Evening Bats of Maryland

Evening Bats of Maryland

The Evening Bat looks a lot like the Big Brown Bat except that it is significantly smaller. Evening Bats have a dull wool-like fur with noticeable bands that are darker near the body, with a gray tone in the middle and a brownish tip.  Their wing membranes are blackish brown, they have a pinkish nose and the fur on their feet is very short.

Physical Description

  • Weight – ¼ – ½ oz.
  • Body length – 3 – 3 7/8 in.
  • Wingspan – 10 – 11 in.
  • Forearm – 1 ¼ – 1 5/8 in.

Habits and Habitat

Evening bats are very active throughout the year, they migrate from Maryland to southeastern states where the temperatures are much warmer in the winter allowing them to flourish and feed on insects year-round.  These bats are not found in caves, they prefer to roost in hollow trees, under bridges, under loss shingles, and in attics.

Evening bats are pretty active throughout the year, especially since they usually make their home in states that have a warmer climate.  Many do migrate north in the spring usually returning to Maryland in April and migrating south in late September. The Evening bat is a slow and steady flyer that will feed off of insects higher in the sky than other species. Like all of the bat species in Maryland, the Evening Bat feeds entirely on insects.

Mating and Reproduction

Females gather in maternity colonies, while males will roost separately and in many cases, the male will roost solitarily. The females give birth usually to two pups in June or July.  The pups are weaned and are able to take flight on their own in four weeks. Like many animals, the evening bat pups have a signature call that allows the mother to identify and pinpoint the location of her bat pups among hundreds of other bat pups in the maternity colony.

Young are born in nursery colonies from mid-May to mid-June. The usual litter size is two. As with most other species of bats, birth is by breech presentation. After the young are born, they grasp a nipple within 5-8 minutes. Newborns are pink, except for slightly darker feet, membranes, ears, and lips; their skin is so transparent that the viscera are visible.

Range

The Evening Bat ranges from lower Michigan and the northern part of Illinois down to Nebraska and Texas, eastward to New Jersey, and south to Florida. These bats are not found everywhere in their range but are found in pockets here and there. Their highest populations are found in the coastal states of the southeast.

Diet

Evening Bats emerge from their roost at dusk to feed for the first time and feed for the second time just before dawn. This bat is a friend to farmers because it feeds on spotted cucumber bugs which cause millions of dollars in damage to crops each year. They also feed on mosquitoes, beetles, moths, flying ants, and flies.

These bats emerge early and are most often seen foraging for food in the early evening and again just before dawn. They appear to prefer open areas and are often visible over open fields and bodies of water such as ponds, streams, and lakes. In urban areas, they will fly after their food along streets between houses and roadways through suburban areas. A large colony of 200 to 300 Evening Bats will eat 6 million insects during one summer.

Contact Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control

Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control is a nuisance wildlife control company that specializes in bat removal, bat eviction, and bat exclusion. Our technicians have been trained by one of the nation’s top Bat control experts. In addition to bat removal, we also provide:

If you have a bat problem give us a call at [Organic] or contact us online to set up an appointment.

What Are the Benefits of Bat Removal?

What Are the Benefits of Bat Removal?

Do you hear loud noises in your attic? Do you see bats in your backyard? If yes, it’s safe to say you have a bat problem. As we see bats mostly in horror films, it can be frightening to perform amateur bat removal. Your best bet to get rid of your bat problem is to have a professional perform humane bat removal services for you. Bats, like any other nuisance wildlife, can cause major damage to your home, and the repair cost can be hefty. With a diligent home inspection, a professional bat removal technician can identify exactly where bats are trespassing and making a home on your property. Based on where the bats are located, a professional bat removal technician can offer you bat removal solutions in a written report and begin bat removal service that will prevent reoccurring bat problems.

Why is Humane Bat Removal my Best Option?

The reason you should hire a professional wildlife technician to perform humane bat removal for you is based on the variety of benefits bats can offer you. Bats are not vicious creatures; they are friendly and very beneficial to humans. For one, bats can help you reduce any problems you face with mosquitoes when the warm months of summer return. In other words, you can enjoy more time outdoors because there won’t be loads of pesky insects in your backyard (female brown bats can consume their body weight in insects every summer night). And you will be happy to know that the majority of bats do not feed on blood.

Only three bat species are blood feeders and they live only in Central America and South America. As for hibernation sites, bats prefer attics, walls, tunnels, and trees. If your home has high humidity levels, you can expect bats will pay you a visit to prevent dehydration.

Mid-Atlantic Wildlife is here to handle your bat removal to protect your home property from structural damage and give you peace of mind that your home is truly bat proofed. We will remove bat feces from your home, outs bats from your attic, and perform other essential professional bat control services. Our wildlife control technicians are fully trained to use the latest techniques for bat removal services. Here are just a few humane bat removal services we can offer you:

  • Live trapping and removal service
  • Exclusion services
  • Attic cleanups

Contact Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control Today

We handle bat removal for bat migrating species as well as bat hibernating species. You can count on Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control to serve as your humane nuisance wildlife control company. Our bat removal services will prevent property damage, protect you from disease and save you money. Give our wildlife control technicians a call to have any questions answered about wildlife control solutions. We also provide removal services for:

We humanely resolve wildlife dilemmas, no matter how big or small. Let us keep wildlife out of your sight and mind. Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control is here to protect you from invasive wildlife. Our company is fully insured and licensed by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Delaware Fish & Game and Virginia Fish & Game. Call us for wildlife control services. Check us out on Facebook and Twitter as well. For more information about our wildlife control services, contact us at [Direct] or go to our contact us page.

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Bat Removal in Pikesville

A homeowner off of Stevenson Road 21208 was desperately searching for a company that provides services for emergency bat removal in Pikesville last Saturday night because he did not know how to get rid of bats. The homeowner called all of the pest control companies in Pikesville but no one answered. He did a search on google for bat control services and found Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control. The emergency technician from Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control quickly responded to the call. The homeowner explained to the technician who provides bat removal in Pikesville from Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control that 12 bats were flying around in his home. The homeowner also explained that he had hired one of the pest control companies in Pikesville a week ago that claimed they provided bat control services and knew how to get rid of bats. He said an exterminator from the pest control company finished the job after they sealed up the holes around the roof.  Unfortunately the homeowner has had a bat or two flying around in his house every night since the pest control company finished the seal up last week and tonight 12 bats came out. The technician that provides full service bat removal in Pikesville from Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control conducted an inspection of the home and discovered that the pest control company the homeowner hired to do the work actually sealed the bats inside of the house. They sealed up all of the entry points that the bats were using causing the bats to become trapped inside the attic. Since this was an old home there were gaps around the light fixtures in the ceilings. The bats found one of these gaps around the light fixture in the homeowners bedroom. The homeowner and his wife had to get rabies shots as a precautionary measure because the bats were flying around in the bedroom while they were sleeping on three different nights. Clearly this pest control company did not know how to get rid of bats.   The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has set in place laws regarding bat removal in Pikesville. To protect bats and homeowners the Maryland DNR created laws and guidelines for anyone who evicts bats from structures to follow. April 1st to August 1st is the time of year when bats in Maryland give birth to their young and raise them until they can fly on their own. The law states that between April 1st and August 1st no bats can be evicted from any structure. The pest control company hired by the homeowner definable didn’t follow the bat control laws put in place by the Maryland DNR. If you wake up in the night and find bats flying around in the room do not release them by opening a window. Each bat must be tested for rabies but if the bats are released anyone that was in the room sleeping will have to immediately get their rabies shots. Many people have contracted rabies from bats after being bitten while sleeping. Since they are asleep and the bats teeth are so fine they don’t know that they have been bitten. Any reputable company that provides bat removal in Pikesville will be able to give you the proper information. Bats eat tens of thousands of insects each night which makes them the best exterminator or pest control companies in Pikesville. If you have bats in your attic its important to evict them in accordance with the bat control laws. If you are in need of a company that provides bat removal in Pikesville be sure to call Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control at 443-417-3137.

Bat Removal in Cockeysville

Bat Removal in Cockeysville

This year seems to be the year for bat removal in Cockeysville, Maryland. More than the average annual number of homeowners have been calling in to pest control companies in Cockeysville that perform bat control services. Unfortunately most of the exterminator’s and pest control companies in Cockeysville are great at getting bugs out of a house but they don’t know how to get rid of bats. Most of these pest control companies in Cockeysville use out dated techniques that do not provide a permanent fix. Many of the techniques they use either cause the bats to become trapped in your attic or walls. When the bats become trapped they will either panic and find their way into the main living space of your home or they will die in the walls or attic. Even a small colony of dead bats will create a very bad odor throughout your home for about two weeks. Many of the so called bat control services that exterminators use for bat removal in Cockeysville are illegal. Some exterminators will spray bug killer on the bats in your attic causing them to die which is highly illegal. A homeowner off of Sherwood Road, Cockeysville 21030 discovered a colony of about 50 bats living in their attic. Since the homeowners lived in a historic home they were very concerned about the quality of the work. They called several pest control companies in Cockeysville. The homeowners decided to have the two companies that offered a free inspection come out. The homeowners decided to use the company that provided the cheapest estimate after the inspections were compete. Without doing any research they hired a man that claimed he was a bat expert and knew everything about bat control services. He also claimed that he had been providing services for bat removal in Cockeysville for over a decade. His estimate included the eviction of the bats, sealing up the roof line and soffit to prevent the bats from re-entering and bat dropping (guano) removal. His estimate also included a 5 year warranty. The warranty said he would return at no charge and seal up any area he may have missed if bats got back in. As the old saying goes “you get what you pay for”. It’s usually never a good idea to use any contractor that offers a free inspection or a contractor that gives the lowest estimate. Unfortunately for the homeowners the individual that claimed he was a bat expert and claimed he know how to get rid of bats was a conman. He didn’t remove any of the bat guano (droppings) from the attic even though the homeowner paid for it. He didn’t do the seal up work properly and the bats got back in. Also, he trapped some of the bats inside a wall cavity causing them to die. The appearance of the exterior soffit / roofline was left an eye sour and the quality of work was poor at best. These are just of few of the many problems but to top it off he refused to return and honor the warranty. In the photo above notice the red arrows pointing at some of the wide gap that the individual that claimed to be an expert for bat removal in Cockeysville left at the edge of the soffit. This wide gap runs along the entire edge of the roof that meets the vertical wall. The Big Brown Bat is the species of bat that was inhabiting this home. This species of bat only needs a hole the size of a quarter to enter a home so there is plenty of room for them to enter this roof line. The individual that the homeowner first hired attempted to evict the bats by draping a  mesh over the gap. This procedure did not work and it usually doesn’t. The homeowner paid this individual to evict the bats and seal up these wide gaps but that didn’t happen. The homeowners hired this contractor that labeled his self as a bat control expert to perform the bat eviction, sealing up the gaps, and removing the bat droppings. Notice the red arrows in the photo above that are pointing at several piles of bat droppings (guano) that the contractor did not remove. There are several more piles like this throughout the attic. If you are in need of a reputable company that provides services for bat removal in Cockeysville be sure to do some research on the company before hiring them. Most pest control companies in Cockeysville are not licensed to perform bat removal. Most wildlife control companies like Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control are licensed and insured. Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control knows how to get rid of bats and they have a reputation for being honest yet getting the job done in accordance with the laws and guidelines set by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has setup specific guidelines and laws for bat control. To protect humans and bats alike these guidelines and laws must be followed. The Maryland DNR issues licenses to a select few companies that provide bat removal in Cockeysville. Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control is one of those companies. If you would like to speak to a bat expert at Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control that knows how to get rid of bats call 443-417-3137.

Bats Return To Silver Spring

Bats Return To Silver Spring

With the return of insects this spring comes the return of bats. The two species of bats that are most commonly found in Silver Spring are the Big Brown Bat and the Little Brown Bat. These two species are often found roosting in attics and crawl spaces. Bat experts at Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control receive hundreds of calls throughout the warmer months from homeowners wanting to know how to get rid of bats behind shutters. Both the Big Brown Bat and the Little Brown Bat can fit through gaps and openings around the rooftop that are about the size of a quarter. Since bats do not chew or dig they can only enter through pre-existing openings or gaps which all rooftops have. The louvers on gable vents and soffit vents are usually spaced far enough apart for bats to fit through. To prevent bats from entering the gable vents or soffit vents they should have a heavy gauge screening or hardware cloth that is a ¼ inch or smaller on the interior. Other entry points include where the edge of the roof and the fascia board meet (see photo below). This gap occurs when roofers install a cheap pre-made drip edge along with the fascia board that does not properly fit. Many so-called bat removal companies in Silver Spring will use spray foam to fill this gap in an attempt to keep bats out. Instead, they should install a drip edge that is custom made for that particular fascia board to prevent bats and other animals from entering the attic. A homeowner on Kingsbury Drive, Silver Spring 20910 went into the attic to retrieve some springtime clothing and discovered 12 bats roosting above the gable vent. They contacted Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control to do an inspection to locate the entry points. Upon inspection, the technician from Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control discovered that the bats were not coming through the gable vent because the homeowners had installed a heavy gauge screen on the interior of the gable vent. Once the technician put a ladder up around the rooftop he quickly found that the bats were coming through a gap where the fascia board and roofs edge meet. He installed aluminum drip edging to seal the gap but left a 2-inch opening where he then installed a one-way door to allow the bats to exit but not re-enter. The one-way door will stay in place for a little while. Once the bats have left the one-way door is removed and the 2-inch opening was sealed with the aluminum drip edge.

The technicians at Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control are carpenters that have years of training, knowledge and experience working on bat eviction and properly sealing up homes to prevent bats from re-entering. Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Controls technicians professionally install the proper materials to match and blend in with the existing facade of your home. It’s important to know that all ten species of bats that reside in the state of Maryland are protected by law and it is illegal to kill them. Anyone that conducts a bat eviction or removal from a home or building must be licensed and must follow the guidelines set forth by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control is licensed and follows all laws and guidelines to ensure the protection of the bats and the people and pets that live in the home. If you want to know how to get bats out of an attic and keep them out then give Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control a call at [DirectNumber].

How to Get Rid of Bats

How to Get Rid of Bats

When it comes to your home, you want to do everything in your power to protect it. From preventing damage from storms to everyday maintenance, most homeowners work hard to maintain their home and property. However, many homeowners tend to overlook the threat of wildlife entering their home. One common critter that enjoys causing trouble is the bat. If you’re a homeowner, knowing how to get rid of bats is useful information to have. Along with seeking out bat removal services in Maryland, there are other ways to protect your home.

How to Prevent Bats

Before you wonder how to get rid of bats, you should consider how to prevent bats from entering your home in the first place. You eliminate the need for wildlife removal if animals are unable to enter your home. The best way to prevent bats from entering your home is to ensure there’s no option for entering. Often, bats find an opening through gaps in roof tiling or siding. Homeowners should use netting or expanding foam to close off these gaps. Homes that include a chimney should have a cap to prevent bats from entering the home. In the evening, use bright external lighting to deter bats. Providing a habitat for bats may seem counterproductive because it will attract them. However, having an option other than your home will help reduce the chance of bats entering your home. They’re entering your home because they need shelter. By providing one for them, you remove the need for them to enter your home. Maryland wildlife control services can also help you prevent animals from damaging your property. If bats still find their way into your home, it’s time to think about how to get rid of bats.

How to Rid of Bats

When it comes to how to get rid of bats, your best option is to always turn to a trusted wildlife control service. These individuals have the training, education, and equipment necessary to safely remove the animals. Taking matters into your own hands leaves you and the animal at risk for harm. Also, individuals who wonder how to get rid of bats never consider the fact that the animal might have rabies. A professional company will be able to protect themselves from viruses the animal carries. They will also know how to remove the animal without harming it safely.

How to Get Rid of Bats with Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control

Are you wondering how to get rid of bats? The only thing you need to know is to call the professionals of Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control. Along with removing bats, we also help with the removal of the following creatures:

Contact Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control today at 866-784-8058 to begin with our services.