How to tell the difference between Big Brown Bats and Little Brown Bats:
To the untrained eye both Bats look almost identical. Both are Bats, both are brown and both are small. A Little Brown Bat will be 2 1/2 inches to 4 inches long. A Big Brown Bat will be 4-5 inches. So size can be a difficult indicator of species. How do you know the Bat in front of you is a large Little brown or a small big Brown? Luckily there are other differences. Even experienced techs get identification wrong.
There are 3 ways to tell the difference. Fur, Nose and Droppings.
Fur: Little Brown Bats have “short” brown fur.
Big Brown Bats have “long” silky fur.
Nose: Little Brown Bats have a smaller nose.
Big Brown Bats have a bigger and broader nose that stands out.
Guano: Little brown Bat Guano is about the size of a grain of rice or slightly smaller.
Big Brown Bat Guano is slightly larger than a grain of rice.
Bat Control can be just as difficult as Bat Identification. Bat Control should only be attempted by Experienced Professionals. Keep in mind that Bats are extremely important to our ecosystem. Many Bat species are protected so a harmless approach is required.
Cobra Pest Control has many many years of education and experience. Always get Free multiple inspections. Ask about experience, guarantee and approach on top of cost.
Posted by “Robert Sullivan”