As the weather warms up and we head into the spring season, it’s important to start thinking about the types of wildlife that may be looking to nest in your home. Bats are one such creature that may roost in your attic or other secluded areas of your home, and it’s important to take steps to prevent them from gaining access to your property. Our team at Wild Trappers in Woodstock, GA, is here to assist you by providing safe and humane animal removal services.
Bats are often misunderstood creatures that are subject to countless myths and superstitions. However, they play an important role in the ecosystem, acting as nature’s pest control service by eating large numbers of insects such as mosquitoes. In fact, little brown bats in the United States often eat mosquitoes and can consume 1,200 insects in an hour. Bats are also the primary predators of vast numbers of insects that cost farmers and foresters billions of dollars annually and spread human diseases such as the West Nile virus.
In Georgia, there are 16 species of bats documented, with the most common being little brown bats and big brown bats. These two bats are also the most common ones found in North Georgia in homes, attics, church belfries, warehouses, and other buildings.
The little brown bat is a fascinating species that is small in size but big in impact. This bat is known for its glossy and shiny appearance due to its yellow-brown to olive-brown fur. Its dark face, ears, and wings make it stand out. Despite its size range of 3″–4″ and 8″–10″ with wings spread, this bat can fly at incredible speeds and navigate through darkness with ease.
The big brown bat, on the other hand, is a larger species that can reach a wingspan of 12″–14″ and weigh up to 18 grams. Dark brown fur and a broad nose make this bat easy to identify. However, its short, black ears can make it challenging to distinguish between the two species. Despite the slight size difference between little brown and big brown bats, both play a crucial role in pollinating flowers and dispersing seeds. This makes them valuable members of our ecosystem.
Other types of bats found throughout Georgia include:
- Rafinesque’s big-eared bat
- Silver-haired bat
- Eastern red bat
- Hoary bat
- Northern yellow bat
- Seminole bat
- Southeastern bat
- Gray bat
- Eastern small-footed bat
- Northern long-eared bat
- Indiana bat
- Evening bat
- Tri-colored bat
- Brazilian free-tailed bat
Bats prefer clean, draught-free, warm buildings because of their high metabolism, and in the spring, female bats roost together to rear young in what is known as a “maternity colony.” These colonies can cause issues for homeowners, as the bats can leave behind droppings and other debris that can be difficult to clean up.
Wild Trappers in Woodstock, GA, specializes in safe and humane animal trapping and removal techniques. Our team can assist homeowners with bat removal and prevent future bats from entering their homes by providing reliable animal removal services. Our wildlife control services include removing raccoons, snakes, birds, rats, bats, skunks, and other animals from residential and commercial properties.
As part of our services, we provide live animal removal, animal trapping, crawl space cleaning, and sealing of all entry points to prevent unwanted visitors. Our expert team repairs any damage caused by animals, cleans up droppings and nesting materials, and prevents re-entry. Our team of experts uses humane and safe methods to remove bats and other wildlife from your property, ensuring that the creatures are relocated to a safe and appropriate environment.
While bats are often misunderstood and feared, they play a vital role in the ecosystem and should be protected. However, it’s important to take steps to prevent them from gaining access to your property and causing issues with your home. Wild Trappers can safely and humanely remove a wide range of wildlife, including bats. Please contact us today if you suspect that you have a bat infestation or wish to take steps to prevent them from gaining access to your property. You can find out why we are the award-winning professionals in expert animal trapping and removal by requesting a FREE, no-obligation consultation and estimate. It will be a pleasure to serve you!