Minnesota is home to eight species of bats, one of which is protected by the Federal Endangered Species Act of 1973. Two others are being considered for protection. Five of the eight species have varying degrees of state level protection in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Only two of the eight species however (the large brown bat and the little brown myotis) are known to roost in residential dwellings. If you have bats that have taken up residence in your home
What critter or wild animal are you most afraid of? For some, bats evoke a fear like no other. This may come from watching old vampire movies, or because they are nocturnal and come out when it is dark out, or it may just be that you think they may carry disease. Bats are incredibly interesting creatures that mean us humans no harm. However, when they find their way inside a home and make themselves at home, they still need to be removed. They also carry disease and need to be removed by a professional.
There are many reasons that you do not want bats living inside your home. Bats carry diseases that can be passed along to humans, including rabies. If you see any evidence that you may have bats hiding in your siding, roofline, chimney or vents, it is time to call the professionals at Minnesota Wild Animal Management. Bat removal services should always be handled by a trained professional. In fact, if you come into physical contact with a bat, you should be seen quickly by a healthcare professional
Of the seven species of bats that can be found in Minnesota, only two will try to take up residence in your home. Those two species are the little brown myotis and the large brown bat. This sounds like pretty good odds, right? Not exactly. The reality is that most people, even those who are not afraid of bats, do not want any species of bat moving into their house. We understand bats, and we respect the good they do for our environment and various ecosystems. However, we also understand that no one would want to share their home with a bat family
At Minnesota Wild Animal Management, we are no strangers to bats. Bats find themselves in the most unique and interesting places. Whether they are huddled in your attic or making themselves stuck in one of your eaves, you do not want to keep them around for long. In Minnesota, there are seven common species of bats. Within those species, two of them are known for making their way into homes and wreaking havoc on your space. If you think you have
You may have enough knowledge of bats to appreciate that they are intelligent and do a great deal of good for our ecosystem by keeping insect populations in check. You may also know that bats are the only mammal that can fly. However, if you are enjoying a movie in your family room or organizing a box of photos in the attic and you are suddenly dive bombed by a bat or two, this knowledge and appreciation of the intriguing qualities of bats may not be on your mind