So you have bats in your attic. To solve this problem, your best option would be to hire a professional to solve the problem for you. However, if you think you might be able to manage this issue on your own, we’ve compiled a few tips for you about bat removal. Follow these steps to safely remove the bats from your attic in a humane way that will leave them unharmed.
- Determine the entrance point. First, figure out where the bats are getting in and out of your attic. You also want to see if you can figure out the damage they have caused to your home or building, and the species of the bat. The species is important so that you know the size, behaviors, and birthing seasons of the bats in your attic. The birthing season is important to know because you don’t want to attempt removal when there are young bats present that cannot yet fly.
- Seal access points. Find all possible entrance ways and seal them up, but keep the main entryway open. These holes can be as small as ½ inch, so it’s important to look very carefully.
- Install “exclusion” devices. These can be anything from netting to funnels. Exclusion devices that are put in place at the main entryway will allow the bats to fly out, but not back in. You have to be careful when setting this up, for the device must be put in place in a very specific way so that it works to keep the bats out.
- Seal main entry point. After the bats have all gone and none are left, seal up that last entrance way so that no other bats can enter. It’s important to do this because bats will attempt to return to the same place. By sealing these holes off, they will not be able to claw their way in.
- Clean! Dozens of bats in your attic means millions of droppings. Cleaning the attic will be a process, but it’s important not to just leave it sitting up there. Bats can also leave a strong odor, which may begin to emanate into your home or building if not cleaned.
As you can see, bat control is not an easy process. It requires very specific guidelines in order to remove the animals in a safe and efficient way. Instead of attempting the job by yourself, call the professionals at Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control. We’ll come out to your Baltimore home and inspect the situation for you. We use humane removal and control methods that eliminate any potential to harm to both humans and the wildlife. If you need help, you can reach us by calling 410-417-3137 or by visiting our online contact page. We are available, so never hesitate to call. We are available on weekends and holidays as well. Follow Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control today on Google+, Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook. Source: http://batsintheattic.org/