What Does a Bat Nest Look Like?

Are there bats in your area? Are you worried they are nesting on your property? Don’t worry! You can identify a bat colony by the guano it leaves on the ground. If you’re not sure, contact a local bat removal company and ask for an inspection. A technician will know the signs of a problem. If there are bats in your attic, the technician can then remove the animals safely and exclude them from the attic, so they don’t come back. Call Bat Control today for humane and affordable bat removal services.

Bats do not nest; they roost. Bats roost in colonies of up to hundreds of thousands of individuals. Bracken cave, in Mexico, is home to 20 million bats. In Canada, the bats here live in groups of a single dozen to a few thousand individuals. They roost together in caves, tree hollows, abandoned mines, old barns, and other enclosed areas where they feel safe from predators. Roosting simply means to come together for rest or sleep. As bats, they roost by hanging from the ceiling or clinging to walls. They do not change their environments, like birds, and they are able to move from place to place.

Is there a bat roost in my attic?

Attics, unfortunately, present bats with the perfect opportunity to roost. They’re warm, above ground, and safe from predators. Homes near forests and bodies of water are prone to getting bats indoors. The little creatures find gaps on the edges of soffits or somewhere along the roof’s edge, then wriggle their way through. Once inside, they cling to the rafters and huddle together for warmth. Female colonies roost in attics during the summer, and hibernating colonies roost in the fall and winter. In Ontario, the two species that come into attics are the big brown bat and the little brown bat.

Bat roosts often go undetected for a long time because they are quiet, especially during the winter when the animals are hibernating. The most obvious sign is finding piles of guano on the floor of your attic. If you’re worried, grab a flashlight and check for yourself. Listen carefully for chirping sounds and look between the rafters for fuzzy, little, brown creatures. Bats will shy away from your flashlight. Outside, you can look for greasy smudge marks and droppings along the edges of your soffits where they meet the outside wall of the home.

Hire a Professional for Bat Removal

Bats are vulnerable to deforestation and disease. White nose syndrome, over the last decade, nearly wiped Ontario’s bats out completely. If there are bats in your attic, it is imperative that you get professional help to have them removed. These are protected animals that need your help. Call us today and a technician will arrive soon for an inspection. If there are bats, we will remove them safely by using a one-way door. To prevent this from happening again, we offer comprehensive bat exclusion. Call us for humane, guaranteed bat removal in southern Ontario