Bat Removal & Removal in Massachusetts require additional care since all four native bat species are listed on the state’s endangered species list. Only certified and licensed professionals who have been trained and are fully licensed by the Department of Conservation (Massachusetts Fish and Game Commission) are allowed to perform bat removal and exclusion services. If bat removal and exclusion are not performed properly at the right time of the season, there is a greater risk of exposure and possible contact with bat droppings.
Bats are nocturnal animals. They are most active from early morning until late evening. During the daytime, they roost on high branches, tree stumps, or burrows. During the night time, they seek out dark, warm areas in attics, and crawl spaces. These warm areas will usually have access to at least one bat droppings and will be a breeding ground for the bats.
The most common bat in the state is the Brown Bat. In its natural environment, this bat is called the American Brown Bat. There are two subspecies of this bat in the state, the Northern Pied Bat and the Little Brown Bat. Each has its own set of characteristics that distinguish them. Both subspecies can fly. They both have large ears, a tail that is used for balance and movement, webbed feet, long muzzles, and a long, narrow face. They are also highly agile and capable swimmers.
The third bat is the Gray Bat. This bat is also called the Short-eared Brown Bat. This bat has a longer, thinner face and has a shorter body than the American Brown Bat. It is lighter colored and tends to be more slender than the Northern Pied Bat. It also has long, slender ears and webbed feet.
The last bat removal in the list is the Red-Eared Flying Fox. This bat is more closely related to the Common Raven than other bats in the state. This bat has gray fur with black stripes on its back.
Bat removal in Massachusetts involves several steps that must be followed before removing the bats. First, bats must be trapped. This can be done by using traps and nets, but this method is most effective if they are found near water. They must also be caught during the day to ensure that their dens are dark and warm enough for hibernation.
Next, the bats must be taken to a bat removal site and safely removed to the area where they will live in a sealed enclosure. If the bats do not come to the enclosure before being killed, they can cause disease to humans and pets in the future.
Bat removal should not be left until the following morning. The reason for this is because it will take time for the bats to build the colonies necessary for them to build their new home. Once the colony has been built, it is much easier to get rid of the bats.