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Discover More About The Bats Of Milwaukee

Bats are among the type of animals that not many people know much about. They are shrouded in mystery for the most part and are often perceived as dangerous animals. But, bats actually serve an important purpose in almost every ecosystem and are fascinating and unusual animals overall. They have a lot of positives about them as well, which makes them worthy of investigating a bit deeper. Let’s take a closer look at these flying mammals and why professional Milwaukee bat removal should be on your mind in case of an infestation in your home.

What Are The Typical Species Of Bat Found In Wisconsin? 

It might be interesting to know that of all the mammalian species in the state, bats make up around 12%. Among the seven species of bats native to this part of the country are the following:

A group of bats huddled inside an attic

  • Hoary bat
  • Silver-haired bat
  • Eastern pipistrelle
  • Northern long-eared bat
  • Eastern red bat
  • Big brown bat
  • Little brown bat

These guys will usually feed on a variety of insects such as beetles, moths, mosquitoes and so on. Bats go out hunting during the night when insects are most active – just before sunrise and immediately after sunset. In fact, a little brown bat can devour up to 6,000 mosquito-sized insects in just one night, which explains why they are so useful to humans.

Is It True That All Bats Hibernate During Winter? 

This is a common myth surrounding bats. The truth is that, out of the seven species of bats found throughout Wisconsin, only four commonly hibernate in caves while the silver-haired bat, hoary bat and eastern red bat all migrate farther south to avoid cold weather. The hibernating ones, on the other hand, search out abandoned mines and caves that have a constant humidity and temperature. Also contrary to popular belief, hibernating bats do awake periodically in order to urinate, find water or relocate.

Discovering An Infestation 

Bats are opportunists and will gladly take advantage of your attic if they’re unable to find other shelter for the winter. That is why hearing noises from your attic or actually seeing bats flying around your home is the first sign of a possible and very likely bat infestation. A thorough inspection is the next step, followed by sealing off entry points and removing the bat population from your home. It is important to keep in mind that these are steps that are best left to an experienced professional that uses humane removal with exclusion methods and techniques. Do not attempt to remove bats from your home the DIY way.

A colony of bats is capable of producing plenty of droppings inside your attic

Looking For Humane Bat Removal Services? Get In Touch With Skedaddle 

Your initial reaction to discovering or even suspecting a bat infestation in your home or on your property should be to hire the services of a reputable professional. If this is the case and you are in need of effective and reliable Milwaukee bat removal services, don’t hesitate to contact Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control. Skedaddle has been helping homeowners rid their homes and properties of wildlife for more than two decades. Using only the most humane removal and exclusion methods, Skedaddle guarantees a win-win situation in which your home is freed from the wildlife infestation, cleaned and sanitized as well as future-proofed against subsequent infestations. The wildlife in question is relocated safely, including any babies, and is guaranteed not to cause a problem for you again. Get in touch with Skedaddle today and get rid of those bats once and for all.

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About the author:Marcus is the owner and operator of Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control – Milwaukee. Born and raised in Milwaukee, Marcus combines the academic training (M.S. Wildlife Biology, UW Madison) with the field training and skills to be successful in resolving wildlife conflict for home and business owners.

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