Bats

Economic Damage


Bats are one extremely beneficial flying critters. They eat thousands of mosquitoes every night and some people offered them bat houses near their homes to reduce the number of small flying insects around their home. However, bats can make entry into a building through small openings that yield 1/4-1/2 inch openings. Once bats make entry to a building they began roosting and generations of bats can thrive if undisturbed by people. Economically speaking bats can cause significant damage to a building when exclusion is not conducted. Some of the most common problems are damaged insulation due to high concentrations of urine accumulating over long-periods of time, excessive accumulations of guano (bat droppings), and wood rod due to urine and bat guano. Vents can also become easily damage as bats usually like to hang around attic vents and the accumulations of guano and urine began to breakdown vents.​

Little Brown Bat

Scientific Name: Myotis lucifugus

Description: Species of bats most common to North America. This species bats is one of the most common in Kansas and Missouri. Body size can range from 2.5 to approximately 4 inches and a wing span of approximately of 11 inches. These bats typically thrive in areas where there is bodies of water and their diet mainly consists of small flying insects. The little brown bat has been seen throughout Central-Kansas and Missouri and can be found roosting in buildings, walls and attics. This bat may enter their torpor stage in late fall coming out of hibernation in warmer spring days. Little brown bat removal can be accomplished however, thorough examination of the roosting site must be done to identify all potential points of entry. Little Brown Bats can be found  in Kansas City, Lenexa, Overland Park, Olathe, Shawnee and all throughout the Midwest.

Common Entry Points: Vents, .327 inch gaps, siding, soffit, chimneys, opened doors, opened windows, dormer soffit, wood-rot openings

Big Brown Bat

Scientific Name: Eptesicus fuscus

Description: This species of bat resembles closely to a little brown bat however, it is much larger. Ranging from 4.4 to 5.2 inches in body size with an 11 to 13 inch wingspan this bat can be found from southern Central America and in Kansas and Missouri in nearly every habitat and most commonly known as a home dweller which means it can be found in man-made structures.. The Big Brown Bat consumes nearly a third of their body weight each night. Their diet mainly consist of insects primarily beetles. Large maternity colonies are formed each year and can be found roosting in buildings, bridges, attics, walls and other man-made structures that provide protection. are lightly glossy pale bluish or greenish-white closely resembling a Robin’s egg however, Starling eggs are a bit smaller than those of the Robin. Big Brown Bats can be found in Kansas City, Lenexa, Shawnee, Overland Park, Olathe and all throughout the Midwest.

If bats have enter the living areas of your home contact your physician for further instruction. Do not attempt to handle bats and contact a professional to remove bats from living areas.

Common Entry Points: Vents, .327 inch gaps, siding, soffit, chimneys, opened doors, opened windows, dormer soffit, wood-rot openings

Health Concerns with Bats


Bats can be carriers of bacteria and other invading pest. In bat guano histoplasmosis can be found which is a deadly bacteria that if inhaled and only confined to the lungs may not be lethal but if spread through other organs of the body can lead to death.

Bats commonly carry bats ticks and bat bugs. Bat ticks and bat bugs must be treated when found in living areas or in businesses common areas.

Bat Eviction and Venting Service
The most commonly bats in Kansas and Missouri are the Little Brown and Big Brown bats. Some bats are protected under state and federals laws and can not be killed if they have made entry into a building. Call us to schedule a free of charge inspection. The inspection will allows to identify bat species, type of service to be conducted and price of service. When it comes to bats we have the knowledge on most effective methods so that we can get help you exclude these critters from you home or business. We explain the service thoroughly so that their is no questions of what is to be performed.

Things You MUST Know if currently have bats

 

  • Bats eviction service carried out by professionals are going to be humane exclusion as common invading bats (Little Brown Bat & Big Brown Bat) are protected species

  • Bats can carry rabies and if you suspect coming in contact with a bat or have been in areas where bats have been or are currently present we recommend seeking physician care for further instruction

  • Bats can carry batbugs which are very similar to bed bugs and specific treatment is recommended to prevent infestation from spreading, specially after bats are removed

Midway Pest Management

8220 Monrovia St.

P.O. Box 19022

Lenexa, KS 66285

Customer Service:

(913) 820-9737

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