If you're noticing more bats flying outside or even getting inside your home, you're not alone.
Local bat removers are staying busy during a typically slow time of year.
Jim and Laura Woods own a roofing company in Canton, but lately they've been getting more calls for their side company, 'Nice Bats.'
"We're busy, but it's at a different time than when we're usually busy," Laura said.
The couple gets calls as far away as Pierre, Brookings and Sioux City to help solve homeowners' bat problems. Laura says the increased jobs are unusual in early August.
"It's very early in the year because usually it's September when they're starting to get really crazy," Laura said.
Laura says more bats are sneaking into homes because the mild winter's made them, well, batty. She figures they were woken up early from hibernation and their internal clocks are out of wack, luring them inside earlier than normal.
It doesn't take much for bats to get inside homes. All they need is a hole the size of a quarter.
"You really have to make sure your house is totally sealed up," Laura said. "Because if the one part they're coming in is sealed, they're going to look for another part."
If you plan on removing bats from your own home, you must be careful. Bats are a protected species, so while you can get rid of them, it's illegal to kill them.