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Bats Are Important

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Lesser Long Nosed Bat

Bat Removal Pro professionals know that if we did not have bats the world would be at a great loss. There are over a thousand species of bats around the world that are vital to the health of ecosystems and human economies.

Many of the bat species consume huge number of insects, including some of the most damaging agricultural pests. Others pollinate many valuable plants, ensuring the production of fruits that support local economies, as well as diverse animal populations. Fruit-eating bats in the tropics disperse seeds that are critical to restoring cleared or damaged rain forests. Even bat droppings (called guano) are valuable as a rich natural fertilizer. Guano is a major natural resource worldwide, and, when mined responsibly with bats in mind, it can provide significant economic benefits for landowners and local communities.

Bats are often considered “keystone species” that are essential to some tropical and desert ecosystems. Without bats’ pollination and seed-dispersing services, local ecosystems could gradually collapse as plants fail to provide food and cover for wildlife species near the base of the food chain. Without bats, the Tree of Life could die out, threatening one of our planet’s richest ecosystems.

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Bats Are Threatened

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Spotted Bat

The world is a dangerous place for bats. Although they provide vital environmental and economic services, bat populations are declining around the globe, largely as a result of human activity.

In North America over 5.7 million of bats have been killed by White-nose Syndrome, a wildlife disease that continues its spread across the continent. Caused by a cold-loving fungus called Pseudogymnoascus destructans, WNS attacks hibernating bats, causing mortality rates that approach 100 percent at some sites. The disease was first spotted in a cave in Upstate New York in February 2006 and has since expanded across the eastern half of the United States and Canada. Despite tireless scientific efforts to find a solution, the disease is still killing huge numbers of bats.

Because bats reproduce slowly, with females of most species giving birth to only one pup per year, recovery from serious losses is painfully slow and tenuous at best. It is often difficult to spot significant declines in such species until their situation is dire.

The dramatic growth of wind energy throughout much of the world is also taking a huge toll on bats.

Scientists estimate that hundreds of thousands of bats are killed each year in the United States by collisions with the spinning blades of wind turbines or rapid pressure change at turbines that can rupture blood vessels.

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Bats Are Misunderstood

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A baby Pipistrellus Pipistrellus

Bats are also among the most misunderstood of animals – routinely feared and loathed as sinister denizens of the night. Except in China, where bats have long been celebrated as symbols of good luck and happiness. Their images embellished the palaces, thrones and robes of emperors.

Here’s a few of the common myths about bats.

Blind as a bat – NOT TRUE!

Bats not only see as well as just about any other mammal, but most bats also use a unique biological sonar system called echolocation, which lets them navigate and hunt fast-flying insects in total darkness. Bats can see everything but color and detect obstacles as fine as a human hair.

Bats are flying mice – NOT TRUE!

Bats are mammals, not rodents. In fact, they are more closely related to humans than to rats and mice.

Bats get tangled in your hair – NOT TRUE!

This was a common myth a few decades ago, but bats are much too smart and agile for that.

Bats are blood suckers – NOT TRUE!

Three vampire bat species (out of more than 1,300 bat species) that feed on blood; only one targets mammals. All vampire bats are limited to Latin America. Bats don’t suck blood, they lap it up. A powerful anticoagulant found in vampire saliva, which the bats use to keep blood from clotting, has been developed into a medication that helps prevent strokes in humans.

All bats are rabid – NOT TRUE!

Bats, like other mammals, can be infected with the rabies virus and some of them are. But the vast majority of bats are not infected. However, a bat that can be easily approached by humans is likely to be sick and may bite if handled. Simply do not touch or handle a bat or any other wild animal and there is little chance of being bitten. Teach children to never handle any wild animal.  

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Bats Are Everywhere

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Yuma Myotis

Bats are literally everywhere – except for the regions surrounding the North and South poles, and remote islands. Unlike the picture painted by myths and superstitions, bats do not live their lives isolated in dark caves; rather, they interact on a daily basis with the same fields, forests, and waterways that we do. Likewise, their services to the environment, to agriculture, and to human health and welfare are available all around us, sustaining our ways of life. Whether you realize it or not, there is a close connection between bats and people around the globe, and so bat conservation is in our common interest, as the benefit is for all to enjoy.

The areas of greatest bat diversity typically occur near the equator and in areas characterized by great biodiversity richness and varied habitat types. With at least 219 species, Indonesia has more bat species than any other country.

With more than 1,300 species of bats in the world, spread across six continents, and ranging in size from smaller than your thumb to as heavy as 2.5 lbs. (1.2 kg), it makes sense that different types of bats have evolved to live in different environments – from arid deserts to tropical rain-forests, and everything in between. In fact, depending on the species and location, bats are known to spend time living in all of these types of roosts: caves, mines, rock and cliff crevices, tree hollows, plant foliage, tree bark, roofs of homes, attics, football stadiums, bridges, artificial bat houses, etc.

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Some Important Information About Bats To Take Note Of

  1. Bats are mammals that belong to the order Chiroptera (from the Greek cheir – “hand” and pteron -“wing”). The forelimbs of bats form webbed wings, making them the only mammals naturally capable of true and sustained flight.
  2. Bats are the second largest group of mammals in the world. The largest mammal group is rodents. In many languages, the word for “bat” is similar with the word for “mouse” – for example in German where “Fledermaus” means “flutter” and “mouse”. Bats however are not closely related to mice. In fact on the molecular phylogenetic tree of mammals humans and rodents are more closely related to each other than to bats!
  3. Bats are exceptionally vulnerable to extinction, in part because they are among the slowest reproducing mammals on Earth for their size. Most bat species only give birth to one pup, however some species can give birth to multiples. The hoary bat (Lasiurus cinereus) for example regularly has twins.
  4. Most bats moms give birth to a single pup at a time, for good reason. Baby bats can weigh up to one-third of their mother’s body weight. To put that into perspective, just imagine birthing a 40-pound human infant!
  5. The Brandt’s myotis (Myotis brandti) of Eurasia is the world’s longest-lived mammal for its size, with a lifespan that sometimes exceeds 38 years.

 

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thanks to wikipedia for the bat images

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Our animal and pest removal professionals at Bat Removal Pro can remove a variety of insects and wildlife including Armadillos, Bats, Beaver, Birds, Coyote, Fox, Groundhog, Mice, Moles, Opossum, Raccoons, Rats, Skunks, Snakes, Squirrels, Wild Animals, Stinging Insects, Roaches, Ants, Fleas, Dust Mites, Cluster Flies, Bed Bugs, Dead Animals and even more.

 

 

LIST OF BATS IN US AND CANADA

Florida Bonneted Bat

Silver Haired Bat

Seminole Bat

Rafinesque’s Big-Eared Bat

Northern Yellow Bat

Northern Myotis

Mexican Long-Nosed Bat

Little Brown Bat

Lesser Long-Nosed Bat

Indiana Bat

Hoary Bat

Eastern Small Footed Myotis Bat

Evening Bat

Eastern Red Bat

Eastern Pipistrelle

Brazilian Freetailed Bat

Big Brown Bats

 

LIST OF BATS IN US AND CANADA

Florida Bonneted Bat

Silver Haired Bat

Seminole Bat

Rafinesque’s Big-Eared Bat

Northern Yellow Bat

Northern Myotis

Mexican Long-Nosed Bat

Little Brown Bat

Lesser Long-Nosed Bat

Indiana Bat

Hoary Bat

Eastern Small Footed Myotis Bat

Evening Bat

Eastern Red Bat

Eastern Pipistrelle, also Tri Colored Bat

Brazilian(Mexican) Freetailed Bat

Big Brown Bats

 

thanks to http://www.batcon.org/ for our bat images and much of our bat information