A colony of bats are causing a lot of issues for the residence of Adelaide’s Eastern Suburbs.

Since the beginning of the year, the bats have been causing power outages by flying into power lines.

Over 2100 SA Power Network customers were left powerless over the weekend in Payneham and Rostrevor due to the bats disturbing the powerlines.

According to SA Power Networks spokesman Paul Roberts, the bat movement is very random as they move about looking for food.

Unfortunately, as the bats move about they’re risking their lives as they often die or seriously injure themselves when they fly into power lines and lighting towers.

Mr Roberts said SA Power Networks is working with Adelaide University and The Department of Primary Industries and Regions to construct new lighting tower infrastructures to try and prevent the death of the bats.

Crews have begun putting up temporary animal guards to stop the bats from being killed when they fly into the lines.

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