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Terminix | Common Bat

Bat Identification

Size: 6 to 10 cm long, wingspan of up to 27 cm.

Colour: Varies from reddish-brown to dark brown.

Description: Small furry mammals with long thin wings and large ears.

Order/Family: Chiroptera.

Scientific Name: Desmodus rotundus (Common vampire bat).

Did You Know?

The Mexican free-tailed bat is the fastest flying animal in horizontal flight.

Bat Biology

Bats are warm-blooded mammals and the only such species naturally capable of true and sustained flight. They’re the second largest order of mammals on the planet after rodents, comprising 20% of all classified mammal species worldwide.

The smallest bats can be as tiny as 6 cm long with the largest species comprising wingspans up to a daunting 27 cm. Elsewhere, bats play a significant role in ecology too. They pollinate flowers and disperse fruit seeds with some plants depending entirely on bats for seed distribution. Bats also consume insect pests, reducing the need for pesticides.

Bat Behaviour, Diet, Habitat and Life Cycle

Outdoors, bats inhabit open grasslands and marshes where they can forage for insects. Indoors, they prefer dark and dry spaces and are often found in attics, basements and chimneys. Hanging from ceilings to rest in the day, bats can squeeze through narrow spaces effortlessly. Eating beetles, moths, mosquitoes and more, bats are one of the few mammals known to feed on blood.

Bats possess the unique ability to see through echolocation, in which they emit high-frequency sounds to analyze the location of objects based on bouncing sound waves.

Mating in late summer and early fall, baby bats are born in spring. Lastly, bats tend to live longer lives, up to 10, 20 and even 30 years, since bats’ night-time activity ensures they avoid most predators.

Wondering How To Get Rid Of Bats?

Bat proofing or bat removal should be approached with extreme caution since these mammals may carry the rabies virus. Among reported cases of rabies in wildlife, bats, skunks, foxes, and raccoons are the most common.

If you have bats in the attic, you should perform a full inspection of your building. This helps determine the area where bats entered your property that you can seal after residential or commercial bat removal takes place. The best way to get bats out of the attic is exclusion.

It’s important that you do not try to trap them. Let them fly out of your home naturally rather than forcing them out through capturing and trapping. Bats will need water and insects eventually so excluding them is the safest option for both homeowner and pest.

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