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Bats

Wildlife & Birds
Bat

Bats – Order: Chiroptera.  Bats are winged mammals that are important predators of small animals, mainly insects.  Bats can consume their own weight in insects each night.  Being active at night, most people do not encounter bats, except when they use buildings to roost in during the day.  The feces of bats can cause health concerns in humans, especially when they accumulate in large quantities.  Bats can be carriers of rabies so should not be handled except by qualified individuals.  Exclusion repairs are necessary to keep bats out of structures.