An attic can make a nice, cozy home for most bat species, as they prefer to live in sheltered, dry, warm places. These winged mammals also prefer dark locations because of their nocturnal nature. Attics provide better shelter than just about anywhere else, so if a bat can get in, it’s likely to start roosting there. Then it becomes your responsibility to get them out again.
Bats can get into attics in a number of ways. Since they are small and flexible, many species can enter a space through a gap the size of a dime. One of the most common ways bats enter residential structures is through a vent. Vents typically blow warm air, they’re protected from the elements and they are placed out of sight lines on most homes. That makes them the perfect place to roost. Some bats will follow the warm air and crawl inside the vent, often making it all the way to the attic.
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