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Bat-Friendly Exclusion Timing


One-way exit installation period

May 1 to 31

Bats are pregnant and have the ability to find a new home, if required.


* No exclusions or one-way exit installations


Bats are birthing and nursing, baby bats cannot fly.




One-way exit installation period

September 1 to 30

Bats are mating, pups are flying and moving to winter habitats.




* Possible

(uncertain conditions)


Avoid new one-way exits


Bats are mating, pups are flying and moving to winter habitats and are hibernating.





* For more information on conditions for bat exclusions and special considerations for bats in buildings, contact the Ministry of Environment Inquiry Centre at 1-800-567-4224 or email

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