So you have bats in your gable vents or attic. Here are the steps that have to be performed to get the bats out & keep them out. Bats are a protected species so be careful about who you hire to remove them. Call us, we can help quickly! (678) 935-5900. PLEASE NOTE: If you have a bat flying around your home please click on our post on BATS INSIDE MY HOME to explore the options.
#1 – Bat Removal
There are only two ways to remove a bat from your attic, either Hand Removal or using a One-way Valve. If the bats have not breached the gable vent then they can be “hand removed”. If they have breached or we cannot access the colony then we have no other choice but to use a one-way valve. A valve allows the bats to leave but they cannot come back through the valve from the outside.
#2 – Bat Exclusion
Sealing the areas of the home that are common bat entry points using bat-proof material. This is tedious work since a bat can enter through a crack the thickness of a #2 pencil. (Note: Please do not have a handyman or roofer try to remove the bats. They are not wildlife specialists and this could result in even more expenses, possible injured or dead bats, possible fines for harming a protected species.)
#3 – Guano Cleanup
We do provide complete guano removal & sanitizing services. However, I do want to unset the alarms… if you have bats it does not mean your entire attic has to have the guano & insulation removed and a bare attic sanitized. 99.9% of the time that is complete over-kill. Bat’s guano falls right under where they are roosting. So a typical bat removal job may or may not have guano removal.
We are Bat Removal Specialists… we can help. Since bats are protected in the United States, harming a bat can carry a serious fine! We can legally, quickly & inexpensively get bats out of your attic or gable vents and keep them OUT! Our bat removal and bat-proofing methods are custom-tailored to suit each individual structure and situation’s needs.
If you are worried that after we remove the bats from your attic that they will leave the area… that is highly unlikely. Bats are extremely territorial and they will normally stay in your area once they have been excluded from your attic. The fact that bats are so territorial is why removing the bats is just the first step in the process. After the bats are removed, it is imperative that the home or building be sealed (excluded) for bats to prevent them from regaining access to the inside of the attic or gable vent.
WHAT TO EXPECT
LICENSED BAT INSPECTIONS
We will schedule an appointment to come out and inspect your attic. We give you a price to get the bats out (hand removal or one-way valve), to seal up the home so they cannot get back inside, and clean up any guano if necessary. If you say YES, we are prepared to start the process right then.
HUMANE BAT REMOVAL (BAT PROOFING)
Bat Exclusion is what our industry calls the process of sealing up a home so bats cannot get in… it is Bat-Proofing. Although we use the top of the line materials & implement the highest standards with our exclusion methods… we still have some of the lowest prices in our industry. Since no two homes are alike, no two exclusion proposals are the same price. We only use the highest quality animal-proof materials and devices, therefore, we are proudly able to offer a 10-YEAR WARRANTY ON OUR WORK with ZERO Annual Fees!
WHY BATS ARE PROTECTED
Some species of bats, such as the Little Brown Bat, can eat 500 – 1000 mosquitoes in one (1) hour. So if we consider the night 8 hours, that can add up to 4000 – 8000 in a night. Even if you have bats excluded, since they are super territorial, they will still stay in your area but just not in your attic or home.
WARNING! Complete bat exclusion measures should not be performed from mid-May through early-August, as there may be flightless babies. If it is during this time, there are steps we can take as Wildlife Experts to keep them from gaining further access inside your home and a step to complete removal. If not done properly it could lead to the babies being stuck in your attic without their Mothers and food. The young bats would die. Believe me an attic full of dead bats is much worse than having the bats roosting there temporarily while we work on getting them out.
Working in the wildlife control business has allowed us to see this first hand the results of homeowners trying to rid themselves of bats “DIY” style. We can come to your home, inspect it and tell you exactly how small or large of a problem you have. We can advise you of the steps that we need to take to get the bats OUT.Click here to read more about basic bat information +/-
Bats in the USA are not Vampire bats and will not bite us and turn us into Vampires. The bats in our neighborhoods live on insects. They consume a tremendous number of night flying insects every single night (especially mosquitoes) they are very beneficial to have around. Many homeowners are installing bat houses on their property to provide a natural method of insect control, especially Mosquitoes, and reduce the need for pesticides. Bat houses do not increase the chance of having bats in your home. If bats find your home favorable to them as a roosting site, they are already in there.
Bats do not attack people, and a fear of bats is caused by a lack of education about them. Their echolocation system enables them to locate a tiny insect flying in total darkness. When people are outdoors at night, insects are attracted to us by heat and smell. The reason bats sometimes appear to be swooping towards us is due to the fact they are simply zoning in on the insects we attract. The next time you see a bat pass close by, you should be thankful. It may have just eaten a West Nile Virus infected mosquito that was about to bite you!
Bats only become a problem when they decide to use an attic or other section of a home or building for a roosting or nursery colony. This is when most people want them evicted and repair the structure as needed to prevent them from entering in the future. Accumulations of their droppings (guano) can cause odor and bug problems, which is the primary reason bats should be excluded from a structure occupied by people. Since a lot of the more common hangouts for bats are being eliminated, like natural caves & mines, bats are adapting by using man-made structures. They are able to locate very small openings, the size of #2 pencils, into homes and buildings. They are opportunists. Taller structures are more likely to receive less maintenance due to a lack of access for repairs. People seldom notice small cracks or gaps on higher buildings, but a 1/2″ crack in a mortar joint 30 or 40 feet off the ground becomes a superhighway for bats to enter a structure. Since they are nocturnal and for the most part very quiet animals, they often use attics for years before the odor from the build-up of guano alerts us to their presence. Sometimes they are sighted flying in or out of the structure. Until an exclusion can be performed, the problem of bats entering the living quarters can be solved or minimized by sealing all holes and cracks leading from the attic into your living areas.
Remember, it is illegal to kill bats, as most are state protected and some federally protected. It is also illegal to use any type of poisons or chemicals for bats.
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