Eeeek! You think you have a bat in your attic! What if there are more than one?! What do you do? Luckily this is a very common issue, and the experienced trappers and handlers at Minnesota Wild Animal Management are experienced and well-practiced in handling bats.
Bats are not only an important part of the ecosystem and environment, but they are also an incredibly unique wildlife species. They often become a problem for homeowners when they decide to roost or build a nursing colony in an attic or another section of a building or home. The first reaction to this is to usually want to evict the little critters from one’s home. This is a good idea, as insects, odor and health problems can arise
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