate balance of nature.
Bats are nocturnal, sleeping during the day and eating through the night. If you see a bat during the day, it is quite likely that something is wrong.
Bats do not like our cold winters. Some bats leave for the winter, most hibernate in their nest. Those that leave for the winter, have a migration pattern very similar to that of birds. Each October, the colony will fly south. In April, these same bats return to their nesting places. If the bats have a nest in your home, they will return to the same corner, the same spot, year after year.
The little brown bat of North America is the world’s longest living mammal for its size, with a lifespan sometimes exceeding 32 years. With each female having one or two ‘pups’ every spring, the colony gets bigger and stronger every year.
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Our Safe Bat Removal Service
With the recent white nose syndrome decimating some of the bat population it is important to locate a company who is sensitive to the environment. Bats are vital to our ecology – they truly are our friends.
We also understand you don’t want them sharing your home. We’ve found an effective “win-win” solution to the problem with our live bat removal service. It is humane, the bats are not harmed. However they are excluded from your home and must find a new roost.
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By Michael Koski