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Do Bats Live in Trees?

Bats don't like to be disturbed by humans. Since the pests are nocturnal and choose secluded nesting spots, this isn't usually a problem. However, sheltered lawns and buildings may attract bats. In addition to attics and sheds, they also roost among tree branches, inside cavities in trunks, and under loose bark.

Problems Caused by Bats in Trees

Since the animals eat pest insects like mosquitoes, having trees full of bats does have its benefits. However, bats living close to people may move into houses, causing a variety of issues.

These pests leave large amounts of guano under their roosts and spread diseases, including rabies and histoplasmosis. Colonies of bats in trees make noise at night as well. Their rustling and squeaking sounds unsettle residents who are trying to sleep.

Control

Keeping bats away from trees can be challenging. Some people use bat boxes with varying levels of success. These shelters offer the animals a place to nest while giving homeowners control over placement. However, having a bat box in the yard doesn't guarantee these pests will adopt it as their new roost.

Ultimately, the best way to control bats in trees is to contact professionals for removal. Critter Control has plenty of experience safely and humanely ridding homes and yards of wildlife.

Learn more about bat removal.