Bat Life Cycle
Bats gather in large numbers to mate starting in the late summer and early fall. However, fertilization does not occur until the spring. Females then search for safe places to birth their young. Some popular spots include hollowed trees in backyards, secluded garages, and attics or rafters in homes or businesses.
Female bats can have between one to four young per year, and they congregate in roosts to raise their pups in groups. Blind and naked, newborns cling to their mothers to nurse for the first few weeks of their lives. When the bats reach five- or six-weeks-old, they can begin to hunt for insects on their own.
How Long Do Bats Live?
Because bats are most active at night, they avoid most predators, leading to a longer lifespan. On average, these animals live about 10 to 20 years. However, some species can survive 30 years or more in the right environment. To learn more about bats, or if you believe you have an infestation in your home or business, call or contact our experts at Western Pest Services to discuss exclusion work that could help.