Bat Removal

 

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Looking for Bat Removal in CT?  We help many Litchfield County homeowners with their bat problems.  Bats are the only nocturnal mammals that can fly.  They are always a common source of phobias, but in reality rarely feed on the blood of other animals.

Most bats in Connecticut eat fruits and insects, with the most bat species nationwide only consuming bugs.  Therefore, people who reside in the swampier areas of Litchfield County for example near Bantam Lake, appreciate the feeding habits of these mosquito eating nocturnal creatures.  Bats are known to invade residential homes due to many different reasons.  Homeowners in the Litchfield County area of Connecticut rely on Integrated Wildlife Removal for bat removal services to get rid of these freeloading bats.

BAT PROBLEMS

BATS IN THE ATTIC

Our Bat Removal Company responds to more service calls about attic bats than any other problems related to bat problems. The typical reason for bats in the attic is that they can squeeze easily through most cracks and often holes underneath roofing shingles go ignored.  Sometimes Litchfield County homeowners have older style homes that have attic windows that bats can get into.  Bats prefer to roost in safe places that are provide sufficient shelter and lack of predators – your attic is perfect!

BATS IN CHIMNEYS

Chimney bats…  what a scary thought.  I hope you don’t leave your flue open much because a chimney bat can easily become a dining room bat if you do!  Bats often slip under the chimney cap and make your chimney their new home.  It’s prime bat real estate because it’s nice and dark with no predators.

BATS IN BARNS

Barns are always a nice resort for a brown bat.  In the wild, bats prefer dense foliage or caves, but due to more and more houses being built around Newtown they roost in sheds, barns and attics.  Bat removal experts are often hired to remove bats from places like these.  Integrated Wildlife Removal goes the extra mile by preventing bats from getting back into your home, barn or shed.

BATS IN STORAGE SHEDS

OK – bats living in my storage shed isn’t nearly as big of a problem as my house right?  True, but wait until spring for a big shock!  The shock will come in two ways, bats and bat droppings – also known as bat guano.  Bats love to live in your home because it’s safe from predators, not because they want to suck your blood!  Small brown bags in particular will leave your shed for two to three hours to eat and come back to digest.  After digestion – what happens?  You guessed it!  Bat guano all over your shed… every single night unless it’s particularly cold and they go into hibernation.

BATS IN LOUVERS & SOFFITS

A louver is a window blind or shutter with horizontal slats that bats just happen to love making their home in.  Our Connecticut Bat Removal specialists can spot a louver bat from a mile away.  Often times, the homeowner doesn’t even know they’ve got a bat roosting under their window shutter.  Soffits are another great spot for a big or little brown bat to make it’s home.  It’s not ideal for breeding as a shed or attic is, but it’ll due.  Bats give birth to their young in late April to the end of August meaning if you haven’t checked your home for bats since March you could have a family living up there.

BATS IN YOUR HOME

Bat Removal in Litchfield County…  Let’s just say that Bats love Litchfield County, Connecticut!  These old fashioned homes have many different places that a bat can safely roost in from barns, attics, storage sheds, louvers, soffits, eaves, roof tiles, roof shingles and your favorite chimney.

INVASIVE BAT SPECIES FOUND IN CONNECTICUT

BIG BROWN BATS

There are two common types of bats found in Connecticut homes, big brown bats and little brown bats.  The big brown bat have a length of 10-13 CM from head to tail with a wingspan of 28-33 CM.  Since they are nocturnal mammals they like to roost in shady corners of barns, attics, decrepit buildings, chimneys and window shutters.  The big brown bat’s diet is mainly insects.  It can feed on moths, mosquitoes, flies and other bugs.  They use echolocation to catch these insects during flight, which is why if you see a bat flying around during dusk it’s always zipping in different directions.  During the winter months the big brown bat looks to hibernate in safe locations such as attics.

LITTLE BROWN BATS

The other type of bat commonly found in homes in Connecticut is the little brown bat.  The little brown bat is much smaller than the big brown bat.  They are diurnal and nocturnal mammals.  These types of bats usually venture out to feed for 2 to 3 hours before finding a nice dark attic, barn or chimney to settle down in so they can digest their food.  They also hibernate during the winter and love Litchfield County attics!

 

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