Bats are sometimes beneficial because they eat insects. However, they can become a pest when they move into attics, barns and soffit areas of our homes. In this article, we will detail different problems bats create when they roost in or on our buildings, and also explain the bat control service options available to stop these problems.
There are many species of bats throughout the world. In fact, bats comprise the largest segment of mammals in the world at 25%. Bats are being displaced and are sometimes forced to move into homes and other buildings as result of humans infringing on their habitat.
Problems Caused From Bats
The most common entry point for bats in the home is through the gable or attic vents which can be found on most houses. This vent allows hot air to exit the attic and most attics have these vents on either side of the home. Initially, bats will hang from the screening which is behind the louvers.
The screening provides a secure hanging place and the louvers offer shelter. Subsequently, the screening will break down, resulting in bats quickly moving inside where roost sights are abound. Once inside, the bats will hang from the rafters and ceiling boards, where their droppings will begin to accumulate. This not only poses a health hazard, but also makes a mess. These droppings contain many contaminants and should not be allowed to accumulate in the home.
Bat guano and urine has a strong pungent odor as well and will creep into the living area in a short period of time if left untreated. For instance, bat droppings and urine may fall into a remote wall space to be left unseen. Additionally, droppings can quickly stain ceilings in living areas giving the residents tell tale evidence that something needs to be done.
Bat Control Service Plan
Our state-registered technicians will thoroughly inspect your home and attic for signs of bat infestation. Once found, the technicians will show the homeowner how the bats are entering your home, what attracts them to your property, and how best to control the problem.
After analyzing the premises, our technicians will present a bat control service plan custom to your home and situation. Your individual plan will outline our suggested steps to fix your current bat problem, as well as prevent future problems.
Our technicians practice humane bat removal practices. This includes tracking and trapping the bats, then releasing them in their safe, natural habitat. Upon removal of the bats, we offer an exclusion service to fix up any entry points and openings to make sure future bat infestations don’t occur.
Bat control service is only effective if the period after your service is free of bats. That is why we value our follow up service after the initial treatment to monitor traps and ensure long-term customer satisfaction.
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