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Minnesota Directory Of Nuisance Wildlife Control Professionals

Northfield, MN

Beast Wildlife Company
507-550-1280

Beast Wildlife Company is a full-service wildlife control company serving Northfield MN and the surrounding area. We specialize in urban and suburban wildlife damage management for both residential and commercial customers. We are state licensed by the Minnesota Fish & Wildlife Commission. We handle nearly all aspects of wildlife control, and resolve conflicts between people and wildlife in a humane and professional manner. For Northfield pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 507-550-1280 - yes, we answer our phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - and we will discuss your wildlife problem and schedule an appointment to solve it. We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Scratching Noises in Your Attic?
  • Unwanted Wildlife on Property?
  • Problem Bird or Bat Infestation?
  • Digging Lawn or Under House?
  • We Can Solve It!
Many of Minnesota's wild animals have learned to adapt and even thrive in our homes. For example some wildlife have found that attics make great places to live. Other animals find refuge under homes or porches. Invariably, these animals cause damage. Rodents, like squirrels and rats, love to chew on electrical wires once in an attic, and this causes a serious fire hazard. Raccoons can cause serious contamination in an attic with their droppings and parasites. Same goes for bat or bird colonies. We specialize in solving Minnesota's wildlife problems, from snake removal to large jobs like commercial bat control, we do it all.

We do not handle dog or cat problems. If you need assistance with a domestic animal, such as a dog or a cat, you need to call your local Rice county animal services for assistance. They can help you out with issues such as stray dogs, stray cats, spay & neuter programs, vaccinations, licenses, pet adoption, bite reports, deceased pets, lost pets, local animal complaints and to report neglected or abused animals. There is no free Northfield animal control for wildlife issues.

Rice County Animal Services or Humane Society: (507) 664-1035


Northfield Wildlife Removal Tip: How do bats use echolocation?

A peculiar characteristic of most bats belonging to the class of insect-eating bats is echolocation: the employment of ultrasound to locate things in the surrounding environment by bats. Of the more than 1100 bat species, more than half rely on echolocation to detect obstacles in flight, and to seek for food.

Echolocation typically means the use of sonar which combines with special adaptation characteristics which facilitate to 'see' with sound. Studies of most bats show that they produce echo locative sounds by a contraction of their larynx, with a few species clicking their tongues to produce the same.

Uses of echolocation in bats

Echolocation in bats serves a lot of uses.

1. It is used to provide direction during flight. Most bats come out to hunt at night. They therefore cannot see in the dark and are constantly at the risk of colliding into obstacles in their paths. The echo that bounces back to the bats ears after production of the initial click sound maps out the nearby objects and bodies to the bat.
2. Bats use echolocation to seek and capture prey. Normally, a hunting bat can tell how big an insect is based on the intensity of the echo it receives. Smaller objects will always echo back less of the initial sound produced. Some bats can even tell which insects are safe to eat and which ones are not.
3. Bats communicate to each other through echolocation. The form of communication between bats is an extremely complicated process. The originator sends out a wave around him which is received by the recipient of the information. The recipient therefore deciphers the intended information through an extremely complicated system within its auditory canal.

Each bat species has a specific range of frequency in which it sounds. This means that bat species can be identified simply through the analysis of the frequencies of voices produced.

How are bats adapted to echolocation

Bat species have over time evolved to develop structures that make echolocation more effective. This includes:

4. Megaphone noses in some bats. These are specialized structures for emitting echolocation calls with a constant frequency.
5. Bat ears are tuned only to receive echolocation calls at then frequency they emit. Bats can therefore easily communicate within the species and locate members of their own species.
6. The external ear of the bats has a variation in size, and has folds and wrinkles within it. These aid the reception and channeling of received voice through the ear funnel.

Conclusion

Echolocation is of extreme essence, especially among insect- eating bats. it applies to every aspect of the bat's life, from communicating with other bats, to foraging for food out in the open at night.


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