Category Archives: Bats

Why We Love Bats

Bats are one of the most amazing mammals in the world! For instance; did you know that bats are the ONLY mammal on the entire planet that can fly? Sure, there are “flying” squirrels and other mammals that mimic flying; … Continue reading

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Best Places to See Flying Bat Colonies in the U.S.

If you are planning a road trip, you might want to add a couple stops to the itinerary if your family is interested in seeing a glorious, natural phenomenon! Witnessing a colony of bats exit their natural habitat by the … Continue reading

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Threatened Bat Species in Michigan

There are several species of bat that are common to the Michigan state, from Big and Little brown bats, to Evening bats, Northern Long-Eared bats, Indiana bats, Hoary bats, Tri-Colored bats, Silvered-Haired bats, and more. Of these common bat species, … Continue reading

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3 Signs You Have Bats in the House

You should never settle for living with bats in the house. Bats are highly destructive, and can also pose a wide range of health and safety risks. For these reasons and more, it is vital to act fast and contact … Continue reading

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What You Should and Should Not Do To Get Rid of Bats

When it comes to getting rid of bats, there is a long list of “do’s” and “don’ts.” Fortunately, the majority of these particular guidelines are the responsibility of bat conservationists and wildlife specialists. As for you, all you need to … Continue reading

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Now is the Right Time to Get Rabies Shots

It is Rabies season, so now is the right time to get your Rabies shots. Be sure your loved ones are vaccinated, including your pets! Wildlife is most active when weather is warm and mild. This means it is Rabies … Continue reading

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What to Do if You See a Bat Outside

Bats are around here are very tiny, so they can fit into the smallest openings or gaps in a house or building. In fact, a hole as small as 3/8ths of an inch is all they need to gain access … Continue reading

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A Closer Look at the Microchiroptera Suborder

In an earlier blog, we discussed that all bat species are classified as one of two suborders, either Megachiroptera or Microchiroptera. In Michigan, we do not see megabats since they are biologically acclimated to tropical and subtropical climates. When local … Continue reading

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Learn About White Nose Syndrome in Bats

White Nose Syndrome (WNS) is a devastating illness that has killed millions of hibernating bats all across the nation. Continue reading to learn more about White Nose Syndrome, and how it affects wild bat populations. White Nose Syndrome happens to … Continue reading

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Why Do Bats Use Echolocation?

It is a common misconception that bats are blind and must use their echolocating abilities to navigate around at night. There is some truth in echolocation aiding navigation, however, bats are not blind and can see just fine. Even non-echolocating … Continue reading

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