Spring’s arrival is guaranteed to deliver plenty of early showers and May flowers in your neighborhood after a long Ohio winter. Hungry Big Brown Bats are emerging from their long hibernation, and they are searching for food and shelter to raise a family. Echolocation will find the food; instincts will guide them to ideal shelter … like your attic! Early spring provides you — the homeowner — an ideal time to take the necessary steps to secure your residence by conducting a Propestmen Bat and Mice Experts bat exclusion before the bat’s maternity season begins.
The basics about bat maternity season:
Bats invading your home in the spring can come in two distinct groups: small groups of males, and maternity colonies. A professional Propestmen Bat and Mice expert inspection in the spring can help identify if a maternity colony or a small group of males is moving into your home. Males often roost in a location separate from the maternity colony. Special care must be taken if a maternity colony is present, due to the presence of young non-flying bats.
In Ohio, maternity colonies consisting of females with baby bats — known as pups — are common in late May through late July. Typically, early-arriving litters will make their first test flights in mid-July, while late-arriving litters will take to the air near the end of the month.