How do Bats Get in the House

How do Bats Get in the House?

Bats are nimble little animals that use echolocation to find caverns where they can roost. Attics, like caves and tree hollows, are warm and above ground, perfect for a colony of bats to call home. Given their small size, it can be hard to find entry points on the exterior of the home. Call Bat Control today if there are bats in your area. A technician will come to inspect your property and provide you with a lasting solution. Our services each come with a guarantee and warranty of up to 2 years.

Bats in Ontario are insectivores, feasting on hundreds of mosquitoes, flies, wasps, and other flying bugs every night. Contrary to popular belief, bats are not blind. Their vision is poor in the light, but they can see in the dark. They also use echolocation to locate their prey and catch them in midair. The two most common species in Ontario are the big brown bat and the little brown bat. Both are small, with wingspans up to 40cm wide. Both roost in caves, abandoned mines, tree hollows, and old barns, though they will sometimes roost in people’s attics.

Bats get into people’s homes by crawling through the little gaps they find in the roof. These include gaps between the soffits and the wall, holes in the roof’s edge, and roof vents. Bats whose colonies have gotten too large, or whose habitats have been disturbed, find these openings in the roof and simply crawl their way in. Here, they will sleep during the day and come out at night to feed. In the winter, bats hibernate, resting until the spring. Bats can go unnoticed for a long time because they are quiet, but if you can look in the attic, you may find them hiding in the rafters.

How to Get Rid of Bats

If there are bats on your property, you must have them removed professionally. This is because bats are a protected species in Ontario. Contact a licensed wildlife removal company for an inspection. A technician will find where the bats are coming from and remove them with the help of a one-way door. This will let the animals out safely but block them from returning. Once out, they will find another place to live. Bat removal is straightforward, but it must be done at the right time of year when the bats are not nursing their young nor hibernating through the winter.

Bats are optimistic little predators that will roost in your home when you least expect it. Call us if you suspect that there is bat activity in your home. The technicians at Bat Control are thoroughly trained and experienced in bat removal. We can help you get rid of the bats on your property and avoid a future invasion by wildlife-proofing your home for you. Our services are guaranteed and come with a 2-year warranty. Call us today to book an inspection.