Alaska Wildlife Rescue provides bat rescue throughout Alaska for all native bat species. The most common species in need of rescue are the Little Brown Myotis, the Keen’s Myotis, and the Silver-haired bat:
The three species of bat that are native to Alaska are the Little Brown Myotis, the Keen’s Myotis, and the Silver-haired bat; the Little Brown being the most common. These nocturnal mammals use echolocation to prey on flying night bugs and can range in size and color. Additionally, these Alaskan bats can be found all throughout the state, ranging from temperate rainforests to treeless, shrub-dominated areas. Unfortunately, these animals are continuously threatened by mass human development, climate change, and a life-threatening fungal infection known as White Nose Syndrome (WNS), making their need for rescue critical for their survival.
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Often times, baby bats will get left behind after a bat removal service has been completed or if they have strayed away from their roost. Nonetheless, it is highly important to note that bats are known carriers of rabies. In saying so, you should not attempt to pick up the baby. In any case, in order to protect yourself and the baby bat from any injuries or infection, please contact Alaska Wildlife Rescue for further assistance.
- Is the baby “wet”?
- Is the baby on the ground?
- Time of day or nite?
- Is the baby next to a building?
- Is the baby in a building?
- Are there any feral animals around?
By Phone: 907-290-3123
Injured bats, like any other animal, can feel threatened and become frantic if touched. Do not attempt to corner or trap it; this could potentially cause the bat to further harm itself. In order to protect the animal from any additional injury and yourself from possible infection, please contact Alaska Wildlife Rescue for further assistance.
- Is the bat wet?
- Is the bat on the ground?
- Has a pet or anyone touched it?
- Is it near or under a building?
- Is the bat moving?
- Any cats or dogs nearby?
It is important to remove bats from your home as soon as possible to eliminate the health risks associated with bats, threatening the safety of your family. A professional should always handle bat decontamination because of the specialized filtration equipment and necessary precautions required to safely remove bat guano without any negative health effects. Varmint Gone Anchorage (https://anchorage.varmintgone.com) specializes in bat removal throughout the Alaska region.