I didn't know it was on my neck.

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Mexican free-tail bats are one of the most docile, and possibly the friendliest of all of the bat species. Because they are often found in heavily human populated areas, they are quite used to people – they feel comfortable getting close to a human being (as shown). It is a similar situation with animals such as squirrels or raccoons; they are around people every single day and have grown accustomed to their presence. They truly have no reason to feel threatened by human beings – they have no reason to fear them.

Humans, unfortunately tend to fear these peaceful creatures – largely because of stigma that has surrounded this animal for many centuries. It has been equated with blood sucking creatures known as vampires. While there are varieties of bat that drink the blood of some livestock, they do not live on the blood of human beings. People also fear them because of their potential to carry rabies. Bats are capable of carrying rabies, and there are many cases of infection being spread through bats, but it is usually a result of people trying to handle the animal and the animal defending itself.

In general, bats do not attack people nor do they have any interest in attacking people. Yet that doesn’t stop people from seeking out ways to get rid of the bats – either through professional extermination or through trying to take on the task of killing the bat themselves. If a single bat has found its way into a residence, it normally means that it has lost its colony, and is looking for a way back. If that should happen, there are ways, depending on where the bat is in the house, to release the bat back into the wild. Of course if you do not feel comfortable doing it yourself, you should always call an animal control officer to take care of it for you.

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Bats are great animals! Unfortunately, the do often choose to roost inside home and buildings, where they can create a big mess. It's a good idea to remove the bats from your belfry or attic, but it's also a great idea to avoid harming them! Any competent wildlife control expert should have the knowledge and expertise to safely and effectively remove an entire colony of bats from a house without harming or killing a single one. I know that I have a 100% success rate with bat removal jobs, and I believe the list of companies that I've compiled in my directory is of similar quality. If you want to learn more, please read my How To Get Rid of Bats page.

AAAnimal Control is a privately owned wildlife removal and pest control business, located in Orlando Florida. I deal strictly with wild animals including bats inside houses. I am not an extermination company, but a critter removal and control specialist. The above photos are some of the many that I've taken in the field over my years of work. Please email me if you have any questions about the above photographs, or any questions about wildlife problems or bat removal issues.
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