Will a bat in the attic have a nest of babies?
Bats are used to live very close to the people. Bats in the cities are moving in the attics, in abandoned buildings, and they can get into the apartments. In the absence of shelter in nature, they search for food or a place to live. In the meantime, the bats have adapted to the era of electrification - where a street lamp has the bug's that are gathering on the light and attract bats.
The fact is that the bats can find a great place for nesting in your attic. What the most people don’t know is that the colony of bats that live in the attic are all females. This maternity colony can move to the attic in order to give birth to baby bats as that place is safe for their young. The interesting fact is that the female bat can give birth to only one baby per year and that is usually 40 female bats per colony, so that means 40 babies. The bat maternity season starts in late April or early June, depending on the species, of course. The young bats cannot fly until August and you will not be able to do an exclusion before they become strong enough to fly. Another reason you can’t do that is because it’s illegal. These flying mammals are protected by law due to the benefits that they provide in eating insects and other pests. Make sure that you don’t remove the bats during maternity season without having a special permit to do so, you could be heavily fined and prosecuted.
Another important reason why you shouldn’t remove the bats during maternity season is because it is inhumane. If you block the mother’s access to the attic, the babies will starve to death. They will left trapped inside with an inability to fly and provide the food for themselves. In that case, when the babies are hungry, they will crawl down the walls and can get to the living areas of houses or apartments. The young bats are very tiny and they can go through the smallest cracks and holes. Most probably they’ll die within the walls in the search for the food. That is something you will not be glad to experience because the smell of decaying bodies can be horrific and the potential of spreading harmful diseases is a possibility, as well. You will simply have to wait until the end of maternity season before you can start with the removal of bats.
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