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Specializing in the rescue and rehabilitation of orphaned and injured wildlife  in Colorado.

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Bats

Bats are among the most ecologically beneficial, yet unjustly maligned wildlife.

 

There are a few species of bats that inhabit Douglas County during the summer eating thousands of insects, such as mosquitoes, each night.

 

Conflicts will be confined to summer and will generally involve individual or small numbers of bats roosting in sheltered areas of buildings or homes where they or their droppings may be unwelcome. These areas can be secured with wire mesh or netting at night after the bats leave to forage.  Bat boxes may also be installed to encourage roosting during the day.