How to Use Bats for Pest Control: Tried and True Methods

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Pests Consumed by Bats

Any animal that eats insects or other invertebrates are considered pests. There are many different insects a bat can eat.

Some bats are specifically attracted to bees, but most bats prefer moths.

The Chinese flying fox bat can eat over three thousand moths in one night.

Some species of bats are not attracted to light, but some will actively hunt for prey in the daytime.

One of the most interesting creatures that bats would eat are scorpions. Some species of bats will eat small litter animals and newborn mice.

In some countries, bats are consumed as a delicacy.

The palate of a bat is not like the palate of a human being. The palate of a bat is muscular and can stretch and contract to accommodate bugs of different sizes.

Bats are also known to be furry and they often in caves and wells searching for bugs.

In some parts of the world, pest control is usually in the form of poisoning the pests. But, that method poses a health risk. Since bats are small, people often consider them rats and they poison them. Pesticides can be found in the systems of these bats which, in turn, contaminates the food chain.

Why Use Bats for Pest Control?

If you have ever hired a professional to set up a bat house, you will see it is very easy. If you have set up bat houses before, you can just set the box into a suitable location and let self-assemblers do most of the work. One of the easiest places you can place a bat house is on top of your home. You likely won't be able to place the box immediately on top of the roof, so the most common place to put it is on the side of the roof, facing the house.

If you are nervous about putting the rickety wooden box out on your roof, you can set it on a firm, flat location, near the side of your home's roof. If you are worried about vandalism or other issues, you can make a "hutch" out of chicken wire on the ground.

You can leave the bat box out all year, even if it is not yet the time for maternity season. They typically migrate, and the bat house is a suitable place to migrate to, if your location would be perfect for them in the warmer months. Just make sure it is in a protected location, like facing the front of your property, and that it is not in an area of direct sunlight.

How to Attract Bats

Many species of bats in North America are in trouble. It would take too long to list them here, but basically, if you are a lover of wildlife in general, a bat lover in particular, and a fan of going green as its own reward, you will want to turn this knowledge to your advantage in pest control.

It was only after a sizeable amount of research that I realized the many ways in which I could easily buy bats to control the pests that have been tormenting my garden.

What's more, they can be kept in a small corner of your garden. The best part is that as time goes by they'll look after your garden for you, and you won't have to feed or water them. This is because bats can eat up to 1,000 mosquitoes a night.

There are two ways you can go about buying bats to eat your pests. The first is by being lucky and finding a colony that has set up shop somewhere in your garden, and the second is by buying them online.

Bat Boxes

Bat boxes are like hotel rooms for bats. Bats need to cool down a bit, and hang out for a moment while their senses get back to normal. That's why the inside of a bat house is divided into two parts, an entrance and an interior … and they don’t connect.

The bats enter the entrance; they encounter a few air holes. They get their bearings, and then creep forward, where they have a bit more space. Finally, if they like the place, they can cling to the ceiling, nurse little baby bats, and hang out. Voted Best Holiday Gift: Bats and Purrrrfection print by PurrrfectionBats. License: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-ND 3.0).

Bats are very helpful. They eat tons of bugs that damage some of your crops. They've also helped to sterilize parts of the world by eating so many mosquitoes and other bugs that carry disease. Furthermore, if you're interested in adding the sounds of the forest to your property, the bat's squeaks and squeals can help you achieve that.

Sufficient Water Source

Any animal that requires drinking water will harass you for it. The best way to deal with these pests is by denying them the right to even approach your home. It is the first step to take in a successful bat management. The main reason behind the success of this method s that bats can get water from rain.

And this will disrupt their daily bat cycle, their behavior, and get them away from your home in the end. You need to make sure that your backyard is free from any water leaking from your birdbath, leaking faucets, or dripping hoses. If you have any water sources in your backyard, then you should take necessary steps like:

Plant Night-Scented Flora

If you already have bats on your property, by all means surround them with night-blooming plants. Bat plants attract them like nothing else will. In particular, trumpet vines and day blooming and night blooming jasmine are two bat favorites. Many plants that offer food for the bats are also a favorite of the moths and beetles the bats love to eat.

This is a good solution to any concerns you have about the bats being too close to your home or family. In a way, they will act as a screen for you. Your neighbors may be concerned about the safety, but if you plant the right flowers that attract the moths and beetles, they will stay far away from any possible paths the flying creatures may take toward people.

For example, Azaleas and Petunias may attract moths and beetles, but also provide a great place for the bats to gather. It becomes a double source for them.

Final Thoughts

If you want to get rid of your pests, but aren’t willing to use chemicals, there are a few other options that you can use. Some people use chemical control sprays to get rid of their pests. The more popular solution that is used by homeowners these days is the use of pests bats. This is one of the most humane solutions to dealing with pests.

If you are looking to rid your home or garage of pests, you will want to think about using a bat hot tub. It is also a great way to get rid of the pests that are in your home. There are many people that are not aware of what bats are or what they are capable of doing. You need to be careful when getting rid of pests. You do not want to have them as a pet or in your home, so you have to make sure you get rid of them once and for all.

As long as you make sure you are using the best methods for getting rid of pests, you will be able to get the results you need. It is important to know that you will run into issues with other methods. It is important to make sure that they can be removed from the home. It is also important to make sure you take the time to find out why they are getting in. Taking the time to get rid of the problem is important for the health of your home or business.