Big Brown Bat Removal
If you need to get rid of a bat colony currently roosting in your attic or home, it is best to consult a wildlife removal expert who can provide safe handling and bat exclusion with one-way bat doors and traps. The key is to not exterminate the bats, but eliminate or exclude them from living in your attic or structures. Safely removing bats will maintain a healthy ecosystem and a healthy environment in your home!
Best time to remove Bats
Spring and Fall are the best times to get rid of bats. Since springtime is mating season, most bats will be active, and out frequently. With the warmer weather and plentiful insect population, they'll also have a better chance of survival.
About Big Brown Bats
The Big Brown Bat is a large, common bat species found in North America. The big brown bat occurs widely throughout the US, Canada, Central America, and the Caribbean. Its range extends into parts of South America, found as far south as Colombia and Venezuela. It is adaptable to many habitats and is considered a generalist species.
Big brown bats are insectivorous, eating many kinds of insects including beetles, flies, stoneflies, mayflies, true bugs, net-winged insects, scorpionflies, caddisflies, and cockroaches. Because of their diet, bats are excellent around crops where insect control is essential. Since the big brown bat is such a widespread species, it has regional variation in its diet, though it is generally considered a beetle specialist. Populations in Indiana and Illinois have a particularly high consumption of scarab beetles, cucumber beetles, ground beetles, and shield bugs.
Big brown bats enter into hibernation around November, often in a location less than 50 miles away from their summer roosts. While some big brown bats hibernate in subterranean locations such as caves and underground mines, most can be found in warm man-made structures such as barns, attics, or walls.
Because they are often found in proximity to humans, the big brown bat and the little brown bat are the two bat species most frequently submitted for rabies testing in the United States. Big brown bats infrequently test positive for the rabies virus; of the 8,273 individuals submitted for testing across the United States in 2011, 314 (3.8%) tested positive for the virus. (Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5120402/)