When bats live in your house, what sound do they make?

Bats do not make sound or noise and are known to be very quiet animals who prefer to not make sound and stay in dark and cozy places, minding their business. But when you have a colony roosting in your house, no matter how quiet they try to be you will certainly hear some sounds coming from certain areas of your house. Bats are very social animals and live in large numbers called colonies. A colony of bats can contain as many as 500 or more of these tiny flying mammals, now this is enough to make sounds that can be clearly heard. As nocturnal creatures, bats go out at night to forage and go back to their roosting places to spend the entire day away from daylight, resting, and sleeping.

When bats live in your house, expect to hear some scratching and crawling sounds. When bats scramble to leave at dusk to go hunt for food, you may hear them scratching and crawling, and when these flying mammals return at dawn you will hear them crawling back in. Bats also make flapping and chattering sounds as they arise from their day-long slumber in preparation for an all-night hunt. You can also hear bats during the day, these animals spend their days roosting in dark and cozy places like inside walls and ceilings. But, while we go about our day talking, slamming doors, and making other loud noises, we unintentionally disturb the sleepy bats roosting inside the walls or ceilings. 

Bats Sound

And when these animals are spooked, you may hear squeaking or flapping sounds. Bats also tend to scratch the walls, if the bat colony in a building is a maternity colony with hungry pups to feed, then the sounds will be much louder because bat pups tend to be very vocal. Bat babies will eagerly welcome their mamas with their hungry mouths crying out to be fed.

You may hear bats at different times at night because they tend to go out and return several times before dawn. Bats can hunt for one or two hours and return to roost before going out to hunt some more.

These nocturnal creatures are most active at night which means that any sound they make will be mostly during the darkest hours of the night since they prefer darkness to light, and this can make the noises very creepy. The higher the number of bats living in your space, the greater the sounds they make. A larger bat colony will make more sounds, especially if they have pups. Hearing these unusual sounds coming from your walls or ceiling when trying to fall asleep at night or at dawn every morning is definitely unnerving and will leave you wondering what’s in there.

If you hear any of the sounds above at odd hours in your home, then you probably have a bat colony roosting in your home and need to get wildlife control to get them out ASAP. These professionals know exactly how to safely evict your illegal tenants and if there’s any other type of animal infestation, the wildlife control experts will detect it and professionally handle the situation.