Everything You Need To Know About Bat Hibernation
Winter is the time of year when the whole world seems to grow quiet and still, at least in our northern latitudes, where temperatures dip to frigid and snow often blankets the ground. Any sensible being takes shelter during the cold months of the year. Bears go into hibernation, squirrels stay in their dens as much as possible, and the birds that stick around do the same. Of the eight bat species that call Ontario home in the summer months, five of them stay put in the winter, too. The big brown bat, little brown bat, tricoloured bat, long-eared myotis and small-footed myotis may not head south for the winter, but they still look for someplace safe to hunker down. Once they find a suitable location, these bats enter into a state of torpor, which is similar to hibernation. The site they choose may be your attic. If you notice sleeping bats in the space above your house, call the experts in humane wildlife removal in Newmarket.