We are Oklahoma City Animal Attic, a full service wildlife removal company servicing Oklahoma City, OK. The waste from wild animals can be quite dangerous to you and your family. Diseases such as Histoplasmosis, Salmonella, and Leptospirosis can be a serious problem, as these diseases spread through the waste of wild animals such as raccoons, skunks, rats, and other common critters found around your home. For this reason, we have been in business for the last decade helping customers in the area to rid themselves of these kinds of wild animals. We understand that putting your family at risk from these animals is not something you can afford to do, so we act quickly to capture and remove the critters, humanely and safely. In addition, we provide professionals who can perform home repairs that can keep these animals from getting back in. We also help in cleaning affected areas where urine and other waste is located. We ensure that your house is safe for you to live in, and removing any potential health risk to you and your family is a top priority for us. Our staff is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to serve you. We handle emergency situations with wild animals such as snakes and bats. We ensure that the job is done right each and every time. Call us now at 405-252-5425 for a solution to your wild animal problem.
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Hibernation is a very interesting stage in life of few animals. It is the phase which generally happens in winter when they go into deep sleep which help animals in saving energy and surviving without eating much. The animals spend this period in their roosting areas and wake up only after this season gets over. Hibernation not only helps animals in saving energy but also rejuvenates their body cells and tissues. Further, during hibernation the body temperature drops and heartbeat rate and breathing also slows down.
Bats are considered in the category of one of the most active and swift mammals. Hence, if someone asks whether bats hibernate then you give it a moment before answering! The answer is Yes! Bats do hibernate as they too require relaxation during winters. This is survival strategy for them specifically in winters when the body temperature drops, and they are unable to protect themselves with just the cover of their flappy wings.
What happens during hibernation phase?
Hibernation doesn’t mean a continuous sleep. Animals do wake up but only when they feel thirsty and hungry. Their eating capacity decreases because their body stays on rest mode throughout the day. Hence, they just eat once in two or three days and go back to their slumber stage. Not only this, bats may breathe less than once an hour and heartbeat can drop to 10 beats per minute during hibernation. This reduction in rate also leads to reduction in the rate at which they burn off their fat reserves which leads to less consumption of energy.
Where do bats hibernate?
With urbanization, the bats are commonly spotted in residential areas and if you are reading this post you might even have spotted one in the attic! Bats hibernate in the wild area but if they have their roosting area in the residential zone then they don’t mind spending their hibernation phase there. This means that if you have spotted bat in your attic and winter is arriving then you should take appropriate measures beforehand.
What about bats living in moderate temperature throughout the year?
Bats can hibernate or even migrate or can do both! Bats which are accustomed to the location know about weather conditions and they plan to migrate before winter arrives. Few bats prefer to stay at the same location and they hibernate. This means that bats which live in countries/cities which have moderate temperature throughout the year stay there for whole year around. Bats have necessity to hibernate only if its winters! But if its normal and moderate temperature then they are fine to stay over.
Bats do not attack people. there are only few wild species of bats that could harm humans. They need to hunt their prey to survive which is not allowed by their body due to extreme cold. This is when they resort to hibernation. If you have bats in your attic or basement area (this is the area they generally choose) then you should take measures to swoop them away especially if winters are arriving. Unless you are in bats preservation department!