Little Brown Bats

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What Is A Little Brown Bat?

Coming in shades of tan to black, bats are warm-blooded mammals with fur on their bodies. The little brown bat is the most common bat seen in New York and many neighboring states. The little brown bat has a brownish nose and typically has a wingspan of 8-9” with a body length of 2”. This bat will frequently occupy New York buildings during the summer season, but they may also be spotted in crevices or under loose bark on trees. This species of bats feed mainly on insects, and when their meal has been consumed, they will hang to digest their dinner.

a little brown bat on the ground outside of a long island home
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Things You Should Know:

Little brown bats feed on insects.

They can carry diseases that are harmful to humans.

Bats can bring in other pest such as bat mites and bat bugs.

Why Are They In My House?

Little brown bats are most likely in or around your home because they have deemed an area on your property fit for roosting. During the summer, they will use different roosts; one for daytime and one for nighttime. The daytime roost locations can include attics, barns, garages, soffits, chimneys, behind siding, and under shutters. At night they may be found resting in your garage, under an awning, or in your breezeway. These bats have also been known to enter living quarters during stretches of extreme heat to cool down; this is when you are most likely to see them in unusual places. When the young are learning to fly, you may see a lone bat stumble indoors while trying out its wings.

Are Little Brown Bats Dangerous?

Bats can pose serious health threats to our families and pets. These creatures are vectors for many pathogens, including rabies. Bat droppings can also expose your family to fungi that can cause histoplasmosis, a harmful lung disease. These droppings should only be removed by qualified pest professionals. If you come into unprotected, direct contact with a bat, medical attention should be sought immediately.

What Does It Take To Get Rid Of Little Brown Bats?

Getting rid of bats is a job that should be left only to professionals. To successfully and safely remove these pests requires a great deal of knowledge and extensive training. When you take advantage of the bat control services offered by Parkway Pest Services, you can rest assured that your bat problem will be eliminated and your peace of mind restored.


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How Soon Can You Get Here?

At Parkway we understand how stressful and overwhelming a bat problem can be and that is why we will arrive at your property as soon as possible. Emergency and same day services are also available and in most cases we can be there the very next day.

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Is The Treatment Safe?

At Parkway Pest Services we are a Green Shield Certified pest control company and we utilize effective Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques to resolved pest problems including bat infestations while remaining sensitive to the environment. For bat control in Brooklyn, Long Island, Westchester County, the five boroughs, and Fairfield County, CT that works, please contact Parkway Pest Services today!

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How Can I Prevent A Future Infestation?

Sealing any potential entry points may help in keeping bats out but that will not eliminate the possibility of these pests entering your home. If you are concerned that your house may be susceptible to a bat invasion or you’ve spotted bats in the attic or elsewhere in the home, contact the New York bat control professionals at Parkway Pest Services.


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