Bats In The Attic
Bats in the attic is one of the biggest calls that a wildlife removal specialist will get. Bats love attic spaces as an area to build their nests. They like the dry, dark environment. The heat of the attic acts as an incubator for the young bats. If you allow bats to remain in your attic you can end up with a number of problems. Bats will destroy your attic with urine and guano droppings. There will be an odor problem with the droppings as well as from bats that have died in the attic. A bat removal specialist can assist you in dealing with any of your bat control problems with safe, humane assistance. Most wildlife specialists can also help you with the attic cleanup as well.
Signs of Bats In The Attic
- Visual inspection. Actual sighting of bats flying to and from your house
- Inspection of attic for droppings. Dry, black droppings about the size of rice
- Noises in the attic. Squeaking and scratching during the night time
- Noises in the walls. Sometimes bats will also get into wall spaces as well
- Dead bats found in or around your home
- Strong urine smell. This is often quite strong in the summer
Bat exclusion is the method that a wildlife professional will use to safely remove bats from your attic. Bat exclusion can be done in a number of ways. One way doors can be installed that allows the bats to exit the attic, but prevents them from returning. Chimney caps will stop them from flying into your chimney. Bats are small animals and they can fit into small cracks and crevices. A wildlife professional will also track down these entry points and seal them up. They can also help you in trapping and removing bats from your attic.
Many states have laws regarding how bats should be removed from your home. Our professionals in this directory are licensed by the individual states to perform bat removal. They know the methods that can be used in your area and will humanely remove your bat problem. Do not attempt to poison or bait bats as in many states it is illegal. Killing bats in your attic will also leave you a problem of dead bats in the attic. Bat houses are a great way to control insects on your property, but they will not lure the bats out of your home.
Once you have had the bats removed from your attic, you may still be left with a large problem. You may find that your attic has been damaged by the nests of bats. One of the most common problems that occurs with bats is damage from the urine and the bat droppings. Most wildlife removal professionals can also help you with the cleanup associated with bats. They can safely remove insulation that has been damaged by the bats. They will clean the area and place new insulation in its place. They can remove any dead bats from your attic. They will also deodorize the space to get rid of any of the odor problems that you may have.