We are hearing about more bats in homes than usual so far this month! There are several different bat species here in Ontario such as brown, red, hoary, eastern small-footed, silver-haired, eastern pipistrelle and northern long-eared myotis. While they are not aggressive they are certainly a nuisance and leave behind destructive waste. They are very helpful however in controlling mosquitos, pollinating plants and dispersing seeds. So why not give them a nice bat home so they don’t want to live in yours? Check out this DIY project : https://www.canadianwoodworking.com/plans-projects/build-bat-house or maybe purchase one such as this Canadian Tire product: https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/cedar-bat-house-1421964p.html If a random bat finds its way into your home simply open a window or door – typically they will sense the draft and quickly exit. Many bat species – such as the small brown bat – are included in the endangered species and are protected by federal law. It is illegal to use chemicals or poisons or hunt, trap or kill them. If you have an infestation in your attic and it is not their baby season we can help you. Our service includes a full inspection, locating and sealing off entry points then installing temporary one-way doors so they exit and cannot re-enter your home. Once the bats have all left you will want to clean up the area or hire a professional cleanup company. If DIY be sure to wear protective gear including full sleeves, gloves and a respirator.