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Can I Purchase Bats?

O.K., some people may think me daft or more accurately "bats". I live in an area of Colorado, right near a river in the mountains, where there should be bats. However, neither my wife nor I have seen a bat the four years we have lived here. Our neighbors say they have seen some in the past, but have not seen them for a long time now.

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Knowing that bats are excellent exterminators of mosquitoes, I would like to introduce them back into the area around our neghborhood. Now, my question is this: Can I purchase bats? And if so, where can I go to purchase them?

John H Wood

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By guest (Guest Post)
May 5, 20050 found this helpful

http://www.batcon.org has lots of information on bat conservation, but I doubt you can purchase bats. The bat conservation people may be able to help you figure out why you don't have them any more and how to attract them to come back.

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By guest (Guest Post)
May 5, 20050 found this helpful

Bats only come out at dusk and are active at night. You may already have some and don't know it.

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September 25, 20170 found this helpful

I purchased a bat house and bat attract, but have no bats take up residence. We have seen 1 or 2 but none are taking the house. We think this is a goid area area for them ,plenty of bugs , were can we adopt a couple

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May 5, 20050 found this helpful

Here's an organization that may be of help...
http://www.coloradobats.org/

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May 5, 20051 found this helpful

Here's a company that may be able to help...

"Want bats? We specialize in artificial bat roosts. We can show how to build, install, and even refurbish wooden bat houses. Just bats. In this area you can find out how to keep them "hanging around".

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http://www.batm … /batcentral.html

They also have a "Want Bats?" section in their forum...

http://www.batm … .cgi?board=roost

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By guest (Guest Post)
May 6, 20050 found this helpful

YOu may have to contact your states wildlife division because it may be against the law to introduce any
animal into the wild. They may already even know
about the problem and be working on it. Remember
when someone put rabbits in australia?!

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By guest (Guest Post)
May 6, 20050 found this helpful

I would strongly advise against introducing any species (even if you think it should or already exists in the area) to any natural habitat. You have no idea what kinds of problems you can cause by doing this and it's illegal in many places because of the harm you can do.

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May 7, 20050 found this helpful

Well dang if i had known that i could have let you have some real cheap. We had over 60 living in our attic until this spring when several guys closed up their home up there. Now they are gone thank goodness. They still fly around here so they have not moved too far from us. We live in North Carolina where they are considered an endangered animal. Ha Texas has so many you need to find someone there... Good luck as our bats are at least out of the house now.
Tonya

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May 7, 20060 found this helpful

Checking with the Wildlife & Fisheries is good, and also check with your state university for Cooperative Extension Service Agents. Each of these services have somewhat different information. Both are already paid for with your tax dollars!

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August 12, 20070 found this helpful

Bats will not stay in an area that is not desirable. They are finicky about where they sleep at night ;)

Bats are everywhere this time of year. If the habitat is good then your bats should be there. You cannot purchase bats.

Another good resource is from a company out of the Vail area. They may be able to consult with you as they work with bats all over the state of Colorado.

http://www.trappermac.com

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July 22, 20130 found this helpful

To the person Colorida. Clean the bat out of my attic, They are yours, no charge I hate the dirty stinking things.

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