Why You Might See a Bat During the Day

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Why You Might Spot a Bat During the Daytime

Believe it or not, bats are mammals and help maintaining the balance of the ecosystems by eating more than 3 times their body weight in insects. Not only it reduces the insect population, but also minimizes bugs when you are barbecuing.

Bats are mostly active after dusk and up until dawn. They would look for food and scavenge during this time. However, there is a possibility to see them during the day as well. Here are three reasons why you might see a bat during the day and what you should do when you see one.

Separated From Mother

It is often 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.

Sick Bats

If 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 found in bats are rabies and it can make a person sick if in contact. Rabies can cause confusion, abnormal behavior, and more.

Hot 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.

What You Should Do When Encountering a Bat

If a bat is spotted during daytime, DO NOT try to be near, touch, kill, any bats under any circumstances. Call a wildlife rescue company immediately to capture it in a safe and humane way. It takes years of training, licensing and experience to trap a bat and relocate them humanely in the wild.

Baystate Wildlife Bat Removal and Control

If you ever see a bat in your home or backyard, call 781-830-6080 for licensed and professional bat removal expert, Baystate Wildlife. Unlike exterminators, who will exterminate all the bats, we only use humane methods to remove bats from your home. We install equipment that allows bats to leave but prevents them from coming back. Baystate Wildlife also offers bat inspections, proofing, and clean ups for the residents and businesses in Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, Brookline, and other areas of Massachusetts. Contact us today at 781-830-6080 to learn more. You can also learn more about our bat removal process here.


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