Bats serve a vital ecological importance all over the world. From cross-pollination and pest control, to economy stimulus, modern medicine, and more, bats have helped our society in more ways than you can imagine. Although bats can also be quite the nuisance when they infest our homes and properties, it is important to protect and preserve local bat populations. Fortunately, there are several ways you can achieve this without any threat of bats becoming a problem around your property!
Continue reading to learn how to be bat friendly by supporting the local bat colonies in your town!
⊶ Install a Bat House
Bat houses are fun and supportive, all at the same time! See our blog, “The Benefits of Putting Up a Bat House” to learn just how wonderful having bat houses around your property can be, for both you and the local bat populations around town. There are several important rules and guidelines for installing a bat house, so be sure to learn what you need to know before getting started. Bat houses must be specifically constructed and hung. For example, you should not mount a bat house on a tree because it can put bats at risk of certain predators.
⊶ Respect Their Personal Space
Bats sometimes lose their way. They can either enter into an area they are not wanted, get lost from their mother, or even suffer an injury. As a result, it is common to come across a bat. If this ever happens, it is vital that you never attempt to move, touch, trap, harm, or kill a bat under any circumstances. Not only is it inhumane and potentially dangerous to you, it is also against the law. Some bat species that are native to Kentucky are listed as state and federally endangered. See our blog, “Most Common Species of Bat Found in Kentucky” to learn more about threatened bat species in our state. You may also benefit from our blog, “What to Do If You Find a Dead Bat” or “Here’s What to Do if You Have a Bat in the House” for guidance on similar situations.
⊶ Make Wellness Donations
If you want to show your support for both local and national bat populations, you can make wellness donations, money or time, to a bat conservation and Rabies management initiative, such as the Kentucky Wildlife Center, Cave and Karst Protection Program, Bat Conservation International, Merlin Tuttle’s Bat Conservation, the Broadbent Wildlife Sanctuary, and the Kentucky Fish & Wildlife Foundation.
Safe and Humane Bat Removal Services
Call 502-553-7622 for Louisville bat removal and control you can trust. We are DNR licensed and insured bat control contractors who use safe, non-lethal methods of extraction and exclusion. We serve both residential and commercial clients, and at the most competitive prices in town. Emergency 24 hour service is also available. Request a free estimate, today.