All About Bat Removal
Some homeowners think bats are a nuisance and wonder how to get rid of them, but the truth is these creatures are important to our ecosystem.
Bats are social mammals and live in colonies. Female bats give birth from June to July and their young – usually one or two babies – begin flying once they’re between three to four weeks old, when they’re ready to hunt for themselves.
The two most common species in Southern Ontario are the Little Brown Bat and the Big Brown Bat. Unfortunately, their numbers are in serious decline here because of a contagious infection known as “White Nose Syndrome”, named after the fungus that appears on their nose and body when they’re hibernating.
BATS AREN'T ALL BAD
A bat can eat over a thousand mosquitoes in one night! That’s pesky pest control – all without insecticides or pesticides.
DID YOU KNOW?
Sadly, White Nose Syndrome has killed more than 7 million bats across North America since it was discovered in 2006.
WHERE TO LOOK
Bats hibernate in the winter and are drawn to warm, dark places, so it’s typical to find them asleep in attics, rafters, sheds or caves.