This video was shot by one of Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control’s wildlife specialists during a recent attic inspection and it does an excellent job of showing where bats like to roost inside attics. When homeowners learn that they have a bat infestation they expect to climb into their attic and see them hanging upside down from the rafters. Not likely.
The truth is that bats living inside houses are far more difficult to locate. As the video shows, instead of hanging in the wide open, bats prefer to tuck themselves into tight places. In this case, the colony has sandwiched itself into the space between the exterior brick wall and the interior plywood. This makes them nearly impossible to see without climbing or crawling to the very edge of the attic and peering into the cavity.
For professional wildlife removal companies, the month of August is considered bat season. August is the time of year that many bats living inside houses will become lost in walls and attics and ultimately find themselves in the living space of the house. The warm summer temperatures make the attic space less comfortable for the colony, encouraging them to move down the walls to cooler conditions. It’s only then that most homeowners realize that they may be sharing their house with a bat colony.
During the winter months bats will be in hibernation and colonies will use attic spaces and wall cavities to stay safe until they awaken in the spring. The arrival of spring is also an important time for bats, as they begin giving birth to their babies. Most bats are born between April and May. The increased activity during this time makes it easier to determine whether you have a bat issue.
Bat inside a home can be hard to identify since they are quiet creatures who leave little evidence of where they gained access. To determine if you have a bat problem in your home, keep an eye out for these signs:
Bats are able to squeeze themselves inside even the smallest of gaps in building materials to access your attic. Inside they find an ideal roosting spot that offers warm temperatures and protection from predators to have and raise their babies. Colonies grow quickly from there.
Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control has been helping homeowners evict unwanted bat tenants for over three decades. Click here to learn about how we can protect your home and family from the dangers of a bat infestation. Our trained professionals will remove the colony and seal your house against future invasions. Our workmanship and materials are backed by a lifetime guarantee! Call us today 1-888-592-0387 or book your inspection online!