Wildlife and Animal Removal
Over 40 bat species exist in the United States alone, and nearly 1,000 different species live around the world. They have a bad reputation and are often thought of as flying rats. Although bats are capable of spreading disease, much like rats, their existence is beneficial to humans and the environment in a way rats are not.
While some bat species feed on nectar, other small mammals, fish, or, like the notorious vampire bats of South America, blood, the vast majority of bat species are insectivores and maintain a diet of night-flying insects like mosquitoes, beetles, and moths. As these insects are often pests themselves, controlled populations of bats around homes can be considered favorable.
Individuals with bat problems should contact professional wildlife control specialists to remove the creatures as soon as possible. Removing nuisance bats from the home also eliminates the risk of contracting rabies, Hantavirus, parasites, and incurring home damage caused by droppings. Once the bats are successfully removed, animal control experts help residents take steps to prevent