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bat surve & ecological surveys

Bats are fully protected by UK law


Bat Surveys by Ploughcroft

As their natural habitats recede, many bats have taken to roosting in houses and building development projects in order to keep warm and dry.

bats in house

British bats are small and prefer to live in roof voids or the tight spaces in the attic space and between window frames. Bats are fully protected by UK law meaning that attempting to capture, injure or kill a bat, or disturb their roosts, is a criminal offence. If you are planning to undertake any building works that you think may disturb a bat roost in your home or on a building development site, then you need an ecological consultant to undertake a bat survey and acquire a Bat Survey Report report of recommendations.

Bat survey and ecological report
It is nothing to worry about if you do suspect that you have bats living in your home. They do not build nests or chew through wood, wire or insulation as some animals will. There are no known health risks associated with their droppings and they are very clean animals.
Bats are also seasonal visitors and unlikely to live in your roof all year round, but may return back year after year. By working with licensed ecologists Ploughcroft undertake bat surveys in homes and on building sites to provide you with a full Bat Survey Report . Our consultants are experienced in carrying out scoping surveys and risk assessments for planning permission.


  • Our surveys comply with UK law,
  • Help protect a species in decline,
  • Natural pest control because of the diet of bats,
  • Two stage survey and full bat survey report provided.

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