Critter Control of Cleveland specializes in humane wildlife management, including the safe removal of bats from residential and commercial properties. Understanding the myths and facts surrounding bat behavior is essential for effective management. In this guide, we debunk common misconceptions while exploring the fascinating habits of bats.

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Myths vs. Facts:

Myth: Bats are blind.

Fact: While some bat species have limited eyesight, they are not blind. Many bats possess excellent night vision and rely on echolocation for navigation and hunting in low-light conditions.

Myth: Bats are aggressive towards humans.

Fact: Bats are not naturally aggressive and typically avoid humans. They may bite if threatened but prefer flight over confrontation.

Myth: All bats carry rabies

Fact: While bats can carry rabies, most do not. However, caution should be exercised to minimize the risk of transmission through contact.

Myth: Bats get caught in human hair.

Fact: Contrary to popular belief, bats do not become entangled in human hair. They are skilled flyers and have no interest in human hair.

Behavior & Habits:

Nocturnal Activity: Bats are nocturnal, emerging at dusk to hunt insects, their primary food source. Their nocturnal behavior contributes to natural insect control.

Roosting Preferences: Bats roost in various habitats, from caves to buildings. Different species have different roosting preferences, ranging from solitary to communal roosting.

Echolocation: Bats emit high-frequency sounds for navigation and hunting through echolocation. This sophisticated system enables them to navigate and catch prey in darkness.

Hibernation: Some bat species hibernate in winter, conserving energy in caves or mines until warmer weather returns.


Understanding the realities of bat behavior is crucial for effective wildlife management. Critter Control of Cleveland offers humane solutions for bat removal and promotes awareness for the conservation of these remarkable creatures. Contact us or call us at (216) 342-2316 for expert assistance in addressing bat-related concerns and ensuring property safety.