Bats in the Attic?

why are there bats in my attic?


When bats give birth their offspring are called pups.  The baby bats, or pups, are unable to fly for at least one to two months.  Bats drink milk from their mother just like other mammals.  In Tennessee bats are protected and have a blackout period between April 15th and August 15th where we cannot remove them from a structure.  This is to allow these baby bats to wean off of their mother and mature to the point of being able to fly so we can safely remove the entire colony.  Removing bats from an attic or tile roof can only be completed with exclusions, valves and/or netting.  Trapping bats and poisoning bats is not allowed and can come with serious fines.  Complete Animal Removal will safely remove the bats out of the attic, roof, home, or building following all state and federal guidelines.  

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We remove bats from the attic humanely
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When bats get into the attic they leave their feces behind. This bat guano is a hazard to one’s health.

What do bats eat?

bats diet and thier role in the ecosystem


Bats are nocturnal and can see in the dark by using echolocation.  They vocalize and when the sound waves bounce off of the objects (wall, tree, food source) the bats can determine how far away it is by determining the time it takes for the sound wave to return.  

Bats are an essential part of our ecosystem.  Bats native to Tennessee are insectivores eating mosquitos, beetles, moths and other flying pests.  Bats can eat their bodyweight in mosquitos every night.  

WHAT KIND OF BATS ARE IN MY ATTIC?

DIFFERENT SPECIES OF BATS IN THE HOME OR BUILDING


Worldwide there are over 1000 different bat species.  In Tennessee we have 15 resident bat species and of which only 6 are commonly found in attics.  

In Tennessee the 15 resident species of bats include: Little Brown Bat, Southeastern Bat, Gray Bat, Northern Long-eared Bat, Indiana Bat, Eastern Small-footed Bat, Tri-colored Bat, Big Brown Bat, Rafinesque’s Big-eared Bat, Townsend’s Big-eared Bat, Eastern Red Bat, Seminole Bat, Hoary Bat, Silver-haired Bat, Evening Bat and the Brazilian Free-tailed Bat.  The 6 species of bats commonly found in the attics are the The Little Brown Bat, Southeastern Bat, Eastern Small-footed Bat, Brazilian free-tailed bat, the Big brown bat and the Evening bat.

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Removing bats out of the attic.

 

 

Facts about bats in Tennessee

Worldwide there are over 1000 different bat species.  In Tennessee we have 15 resident bat species and of which only 6 are commonly found in attics.  

 

Bats are nocturnal and can see in the dark by using echolocation.  They vocalize and when the sound waves bounce off of the objects (wall, tree, food source) the bats can determine how far away it is by determining the time it takes for the sound wave to return.  

 

While other mammals can glide, like flying squirrels, bats are the only ones that can actually fly.

 

Bats are an essential part of our ecosystem.  Bats native to Tennessee are insectivores eating mosquitos, beetles, moths and other flying pests.  Bats can eat their bodyweight in mosquitos every night.  

 

While other mammals can glide, like flying squirrels, bats are the only ones that can actually fly.

 

The lifespan of a bat varies depending upon the species but they can live for over 20 years.  The longest known lifespan of a bat in the wild is 30 years. 

 

Bats in Tennessee only have 1 to 2 pups per year, which is why it is so important to properly remove bats without killing the bats.  Bats are the slowest reproducing mammals on Earth for their size. Humane bat removal is Complete Animal Removal’s specialty. We are wildlife biologists and wildlife specialists that care about the animals as much as we care about getting your home bat free.

 

Bats are the 2nd largest group of mammals with rodents being the 1st.  With over 1000 species, bats make up 1/5th of the world’s mammals. 

 

Bats are found in attics of homes, in between tile on roofs, in caves, crevices, tree cavities and in commercial buildings. Some species in Tennessee are solitary while others form colonies that can reach more than a million individuals.

 

The Big brown bat

Big brown bats in Tennessee are not as common as Brazilian free-tailed bats but still are found in buildings and homes throughout the state.  Big brown bats in Tennessee are colonial and live in groups of 20 to a few hundred.  The Big brown bat has long, brown to reddish fur with the wings and ears being almost black.  These bats have a wingspan of 13-14 inches and are the fastest flying bats with speeds of up to 40 mph!  Big brown bats eat their body weight in mosquitos every day.  A colony of Big brown bats living in the attic can cause health issues due to their feces, or bat guano.  Big brown bats also cause people to get Histoplasmosis.  Complete Animal Removal provides humane bat removal, bat guano cleanup and full home bat exclusions.  

 

The Evening bat

Evening bats in Tennessee are common and get into attics of homes, under barrel tile roofs, commercial buildings, bridges, brackets on utility poles, bat houses, apartment buildings, condos and other man-made structures.  Evening bats are similar in appearance to Big brown bats just smaller.  These bats have brown to reddish brown fur and short dark ears.  Evening bats have a wingspan of 10-11 inches and fly all night eating mosquitos, flying termites, flying ants and other flying insects.  They are nature’s pest control.  Evening bats in the attic need to be removed without harming the bats to ensure their role in our ecosystem.  Complete Animal Removal will remove bats in the attic or building and clean up all of the bat guano.  We will treat the attic for bat diseases and complete an attic restoration to ensure the safety of the residents inside.  

 

The Brazilian free-tailed bat

The Brazilian free-tailed bat, also called Mexican free-tailed bat, has a wingspan of 11 to 13 inches, has short brown fur and the tail extends beyond a short tail membrane.  When these bats live in the attic their colony could range from a few hundred to a few thousand.  Brazilian free-tailed bats live in attics, under barrel tile roofs, residential homes, apartment buildings, commercial buildings, condos, bat houses, bridges and other man-made structures.  If you have bats in the attic, they are most likely the Brazilian free-tailed bats. The Brazilian free-tailed bats have a musky odor they emit from sent glands.  These bats fly all night eating insects like mosquitos providing a natural pest control.  Brazilian free-tailed bats in nature are great but when these bats get in the attic or soffit area of a home or building the pose a major health hazard. These bats leave their bat feces, or guano, in the attic and soffit area of your home or building.  This bat guano can be seen on the side of a house or building, on tile or shingle roofs and the ground under where the bats are roosting.  Bat guano will grow a fungus that can cause a disease called Histoplasmosis.  This disease spread by inhaling the spores growing on the bat feces and can be life-threatening.  Complete Animal Removal will get rid of the bats humanely and clean up all the bat feces in the attic.  Humane bat removal from the attic or getting rid of bats from under barrel tile roofs will be completed with care for the bats and the residents of the home or building.  

The Little Brown Bat, Southeastern Bat and Eastern Small-footed Bat are also found in attics here in Tennessee.

Stewart County Bat Removal

Cumberland City, TN Bat Removal – Dover, Tennessee get bats out of the attic – Tennessee Ridge, TN Bat Guano Cleanup

 

Houston Couty Bat Removal

Erin, Tennessee get bats out of the attic – Tennessee Ridge, TN Bat Removal

 

Humphreys County Bat Removal

McEwen, TN Bat Removal – New Johnsonville, Tennessee Bat Guano Cleanup – Waverly, TN get bats out of the attic

 

Hickman County Bat Removal 

Centerville, TN Bat Guano Cleanup

 

Maury County Bat Removal

Columbia, Tennessee Bat Guano Cleanup – Mount Pleasant, TN Bat Removal – Spring Hill, Tennessee get bats out of the attic

 

Williamson County Bat Removal 

Brentwood, TN Bat Guano Cleanup – Fairview, Tennessee get bats out of the attic

Franklin, TN Bat Removal – Nolensville, Tennessee Bat Feces Cleanup – Spring Hill, TN Bat Removal – Thompson’s Station, Tennessee Bat Guano Cleanup

 

Dickson County Bat Removal

Burns, TN Bat Removal – Charlotte, Tennessee get bats out of the attic – Dickson, TN Bat Guano Cleanup – Slayden, Tennessee Bat Guano Cleanup – Vanleer, TN Bat Feces Cleanup – White Bluff, Tennessee get bats out of the attic

 

Montgomery County Bat Removal

Clarksville, TN Bat Guano Cleanup

 

Cheatnam County Bat Removal

Ashland City, Tennessee Bat Guano Cleanup – Kingston Springs, TN Bat Removal – Pegram, Tennessee get bats out of the attic – Pleasant View, TN Bat Removal

 

Davidson County Bat Removal 

Belle Meade, Tennessee Bat Guano Cleanup – Berry Hill, TN Bat Removal – Forest Hills, TN get bats out of the attic – Goodlettsville, Tennessee Bat Feces Cleanup – Nashville, TN Bat Guano Cleanup – Oak Hill, – Tennessee get bats out of the attic – Ridgetop, TN Bat Removal

 

Robertson County Bat Removal

Adams, Tennessee Bat Feces Cleanup – Cedar Hill, TN Bat Guano Cleanup – Coopertown, Tennessee Bat Removal – Cross Plains, Tennessee get bats out of the attic – Greenbrier, TN Bat Removal – Millersville, Tennessee Bat Feces Cleanup – Orlinda, TN Bat Guano Cleanup – Ridgetop, TN get bats out of the attic – Springfield, Tennessee Bat Guano Cleanup – White House, TN Bat Feces Cleanup

 

Trousdale County Bat Removal 

Hartsville , Tennessee Bat Guano Cleanup

 

Sumner County Bat Removal 

Gallatin, TN Bat Removal – Goodlettsville, Tennessee Bat Feces Cleanup – Hendersonville, TN Bat Guano Cleanup – Millersville, Tennessee Bat Guano Cleanup – Mitchellville, TN Bat Removal – Portland, Tennessee Bat Guano Cleanup – Westmoreland, TN get bats out of the attic – White House, Tennessee get bats out of the attic

 

Wilson County Bat Removal

Lebanon , TN Bat Guano Cleanup – Mt. Juliet, Tennessee get bats out of the attic – Watertown , TN Bat Removal

 

Rutherford County Bat Removal

Eagleville, TN Bat Guano Cleanup – LaVergne, Tennessee get bats out of the attic – Murfreesboro, TN Bat Removal – Smyrna, Tennessee Bat Feces Cleanup

 

Bedford County Bat Removal 

Bell Buckle, TN get bats out of the attic – Normandy, Tennessee Bat Guano Cleanup – Shelbyville, TN Bat Removal  – Wartrace, Tennessee Bat Feces Cleanup

 

Marshall County Bat Removal

Chapel Hill, TN get bats out of the attic – Cornersville, Tennessee Bat Feces Cleanup – Lewisburg, TN Bat Removal – Petersburg, Tennessee Bat Guano Cleanup