Little Brown Bat Diseases

The Little Brown Bat is so far the best-studied bat species in Ontario and is scientifically known as Myotis lucifugus and weighs a light 5.5 to 12.5 grams. These tiny bat species can grow up from 8 cm to 9 cm in length and dwells in caves, forests, caverns, rock crevices, and even abandoned mine …

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How to Identify Bat Droppings

How to Identify Bat Droppings

Bat droppings, also known as guano, were once a highly valuable resource. Thanks to their diet of insects, the guano that bats produce are high in nitrogen and other nutrients that plants love, making guano an excellent fertilizer. While we have other fertilizers today, bats continue to fertilize the soil naturally. This is wonderful for …

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How do Bats Get in the Attic

How Do Bats Get in the Attic?

Bats get into attics by crawling through the openings they find on the roof. Though they are nearly blind, bats can find these openings with echolocation, a process by which bats produce high-pitched sound waves and listen to them echo. Their echolocation is so precise, that bats can “see” through the darkness and hunt mosquitoes …

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Bat-Proofing Your House

Bat-Proofing Your House

Bats are incredible little creatures. They are the only flying mammals on earth, capable of reaching thousands of meters above the ground. Bats are essential pollinators, and, in Ontario, they are pest control experts. Ontario’s bats eat up to half their weight in moths, mosquitoes, beetles, and flies, every single night. Bats should be kept …

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