Bat Removal Facts:

Are you in need of bat removal services? Brevard and Indian River County are home to thirteen (13) species of bats that are either year round, or seasonal residents. All thirteen species of the bats living in Florida are insectivorous (meaning bats eat mosquitoes and other flying insects, and getting rid of flying insects makes having a bat sound a lot better). Removing bats is a large task due to the amount of bats in Florida.

Some bat species form colonies and some roost alone, as removal professionals, we prioritize removing bats regardless whether it is one bat inside your attic or an entire bat infestation, all of us are removal professionals that take pride in getting rid of bats from your home and bats in the attic. There are also seven species of bats that have, on occasion, been found in Florida but they do not normally live here as these bats prefer different climates, such as the little brown bats. These are referred to as accidental species, occasional invaders from different states. Three species of bats are from more northern climates and these bats eat insects too, such as the eastern red bats. The other four bat species, are from more tropical regions and these bats eat nectar, pollen and fruit. The latter have only been found in south Florida and the Florida Keys.

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The 13 Bat Species Of Florida

  1. Big brown bat
  2. Tri-colored bat
  3. Evening bat
  4. Gray myotis
  5. Northern yellow bat
  6. Seminole bat
  7. Velvety free-tailed bat
  8. Brazilian free-tailed bat
  9. Eastern red bat
  10. Florida bonneted bat
  11. Hoary bat
  12. Rafinesque’s big-eared bat
  13. Southeastern myotis

Bats are a valuable part of the ecosystem

While brown bats can be a huge problem, and bat removal is necessary for many people that want to get rid of bats. Brown Bats can help tremendously in mosquito control and other local pests. Individual bats eat as many as 6,000 mosquitoes per night! So many people choose to install a bat box, or a “bat house”, that allows bats to live in their yard to help with mosquito control and various flying insects, with the bat inside the bat house roosting. However installation of a bat house does not guarantee that bats will roost in it and start getting rid of local pests. There are many things that need to be taken into account when installing it, as bats from your home will need specific conditions. A bats preferences include things such as height, surrounding trees, temperature, and design quality of the bat house.

Bats Nuisances & Damage:

While brown bats provide an invaluable asset to mosquito control, and for the most part they are very helpful to the environment. You definitely do not want a bat inside your home making a nest creating potential for a bat infestation. What you do want is having a professional bat handler from bat control come in to effectively get rid of bats in your home. More that 1 out of every 20 bats, on average, carries the rabies virusand 90% of all rabies reported in humans each year originate from contact with brown bats. (source: CDCBats teeth are so small that you can be bitten and not even feel it, most cases of people being bitten are from bats living in their own home and having the local pest bite them while asleep. (see previous link from the CDC) We only provide bat control solutions for bats in the attic with humane bat exclusion. We do not believe in bat extermination or bat trapping and for the most part it is federally illegal.