Bat Removal & Bats in the Attic
These small critters have an impeccable way of entering your home, even by the smallest of entry points. While their favorite spaces are in attics or garages, you may also find them in unscreened fireplaces or open windows. Be on the lookout for any unpleasant noises around your home at night or if there is staining on the side of your house to know if you have a bat infestation. These winged mammals are protected by law and must be removed safely and carefully by experts like our team.
Bat removal should only be performed by an expert because their guano is a breeding ground for insects. They also can also carry diseases that can spread to you or your pets. These mammals can carry rabies so call immediately with any bat issues.
Years of experience has taught us the best and safest way to remove bats from your home. We will get them out and then exclude the home to prevent their return. There are many solutions for bat control. Contact us today.
Bats in the Attic
One of the more common issues in Florida is bats in the attic. Left unchecked a colony can grow quite large. As the colony grows in size the guano can cause serious damage to your attic, in addition to your health. It can be easy to forget about attic dwelling bats if you do not use it often. We are experts at exclusion or proofing.
The attic can be a very difficult space to work in without the proper equipment and training. We will safely remove them and prevent their return. This is done safely and humanely with the use of one way doors. We will inspect to home, find any entrance points and seal them up. Calling for professional help is the smartest way to deal with bats in your attic.
Bat Exclusion and Proofing
Bat exclusion involves the sealing of the entire structure. Only one opening is left open for the these mammals to escape. It is critical to install a one-way door. Your goal is to allow them to leave and not return. After several days and a good, thorough inspection the remaining gap or hole is sealed.
Once the bats leave the home, they are not able to return. We will check the home to ensure that there are none left and then we will begin the job of excluding your home. We will seal off any entry points to prevent bats from getting back in.
Damage Repair And Cleanup
A critical last step is damage repair and guano cleanup. Urine often soaks insulation in most homes. It smells and damages the insulation over time. Guano droppings can pile up into large mounds. In extreme cases it may even cause structural damage. To make matters worse, guano is flammable. We need to seal up every nook and fix any damage.
Our team has the tools to safely remove stained insulation from your home and then replace with new. We have the proper equipment to prevent the spread of disease causing guano and make your attic livable again.
Bat Removal & Exclusion FAQs
Bats are a protected species and you need to be careful follow all laws when it comes to their removal. The best method is exclusion. By use of one way doors the bats will leave you home and not be able to return. Once they are gone the doors are removed and sealed.
There are many factors that determine the cost. How long the bats have been there, how much guano clean up, damage repair and seal-up is needed? It’s at least several hundred dollars to over a thousand dollars depending on how widespread the problem is. Please understand there is an enormous amount of work to remove, clean and seal your home or attic.
Bats will seek your home and attic for a nice, dark place to live. They can get into any gap or opening that’s at least 3/8 of an inch. This is common in many older homes. Over time, mother nature and local critters damage your house. This includes gaps or openings leading to your attic.
In warmer climates like the southern Florida area they can stay active all year long. In colder climates the bats will either hibernate in place or migrate. When insect activity dies out the bats hunker down.
No, bats are not blind. In fact, most bats can see quite well. They also have a specialized honing sense called echolocation. They are fierce predators of insects.
Most bats give birth to only 1-2 pups per year. Due to this slow rate of reproduction, it can take many years for bats to recover from severe population declines such from the disease called white-nose syndrome.
Insects are a primary food source for bats. This is one beneficial reason that they should be removed safely
Bats are known carriers of rabies. To prevent exposure to the disease, do not try to handle them. They are not aggressive, but will bite if they feel threatened.