|All Wildlife Removal Service has extensive knowledge of bats
|There are two common types of bats that tend to get into homes and
become a nuisance in New Jersey: the Big Brown bat and
the Little Brown bat.
Biologists will tell you that you can tell the difference between these two
types of bats by counting the occipital rings in their ears (the Big Brown
Bat has more rings than the Little Brown Bat). But at All Wildlife Removal
Service, we'll tell you that we can tell the difference because Big Brown bat
poop is bigger then Little Brown bat poop!
|Both of these kinds of bats live in colonies. The location of their roost is dependent on weather,
environment and biologic conditions.
We can also further separate colonies into matriarchal colonies (female bats) or bachelor colonies (male
bats). In autumn, the female bats and male bats get together, hanging out in one large colony to mate.
When the mating season is complete the large colonies will break up and the bats tend to head to
wherever they are going to roost for the winter.
In decades past, they would fly south to the Carolinas or Virginia and winter over in caves. (Bats look for a
constant temperature of approximately 55 degrees Fahrenheit for winter hibernation.) But back in the
1980s, when many rivers were damned to provide hydroelectric power, many bats were killed and the
general population dipped. These days we're seeing an upswing of bats wintering over in the northeast,
instead of migrating. This is similar to how, many years ago, we never saw Canadian geese in New Jersey
during the summer months. Now we have resident geese year-round. We can’t necessarily substantiate it,
but in the pest control industry, we see more bats in people’s homes in the winter these days then there
were 15 years ago.
When the cold months come, bats will hibernate in attics that are warm enough. It’s not uncommon for
someone to call us at All Wildlife Removal Service and tell us they were getting luggage out of the
attic for a winter vacation... only to discover a bat in their house that very night. Or a family whose home
is under construction may find them in the wall. This is most common in the plumbing wall which is
wider than other walls throughout the house and therefore the first choice for bats to take up residence.
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