A North Carolina law prevents bat removal from May 1 through July 31 due to the mammals’ mating season. Bats are protected during this time so that female bats can raise their bat pups. Bat pups cannot fly for 3-4 weeks after birth and rely entirely on their mother to survive.
So, what can you do if you discover bats in your home during these three months? Here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Bats Control the Insect Population. If bats live in your attic, remember that these creatures benefit our environment. Bats can eat their body weight in insects in just one evening, making them an effective and natural solution for controlling insect populations.
- Keep Bats Out of Your Home. If you want to prevent bats from entering your home to raise a family, we can help. Even though our bat removal services are on pause during this time of year, we can thoroughly inspect your property for openings that bats could use to enter your home. Once they find somewhere to roost, they will return to the location each year.
- What to Do if You Have Bats. Try to stay away from the bats. While it’s true bats can carry rabies, unless you handle them, the risk of you contracting the disease is low. If a bat enters your living space and someone does come in contact with the bat, contact your county health department to get tested for rabies.
You can schedule bat removal services as soon as August 1. We want to ensure that the bats are safely and humanely removed from your property. Contact us today for more information.