BATS Big browns (eptesicus fuscus) (right) and little browns (myotis lucifugus) are the common bats you'll find in your house, attic, barn, or shed. Bats are strictly noctunal, they see well at night, and use their vision for long range obsticles, they use echolocation or sonar to navigate and locate their food in tight spaces. The diet for these bats consists of insects, moths, mosquitoes, also cutworms, potato beetles, and grasshoppers.Little browns measure up to a little over 3.5" long and wings up to 10.5" wide. Big browns are almost 5" long and wings up to 12" wide. Bats are found in chimneys, (attics, see histoplasmosis at CDC), barns, behind shutters, under loose siding, and roof vents. A nice location is where the sun will provide a lot of heat. Bat populations are on the decrease and should be handled with care when removing them. During hibernation many bats have died from an illness called "white-nose syndrome". This has been happening for several years and is still unclear why. Bats can carry rabies but only less than 1% have been found to have rabies. If exposure to the saliva of a bat or any animal, with a human or domestic animal, is questionable, you must get medical attention as soon as possible. From June until August, no exclusions should be done, because young may be trapped in the roost and die. A well built bat house erected outside, about 12' to 15' high, in a sunny spot of the yard, can help to keep bats from entering the home, and possibly dying. .
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Bats in colonies