Do more bats live in urban areas or wild areas?

Pennsylvania bats are flying mammals that are active at night. Most people consider bats to be dangerous, dirty and blind which is not the case. In fact Philadelphia bats are considered to be important as they are beneficial for insect control and are also the predators of night flying insects that can be dangerous to humans. In addition they help in the pollination process of fruit flowers an important source of fertilizer and dispersion of seeds in forests especially for the wild bats.

Philadelphia bats inhabit in different places across the world. The areas they choose to live entirely depend on the species, time of the year and what they are doing. Female bats for example that live in colonies might inhabit the attic areas of your building for raising the young ones. Some other bats may inhabit an area for hunting or just for hibernation purposes. Bats can live in wild areas especially if they are hunting or they can live in urban areas for purposes of hibernation sleeping and raising their pups.

There are different species of bats across the world and present a variety of physical activity. Bats living in the natural habitat can live up to maximum of thirty years as long as they find good environments for habitation. Wild bats inhabit places like the woodlands, water margins and places with nice pastures. These places in the wild are considered safe for their commuting purposes as they help in safe navigation between their foraging grounds and their roost.

In addition, most bats of the wild will inhabit caves as they find the caves to be safe environments for them. Wild bats prefer the caves especially for daytime roosting. They will normally hibernate in the cave during the winter season as they provide them with the right temperatures since they are warm blooded mammals. Moreover, caves provide the serene environment they require away from noise disturbances and light as well.

On the other hand, we have bats that choose to live in urban areas alongside human beings. Due to the destruction of natural roosting habitats for the bats by human activities, bats have now found houses especially in the urban areas to be the best for them. Attic areas, walls of buildings and even ceilings have become the bats habitation. In some urban places, man-made roosts have been built to accommodate these nocturnal flying mammals to avoid inhabiting in houses. This man -made roosts have helped in the preservation of the different bat species that could be exterminated by man.

Regardless of where the bats inhabit, the bottom line is that bats require different roosting conditions for different seasons all year round. The bats will move around searching for the best place they can roost be it for hibernation in the wild or for raising their pups in the urban areas. Therefore, it’s important to know that bats will inhabit in caves in the wild or houses in urban areas.

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