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Ohio Bats – The Only Mammals That Can Fly

Bat Removal Delaware Ohio, a division of Buckeye Wildlife Solutions, deal with bats day in and day out. We’re the humane bat specialists of Delaware, Ohio and beyond.

Though a nuisance to homeowners, bats play a critical role in the Ohio ecosystem by eating insects that bother humans and damage agricultural crops.

The Ohio Bats

Bats are the only flying mammal, and they are found throughout Ohio. But, unfortunately, many Ohio bats live inside homes and buildings, and the owners may not even be aware of their presence. And since bats feed during the evening hours, they are even more difficult to spot unless you catch them leaving a building at dusk when there is a bit of light left outside.

Bats are significant to Ohio’s ecology especially when they feed one or two hours after sunset and also before sunrise. In one evening, a little brown or big brown bat can eat its weight in insects, especially mosquitoes which can carry diseases like the West Nile Virus.

If A Colony Of Bats Manage To Make Their Way Into Your Ohio Home’s Attic, And The Bats Have Roosted There For A Period Of Time Large Quantities Of Bat Guano Can Pile Up. Not Addressing Bat Guano An Urine Buildup Can Create Health Issues For You And Your Love Ones.

13 species of bats have been found in Ohio at one time or another, but the most common Ohio Bats that Bat Removal Delaware Ohio encounters are little brown bats and big brown bats. However, their populations have greatly decreased since White Nose Syndrome(WNS) hit the Ohio Bat population in 2010 and has been found in 18 counties since then.

Because most Ohio bats produce just one offspring per year, it will take many years for the populations to recover. One study suggested that if current WNS trends continue, Ohio’s most common bat species, the Little Brown Bat, could become extinct within twenty years.

Ohio Bats: wiki common little brown bat - Tristan Loper, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Above is a photo of the Little Brown Bat whose numbers have decreased dramatically in Ohio due to WNS. But there is hope, researchers discovered that a common soil bacterium Rhodococcus rhodochrous, when exposed to cobalt, releases organic compounds that keep WNS from multiplying.

The Two Most Common Ohio Bats: The Little and Big Brown

Two Ohio bat species are often found in the same living area with people; the little brown bat and the big brown bat. The females of both of these species form short associations for giving birth to, nursing, and weaning their pups. These associations called maternity colonies, range in size from 50 to over 100 females. Since these two bats’ natural habitats, like hollow trees or under peeling bark, have decreased in number they are using home attics that provide safety and shelter from the elements.

The Little Brown Bat Photos

Ohio Bat Page at Bat Removal Delaware Ohio: Bat In Wall
Ohio Bat Page at Bat Removal Delaware Ohio: Bat In basement
Ohio Bat Page at Bat Removal Delaware Ohio: Bat On Screen in Attic
Ohio Bat Page at Bat Removal Delaware Ohio: Baby bat on ground

The Big Brown Bat Photos

Ohio Bat Page at Bat Removal Delaware Ohio: Big Brown Bats In Attic
Ohio Bat Page at Bat Removal Delaware Ohio: Big Brown Bat On Brick Wall
Ohio Bat Page at Bat Removal Delaware Ohio: Big Brown Bat On Ceiling In Attic
Ohio Bat Page at Bat Removal Delaware Ohio: Big Brown Bats on attic joist

The Bats Of Ohio Species – The Controversy

Bat Conservation International at BATCON.ORG holds that twelve different bat species live in Ohio, although different sources often claim this number to be eleven which you see below. That said, the Big Brown Bat and the Little Brown Bat are the two species you’re most likely to meet. If you have bats in your home or attic, one of these two species is the likely culprit. Think you may have these bats in your home? Contact Us Now Via Our Form.

Bats Of Ohio - The Little Brown Bat

LITTLE BROWN BAT

Bats Of Ohio - The Big Brown Bat

BIG BROWN BAT

Bats Of Ohio - Easter Red Bat thanks to SMBishop, CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

EASTERN RED BAT

Bats Of Ohio - Silver Haired Bat

SILVER HAIRED BAT

Bats Of Ohio - Rafinesques big eared Bat

RAFINESQUE’S BIG-EARED BAT

Bats Of Ohio - The Northern Long Eared Bat

NORTHERN LONG-EARED MYOTIS BAT

Bats Of Ohio - TRI-COLORED BAT
EASTERN PIPISTRELLE (TRI-COLORED BAT)
Bats Of Ohio - Indiana Myotis bat

INDIANA MYOTIS BAT

Bats Of Ohio - Hoary Bat

HOARY BAT

Ohio Bats - Eastern Small Footed Bat

EASTERN SMALL-FOOTED BAT

Bats Of Ohio - Evening Bat
EVENING BAT

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