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April 17, 2012
Scientists studying White-Nose Syndrome in bats estimate the fungal ailment has killed million bats states the Times Union. White-nose syndrome infests caves where hibernating bats wake up early and either freeze or starve when they leave caves in a futile hunt for insects to eat. White-Nose Syndrome first appeared in Howes Cave, Schoharie County, in 2006.
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- Bats are the only mammals able to fly. Their wings are thin, giving them what is called, in flight terms, "airfoil." The power bats have to push forward is called "propulsion."
- A single brown bat can catch around 1,200 mosquito-size insects in one hour.
- Bats use echolocation to get around in the dark. Bats don't see very well and do a lot of living at night, so they have to rely on navigational methods other than sight. Bats send out beeps and listen for variations in the echoes that bounce back at them and that's how they get around.
- The average bat will probably outlive your pet dog. The average lifespan of a bat varies, but some species of brown bat can live to be 30 years old.
When bats get stuck inside your home or building, removing them can be tricky, but imperative. Bats are small, entering structures through tiny holes, chimneys, vents, eaves, overhangs, construction gaps, and other cracks and crevices. Bats only need 3/8 inches to enter an area. Once bats make it inside, bats begin their damage with their urine, urine stains, mounds of droppings, scratching, squeaking and crawling in the attic space.
Once bats have established in an area they can be difficult to evict. Contact your bat removal specialists to inspect the outside of your home for entry points where bats and other animals have access inside. Our bat removal service is a multi step process, beginning with humane eviction of bats from their established territory. Preventing their re-entry and fixing their damage is the most effective way to prevent bats and other wildlife from calling home in your structure. Lastly, Thomas Pest Services offers cleanup services to remove bat droppings (guano), sanitization services and in some cases remove/replace the contaminated insulation. Large accumulations of guano sometimes breed a fungus called Histoplasmosis, when spores become air born when/if the piles are disturbed.
It is important to contact your local Albany bat removal specialist at the first signs of bats or wildlife animals in your home. Attempting to control and remove wildlife and other mammals you’re your home is dangerous and should be left up to a wildlife and bat removal specialists. Thomas Pest Services offers bat removal services to Chatham, East Greenbush, Saratoga and surrounding areas throughout the Capital Region. Contact us for a free inspection to safely remove bats and other wildlife from your structure.