The Bat World: A Bridge To Knowledge!
Biological Pest Control
Among the estimated 1,232 extant bat species, bats consume nocturnal and twilight species of insects from different habitats as such forests, grasslands, agricultural landscapes, aquatic, and wetland habitats.
Seed dispersal is a major way in which animals contribute for ecosystem succession by depositing seeds from one area to another. As 50–90% of tropical trees and shrubs produce fleshy fruits adapted for consumption by vertebrates, the role played by frugivorous bats in dispersing these seeds is tremendous.
In addition to insect suppression through predation, some bat species primarily the two families of bats (Pteropodidae in the Old World and Phyllostomidae in the New World) play important roles in plant pollination.
Biodiversity indicator species
Bats are excellent ecological indicators of habitat quality. They have enormous potential as bioindicators to both disturbance and the existence of contaminants due to a combination of their size, mobility, longevity, taxonomic stability, observable short and long term effects, trends of populations, and their distribution around the globe.
The Flying Fox Video
Flying Fox Bats are very intelligent and affectionate mammals who live all over Australian subtropical rainforests. Like human babies, they need a routine involving good care and nutrition. They are the largest of all the bats with wingspans up to 5′ 7″. Below is a video of a Flying Fox being rehabilitated.
Ohio Bat Control’s Advice on bat removal in ohio
I’m getting bats in my house; why are they getting in?
It’s possible to get that rogue bat inside a house. These type of bat encounters can happen spring through fall. These bats are not living in the house but popping in from the outside possibly around a loose window or window with an air conditioner. They also can originate from construction openings and chimneys in the house. In Ohio when the young bats of the year are learning to fly it’s the peak of the season, i.e. July and August. If one bat is spotted it ‘s a good idea to have an inspection done on the home to be sure there is not a colony living inside. In general if there is a colony of bats there will be evidence in the attic area of the home. There can be exceptions to this but it is not very common and it’s best left to a Ohio bat removal professional to access the potential problems in your home.
How do I get rid of the bats in my house ?
This job is usually best left to an experienced Ohio bat removal professional with a knowledge of bat habits and behavior. Essentially the bats are built out of the home and this is known in the trade as bat exclusion. What’s done is the exterior of the home is thoroughly looked at and areas that are big enough for a bat to get in are sealed and or wired off. This process needs to be detail oriented as the bats will go over an entire building attempting to gain access back into the house. There will be areas that are the main bat entry/exit points and one way doors are put in these areas to let the bats inside the home exit but not reenter. This work requires the operator to reach high points on the home and many times in awkward positions to get this work completed. So it’s a painstaking and many times dangerous job to do bat exclusion properly so a professional like those at Bat Removal Pro would be an intelligent choice..
Bats are showing up in the winter inside my house; what’s going on ?
In the state of Ohio the big brown bat is the most common bat that will reside or hibernate inside homes. In the colder months of the year they will go into periods of sleep and not move around much
But they will not stay in one place the whole winter either. Sometimes they move into a warmer area and will fly inside the home stretching their wings a bit. Many times when they go on this little escapade they will not find their way back into the hibernation area and be stuck inside till they are found and removed hich is best done by a Ohio bat removal professional.
What about cleanup of the bat dung or poop ?
Bat guano or bat feces is a by product of bats using your home for a roost. In the active feeding months for bats one bat can shed 5-10 droppings per day. This can accumulate quickly depending on how many bats are using the structure. The bat waste usually collects around chimneys and down the centerline of the attic area. It’s usually loosely scattered throughout rest the insulation. Cleanup is a process of R\removing the bat waste and contaminated insulation , disinfecting the area, possibly pest control due to bat bugs and finally replacing the soiled insulation with fresh insulation. This is also the time to add any additional insulation to increase r- value of your home to save on future heating and cooling costs. An Ohio bat removal professional can handle all these tasks.