DATE POSTED: March 15, 2019
When winter comes around, the pests that are trying to evade the cold weather in South Portland become a problem. While winter pests typically invade while the weather is cold outside, they don’t always choose to leave once the weather has warmed up again, and this can be a cause for many more problems as the year progresses. Bats are among the pests that invade during the winter. When it…
DATE POSTED: November 28, 2018
Bats are a common threat in the fall in the greater-Portland area. At dusk, you may see them flying overhead and swooping down to grab a tasty meal of mosquitoes and other backyard bugs. For this reason, they can seem kind of helpful. However, they can get inside your home and cause danger to your family and problems to your home.
DATE POSTED: September 11, 2018
If bats tend to give you the heebie-jeebies, you’re not alone. Their nearly silent flutter is known to jump many people as they swoop by so unexpectedly. Bats can be pretty scary, but did you know that they actually play very important roles in our ecosystem?
DATE POSTED: September 8, 2017
Bats can carry rabies. This is the case with most mammals. But did you know that bats are the most common rabies vector species in North America? That is, most of the documented cases of rabies transmission in the U.S. from approximately 1957 to 2007 were due to infection by bats. Although the number is low, it is actually higher than cases of rabies transmitted by raccoons, skunks or even dogs.
DATE POSTED: August 4, 2017
In the evening hours, just around dusk, it is quite common to see bats swooping over pools, ponds, and backyards as they hunt for their evening meal. If you are sitting in your Rhode Island, Massachusetts, or Connecticut backyard the species of bat you are most likely seeing swoop around your backyard is the little brown bat. The little brown bat’s name is very descriptive; they are a small…
DATE POSTED: September 7, 2016
Are you freaked out? Do you hear something squeaking in your walls? Do you hear them scratching and bumping? Or is the problem worse? Sometimes it isn't quite so obvious where bats are hiding; but before you get a flashlight and a baseball bat to figure out where the dozen or so bats that are flapping around your home came from, you may want to read the rest of this article.