Bats can certainly be cute, but they definitely don’t belong in your home. However, sometimes bats will sneak into a house’s attic or a garage. If you see any signs of a bat living in your home it is essential to contact professionals to remove the bat. Though it is uncommon, some bats carry a deadly disease known as rabies.
Sights and Sounds
Bats in Baltimore come in several varieties: The Small-Footed Bat, The Little Brown Bat, The Silver-Haired Bat, The Indiana Bat, The Hoary Bat, The Northern Long Eared Bat, and The Eastern Red Bat are only a few. These bats can range in size from a few inches to a foot long. The Eastern Red Bat has reddish fur, and the Silver-Haired bat has silver, but most bats are a dark brown color. These can be difficult to see at night, even with all the bright lights in Baltimore. Thankfully, bats use echolocation to navigate, so you will probably hear them squeaking if you have some nearby.
Though many people believe that bats are filthy vermin, the truth is often the opposite. Bats are meticulous groomers who, like cats, often spend tons of time making sure they look sharp. The awful smell often associated with bats actually comes from the guano and urine that collects underneath a bat’s nest. Another common misconception about bats is that they are aggressive and attack humans on sight. This couldn’t be more incorrect. The reason people may have seen bats swooping towards them is because of the insects that tend to hover around them. Bats eat a ton of flying insects, including mosquitos, and are much more interested in dinner than you.
Getting rid of them.
If you suspect the bat in your vicinity is hurt or sick you should call Baltimore’s animal removal professionals immediately. Do not, under any circumstances, handle the bat yourself. If you absolutely have to touch the bat, wear thick gloves and keep them away from your eyes.