Bat Nesting BehaviorMost species of bats tend to like to live together in large colonies such as the little brown and big brown bat. Social species of bats may be found in dark areas such as mines, trees, caves and abandoned buildings. They will also roost in areas that are not regularly visited such as attic spaces. This behaviour can be found on display in apartment complexes, warehouses, and other commercial buildings around the city.
Bats in a Large Attic SpaceAt Skedaddle, we receive many calls from people who report scratching noises in the attic. As our technicians know, this is a common sign of a bat colony or other wildlife in the attic. Although most of our calls come from homes, we are also well equipped to handle large commercial buildings and apartment complexes. Our first step when receiving a call is to go to the location and complete a visual inspection of the building. This will enable us to look for entry points for the bats. Many times we will find staining along with flashing and droppings as signs of an intrusion. Bats can squeeze through surprisingly tiny holes, so it isn’t always something that people can detect on their own buildings without knowing what to look for.