Bats

They may seem innocuous dive bombing for insects at twilight, but if they get inside your house, these flying rodents that can carry disease will drive New England homeowners batty!

Aliases:

  • Myotis lucifugus (little brown bat)
  • Eptesicus fuscus (big brown bat)

Description:

  • Little Brown Bat Size: 4.5 – 5.5 inches
  • Wingspan: 8.5 – 10.5 inches
  • Big Brown Bat Size: 5.5 – 8 inches
  • Wingspan: 11.25 – 12 inches

Characteristics:

  • Bats are nocturnal and most active in the evening hours
  • They are the only mammals that can fly long distances
  • They can form colonies of up to several hundred bats
  • They have been found sleeping behind shutters and foundation beams of homes
  • Bats can carry communicable disease.
  • Bats do eat other flying insects

The Crimes :

  • Spread of Disease from contact with bat and bat droppings
  • Diseases include rabies and histoplasmosis
  • Difficult to capture and rid without professional pest control
  • Bats could carry fleas and other insects

Bat Problems Causing you to go batty? Contact the Experts!

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WARNING! Bats should be considered armed and dangerous.
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