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There are many species of bat in the United States, but not more adaptive than the Mexican free-tail bat. The Mexican free-tail bat is found primarily in the southern portion of the country – it is most common in Florida and Texas. Normally any species of bat is considered a cave-dweller, making their home in natural caves and contributing to the delicate balance of wildlife within the cave.

Yet with the rise of residential areas and architectural structures being built, the Mexican free-tail bat is quickly losing its natural habitat. Being the adaptive species that it is, the Mexican free-tail bat has since begun to make its home in the homes and buildings that man has made for his own use. If the bat is able to find an opening somewhere near the roof of a building, and there is access to ceiling or wall recesses, it can become a new home for the bat. The growth of residential and commercial areas is not the only reason for bats having to find new homes for their colonies. Natural caves, especially natural caves in Florida, hare occupied most often by the southeastern myotis. The southeastern myotis is a species of bat native to the region as well. They require more humidity than the Mexican free-tail bat to survive, therefore the pools of water that a Florida cave often provides, is a perfect home for the myotis.

In addition to caves and human homes, Mexican free-tail bats have also been found in abandoned mines, tunnels, hollow trees, in crevices on a cliff face, and under bridges. There is a bridge in Austin, Texas where people gather at dusk to watch the colonies of Mexican free-tail bats take off for their evening flight in search of food. It is said to be an awe-inspiring sight.

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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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