How to Be Bat Friendly

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!

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⊶ 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

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Louisville Bat Removal and Control

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.

Most Common Species of Bat Found in Kentucky

Several species of bat are regularly found dwelling inside residential and commercial structures. The most common species include the Little Brown Bat and Big Brown Bat, but there are many more species that tend to be native to the Kentucky area. To start, you may enjoy our blog, “Interesting Facts About the Little Brown Bat” since this is among the most common species here in the state. Below, you will find a complete list of the most common bat species that live in Kentucky and its surrounding regions.

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Big Brown Bat (Eptesicus fuscus)

Bat Species Native to Kentucky:

Big Brown Bat (Eptesicus fuscus)

Brazilian Free-Tailed Bat (Tadarida brasiliensis)

Eastern Pipistrelle (Pipistrellus subflavus)

Evening Bat (Nycticeius humeralis)

Gray Bat (Myotis grisescens)

Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus)

Indiana Bat (Myotis sodalis)

Little Brown Bat (Myotis lucifugus)

Northern Long-eared Bat (Myotis septentrionalis)

Rafinesque’s Big-eared Bat (Plecotus rafinesquii)

Red Bat (Lasiurus borealis)

Silver-haired Bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans)

Small-Footed Bat (Myotis leibii)

Southeastern Bat (Myotis austroriparius)

Virginia Big-Eared Bat (Plecotus townsendii virginianus)

Bat Control Services

Here in Kentucky, bats can be a nuisance for residential and commercial property owners. Not only can bats fit through an opening as tiny as 3/8th of an inch, making it simple for them to gain access inside, they are also common carriers of several infectious diseases and parasites. These are reasons enough to ensure your home or building is protected against possible bat intrusions. Contact a licensed and insured bat removal company near you for an on-site inspection and assessment. They can give you all the necessary information and recommendations you need to be ready for bat breeding season, which is coming up very shortly!

If you see or suspect bats around your property, your best approach is to contact a professional right away for an on-site inspection. Bats can cause extensive structural damage, plus pose a long list of health and safety risks, making it a top priority to remove them as soon as they are discovered. A qualified bat removal and control company will inspect your property, inside and out, and then make the proper recommendations needed to have protection against animal intrusions and infestations.

Contact Our DNR Licensed Bat Pros TODAY!

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Call 502-553-7622 for prompt and professional Louisville bat removal and control you can trust. We are DNR licensed wildlife control contractors who provide residential and commercial bat removal services at competitive prices. Whether you have one bat or an entire colony, we are fully equipped to manage any job regardless of size or scope. Request a free estimate, today.