Do You Need Emergency Bat Removal in Jefferson County?

Bat infestations are commonly discovered in the wee hours of the night since they are nocturnal. At night, between the hours of duck and dawn, are when bats are active and moving about in their roosts. Whether you discover one lone bat on the wall in your home, or an entire colony in the attic, you don’t have to wait until morning to contact a professional for help in Jefferson County, Louisville.

We Provide 24 Hour Bat Removal!

Emergency Bat Removal 502-553-7622
Emergency Bat Removal 502-553-7622

Our DNR licensed and insured wildlife abatement specialists are on duty, around the clock, and can respond to your emergency bat removal needs, regardless of time or day! Just call 502-553-7622 and tell us about your situation. We will give you step-by-step instructions, over the phone, to keep you and your family relaxed and protected until we arrive.

Why Choose Us?

Not only are we wildlife rescue and control specialists who are licensed by the Department of Natural Resources and the state of Kentucky, we also have more than two decades of hands-on experience in the bat abatement field. Furthermore, we only use safe and non-lethal methods of bat abatement, and operate our business within established industry standards and best practices, as well as, in accordance with local, state, and federal laws that govern wildlife. So you can trust that bats are protected and safely transported to a faraway habitat where they can live out the remainder of their lives in peace.

What We Can Do For You

We offer a wide range of bat removal and control services, for both residential and commercial clients, including bat extraction, exclusion, proofing, inspections, checkups, estimates, referrals, emergency service, and much more. In addition to getting rid of bats, we also provide comprehensive bat cleanup and restoration services to correct the mess and damage they tend to leave behind. We may also be able to provide bat damage insurance claim work depending on your particular policy and carrier.

Areas We Serve

To keep up with the increasing demand for bat abatement service, we maintain a large-scale service area in Louisville, and throughout Central Kentucky. The cities we service include, but are not limited to, Fairdale, Fern Creek, Graymoor/Devondale, Highview, Jeffersontown, Lydon, Mt. Washington, Newburg, Okolona, Pleasure Ridge Park, Shively, Shepherdsville, Shelbyville, St. Matthews, St. Dennis, Valley Station, and even parts of Indiana, such as Clarksville, New Albany, and Sellersburg.

How to Get Started

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Louisville Bat Removal

Anytime you need our Louisville bat removal services, all you have to do is call our main headquarters at 502-553-7622 and let us know what’s going on. From there, we will instruct you on what to do while you wait for one of our specialists to arrive. Read our blog, “Frequently Asked Questions About Bat Removal” to better understand your role and what to expect from the entire process.

Learn All About the Tricolored Bat Formerly Known as the Eastern Pipistrelle

There are 16 known species of bats found here in Kentucky. This makes us a very lucky state since bats serve such a high ecological and economic importance! Of these 16 species of bat, 14 are categorized as permanent residents, making us even luckier, but 3 are unfortunately listed as federally-endangered. For these reasons and more, it is important to preserve and protect our local bat species as much as we can. Read our recent blog, “How to Be Bat Friendly” to learn how you can do your part to contribute to Kentucky bat preservation.

Some of the most common species of bat found in Kentucky include the Virginia big eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus), the Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), the gray bat (Myotis grisescens), the Seminole bat, the Mexican free-tailed bat, Northern Long-eared Bat (Myotis septentrionalis), and much more. In fact, read our recent blog, “Most Common Species of Bat Found in Kentucky” to view the complete list.

In this blog, we would like to spotlight a special bat called the Tricolored bat, which was formally known as the Eastern Pipistrelle. Why the name change? What is this bat like? Continue reading to learn some fun and interesting facts about this singular species of bat found right here in Kentucky.

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Eastern Pipistrelle (Pipistrellus subflavus)

Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus)

The Tricolored bat was initially referred to as the “Eastern Pipistrelle”, or Pipistrellus subflavus. The name was modified because it was technically an inaccurate classification since mounting evidence showed that the Eastern Pipistrelle is a much more distance relative than once thought. As result, the species was removed from the scientific genus Pipistrellus, and placed in its own genus, Perimyotis.

❦ Description

The name gives a good description of what the Tricolored bat looks like. It typically has reddish brown to yellowish brown fur, lighter under bellies, and black wing flesh. But it is their back fur that gives them their name because it has gray at the base, tan in the mid-section, and dark at the tips. On average, the Tricolored bat weighs between 4 to 10 grams, is around 3 and half inches in length, and has a wingspan of 9 and half inches.

❦ Range and Habitat

As mentioned, the Tricolored bat calls Kentucky its home, but generally only in the summer months and during migration. Other times, their range extends elsewhere. In fact, they have an impressive range, extending across the eastern United States and southeastern Canada, south into Central America, and even west into the central Great Plains. When it comes to a place to rest, Tricolored bats like to live alone or in small groups, and make their roosts in hollowed trees, abandoned mines, and caves near running bodies of water.

❦ Diet

Like most Microchiroptera bats, Tricolored bats are insectivores, which means they only eat insects. Their favorites include mosquitoes, gnats, dragonflies, moths, and anything else that flies around at night. A single bat can consume more than twice its body weight in insects in just one night. That adds up to an average of 1,000 insects per bat, per evening! That is incredible pest control for farmers, gardeners, crops, and more.

Nuisance Bat Problems

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Louisville Bat Removal

If bats are a nuisance in or around your property, contact 502-553-7622 for safe and non-lethal bat removal and control in Louisville, Kentucky. 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.