Category Archives: Bats

Top 4 Signs of a Rabid Bat

Rabies is the most connected illness to bats. The reality is that countless other animals carry the rabies virus as well, but bats happen to be a notoriously known carrier. To catch rabies from a bat, a person or animal … Continue reading

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Federally Endangered Bat Species in This Region

Bats are fascinating mammals and play an incredibly important role in our surrounding eco-systems. Unfortunately, they have been pushed out of their natural habitats and forced into municipal areas due to land overdevelopment and similar human-motivated factors. As a result, … Continue reading

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Do I Have Bat Mites or Bed Bugs?

It is probably safe to say that all long-term property owners have faced a pest infestation of some kind over the years, whether mosquitoes, ants, gnats, or fleas. However, from all these common pest infestations, it is not common to … Continue reading

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Rabies Vaccinations Statute for Pets in Indiana

Nuisance bats are a common problem for residential and commercial properties. They are tiny, which allows them to enter our premises through the narrowest of openings. For properties that house pets, especially commercial veterinarian clinics and daycares, bats can pose … Continue reading

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Interesting Facts About the Vampire Bat

One of the most interesting facts about bats is that they are the only mammal capable of true flight. No other mammal can fly with the power, ease, and agility of a bat. But the Common Vampire bat stands out … Continue reading

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Endangered Indiana Bats Delay Historic Bridge Repairs in Vincennes

Earlier this year, restoration work was scheduled to begin on the historic Lincoln Memorial Bridge that connects the southern Indiana town of Vincennes to the Illinois town of Westport. But before anyone could even pick up a hammer, something unusual … Continue reading

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The 3 Primary North American Bats

There are hundreds, possibly thousands, of species of bats all across the world. From large-winged, fruit eating bats like the Megachiroptera, to the tinier, insect eating, Echolocating bats like the Microchiroptera, bats come in all different shapes and forms. But … Continue reading

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Can I Keep a Wild Bat as a Pet?

With so many pets to choose from these days, more and more people are keener to the idea of exotic pet ownership. But what about making wild animals pets? If you were to find a baby bat in the wild, … Continue reading

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Endangered Indiana Bats Might Put a Stop to White River Lake Project

A recent online publication reveals that a new lake plan for a reservoir in Anderson, Indiana, on the White River, might not be approved due to the possible presence of a common endangered Indiana bat species. Mounds Lake is a … Continue reading

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Can I Catch and Keep Wild Bats in Indiana?

There are several questions surrounding wild animal domestication in Indiana; many of which regard bats. Is it illegal to catch a wild bat and keep it as a pet? The short answer to this question is yes, it is illegal. … Continue reading

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