Bat Removal & Prevention Services
- 1 Bat Removal & Prevention Services
- 1.1 Clear your Attic of Bats
- 1.2 About Bats
- 1.3 Why Are Bats In The Attic?
- 1.4 Damage In The Attic Caused By Bats
- 1.5 Bat Diseases
- 1.6 Bat Removal & Exclusion
- 1.7 Get Help Now from an Expert
Clear your Attic of Bats
Since bat removal is often specialized work, it should be done by a professional. Most bats are federally protected, and the exclusion of bats must ensure the creatures’ safety and protection. Bats find their homes in difficult-to-reach areas like attic tops and can squeeze through gaps as small as 3/8 of an inch. As a result, any hole or entry point will need to be properly sealed, while primary exit points will need to be secured with exclusion devices and netting that suits the home’s architecture. Bailey’s Critter Removal will take care of your bat removal in San Antonio, TX. We have a comprehensive attic, ground, and roof inspection to ensure that your home is adequately secured. Furthermore, all of our exclusion work is backed by a warranty. For a free inspection, call (210) 679-1487 today.
Bats typically reside in all-female maternity colonies and choose locations that meet particular criteria. They’ll want somewhere safe from predators, hot and dry, and high enough off the ground to allow for flight clearance. While bats are beneficial animals, the health risks associated with their droppings can be problematic.
The following are some of the most common bat issues:
- The stench of bats and their waste.
- Health problems such as histoplasmosis and rabies.
- Guano (bat poop) accumulation in attics, walls, or chimneys.
- The number of colonies is growing, and with it comes more noise.
- Bats will stay in the same roost for decades and expand their population. It’s vital to get your bat removal in San Antonio, TX performed as soon as possible to prevent a more significant bat problem.
Why Are Bats In The Attic?
Bats prefer dry, dark areas for their nesting sites. Bat attraction is influenced by temperature as well. For bats, a nesting site must be warm but not too hot. Because some species prefer to nest in trees, they are drawn to wood framing in attics. Bats will also seek out nesting sites that are close to food and water sources. They are willing to travel up to a quarter-mile to get to these locations.
Depending on how and where it entered your home, a bat could hide anywhere. If a bat flies into the chimney, it may be able to travel through the flue and into your home. It could be hiding in the corners of your attic if it entered through a roof opening.
Damage In The Attic Caused By Bats
Bats are among the most dangerous attic-dwelling creatures in Texas, especially when in large numbers. They will drop their waste down below without regard for the mess they are leaving because bats roost by hanging from the ceiling of a cave, building, or attic. That waste is frequently contaminated with parasites and disease, which can be harmful to you and your family.
The immediate harm that bats can cause comes from disease and parasites that come from the waste. First, understand that starting with the guano will result in permanent discoloration and lead to bacteria and mildew becoming ingrained in your home’s wood. Without a doubt, this poses a long-term health risk.
This also applies to the insulation in your attic. Wherever this waste falls, it must be thrown away as soon as possible. While the waste may not have landed directly in the insulation, that does not rule out the possibility of contamination. As a result, to keep things safe in your home for you and your family, the insulation must be replaced.
Bats are wild animals that should be treated as such at all times. Bats and other wildlife in Texas can spread diseases like rabies and histoplasmosis if not appropriately handled. To prevent the spread of viruses and disease, only trained wildlife control professionals should conduct bat removal or attic decontamination.
Histoplasmosis is a fungus-caused respiratory illness caused by Histoplasma capsulatum. It’s frequently found in bird droppings and bat guano, and the wind spreads it. Infected humans do not always need treatment for histoplasmosis, and many only have mild flu-like symptoms. However, if not treated, some humans may develop severe symptoms and die. Bat removal technicians always wear respiratory protection when cleaning droppings because bird droppings and bat guano spread histoplasmosis.
The rabies virus is a highly contagious viral infection that is spread by animal bites. Rabies has been found in feral cats, dogs, raccoons, skunks, and bats. Though other wildlife is more likely to carry and spread rabies, bats have been known to carry and spread the disease. Rabies attacks the central nervous system and brain, causing the victim to act and move in unpredictable ways. Rabies can kill its victims if not treated quickly.
Bat Removal & Exclusion
Contacting Bailey’s Critter Removal to schedule a wildlife inspection is the first step in getting rid of bats in your attic. The Wildlife Control team begins by looking for evidence of bats on the outside of your home. Our wild animal control experts will then create a customized plan to perform a bat exclusion safely and legally.
The Bat Control Process Includes:
- Inspecting your home’s eaves, ridge caps, and fascia boards for possible entry points such as holes or gaps where the roof meets the siding.
- Examining the area around potential entry points for bat guano.
- Searching for signs of entry and guano in the attic.
- If bats are found, our Wildlife professionals will install one-way doors at access points to prevent bats from returning after they leave to find food.
- Gaps will be closed. The one-way doors will eventually be removed, and the holes will be filled with mesh wire.
Call Bailey’s Critter Removal Wildlife Control team to schedule an inspection if you suspect you have bats in your attic based on smells, sounds, or simply seeing them enter and exit. Our Wildlife Control team will devise a strategy for safely removing bats from your home and keeping them out in the future.
Get Help Now from an Expert
We’ll work with nature by installing a one-way exclusion system that will allow bats to leave safely but not fly back in because they leave the property in a one-way mode at night. Please keep in mind that not all bats leave each night simultaneously, so the process can take longer than planned. Furthermore, if the weather is terrible, their conduct will be affected, and they may not all leave. You can depend on a healthy and competent bat exclusion from Bailey’s Critter Removal.
Contact us today to learn more about bat removal in San Antonio, TX, and to begin your wildlife inspection. To get started, call us at (210) 679-1487.
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