Bat Removal

Bat removal is a common need across the United States. When you find bats in your attic your goal should be to get them out as soon as possible. The longer a bat problem is allowed to continue, the more it will cost. Bats are beneficial to the environment so humane bat removal is a must.

As soon as you notice the signs of bats like smell, noises, or see them flying, you need to act quickly. Getting bats out of your home is the first step.  Usually there is some degree of bat exclusion and guano clean up needed as well. You want your home to be free of bats and health risks as well as making sure bats do not come back.

Bats in Attic

Do you have Bats in your attic? They are a perfect environment for bats. Bats like to roost in dark, quiet, enclosed spaces. They can also fit into openings as small as 3/8″. This makes almost any man-made structure a potential hiding place. Bats can create huge problems when they infest your attic, home or building. Some signs that you may have bats in your attic include noises in the attic. You may also notice an odor in your attic which is from bat guano and urine.

Bat exclusion is a service that a bat removal expert can help you with. Bat proofing 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. Also, you may need to clean accumulations of guano {droppings) which can cause stains on the sides of your house. Bats should be evicted by a trained expert. Click for more on bats in the attic.

Bat Damage Repairs

Once you the bats removed from your home and attic, you may still have a bat problem. Bats can cause a lot of damage to your home. Bats can destroy the insulation 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.

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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.

Bat Disease

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.

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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.