If you have bats in your yard or home, you may wonder how to handle them. The youtube video discusses managing bats in your backyard. First try calling bat control services. The reporter advises viewers how to tell if they have bats in their home.
Bats leave piles of guano near the entrance of your home or garage, and you’ll often hear them squeaking in the attic or crawl spaces.
Don’t Try to Extract Bats During Maternity Season
Although it may be upsetting to have bats inside your home, it’s not a good idea to try extracting them during their “maternity season” from May through August. Mother bats must leave their nests daily to find food for their babies. If a bat trap is used, the mother bats could exit the home, but not be able to return inside. This would mean the baby bats would be left without a source of food.
Bats Can Be Beneficial to Nature
When bats are outdoors, they benefit the environment and can rid your yard of mosquitoes and insects. To manage bats humanely, you can use devices called bat boxes. These devices should be mounted on poles to protect them from predators. Bat boxes also must be placed within reach of a water source, so they can remain hydrated. If you find one in your home, you may find it necessary to call a bat control service.