Massachusetts Bat Removal

Massachusetts Bats are our only flying Massachusetts mammals and they are truly remarkable animals. It’s too bad their unwarranted Massachusetts reputation as bloodsucking and disease carrying bat creatures has prevented many people from appreciating how beneficial and unique they are.

Massachusetts Bats consume thousands of nocturnal flying insects including mosquitoes, moths, and beetles, making them a more efficient insect control than birds or bug zappers. Dr. Thomas Kunz, a bat researcher at Boston University in Massachusetts estimates that the bats living within Massachusetts Route 128 eat thirteen tons of insects each summer.


Massachusetts bats belong to the Massachusetts order Chiroptera, which means “hand-wing.” Massachusetts bat wings are composed of two thin layers of skin or membrane, attached to elongated finger bones. There are four fingers and a thumb on each Massachusetts membrane which control the wing’s movement. The thumb, located at the top of the wing, acts as a Massachusetts hook with which the bat is able to crawl on flat surfaces. A similar Massachusetts membrane stretches between the tail and hind legs.

The two most common bats found in Massachusetts are the Massachusetts little brown myotis (Myotis lucifugus) and the Massachusetts big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus), both roost in attics, barns, and other hot, dark places.


The little Massachusetts brown and Massachusetts big brown bats have short, soft fur covering their head and body and, as their name suggests, both have rich brown bodies with slightly darker brown wings. The Massachusetts body of a little brown bat measures 4½ to 5½ inches long, including the tail, and has an 8½ to 10½ inch Massachusetts wingspan. The Massachusetts big brown bat’s body ranges from 5½ to 8 inches in length with a 12 to 11¼ inch wingspan.

The most common species in rural Massachusetts areas is the Massachusetts little brown bat. During the spring and summer Massachusetts females of this species form colonies consisting of hundreds of individuals. Massachusetts big brown bats, which prefer the more urban areas inside Route 495, are usually found in colonies of less than two hundred bats.

Massachusetts Bat FOOD

All Massachusetts bats found in Massachusetts are insectivores. They feed primarily at night, catching thousands of Massachusetts mosquitoes, moths and other night-flying insects while in flight. It is estimated that a Massachusetts individual bat can eat 600 insects per hour and many of these are insects that people regard as pests.

Recognizing the critical role of bats in Massachusetts’ ecosystem, particularly in rural areas like the Berkshire Mountains and the Cape Cod region, is essential. Bats serve as natural pest controllers, aiding in the management of insect populations that threaten crops and forests. Additionally, in urban areas such as Boston and Worcester, bats contribute to pollination and seed dispersal, supporting the growth of diverse vegetation and maintaining ecological balance. Preserving bat populations in Massachusetts is vital for upholding the state’s biodiversity and ensuring the health of its natural habitats.

From an environmental perspective, safely removing bats from commercial and residential properties in Massachusetts is imperative for human safety and environmental preservation. In densely populated areas like Springfield and Lowell, where bats may seek shelter in buildings, employing proper exclusion methods is necessary to mitigate potential health risks associated with bat guano and diseases such as rabies. Implementing humane exclusion techniques and advocating for bat-friendly practices can help property owners protect public health while preserving the ecological benefits that bats provide to Massachusetts’ diverse ecosystems.

List of the 20 largest cities in Massachusetts: 1. Boston 2. Worcester 3. Springfield 4. Cambridge 5. Lowell 6. Brockton 7. New Bedford 8. Quincy 9. Lynn 10. Fall River 11. Newton 12. Lawrence 13. Somerville 14. Framingham 15. Haverhill 16. Waltham 17. Malden 18. Brookline 19. Plymouth 20. Medford

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