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Kingdom:      Animalia
Phylum:         Chordata
Class:            Mammalia
Infraclass:     Eutheria
Superorder:  Laurasiatheria
Order:            Chiroptera
 Bat in Flight Bats are the only mammals capable of true sustained flight. They have a thin membrane spread over their forelimbs that allows the bat to fly.
Bat in Flight
Bats are the only mammals capable of true sustained flight. They have a thin membrane spread over their forelimbs that allows the bat to fly. Other "flying" mammals like the Flying Squirrel are capable only of gliding short distances. Bats are beneficial as they consume large amounts of insects thus reducing the use of pesticides.

Bat wings are much thinner than that of birds making them able to maneuver more rapidly and accurately in the air than birds. The membrane between their digits can regenerate and small tears heal very quickly.

Bats represent about 20% of all mammal species with approximately 1,420 species worldwide. Bats are classified into 2 suborders: Megabats and microbats. Megabats are largely fruit eating and microbats consume mostly insects. 70% of bats are insectivores while most of the remaining are fruit eaters. There are some bats that eat fish and frogs and, of course, the Vampire Bat that feeds exclusively on blood.

Wing spans can range anywhere from 5 inches (Kitti's Hog Nose Bat) all the way up to 5 feet (Golden Flying Fox). Microbats (i.e., the Little Brown Bat) are highly specialized and use echo-location, similar to sonar, to navigate and to locate food. Megabats  (Golden Flying Fox) rely on their sense of smell to hunt and navigate primarily by sight.

Bats perform important roles in nature by pollinating flowers and dispersing fruit seeds.
The earliest bat fossils date from the Eocene Period
Fossil Bat
The oldest known fossil bat dates from the Eocene period 52.5 million years ago and was found in the Green River formation in Wyoming in 2003. Fossil bats are rare as they are so lightly boned.  The appearance and flight characteristics of ancient bats differed from bats of today. Fossil evidence shows they did not continuously flap their wings as modern bats do but rather alternated between flapping and gliding to get from tree to tree. They spent most of their day walking or hanging in the branches of trees. The current scientific theory of initial bat flight is they took advantage of height and gravity rather than achieving enough speed for a liftoff from the ground eventually achieving true flight through gradual evolution.

In many languages the term bat is similar to the word mouse. Chauve-souris ("bald-mouse") in French, murciélago ("blind mouse") in Spanish, slijepi miš ("blind mouse") in Bosnian, nahkhiir ("leather mouse") in Estonian. An older English version of bat was "flittermouse."
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Bat Distribution Range
Because of their ability to fly, bats have become one of the most widely distributed groups of mammals on Earth. Except for the polar regions and a few scattered islands, they exist all over the world. Bats live in every available habitat on earth from deserts to tropical rain forests.
Bats As Nuisance Animals
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Little Brown Bat
Bats are classified as a nuisance animal when they occupy human dwellings. People want to get rid of bats when they decide to invade attics and sheds. The large numbers in colonizing bats species quickly begin depositing an accumulation of guano (bat droppings) which is unsanitary, and serves as an excellent breeding ground for a fungal disease called histoplasmosis, which is transferable to humans who breathe in the fungal spores from their fecal deposits. Bats are also known to carry rabies, a viral disease that causes progressive paralysis and death in mammals, including humans. For these reasons alone it is wise to get rid of any bats in the attic or anywhere else they may be in your home or business.
I Have Bats. Are They Dangerous? What Do I Do?
where bats live in a typical home
There are many places around the home that bats roost (rest) in between shifts feeding on insects. If you actually observe bats in the attic or see them entering or exiting through vents in your attic or other areas of your home you probably want to know how to get rid of bats. Though bats are beneficial they are not always the most pleasant housemates to have around. Bats are rabies carriers and their droppings (guano) are not only unsightly but contain disease vectors that are damaging to human health.

Bats themselves pose little threat to a homeowner. There is risk of fungal disease from their guano which, if breathed in, can cause lung impairments. Bats also carry parasites which have their own set of diseases associated with them.

The risk of rabies is relatively low estimated at .5% by the Centers for Disease Control. That breaks down to approx. 1 bat in 200 that will carry the disease. It doesn't sound like much but rabies is fatal in humans without immediate treatment.
Get Rid Of Bats For Good
If you need to get rid of bats you are not alone. Bat removal is one of our most sought after services in Georgia and Alabama. Even though bats perform an essential service no one wants them in their home. After we have removed the bats we inspect your entire home and seal up all the entry points making sure they can't get in again. We look for gaps in your homes construction, missing or damaged vent screens and will add, repair or replace chimney caps. These measure are sure to keep you bat free in the future. Call us for a free estimate today 706-221-8000

We have removed thousands of bats over the years and have hundreds of happy customers to prove it. Let us give you a free inspection and estimate. We want to be the only company you think of when it comes to bat control for your home or business. We earn our customers one at a time by providing the most professional bat removal services anywhere.

Bats are interesting and beneficial creatures. Click the link to learn more about bat behavior and habits.
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At Jarrod's Affordable Wildlife Eviction, we only use humane, environmentally responsible bat removal methods that follow all federal and state guidelines.

Bat Removal in Georgia: Columbus, Ellerslie, Fortson, Americus, Lagrange, Waverly Hall, Warm Springs, Shiloh, Talbotton, Pine Mountain, Lumpkin, Fort Benning, Hamilton, Upatoi, Midland, West Point, Thomaston, Richland, Buena Vista, Cuthbert and Dawson

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