What do Bats Look Like When Flying

What do Bats Look Like When Flying?

Do you think you might have spotted a bat? Bats are common in cottage country and quiet, forested areas. These are stealthy, nocturnal animals that feast on mosquitoes when the night is darkest. Seeing them in the flesh is a rare treat! If there are bats in your area, be careful that you do not let them into your home. Bats will cause a lot of damage to your home, and there is always the risk that they carry the Rabies virus. Call Bat Control for an inspection and guaranteed exclusion service.

Bats are hard to see in flight because they only come out when it is very dark. When sighted, people usually report seeing a black shape that darted across the sky. Since most birds do not fly when it is dark, seeing something larger than an insect fly in the air is probably a bat. With a better view, one can see that bats flap their wings a lot and move more erratically than birds. They also weigh a lot more, so they use their momentum a lot more in their flight, rotating like divers and acrobats.

The wings of a bat are made of skin and muscle, as opposed to feather. And, unlike birds, their wrists are flexible, and their fingers stretch across their wings. This lets bats manipulate their wings a lot more. They can stiffen their muscles, bend their wrists, and move their fingers to change the stiffness of their wings and manipulate the air in different ways. This results in a different flight pattern, and it helps bats catch their prey in midair. When bats land, they slow down, then flip backwards so their feet grasp the surface, and their heads hang upside down.

Where do Bats Roost?

Bats roost in forests, especially near bodies of fresh water. They live in groups of a few dozen bats to a few thousand, roosting in tree hollows, canopies, caves, and other crevices where they can hide from predators. In some cases, bats will roost in old barns and attics. They squeeze their little bodies through the openings they find on the side of the roof, then make themselves at home indoors. Because bats are so quiet, it may take a while for one to notice. Have your attic inspected if you live near bats and consider having a bat house installed.

Call Bat Control for Service in Ontario

Bats that have moved into the attic will do some serious damage. With time, the guano they drop onto the floor will accumulate, rotting the insulation and rendering it useless. Call us for an inspection and humane removal plan. The technicians at Bat Control are trained, licensed, and experienced in evicting bats from a variety of locations. Our services are completely humane and affordable. No bats will be harmed in the process. We are dedicated to providing safe and humane bat control solutions in southern Ontario. Call us today if you have any questions.