I have bats in my loft or attic what can I do?
Bats are protected in the UK which means pest control companies generally won’t deal with any bat problems you are best of contacting the bat conservation trust.
With the natural habitat of bats lost, they can sometimes adapt to attic spaces for their roost.
Bats are not like mice or rats or other rodents they do not nibble or gnaw wood or wires or even your loft insulation.
Interesting fact, bats in the UK eat insects so they do help control other flying and crawling insects so think of them as a natural form of pest control
Bat droppings here in the UK can be very dry and if you put them between your fingers they crumble very easy sometimes showing signs of insects pieces.
Most bats tend to come into your property seasonally, you normally won’t find a bat living in a property all-year-round but they will return to the same loft space or other roost area year upon year.
If you’re a builder looking to carry out work on a property you must understand the law regarding bats please contact the Bat Conservation Trust, they will be more than happy to provide you any information you need don’t take the risk they’re just a simple phone call away the national bat helpline is 0345 1300 2028