Bat in bucket
Bat on board

Brown Bats

Fun Facts:

  • Breeding Period: September – October
  • Gestation Period: 50 – 60 days
  • Adult Length: 4.6 – 5.6 inches
  • Adult Weight: .19oz - .34oz
  • Wingspan: 8 – 11 inches
  • Food: Insects- moths, leaf hoppers, and plant hoppers

Description: The brown bat’s name symbolizes its appearance. It has dark brown fur with grayish undertones. The wings are also dark brown. The little brown bat is the most abundant in the Ohio region with the big brown bat being second.

 

Habitat and Habits: Like most bats, the little brown bat is nocturnal. There are two main types of habitats: hibernation and roosting sites. These bats migrate to the caves of Southern Ohio for hibernation periods. During the summer roosting season, bats move to trees or other man-made structures (aka: attics, sliding, chimney, etc.) to reproduce.

 

Common Problems: Bats who take shelter in your home bring hazardous conditions with them. Their defecation called guano is poisonous and hazardous to humans. If you do have bats in your home, it is important to hire a wildlife removal specialist to remove the animal and their waste to prevent further exposure to these harmful elements.

It is against the State of Ohio’s law to release or relocate any animal on the land(s) of another without a written permit from the landowner. Our wildlife specialists are available 24/7 to safely remove these creatures from your property, so don’t hesitate to call Jay @ (513) 479-7271. To learn more about Wildlife Removal Services’ animal removal and animal damage repair services, visit our Services Page.

 

It is against the State of Ohio’s law to release or relocate any animal on the land(s) of another without a written permit from the landowner. Our wildlife specialists are available to safely remove these creatures from your property, so don’t hesitate to call Jay @ (513) 479-7271.

To learn more about Wildlife Removal Services’ animal removal and animal damage repair services, visit our Services Page.

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