Winter Bats – Having Bats during the Winter?

During Ontario’s winter months, some people experience bats flying in their home. Unfortunately these homeowners have a colony of bats hibernating in their attic or walls. Contrary to popular belief not all bats hibernate in caves. There are 2 species of bats that colonize buildings in Ontario, Little Brown Bats and Big Brown Bats. The little brown bats are the ones who during the winter months hibernate in caves.
If you have bats flying in your house during the winter then definitely you have a Big brown colony infesting your house as these are the only bats who hibernate in buildings all year round.


If they are hibernating why are they flying in my house?

During hibernation Big Brown bats commonly wake up every couple weeks. During this period, they may move around or even fly short distances. During this time, they may accidentally exit a gap in a recessed light fixture, cold air return, open attic hatch or wall. People commonly report finding bats in basements. Another factor that forces the bats to wake up and move around are sudden temperature variations. If the temperature becomes really warm or cold compared to the season’s average, bats will wake up and try to find another location in the house where it is more suitable for them.

Can I exclude them during the winter?

Unfortunately, there is nothing to be done during the winter season to get the bats out of the house. Bat exclusion / bat proofing begins in the spring when the bats have woken up and they are actively going in and out of the building. As a homeowner the best thing you can do at the moment is contact us where we can give you some tips that will decrease the chances of a bat flying in again, and book us for a bat exclusion in the spring before we get overbooked and you will have to be in a waiting list.


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Kenny Saved Us!!

I have had a bat problem for quite a few years. They came out at night flying around our bedroom while we were sleeping, evening hours while watching TV., droppings in the basement etc. It made living in our home very difficult. I was nervous all the time, couldn’t relax when the evening came, and was afraid to go to bed! It became so distressing that we considered selling the house and moving. We spent thousands of dollars trying to fix the problem, hiring many bat control individuals and companies, spray foaming the attic, fixing the roof etc and nothing worked until Kenny came.

He spent 2 full days examining and bat proofing what seemed to be every square inch of the house! He worked hard and successfully! It has been a year now, and there have bee NO bats! NO evidence of bats either! No droppings, no scratching sounds in the walls, nothing! I am so incredibly relieved and grateful! I feel like Kenny has given me my “home” back. Bats used to be on my mind ALL the time and now I hardly think or worry about them anymore. Thank you Kenny for what you have done for us!

Paul 10/10

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If you have bats do not waste your time with wildlife services. Call a professional that specializes in bats. Kenny at Bats Canada is most certainly professional. He came when he said he would, spent two days on the job (I have a large house), explained what he was doing and why and charged a reasonable fee for the work done. You may get a less expensive quote from a wildlife service but with Kenny you will actually get rid of your bats. I highly recommend this company; in fact I just told my next door neighbor who encountered a bat last night to call Kenny.

Derek 10/10

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We had a unknown bat problem that came with the purchase of our Century Dream Home. My Wife and I had were pretty devastated that our beautiful house and biggest investment was full of bats making a mess of everything. We could not move in until our Attics and walls were bat free..I wanted to find the right person to take care of this problem once and for all. I found Kenny of Bats Canada and I couldn’t be more impressed.

Being a successful General Contractor myself as a profession , I could tell by the first phone conversation with Kenny that he was a specialist in his field. Along with having a great deal of knowledge around home construction , I knew this was the guy I wanted to do the work on my home.

Kenny approached everything from start to finish like a professional. His work is neat, tidy, and shows pride. A bat problem solved, is not cheap by any means , so you want the best and to only pay once to have it dealt with. With all the flashing, sealing and caulking he does to your home, not only is it bat proof, it also makes your home more energy efficient, he gets rid of a lot of drafts and heat loss , which is a pretty good bonus. Kenny is the person to trust for Bats, I would recommend him to anyone..

Mary & Laurence 10/10

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We unfortunately had bats enter our basement area and then during the early morning hours made their way to the upper level. I called Bats Canada and I can’t say enough about how great Kenny was on the phone assuring me they would be by within a week. This was a Friday and by Wed. noon the two arrived. Kenny explained fully about how bats live and they went to work bat proofing the house.

I had mentioned that over the past few years we also had a rodent problem and although it was not part of their normal procedure, Kenny went completely around our home with a foam spray under the bottom siding which should prevent the rodents from entering. These guys are fantastic and for the past two nights we have slept convinced that no more bats will be flying around our heads coming on to dawn. Kenny assured us that he will be back in Oct. to remove the vents and seal up this area. Thanks again, we sure appreciate your immediate attention.

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3 signs to look for if you think you have bats

Bat Droppings

Bat Droppings can be found in the attic or around the house where bats either tend to roost or enter the house. If you see bat droppings in your attic then you definitely have a bat problem and your require bat removal. If you find them around your property then it is not exactly certain if they are using your building or just roosting there. For more information please visit our page Bat Droppings.

Bat Entry Holes

This is the most obvious way to see that you have a bat problem. If you can see bats leaving your home at dusk, that means you have a bat infestation. Bats will typically leave the home at dusk to feed and stay in your home during the course of the day. Bat entry holes have usually brown staining around them if they are heavily used and they are easy to identify even from the ground.

if you had a bat during the winter

If you had a bat show up in your home then you definitely have a bat problem. Bats hibernate during the winter in your home and a few times in their hibernation they tend to wake. Chances are a bat got lost after it woke up. Bats that hibernate in homes are the Big Brown Bats. For more information please visit our page Winter Bats.