A group of bats is a colony and the offspring are pups. Despite a reputation for carrying rabies, bats are extremely beneficial because they control night-flying insect populations, including moths, beetles, termites, fl... More »

Bats do have eyes. Fruit bats have very large eyes that help them navigate in deep darkness and find their preferred foods. It is only the group of bats known as Microchiropterans that rely mainly on echolocation, but ev... More »

Bats are not rodents. All bats belong to the scientific group Chiroptera, the second-largest grouping of mammals after the group Rodentia itself. The most obvious difference between bats and rodents is that bats can fly ... More »

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Baby bats are called pups and they acquire their nutrition by feeding on the milk of the mother. Baby bats nurse from the time they are born up to about six months of age. More »

Getting rid of a colony of bats from an attic or other structure involves observing where they are entering and exiting the structure, and then sealing those points to prevent return. If there are only a few bats in the ... More »

There are no safe yet effective ways to kill bats en masse. If a bat roost is an issue, it is better and usually easier to use netting over the holes to get them to leave permanently. In most jurisdictions, killing bats ... More »

Bats hang upside down to roost and sleep because the bones in their hind legs are lightweight and cannot support a bat's body weight in an upright stance. While they rest, bats wrap their wings around themselves like a c... More »