Bat Prevention and Control

Bat prevention and control should be performed once bats have been removed from a property. This entails cleaning the contaminated and soiled environment, as well as fixing any structural damage caused by the bats. Preventative maintenance is the final step after the mess has been cleaned and sterilized and the repairs have been completed.

Have your experienced bat exclusion experts do a home examination once the bats have been removed from your property to establish which parts are vulnerable and weak. They should provide interior and exterior property inspections so that they can figure out where animals are getting into the building and where future access points might be. This inspection will inform the specialist as to where entrance points should be repaired and how to keep bats and other animals from returning. The most significant component of the technique is bat-proofing, which completely eliminates the problem.

How To Get Rid Of Bats?

There are several methods for getting rid of bats, one of which is trapping. Bat trapping entails sealing the residence and placing traps at the bats’ principal entry and exit locations. When bats are caught, they are usually taken back to the shop and put to sleep, or they are moved from the property and released, or they may die in the trap if they are not removed in a timely manner. The trapping approach is neither supported nor recommended by us! The most effective way to get rid of bats is to permanently seal the home, which is known as exclusion or simply bat-proofing. Additionally, while proofing, we choose materials that will most likely last and withstand rainy weather and time. Then, at the principal entry/exit points, install a one-way valve to allow the bats to safely exit the house. If back installed, these valves will prevent bats from returning to the house. The bats can relocate to another part of the building through the missing opening if the house is not properly sealed or bat-proofed, allowing them to return to their roost.

Bat proofing should also be avoided during occurrences where female bats are giving birth to their pups. During the months of June to August, this will be the case. If exclusion and eviction are carried out at that time and the colony is large enough, bats that are unable to fly due to their age may become stuck inside while the mothers are removed. The young bats will almost certainly die of malnutrition in places where you don’t want them to die and generate a bad odor, or where you don’t want them to find their way back into the living area. So, if you’re asking yourself, “How will I get rid of bats?” you may need to hire pros to solve your bat problem or set aside the time to do the work possible with the necessary components and equipment.

North America’s Three Most Common Nuisance Bat Species

Because it is currently winter, most bats have already moved or hibernated for the season. This means that the winter is the ideal time to address all of your nuisance bat issues, such as closing entry and exit openings, replacing attic insulation, replacing drywall or ceiling boards, and so on. The optimal time for homeowners to start the ultimate bat-proofing system for their property is during the off-season for bats. As a result, when spring arrives, they won’t have to be concerned about the common nuisance bats that we encounter in North America. There are three of them, in fact! Continue reading to find out which bat species are the most common nuisance in the United States, as well as how to get your bat-prevention project started.

Little Brown Bat

One of the most common nuisance bats in North America is the Little Brown bat. The Little Brown bat, also known as the Little Brown Myotis and formally known as Myotis lucifugus, is precisely as its names suggest: small and brown. Adult males are typically 6 to 10 centimeters in length, about the size of a human thumb, and weigh 5 to 14 grams on average. Females are slightly larger than males, but they both have a distinctive brown coat of fur, dark brown wing membranes, and a wingspan of 22 to 27 centimeters. Little Brown bats are insectivores, meaning they catch insects in mid-flight with their 38 teeth and sharp molars and canines. The lack of a keel on the calcar and long hairs on the rear feet separate the Little Brown bat from Indiana bats, despite their similar appearance.

Big Brown Bat

In many aspects, the Big Brown bat is the polar opposite of the Little Brown bat, but not all of them. The Big Brown bat, Eptesicus fuscus, is brown in color and larger in size, with a length of 10 to 13 centimeters, a weight of 14 to 16 grams, and a wingspan of 28 to 33 centimeters. They’re like Little Brown bats in that they’re nocturnal, use echolocation for navigating, and eat insects.

Mexican Free-Tailed Bat

You wouldn’t think a bat with this name would be a common nuisance in the United States, but the Mexican Free-Tailed bat is found throughout North America. The Mexican Free-Tailed bat also called the Brazilian Free-Tailed bat or Tadarida brasiliensis, is a medium-sized animal that is around 9 centimeters in length and weighs around 12 grams. Their name comes from a distinguishing feature: their tails are nearly as long as their bodies and extend beyond the uropatagium. They also have long, narrow wings with pointed tips, which help them fly more quickly.

Natural And Humane Removal Of Bats

Because bat removal is a chemical-free process, there is no chance of harmful bats being consumed by children or pets. The sole exception is if you’re using repellents, whether commercial or homemade, which can be harmful. The majority of the time, repellents aren’t a good idea.

Exclusion is the most widely suggested and consistently effective strategy of bat removal. Exclusion is the process of assisting bats in escaping while barring all entrance points to prevent them from returning. The method of removal is determined by the location and entry locations. Aside from one-way exit doors, below are methods you may use.

  • Mesh Screens
  • Expanding Foam
  • Wood Panels

If you have bats in or around your home, contact a licensed bat removal and control business for reliable bat exclusion services. They have the necessary tools, training, and equipment to safely remove bats and solve bat problems without resorting to harmful techniques.