Happy Halloween - Facts on Bats

Happy Halloween! Did you know that in Britain, all bat species and their roosts are legally protected? The number of bats has declined rapidly over the last century and you are only able to disturb a roost if you are a licensed bat worker. If there is a bat in your loft, it will often go unnoticed. Signs that there may be a bat present are their droppings, which will crumble to dust very easily, you may also hear bat ‘chattering’ at dusk before they fly out to feed, or in the summer months, homeowners can watch the building at dusk to see if any bats emerge. Check out our fact sheet on bats below for more bat facts!