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 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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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 »

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 »

Bats are nocturnal because they find bugs during the night, and they can evade predators more easily at night. Bats stay away from daylight to avoid competing for food with other predators, such as birds. Bats are also a... More »

Direct morning sunlight is a primary factory in attracting bats to a roost site. The availability of water and the quality and content of the surrounding habitat also play a role. More »