DATE POSTED: September 16, 2015
Bat mortality in Massachusetts is on the rise according to experts. If things continue at their current pace, the little brown bat could be looking at extinction in less than a decade. The pathogen known as white-nose syndrome (WNS), which causes a very high mortality rate--up to as much as 100%--in bat colonies during hibernation, is threatening to do them all in.
DATE POSTED: June 23, 2015
Bats bring out a certain creepy feeling in most people. There are around 40 species of bats in the United States and three of them commonly find themselves in buildings and homes. Finding a bat in your home can cause quite a panic. When I was younger I remember finding a bat in our living room. My mother and I spent hours trying to be brave and catch the darn thing to put it back outside. There…
DATE POSTED: February 5, 2013
Like many other wildlife looking to escape the freezing temperatures, bats could be finding refuge in your attic this winter. While we certainly enjoy the benefits of bats eating mosquitoes throughout the summer months in New England, when they land a spot inside our home, it’s a whole different story. And if you have not checked your attic recently, the RI and MA pest control pros at Big…