Separated From Mother
It is fairly common that bats are found during the daytime because they have been separated from their mother. Baby bats will generally wait for their mother to find them, however, when it’s dusk, the risk of fallen to a bigger predator might entice them to fly aimlessly to find their mother. Bats are lost and confused on their own, and without the help from their mother to guide them, they are at risk for surviving. If you see a bat alone during the day, odds are it is trying to find its way back home to its mother.
When a bat is sick or injured, it can leave their roost during daytime and might not be in the best condition to fly and navigate. One of the most common diseases carried by sick bats is rabies. It is best to stay away from bats during the day to decrease your risk of getting infected. Rabies can cause confusions, abnormal behavior, and more if exposed. If a bat is unable to recover and fly off on its own, it needs professional help or removal and a certified wildlife specialist should be contacted.
Changes In Weather
Many bats like to roost on top of a roof and during the summer, it could mean that the habitat gets very hot. This is more common especially if the roof tiles are in dark colors like blue or black. Bats eventually would fly out of their shelter to cool themselves on summer days. An ideal temperature for bats is somewhere between 35-40 degrees Fahrenheit. If temperatures are rising much higher, especially during the summer, bats will flee from where they are hiding during the day to find a cooler shelter for the rest of their sleeping hours.