20 Jun What Bats Make South Carolina Their Home?
Bats can be a common sight at night in some parts of SC, including the Hilton Head area. In fact, there are 14 different bat species that make their home in SC. Find out more about these species and when to hire Hilton Head pest control for help in removing them.
Big Brown Bat
These large bats have brown or reddish-brown fur with small, rounded ears and a broad nose. They have a wingspan that ranges from 12 to 16 inches.
Brazilian Free-Tailed Bat
These medium-sized bats have fur that is typically a brownish shade, as well as broader ears and a very long tail. Their wingspan measures around 11 inches.
Eastern Red Bat
Eastern red bats are medium-sized bats that have fur that ranges from yellowish-red to darker red tones. Their wingspan is roughly 13 inches when they are fully grown.
Eastern Small-Footed Bat
Eastern small-footed bats are smaller bats that have a wingspan that ranges from 8 to 10 inches. These bats have yellowish-brown fur.
Evening bats are a dark brown color with black ears. They’re generally considered a medium-sized bat with wingspans that measure between 10 and 11 inches.
Hoary bats have a distinctive frosty appearance thanks to their brown fur with whitish tips. These bats have a wingspan that measures roughly 16 inches, as well as short, rounded ears.
Little Brown Bat
Little brown bats are smaller bats that have coloring that ranges from dark brown to reddish-brown and yellowish-brown. These bats have a wingspan that measures between 8 and 11 inches.
Northern Long-eared Bat
Northern long-eared bats are medium-sized bats that has a wingspan of 9 to 10 inches. These bats have fur that ranges from a dark brown to light brown.
Northern Yellow Bat
Northern yellow bats are larger bats that have long, silky yellowish fur on some parts of their body. These bats have a wingspan that measures between 14 and 16 inches long.
Rafinesque’s Big-eared Bat
These bats have very large ears that they can curl and grayish-brown fur on their body. As adults, they have a wingspan that ranges from 10 to 12 inches in length.
Silver-haired bats are named for their fur, which is black with silvery tips. These bats have a wingspan that ranges from 10 to 12 inches and snouts that are slightly upturned.
Southeastern bats have wooly fur that is darker at the roots and whiter at the tips. These bats have an average wingspan that measures between 9 and 11 inches long.
Seminole bats are smaller bats that have a wingspan of approximately 4 inches. These bats have reddish-brown fur with white tips and short, rounded ears.
Tricolored bats are smaller bats that have a wingspan that measures between 8 and 10 inches. These bats have yellowish-brown fur that varies in color on their body.
Bat Control in SC
If you have bats in your attic or any other parts of your home, don’t try to remove them on your own. Bats can attack by scratching or biting if they feel threatened or scared. Handling bats requires knowing how to do so without putting yourself at risk of getting hurt.
Hilton Head pest control experts can safely handle bats and get them out of your SC home. Keep in mind that bats in SC are an important part of the ecosystem. Since they can be beneficial, they’re often captured and removed to another location rather than being killed.
If you have any SC bat species in your home, contact Island Pest Control. Our team of experienced and skilled technicians can provide you with Hilton Head pest control to safely remove bats from your home.