Children shouldn’t be afraid of bats! Bats serve a highly valuable ecological importance in our surrounding environments, and positive contribution to our local economies. So, don’t let kids be afraid of bats; instead, help get them on the same team by eliminating their fears and anxieties forever.
Start with these fascinating bat facts just for kids!
? There are over 1000 different bat species.
? Bats are mammals.
? Bats are the only mammal that can fly. Other mammals just soar, float, or drift on air currents.
? Bats are nocturnal, which means they are awake and active between sunset and sunrise, while you are asleep.
? Bats can to be 20 year old and older.
? The smallest species of bat is called the Kitti’s Hog-Nosed bat, and it is about the size of a bumblebee!
? The largest species of bat are called Flying Foxes, and they can get as big as a bicycle!
? Bats are not blind! But they do use a sonar skill called echolocation to improve their flying and hunting accuracy.
? Mother bats give birth to one single baby each year. Baby bats are called pups.
? Bats are insectivores, which means they eat bugs; mostly flying ones like mosquitoes, gnats, and moths.
? A single bat can eat more than its own body weight in insects each night. That’s around 1,000 mosquitoes!
? Bats are nature’s pest control because they eat so many mosquitoes.
? Bats live in caves, hollowed trees, abandoned mines, and inside large rock crevices.
? Most bats live in large colonies. Some colonies have hundreds of thousands of bats!
? There are 3 species of bat that eat blood, but they only target cows, horses, and pigs.
Admire Bats at a Distance
Although bats are incredible and important animals, it is very important to NEVER attempt to touch, trap, harm, or kill a bat under any circumstances. Not only might they have diseases and parasites that can be harmful to you, the interaction can be harmful to them too. Always admire bats at a distance, and never get too close. See our blog, “How to Safely Support Local Bat Colonies” to learn how to do your part without jeopardizing your safety or theirs.
Where to Get Safe, Non-Lethal Bat Control Service
Call Virginia Bat Pros at 804-729-9097 for safe and humane bat removal and control assistance in Old Dominion. We serve all of Virginia with 24 hour bat removal, as well as, numerous residential and commercial bat exclusion services, such as bat cleanup and restorations for bat damages. We even provide insurance work! Contact us at 804-729-9097 to request a free estimate, anytime.