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BAT REMOVAL & PREVENTION
In The White Mountains Of Eastern Arizona
Information about Bat Removal in the White Mountains Of Eastern Arizona
Did you know that bats are the only mammals that are able to actually fly and sustain their flight? They're really good at it, too, out maneuvering birds - and flying insects - easily. There are over 1200 known species of bats worldwide and they account for around 20% of all mammals, making them the second largest order behind rodents. Folks often think that bats are rodents and they do look a lot like mice and rats, but they're a completely different order of mammal. Within those 1200 species, bats range in size from the minuscule Kitti's hog-nosed bat which weighs around .07 ounces up to the more menacing flying foxes & giant golden-crowned flying foxes, which come in at a whopping 4 pounds (and can you believe an incredible 5 1/2' wingspan!).
Bats are extremely beneficial critters in that they eat an astounding amount of insects and help to pollinate some plants while also spreading their seeds. Their waste, or guano, can be used as fertilizer and they provide a valuable food source for folks in Asia and the Pacific Rim area of the world. However, bats can also present some real problems. For instance, they carry and can transmit several different pathogens, including rabies. And bats often take up residence in our attics and crawl spaces which can lead to all sorts of problems. Their guano accumulates in these enclosed areas and can attract a variety of other critters such as ants, roaches and parasites; it can also hold moisture and cause mold and structural problems. Like a lot of critter invasions, the longer the bats are in your attic or crawl space, the more of them there will be and the more potential damage they can do.
Bats are protected so you can't legally hurt them. Luckily I've found that a bat infestation can be dealt with in a legal and humane way and produce good results if done correctly. The use of a one-way valve to allow the bats to exit the structure but prevent them from re-entering is often the 1st step towards an effective bat remediation service. The use of critter/bat repellents may offer some temporary relief and yellow light bulbs and bug zappers may help to reduce the food source that probably attracted the bats in the first place. If want to know how to get rid of bats and you're looking for a longer term solution, it usually involves the installation of netting and/or motion detection lights to keep them from coming back. At the end of the day, you're probably still going to have a few bats visiting from time to time, but they should not be comfortable enough to hang out on a long term basis.
If you're having problems with bats and need to get rid of them, I can help. I have over 30 years experience in the animal control and removal business and have done hundreds of humane and legal bat removal and prevention services. I live in the Round Valley of eastern Arizona and serve Alpine, Blue, Eagar, Greer, Nutrioso, Springerville, and St Johns AZ. I can also help with bat removal anywhere in Arizona. Call, text or email me for more information about getting rid of bats and prices.
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- Scientific name: Chiroptera
- Diet: It depends on the species & includes blood, insects, pollen, fruit, nectar, frogs, fish, lizards and small mammals.
- Life expectancy: Depending on the species, some can live a full 30 years.
- Communication: Bats are extremely vocal and use all sorts of sounds - even sining - to communicate with each other.
- Diseases: Rabies, histoplasmosis, Nipah virus, Hendra virus - just to name a few.
- Damage: Most damage is caused by guano. It is acidic and can damage drywall, wood, paint, etc.