Asked August 25, 2015, 3:23 PM EDT
Lamoille County Vermont
(1) Vermont Fish & Wildlife "Got Bats?" website -- http://vtfishandwildlife.com/learn_more/living_with_wildlife/got_bats
The following section of the website may be of particular interest to your situation:
If you believe there are a number of bats living in your attic, basement, or living space, then you probably have a “maternity colony” of little brown or big brown bats. These species form large groups in the summer to raise their young in warm and protected spaces, such as attics. Big brown bats also sometimes overwinter in unheated attics and basements instead of hibernating in caves and mines.The little brown bat is endangered in Vermont so harming, harassing or killing these bats violates the endangered species law and may result in large fines (with the exception of a potential rabies exposure). However, you can safely exclude bats from your home by following our Best Management Practices.
We are very interested in mapping house-bat colonies around the state and helping you to properly exclude bats if needed. Please fill out our Bat Colony Reporting Form and contact us at (802)786-0098 or (802)786-3862 if you would like a list of nuisance wildlife control professionals in your area.
(2) Contact USDA-APHIS (Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service) Vermont Wildlife and Rabies Hotline: 800-472-2437 or 802-223-6897