Action: Keep domestic cats indoors at night
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- We found no studies that evaluated the effects of keeping domestic cats indoors at night on bat populations.
‘We found no studies’ means that we have not yet found any studies that have directly evaluated this action during our systematic journal and report searches. Therefore we have been unable to assess whether or not the action is effective or has any harmful impacts. Please get in touch if you know of such a study for this action.
Keeping domestic cats indoors at night may reduce the number of bats killed or injured by hunting cats. For other interventions relating to cat predation, see ‘Exclude domestic and feral cats from bat roosts and roost entrances’ and ‘Use collar-mounted devices on cats to reduce predation of bats’.