Getting Rid of Bats

March 18th, 2010

When you want to get rid of bats in your residence, it is important to ensure that you do it in a compassionate way. Timing is vital when you’re considering bat exclusion. The most suitable time to remove them is during the fall when the young bats will be ready to fly, but can be implemented in the spring before the bats are born. If you eliminate them during July and August, the babies will be left behind and this can create a situation later like dead animals in your building.

The very first thing you need to do if you want to eliminate them successfully is to look out for the areas they use to get into your residence. You will have to sit outside in the evenings to see this. They can get in through minute openings and it’d take you one or two nights to work out the precise spots.

When you have figured out the spots the bats are using to get into your property, take note of these areas and proceed in the bat exclusion process. This process consists of sealing all potential openings that are a quarter of an in. or larger. The sealing of all potential areas like dormers, gable vents, soffit gaps, drip edge gaps, ridge vents, chimneys, and lots of other locations that might have possible entry points to the attic is critical for the welfare of the program. Next, place a one way door on the spots you have seen them leave from. This will permit the bats to exit and not return. This will take up to a week or 2 for completion. After completing, the sole way doors can be removed and sealed using acceptable materials. Bear in mind this process is only successful if you seal all other potential openings they could use to get back into your home. To prevent less stress on relocating the bats out of your property, set up a bat house on the land in a southern exposure to help keep the bat house warm in the day. The bats will be pushed to roost in the bat house. Bear in mind they will only stay in the bat house if they feel it is an appropriate roost. Note: Bat houses are not a way to get bats out of your attic or home.

Apart from being compassionate, bat exclusion and live removal is the most effective way of getting rid of bats. This practice has to be carried out in an exceedingly professional manner to ensure they don’t return. When you are coping with them, you need to take a lot care. If you can’t carry out the bat exclusion yourself, there are some execs that can do this for you. These are essential services especially if the bats have roosted in a building which has a couple of openings. By employing the professional services, you will also avoid getting in communication with the mammals and avoid putting yourself at risk with disease concerns such as rabies. It will also prevent the danger of falling off your roof or the ladder when you are trying to find the entry points on your building. Most of the execs are educated and informed in bother wildlife services and they know the most effective and safe ways to get rid of bats in the attic.

How to Get Rid of Bats

February 6th, 2010

How to get rid of bats from attics, homes, and house. Some of the jobs we come across.

Get Rid of Bats

February 5th, 2010


Have you found yourself asking do I have a bat problem? Maybe the bigger question how do I get rid of bats? There are many species of bats but they all enter the home the same way, thru small openings the size of a dime or bigger. These openings lead into your soffit areas, the attic, your walls, and other unwanted areas of your home, yes this means the living area. There is no quick resolution to solving the problem, it takes time, patients and physical labor, but bat exclusion can be done successfully.

If you are told to stand outside and wait for the bats to fly out of your home and seal the openings they come out of you have been grossly miss informed. This is the worst advice anyone can give you, or for one to follow. The reason not to follow this advice, not all the bats fly out to feed at the same time, depending on how well the bats fed the night before some of them could hold up in the roost for a day or two. This is why a one way door is used so these bats can leave many days later if needed. This method could stop many unwanted visitors to be trapped in the home and increasing your chances of coming in contact with the bats or having the bats die in your home, or in unwanted areas.  

We had this problem in one such instants where the home was sealed up and the bats had no where to go. Unfortunately the bats were stuck in the house for days. Luckily this home was unoccupied and many bats died in the living area. Could you imagine if this was your home, and you were there?

The question still remains how do I get rid of bats from my home? There are ways to get rid of bats and one way is trapping. Bat Trapping consists of sealing up the home and placing traps on the main entry / exit points the bats are using. Once the bats are trapped they are usually taken back to the shop and euthanized or transported away from the home and released, or they may possibly die in the trap if not removed from the trap in a timely manner. We do not support nor recommend the trapping method! The best way to  get rid of bats is by sealing the home on a permanent basis, this is called exclusion or bat proofing, also while proofing we also use materials that will last and hold up against weather and time. Then placing valves / one way doors at the main entry / exit points to let the bats leave the home unharmed. These valves will not allow the bats back into the home if installed correctly. If the home is not properly sealed or bat proofed, the bats will relocate to another portion of the home through the missed opening thus allowing them back to their roost.

Bat proofing also should not be done during the times when female bats are giving birth to their offspring. This is during the months of June thru August.  If exclusion and eviction is done outside of this time and the colony is large enough it is possible to have bats that are not able to fly due to their age and get stuck inside while the mothers are evicted. The young will also die of starvation in places where you may not want them to die and cause a foul odor or again have these young bats find there way into the living area. So if you find yourself asking the dreaded question how will I get rid of bats, you may want to call in a professional to resolve your bat problem or take the time to do the job correctly with the right materials and equipment.

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