Bats: Friend or Foe?

Bats are often times seen by society as a nuisance and a creature that should be feared. When a bat is spotted, the first thing an individual may reach for is a broom or some blunt object to harm the bat. But did you know that bats are actually very important to the balance of our environment and ecosystem.

Bats are essential when it comes to our ecosystem and its overall health. Bats have a diet that includes many insects that tend to cause problems for farmers and individuals. Bats also aid in the pollination of numerous plants and seeds throughout North America. In Maryland alone we have 10 different species of bats that help balance our ecosystem and provide benefits to our local environment. While bats provide benefits to our environment, that doesn’t necessarily mean we want them as pets in our Columbia home. Bats tend to find their way into our attics, chimneys, and even basements, especially during the hot temperatures of summer. Bats may seem small and harmless, but these little bodied creatures can cause significant damage to your home as well as carry harmful diseases. Bats are known carriers of rabies and histoplasmosis disease as well as bed and bat bugs that can infest your home. If you believe your house has become the home to bats, do not panic. Call the specialists at Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control. Our technicians are trained and skilled in the humane removal of the following species of bats:

  1. Evening Bat
  2. Eastern Pipistrelle
  3. Indiana Bat
  4. Little Brown Bat
  5. Big Brown Bat
  6. Eastern Small-Footed Bat
  7. Northern Long-Eared Bat
  8. Silver-Haired Bat
  9. Eastern Red Bat
  10. Hoary Bat

Our technicians will also evaluate the damage to your home and recognize possible ways a bat could reenter your house. We will then work with you to discuss preventative measures that could be taken as well as damage control. Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control specialists are available never hesitate to call us when bats become an issue in your Columbia home. To contact our trained team, call us at 443-417-3137 or visit our online contact page. You can also begin to follow Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control on Google+, Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook.