A common misconception is that bats carry disease and are very unclean, but bats are actually very helpful in controlling the population of crop destroying insects.
Bats are divided into two types: megabats and microbats. Mega bats include flying foxes and fruit bats. They tend to be larger than Microbats however, some Microbats are larger than Megabats. Bats are nocturnal and can fly up to 31 miles to find food. They eat half its body weight per day. Feasting on flowers, insects, friuits, nectear, pollen and leaves.
Bats are the only mammals that can fly and the only mammal known to feed on blood. Bats make up 1/5th of the earths mammal population. Bats begin hibernating when the cold weather drives the insects away, typically around October and November, and emerge from hibernation in March.
Bats are the only mammal known to feed on blood!
Little brown bats have glossy brown fur and usually weigh between four and 11 grams – about as much as a Canadian loonie or toonie. They are typically four or five centimeters long, with a wingspan of 22 to 27 centimeters.
Bats roost in trees, caves, mines and barns. Anyplace that provides shelter from weather and predators. Bats live in groups called colonies, which contain 100 to 1,000 bats. Bats can be found almost anywhere in the world except the polar regions and extreme deserts.
Mating occurs in the late summer and early autumn with a gestation period of 40 days to 6 months. Mother bats give birth to one baby called a pup. Young pups drink milk from its mother like most mammals. Bats have a lifespan of almost 40 years.
We always try to find the most humane and least stressful options in removing the nuisance animals. Sometimes different animals, pests or situations may require different solutions. We are always prepared for whatever wildlife or pest issue you have.