What should I do if bats roost in my house?

Many people that have bat roosts are not aware that they are present. Usual signs include droppings on window sills or on the ground below access points. Bats do not make holes to get into roof spaces they only use gaps that are already there. By far the most likely species to use our houses, especially if your house is post war, is the pipistrelle. Pipistrelle bats like to be in confined spaces and rarely venture into roof spaces much preferring the smaller confines of soffits or those behind cladding on the sides of buildings. If you have any concerns about bats in you house or are planning work which may affect a bat roost please contact The National Bat Helpline: 0845 1300 228. A local batworker will then contact you to arrange a visit.