Bats have an off season just like sports teams do. But instead of spending the off season preparing for the upcoming calendar year, bats decide to hibernate or migrate in the winter. So why is it that they take the first flight out of town once the cold weather begins to push back? The answer is chilly temperatures and meals! So as to endure the subfreezing temperatures winter may bring with it, bats need to hibernate or migrate.

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It may last anywhere from several hours to a couple months, depending on environmental conditions, species, and a lot of other aspects. If the hibernacula temperatures are too hot, bats will use too much energy, which dangers their survival.

Because of this, bats locate dark, warm, cozy regions to hibernate in, like attics, crawl spaces, caves, mines, and bat houses. They usually wake up every couple of weeks to readjust their rankings dependent on the temperatures, and they’re back to resting. Hibernation saves them through times of food scarcity, however a few bats do not even bother, and instead migrate, after warmer temperatures and germs.


Some migrate south for winter to follow along with the insects and toward hot weather. So migration is temporary, and describes the two migrations, to and from the place. Kinds of bats that migrate are silver-haired bats, eastern red bats, hoary bats, as well as the majority of other tree-roosting bats.

If you’re hearing odd scratching or squeaking noises coming out of the ceilings or walls, you might have some Raccoon Poop hibernating bats in the attic. When the temperatures change, they will change their positions to be cooler or warmer during hibernation. This occurs only once every couple of weeks; and because they hide within the loft insulation, you can’t see them, therefore it’s really hard to tell without the proper equipment and a trained eye.

Have your loft checked for roosting colonies with a certified bat removal firm which utilizes safe and humane procedures. They have the resources, training, and tools to control your bat infestation, safely and economically. Many companies even provide bat cleanup and minor recovery for bat damages.