BAT REMOVAL SERVICES
When people realize they have bats in their house, it conjures all sorts of nightmare situations in their minds. Greatly exaggerating the number of bats they have, the damage they can do, guano clean-up and so on. While there are risks and things to be aware of, the worst-case scenarios are rare and most bat removals go smoothly and quickly.
QUICK STEPS TO GET THE BATS OUT
Below is a guide to help you understand what is going on, what should be done about it, and to know somewhat what to expect during this process. We want your business, but we want to help no matter what. We are experts in our field, and after over 10 years of dealing with bats in every situation imaginable, we wanted to share some of that knowledge. And as always, we are just a phone call away!
Our Licensed Bat Removal Team will inspect and provide you with a price to SAFELY remove the bats, seal up the home & clean up bat guano.
If the work is approved we get started IMMEDIATELY. Our Bat Exclusion comes with a 10-Year Warranty with no annual fees.
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First and foremost, bats are federally protected which essentially means companies and individuals are not allowed to kill them and there is a certain period of time that absolutely nothing can be done about them. This period of time, between April 1st and July 31st, is known as ‘maternity season’ and its when they are typically pregnant or nursing young flightless bats. There are, of course, some exceptions for special circumstances.
These restrictions happen to be beneficial to both you and the bats. They eat a ton of insects, such as mosquitos, at night and are endangered so evicting them instead of killing them makes sense by allowing them to stay in the area and continue to feed. If you avoid evicting them during maternity season there is much less of a risk of having dead bats in your structure.
Since bats can fly and can fit into some incredibly tiny gaps (if a #2 pencil can fit and it’s about 2 1/2 inches wide) they can enter your structure in many different places. If it is not in a gable vent, it is common to be unable to actually see the bats, however, there are a lot of visual indicators that the bats are using an area. Due to their numbers, they often discolor the area they are using and they tend to create a LOT of guano, all of which helps the technician in finding the right spot.
The process of evicting the bats and then sealing that opening up behind them is called ‘exclusion’. Since bats are incredibly territorial, this leads them to be rather determined to stay in a structure that they have occupied, even if that means finding another opening. This can lead to many trips back by the company, so to manage the expense of this process, the company should find other related and likewise potentially vulnerable openings on your structure and seal them preventatively. As always, the materials used with the exclusion should be high quality and weather-proof, applied in such a way to be out of sight or blending in with your structure and its décor.
In addition to the exclusion, it is often a good idea to get an estimate for the removal of the guano and the sanitizing of the affected area. While it can be uncommon, guano can cause respiratory issues and in addition it has a strong smell so it is a good idea to have it removed.
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You need someone that listens to you, that understands your fears and your doubts, addressing them and giving you peace of mind. That knows to ask the right questions and document your concerns. Your happiness should be the primary concern of the company you hire, and every measure needs to be taken to ensure that.
Next, you need a thorough inspection from ‘Top to Bottom, Inside and Out’. For most home and property owners, it is impossible to be aware of everything that can be going on in every square inch of space within their property. This is why when hiring a professional Nuisance Wildlife company, you need the use of their education, experience, and the most modern and up-to-date techniques.
Afterward, you should be presented with your options and then a plan moving forward. To understand what exactly is going on, why it is happening, what can be done about it and most importantly, how to prevent this in the future. A clear, easy to understand plan custom-made for your home, your office or your property. This helps manage your expectations by clearly communicating when to anticipate results, educates you as to the issues, and what to do moving forward.
There are 3 considerations when choosing a Professional & Licensed Bat Removal Expert to perform the services. I want to address each:
- PRICE: We have some of the lowest prices locally, however, we are not racing to the bottom. No one wins in that situation. We charge what we feel is fair for the effort and risks put forth. It just ends up, based upon our pricing structure, that we are typically on the low side. However, we go above & beyond to make our work iron-clad and to look aesthetically pleasing.
- WARRANTY: We offer a 10-Year Warranty on all of our bat work. Our Warranty is FREE. There are ZERO annual fees involved in our work. Some companies charge $99 – $400 per year for the warranty.
- HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO START– Normally we can work bat jobs into our morning schedules and it shouldn’t take more than a couple of days to a week to get our team out to your property.
Just in case you were wondering why bats are beneficial —- Some species of bats, such as the Little Brown Bat, can eat 500 – 1000 mosquitoes in one (1) hour. So if we consider the night 8 hours, that can add up to 4000 – 8000 in a night.
Helpful Links Relating to Bats & the Bat Removal Process:
Bat Conservation International: A leader in Bat Conservation practices for all of the licensed professionals & homeowners to set the standards by.
A Guide to Bat House Placement: We have looked over this document and shared it with many clients
IMPORTANT: What causes a Bat House to FAIL: click here
Bat Houses to Purchase: Click here
The Center for Disease Control’s Page on Bats & Rabies: https://www.cdc.gov/rabies/bats/education/index.html
Histoplasmosis: A disease transmitted by bat guano: https://www.cdc.gov/fungal/diseases/histoplasmosis/causes.html