There are ten different species of bats that can be found in the state of Maryland, with some being spotted in the Elkridge area. While bats are extremely helpful and essential to the ecosystem within Elkridge, homeowners never want to find a bat roosting in their basement or attic. Because of this, many Elkridge residents are curious about how to deter bats from entering their homes. It is important to remember that while deterring bats is fine, you should never use methods that could potentially harm the animal.

  1. The first way Elkridge residents can deter bats from their home is to remove their potential food sources. This means to eliminate any stagnant water or other materials that could attract any type of insect, like mosquitos. If bats fail to find food, they will move somewhere else.
  2. Elkridge homeowners should close any points of entry into their home that a bat could potentially use. This includes openings in siding, holes in your roof tiles and even ventilation openings. Covering your dryer and kitchen vent with a mesh cover will prevent bats from entering your home while allowing your ventilation system to work properly.
  3. Chimney caps are helpful when deterring bats from the homes in Elkridge because it eliminates a place for bats to roost. Bats tend to gravitate towards chimneys, which can also result in the animal becoming stuck.

If you should ever come across a bat in your Elkridge home, never attempt to move the animal yourself. Remember that bats are helpful to the environment and shouldn’t be harmed simply because they are in your home. The professionals at Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control are trained to humanely handle bat control situations in the Elkridge area. If wildlife finds a way into your Elkridge home, our technicians will be able to remove the animals from your home as well. We will then identify where the critters entered your home to avoid future infestations.  All methods and techniques used by Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control are humane and avoid stress and harm to the animal being removed. Never try to remove the animals on your own. This could cause harm to both you and the animal. To get started with Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control for bat removal and control services for the Elkridge area, call us today at 443-417-3137 or visit our online contact page. We are available, so never hesitate to call. We are also available on weekends and holidays as well. Follow Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control today on Google+PinterestTwitter, and Facebook.