Bat Survey Quote – Berkshire area – from £329
All bats are protected by UK and EU law, making it a criminal offence to destroy bat habitat or to harm them in any way e.g. through development. To avoid falling foul of these laws, homeowners and developers need to be sensitive to the presence of bats on their land and in their buildings.
But how can you tell if you have bats?
Visual sightings of bats – seeing a bat flying through your garden once or twice doesn’t necessarily mean that they are roosting on your property or that it will interfere with your plans. It’s a fairly good indicator though!
Droppings – You may find droppings in your loft or roof space. Bat droppings can be distinguished from other types of droppings such as those left by rats by the fact that they are around half a centimetre long, darkish brown to black in colour, and crumbly to the touch. That said, different species of bats leave very different looking droppings.
Bat carcasses – This one’s a dead giveaway! (haha) A deceased bat in a roof space is a very good indicator of other living bats, which may be using the area as a roost.
Prey remains – Bats mainly feed on insects such as flies and moths, so a wing here or a leg there may signify bat activity.
Need a bat survey?
If you believe you have bats and are planning construction work, get in touch with Arbtech. Our expert ecologists can carry out a bat survey and assist you with all related matters to ensure that you, the bats and of course the local planning authority are all happy.
We offer scoping bat surveys and bat emergence surveys in Bracknell Forest, Reading, Slough, West Berkshire, Windsor and Maidenhead, Wokingham, Thatcham, Newbury, Twyford and all other areas of sunny Berkshire!
Prices quoted are inclusive of traveling expenses, valid until Jan 2012 and exclusive of VAT.