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Bats, often recognized as their appearance as portrayed in television and movies are more than just a figure behind a screen. Bats are common and are found closer to home than you think. These talented blind, flying creatures make appearances all of over Markham, Toronto and the GTA in dark spaces like attics.
How SOS Wildlife Control Can Help
SOS Wildlife Control delivers humane, effective and professional results for customers experiencing bat problems. The bat removal solution begins with a thorough inspection where entry-points, main entry-points and potential entry-points and identified. Once all but these areas are shut, a one-way door is installed. A door that allows wildlife to vacate the space but not re-enter.
In the event where baby bats are found, a one-way door should not be installed as once the mother has left, the door prevents the animal being able to care and nurture the bat. Bat removal should only be done once the bats are old enough to be able to leave through the one-way door on their own.
- Bats leaving dropping in attic
- Foul odors throughout property
- Risks of disease carrying bats on your property
- Damages to structure
- Nuisance noises
Conducting bat removal on your own can get tricky and shouldn’t be attempted unless you are a professional. Bats are a protected species in Ontario and were added to the Species at Risk in Ontario List on January 2013 so they should be handled with care. The most common type of bat in Ontario, the Little Brown Bat (Myotic Lucifugus). In addition to the safety of the bats, dealing with bats also comes with risks for yourself. Bats are known to be able to carry rabies, which if transmitted to humans is fatal. The rabies virus is also a risk for your pets especially if they don’t yet have their vaccines. Bats also leave droppings that if accidentally inhaled, can cause humans to contract a lung disease called histoplasmosis.
Little Brown Bats are often recognized for their rodent-like appearances, with brown fur and about 5cm long. Although these bats have a wingspan of up to 22-25cm, they are capable of squeezing through small spaces. Little Brown Bats have a number of unique/interesting abilities about them. Echolocation from bats is a high intensity frequency they omit which uses the sound wave to determine where objects are. Bats are the only mammals capable of true continued flight where as other mammals use gliding.
A bat reproduction season is in the springtime. Female bats consider factors such as temperature or food sources to control the time of the pregnancy. When female bats give birth, they have 1 offspring at a time but can have up to 3 young in a season. Once bats are born, like many other species, they are dependent on their mother, relying on her for food and warmth. Once these young bats are at least about a month old, they are able to fly and are closer to becoming fully independent.
The Little Brown Bat’s diet consists of insects including beetles, wasps and mosquitoes. They use their echolocation abilities to help them find their meals.