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Q704: I think I've got bats in my loft, can I stop them getting in?

Bats are a European Protected Species (EPS) and, as such, it is strongly recommends that you contact the bat advice service before taking any action. It is an offence to damage, destroy or obstruct access to any place used by bats for shelter, whether they are present or not.

Bat Conservation Trust Advice Line: 0845 1300 228

If it is necessary for bats to be excluded, licence application forms should be obtained through the following authorities:

Natural England
Tel: 0845 6014523
email: wildlife@naturalengland.org.uk

Welsh Government
Tel: 0300 062 2253
email: natureconservation@wales.gsi.gov.uk

Application forms can be downloaded via the links in 'Related Information'.

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