There are a wide variety of bat species in the US, though it’s usually the colonizing bat types that cause problems in buildings and require bat removal services.
Process Of Removing Bats From The Attic
Step #1 – Inspection: During the bat inspection we locate entry points & evaluate working conditions for the exclusion process.
Step #2 – Bat Proofing: Every nook and cranny of the building must be sealed up, except for the entrance bats are using.
Step #3 – Bat Exclusion: We use one-way doors to evict bats outside the home and they cannot get back in, hence “one-way door.”
Step #4 – Guano Cleanup: Bats tend to leave a lot of droppings, which is why we offer bat guano cleanup and attic restoration.
How long can a bat live inside a house? 6 months. Generally, they enter the living quarters through unfinished basements, loose attic hatches, or through unlined cold air returns. It is a rare bat that simply flies through the front door as a random occurrence. Depending on the time of year and the climate, bats can live over 6 months without food and water.
Not all wildlife removal companies are the same. Some have experience with bat removal projects, and are familiar with the proper methods for bat exclusion. But others use incorrect techniques, such as bat traps, summer exclusions, or worse, fumigants.
How big of a crack can a bat fit through? Their small size makes it easy for bats to tuck themselves into even the smallest of gaps. They can squeeze through holes as small as 6 millimetres or about the size of a dime. Once inside the structure, bats will roost in attics and between walls.
Where do bats live? Bats can be found in almost all parts of the world and in most regions of the United States. In general, bats seek out a variety of daytime retreats such as caves, rock crevices, old buildings, bridges, mines, and trees. Different species require different roost sites.
What happens if you have bats? It is illegal to intentionally kill, injure or take any bat or to recklessly damage, destroy or block up their roosts or disturb them. Because bats tend to return to the same roosts each year, these sites are protected whether the bats are present or not.