Bat Control

All bats are protected by the provisions of the Wildlife Code of Missouri....

Tri-Colored Bat

Tri-colored bats, formerly called eastern pipistrelles, are relatively small and look pale yellowish or pale reddish brown. The main hairs are dark gray at the base, broadly banded with yellowish brown, and tipped with dark brown.

Episode 33: Bats of Missouri

Nature Boost Bats of Missouri [Music playing.]   >>  Hey there and welcome back to Nature Boost, I'm Jill Pritchard with the Missouri Department of Conservation.  Every year I start celebrat...


Bats are the only mammals capable of sustained flight. At least 14 species of bats occur in Missouri; they are all relatively small, and they eat insects. Many of them are declining.

Missouri Bats

This 2000 Missouri Conservationist article covers the natural history of Missouri's bat and the Department's efforts to conserve them.