Exclude bats from roosts during maintenance work at road/railway bridges and culverts
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Temporarily excluding bats from roosts within bridges or culverts during maintenance work may prevent injury or death. However, it is important to also consider the short-term and long-term impacts of exclusion from roosts on the survival and productivity of bat populations. It may be necessary to provide alternative roosting locations during exclusion. See ‘Provide alternative bat roosts during maintenance work at road/railway bridges and culverts’.