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Bats in Georgia

Bats in Georgia
There are 16 different kinds of bats found in the state of Georgia.  Some of these bats will not leave caves and or the wild, but a few species will roost inside buildings and structures.  Rivers, streams, and trails are perfect places for an abundance of bats.  Bats will swoop down close to mammals to feed on the insects that swarm around them.  They will roost around humans to be close to water and food.

House Bats

The little brown bat and the big brown bat are often referred to as “house bats”. They can typically be found in buildings or even in your house in certain times of the year.These are the two most commonly found bats inhabiting human environments.Both species of bats feed primarily over wetlands and other bodies of still water where insects are abundant.  Due to the favorable and moist climate conditions of Georgia, bats roost in buildings and structures.

Sometimes, big brown bats can be found hibernating in attics or basements in the winter season. And when you find both species at the same time, you can recognize them based on their size. Here are some characteristics so you can see the difference.

Little Brown Bat

• They can even be the size of a typical grain of uncooked rice, and you can find bigger ones too.
• These adult bats can be 2.5 to 4 inches long. This is, from nose to tail, about the size of an adult’s thumb.
• Their wing membranes are dark brown.
• Fur is dark brown and glossy on the back. Underneath, they are slightly paler and grayish.

Big Brown Bat

• They are larger in size about 4 to 5 inches in body length.
• Their fur has a silky look, and is typically chocolate brown in color.
• Their wing membranes, ears, feet and face are dark brown to blackish.

Signs of Bat Infestation:

If you see bats enter or leave your attic vents, you may have a bat at home. They move at or just after dusk.
If you hear scratching or squeaking sounds, especially at night.
Sound coming from your walls or attic.
Do you see droppings around your attic vents?

Have you noticed these signs? Maybe in your home or business? It is time to call professionals so call us and we recommend you not to attempt to evict the bats on your own.
When you are ready to evict these bats in a human way, call us.

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