We are Springfield Animal Attic, a full service wildlife removal company servicing Springfield, MA. Our wildlife removal company can take care of both living and dead animals. When you contact us about a dead wild animal on your property, we can remove it from inside your home or the outdoors, preventing the spread of disease and foul odors. Our company is family-run, with a commitment to delivering excellent customer care regardless of the situation. As part of that commitment, we maintain state-of-the-art wildlife control equipment, attend industry seminars and workshops, and ensure everyone on our team is up-to-date with the industry training methods. This training and equipment allow us to remove animals from even tricky situations, such as those denning underneath your shed or porch, such as groundhogs or skunks. We can also remove any species of snake within the state safely and quickly. We offer this emergency snake removal service 24/7 for your convenience since snakes do not only enter your home at convenient times. When required, we also offer attic cleanup services, including sanitation and repairs such as insulation replacement. Our company gladly works for both residential and commercial clients. There is no need to worry about whether we can handle a wildlife job of any size, since we deal with all situations from minor to large-scale. Call us now at 413-306-4069 for a solution to your wild animal problem.
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Perhaps you are already aware about the ability of the bats to help in controlling the population of insects. One bat can eat at least 10 mosquitoes per minute. Each bat will eat an average of 6,000-8,000 insects per night. With their huge appetite for mosquito, this means that our place will be much safer with them. Apart from the mosquito, some of the insects that they will eat include gnats, flies, beetles, and moths.
Controlling Insects with Bats
Since bats are nocturnal creatures, this makes it challenging for the experts to study them. But during the past few years, there has been a great deal of improvement on the research about bats. It is now clear to a lot of people that the presence of bats is actually beneficial. Their appetite for insects can help in reducing the population of the harmful insects.
Can They Really Eat 1000 Mosquitoes per Hour?
While it might be possible for the bats to eat at least 10 mosquitoes per minutes, it will be difficult for them to maintain this hunting behavior for at least an hour. In fact, the evidence about their eating behavior still remains insufficient up to this day. According to the Ball State University, the animal will not only eat mosquitoes. It is also not a major part of their natural diet. Perhaps, the idea behind this has stemmed from a study that was conducted in the 1960s. The bats were released in a confined area together with mosquitoes to monitor how the bats are using their echolocation when hunting their prey.
Bats Will Eat 1/3 of Its Total Body Weight
At least 70% of the bats will prefer to consume insects while the other will eat fruits and nectars. Usually, the bat will be consuming at least 1/3 of its body mass every night. Due to the large number of insects, they can easily achieve their goal. According to the research, the bat will consume at about 4 tons insects annually. This means that without the bats, the population of insects can swell into an uncontrollable pace. Eating the insects that are in flight will happen at an astounding speed. They will be captured using their tail and will stop their movement to consume it.
Bats will also eat the insects that live on the ground. They will have to swoop down in order to capture them. There are also species of bats that will spend most of their time on the ground when hunting food. There are bats that will not use their tail when capturing the insect. Instead, they will use their teeth to capture them. The method that will be used will depend upon the species of the bats.
Eating harmful insects is just one of the reasons why it is beneficial to have a bat in your property. Their bat guano is also excellent when fertilizing the land. Some bats that eat nectar also play an important role on pollination. With their voracious appetite, they can keep the population of the insects in control.