Bats are one of the most misunderstood creatures in Canada. They’re a nocturnal animal that feeds on flying insects. Each night, a bat can eat hundreds of pests that bother humans. The 18 different species of bats found in Canada pollinate over 300 different types of fruit. Our ecosystem would crash without bats. Bat species are protected in Canada under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act. That’s why you should always call a professional for bat removal in Victoria when they’re in your home. Give bats a place to live in your yard by installing a bat house. Here are the benefits to you and your community.
Bees are attracted to bright colours in your garden during the day. Bats take the night shift. As bats eat insects and get food from paler flowers that are nocturnal, they pollinate these plants. A bat house in your garden gives bats a safe place during the day to sleep so they can come out at night to take care of their business. Bats prefer warm places, so your bat house will be empty except in the summer.
Bats can eat up to 70% of their weight in insects each night. Although many bats barely weigh 50 grams, most insects are much tinier, so bats can take care of pests. Some experts believe bats eat up to 1,200 insects each hour. A few bats can take care of those pesky mosquitoes that make your yard uninhabitable in the evening hours. Know the signs of bats in the house. You don’t want bats to invade your home, so giving them a habitable place to nest can prevent them from moving in. If you already have bats in your home, you’ll need to have them professionally removed.
Helping the Bats
Bats are an important part of the ecosystem. By controlling insects, bats save homeowners and farmers a lot of money each year. Bats reduce the need for chemicals, which is better for the environment. But bats in Canada are under attack from a fungus that causes a white fuzz to grow on their nose, ears and wings. Infected bats can’t hibernate adequately, which makes them starve to death. Scientists are very concerned about this infection killing off the colonies of bats. Giving bats safe and clean places to live can help their species recover to maintain their part of the ecosystem.
Distribution of Seeds
Bats eat fruit and seeds and then distribute those seeds in their poop as the fly. The seeds then are able to grow into plants in places that may not have a lot of plant life. Unfortunately, bat poop, or guano, is not safe for humans. If bats live in your home, the guano can make humans sick.
How Do Bats Get In a House?
Bats are small creatures and can enter the home in very tiny openings. They won’t create holes to enter the home, but they will use any openings they find to make a warm nest. Bats can use utility vents or chimneys to get inside homes.
What Are the Signs of Bats in the Home?
It can be difficult to know if you have bats or some other wildlife. Bat excrement looks similar to rodent droppings. You may see the droppings in your attic or another high space. You may hear bat chatter, especially in the morning during the summer. Bat babies are letting their mothers know that it’s breakfast time. At dusk, you may see bats coming out of your home if you’re sitting in the yard. Always contact a professional for bat removal. Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control has technicians who specialize in bat removal in accordance with all wildlife laws. Contact us for more information.