There is plenty of wildlife throughout the Bethesda area along with the rest of Montgomery County. As the winter months grow closer to us, Bethesda residents will tend to see a decrease in wildlife activity as many animals hibernate during the colder months of the year. Birds and bats tend to hibernate or migrate as the weather grows colder, which means less home invasions by the winged animals, or at least that’s what residents will think. However, as bats, like big brown bats, begin to look for warmer habitats, they could find themselves in your Bethesda home. While big brown bats may scare Bethesda residents, they are overall harmless and a benefit to our ecosystem.

Big Brown Bats

  1. Big brown bats are known for being one of the largest bats in America.
  2. These bats can reach flying speeds of 40 mph.
  3. Big brown bats are active during colder months because of their extra hair that keeps them warm.
  4. When these bats decide to hibernate, they choose areas such as buildings, attics, caves, and mines.
  5. Big brown bats are very common throughout the nation and can survive in almost any habitat.
  6. The diet of a big brown consists of mainly flying insects such as flies, moths, wasps. Their strong jaw also allows them to consume beetles.
  7. Raccoons, snakes, cats, and owls are the main predators of the big brown bat. These predators will also eat the pups of the big brown bat should they fall from the nest.

Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control and Big Brown Bats

Should big brown bats find themselves in your Bethesda home, there is never a reason to harm them. However, it is also always best to call a humane wildlife control specialist to handle the bats for you. Big brown bats can cause damage to your home from their constant activity and their droppings. Bats can also carry parasites and diseases that can be harmful to both humans and their pets. Should you find evidence of big brown bats in your Bethesda home or business, call the professionals at Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control. To get started with Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control for removal and control services for big brown bats in Bethesda, call us today at 443-417-3137 or visit our online contact page. We are available, so never hesitate to call. We are also available on weekends and holidays as well. Follow Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control today on Google+PinterestTwitter, and Facebook.   Sources: http://dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/Plants_Wildlife/bats/batsinhome.asp https://www.desertmuseum.org/kids/bats/Big%20Brown%20Bat.php