Fast Bat Facts

by Michael Koski

BatsThe bat is the only mammal capable of actual flight.

A bat can eat up to 1,200 bugs an hour.

Bats are social animals, preferring to live in a group in their chosen roost.

Smallest Bat: The endangered Bumblebee bat- its wingspan is only 6 inches.

Largest Bat: The endangered Flying Fox- its wingspan is up to 7 feet.

Bats you are most likely to encounter in North America: The Little Brown bat, the Big Brown bat, the Mexican Freetail bat or the endangered Indiana bat.

Bats can be found just about everywhere in the world, except extreme deserts and polar areas.

Bats can live up to 30 years.

Mother bats usually have one baby, or pup a year.

Bats use Echolocation, a type of high frequency sonar, to hunt prey.

Bats are not blind.

There are about 1,100 know species of bats on Earth.

Their numbers are in decline and many bats species are on the endangered list.

About the Author: Michael Koski is an author, Bat Exclusion Professional and owner of Get Bats Out- a nationwide bat exclusion company. Get Bats Out specializes in commercial and residential bat exclusion and guano clean up. His book,The Home Owners Essential Guide to Bat Removal is available on his website at He can be reached at 877-264-2287 for any and all bat questions.

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