Bat Removal: How Bats Raise Their Young

Bat Removal: Bat with Baby

Bats are common carriers of rabies. That’s why you should consider a bat removal service if these flying mammals are invading your home or business. Once bats get in your attic, they are hard to get rid of because they are small and they can fit into almost any nook or cranny. In today’s blog, the bat removal experts at Animal Remover discuss the lifecycle of bats.

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Birth

Bats are mammals, which means mama bats give live birth. After mother bats get pregnant, the females usually live together separated from the males. Mother bats give birth to one baby at a time. Bats usually have just one litter per year. However, bats may have up to three litters during the breeding season. Once bats give birth, they are extremely protective of their babies. That’s why bat removal is essential if you find them living in your attic or place of business.  

Breeding Season

Breeding season for bats occurs in the spring as temperatures warm up. The reason for this is so mother bats can find plenty of food when they hunt for insects at night. When temperatures get warmer and adult insects start flying around, that’s when bats come out of hibernation to feast on their favorite foods. You may not even know you need bat removal because these creatures don’t spend their entire time indoors. Bats leave at night to find food, and they stay very quiet in their cubby hole during the day. Bat removal experts may search your attic during the day to find any bats.

Roosting Babies

Mother bats leave their babies behind as they hunt for food. That’s why females live in breeding colonies. The other females watch over babies as one mama heads out to find food. Until baby bats are old enough to fly, they rely on mother’s milk for food just like any other mammal. Bat removal experts are meticulous when removing bats from your property because there may be youngsters during the spring or summer months. 

Maternity

Mama bats spend two or three months caring for their young. During this time, young bats develop their wings and learn how to fly. They eventually venture out at night to learn how to hunt. By August or September, a baby bat is ready to become an adult. A new adult bat may go off and join another colony at this point, or the bat could return to your attic or building to live there. Bat removal may become necessary at any time of year, whether you have a roosting mother or an adult bat looking for someplace new to live.

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Don’t hesitate to call the bat removal experts at Animal Remover if you find bats living in your attic or commercial building. Bats carry rabies, and you should never touch a bat or get close because these small mammals could bite you. Contact us today or give us a call at (513) 324-9453 if you have a bat problem. We even respond to emergency calls 24/7!

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