These small mammals serve an important service, and catch half their body weight of flying insects each night. Even though they are important to the ecosystem, they can be a hazard if they decide to colonize in a home or business. Bats are a vector for rabies, and it’s very important that they only be removed by a wildlife professional. Bats that have colonized in an attic can damage insulation and sheetrock with their feces. In Tennessee, bats are protected from April 15 – August 15. We will come out, take pictures, and determine wether they can be removed during these dates. The TWRA gives permission only for certain circumstances.