Bats normally hibernate during the winter, safely sheltered inside their roost. They become most active during the summer when they come out to feed and drink during the night. Summer is also the time when bats mate and give birth to babies, who require mother’s constant presence and care. Bats are different from other mammals in numerous ways, one of them being their flying abilities and echolocation.
What’s Special About Bats During The Summer
Bats are the only mammal species that has the ability of true flight. They rely on flying to feed and move around, spending most of their active time flying. There are numerous types of bats that differ in appearance and diet habits. While most bats feed on insects, some of them feed on nectar or other small animals. During the summer, bats roost in the caves, tree cavities, and often dark hidden areas like chimneys, attics, and sheds. Since bats are valuable to the ecosystem, it is illegal to kill or exterminate bats in Ontario or even disturbing the roost while the females are still taking care of the babies.
A bat’s daily routine includes flying off at night to hunt but female bats remain alongside their babies, leaving only briefly for basic needs for food and water. What makes the bats fragile and sensitive is the fact that a female gives birth to only one baby at a time, which means bats don’t reproduce with the same speed as the majority of wild animals. They need safe shelter during the summer to be able to bring their babies, otherwise, the bat population would face a decline. A reduction in the number of bats would soon lead to overpopulating of insects, which could further affect the ecosystem and contribute to diseases spreading.
To keep the bat population safe, it’s important for communities to not disturb their activities during the summer. However, if they inhabit a home, bats can still do a quite a bit of damage, and even contaminate the area with their feces. Given the sensitivity of the species, as well as the risks that come with having a colony reside in your home, a cautious approach is advised when dealing with bats.
Do You Need Animal Control Services to Help With Bats? Skedaddle Specializes in Humane Wildlife Removal
Calling a specialized wildlife control service to deal with any type of animal infestation in your home, let alone the one that includes bats, is the most responsible thing to do. Bats are specific when it comes to summer activities because they have a living cycle on shouldn’t disturb. Skedaddle technicians possess sufficient knowledge of bat species residing in your area to remove them in the safest way while retaining the safety and stability of your home. If you notice bats in or around your home, call wildlife control services immediately. They will deal with any type of animal on your property, including bats.