Bat removal is something to consider when you are hearing noises in your attic. If you find that you do have bats in your attic, you want to get them out as soon as possible. There are many positive things about bats. They are helpful to the environment, but they are not something that you should have in your home.
As soon as you notice the signs of bats in your attic, Smell, noises in the attic, or see them flying, you should call an expert in bat removal and control. Getting the bats out of your home is the first step in giving you peace of mind, but you also need to look at bat exclusion to ensure that they do not return. Bat Exclusion done by a bat control expert will block off access to your home where the bats would enter.
Bats In Attic
Do you have Bats in your attic? Attics are a perfect environment for bats. Bats like to roost in dark, quiet, enclosed spaces. Bats can fit into openings as small as 1/2″. This makes almost any man-made structure a potential hiding place. Bats can be a problem when they use an attic or another section of a home or building for a roosting or to build a nursery colony. Some of the signs that you may have bats in your attic are noises in the attic. You may also notice an odor in your attic that is from bat guano and bat urine. At this point it becomes necessary to evict the bats and repair the structure as needed in order to prevent them from entering in the future.
Bat exclusion is one of the services that a bat removal expert can help you with. Bat exclusion done by an expert will humanely keep bats from being able to get back into your home. Common points of entry are the flashing around chimneys or vents, and under dormers. Accumulations of guano (Bat droppings) can cause stains on the sides of your house where they enter and exit, odor, and bug problems. They should be evicted by a trained professional. Click for more information on bats in the attic
Bat Control facts
There are about 1,240 different species of bats and they can be found throughout the United States. Bats are warm blooded, furry mammals. They are the only mammal capable of flight. Bats are nocturnal animals. They are active at night and will roost during the day. Contrary to popular belief, they have excellent eyesight and use vision for long flight and echolocation for locating prey. Echolocation allows the bats to navigate by the echo from various sounds they make. Bats make slow ultrasonic sounds as they forage, then as they pursue and capture their prey they make the sounds quicker. The young are born mid June and in late July the young begin to fly.
Bats are warm-blooded mammals with body lengths of 3 to 6 inches and wingspans ranging from 8 to 16 inches. They also have fur. Bats commonly found using homes or buildings for roosts are the Little Brown Bat and the Big Brown Bat. The Little Brown bats have a wingspan of 8.5 to 10 inches and only weigh about .2 – .5 ounces while the Big Brown has a wingspan from 11 to 13 inches and weighs .5 – .625 ounces.
Bats should never be handled at any time when found on the ground or in a home as they are vulnerable to rabies, like any mammal. Rabies is a potentially fatal disease, which is caused by a virus that attacks the central nervous system. While rabies in bats is not very common, precautions should always be used because of the possible risks.
If you own pets and you are experiencing a bat issue please check with your vet to determine if your pet will require a booster shot.
Once you have had the bats removed from your home, you may still be left with a bat problem. Bats can cause a lot of damage to your home. Bats can destroy the insulation in your home with the stains and odors caused by their urine and guano droppings. This insulation will need to be removed, the area will need to be cleaned and new insulation installed. If the damaged insulation is left a toxic fungus can develop. Our wildlife professionals are experts and getting your home back in shape.
Most all of our wildlife professionals can help you with your problem of bat damage. They can safely remove your damaged insulation. They will clean and repair any damage caused by the bats and install new insulation to your attic.
Bat Removal Expert
Our directory of wildlife professionals can quickly help you to find someone in your local area to help you with your problems of bat damage, bat removal, bat exclusion and bat repairs. Simply find your State to the left and then locate the city nearest to you. These professionals are all expert at bat control. Call them today and they will set up an appointment to asses the problems you may have with bats in your home.
Bat houses are not a solution for a bat removal problem in a home. Bats are will not be attracted to move from your home to a bat house. To remove bats from your home you should rely on a professional who is capable of handling bat removal.