Get Rid of Bats & Permanently Exclude Them from Coming Back
Bat infestations can damage your home and put the health of your family at risk.
Bats do not typically cause structural damage to homes, but their droppings and urine can cause moisture damage to wood and also stain house siding.
These droppings can damage insulation and drywall, too.
And, although rare, bats can carry the rabies virus, which can be spread to humans and pets.
A large accumulation of bat droppings, known as guano, can stink like ammonia. Piles of bat guano are also a breeding site for a fungus whose spores can cause histoplasmosis. This disease usually attacks the lungs and includes symptoms like fever, chills, and a dry cough.
What Are Signs of a Bat in Your House?
If you hear a scratching sound at night, smell ammonia, or see stains on your siding, you may have a bat problem.
Bats do not chew or claw their way into a structure, but instead, take advantage of structural openings or areas of disrepair on the outside of a building.
Bats look for warm, protected places to rest during the day, hibernate in the winter, and raise their young in the spring and summer.
Bats hide in the attic, behind the walls, or between the shutters and exterior of your home.
A single bat eats hundreds of insects every night including pests like mosquitos, which is why bats are essential to our ecosystem.
Are Bats a Protected Species?
Although it is scary when you realize bats have been living in your home, they are extremely important to our ecosystem.
By eating mosquitoes, gnats, and protecting our plants by eating ladybugs, bats have become a protected species.
In addition to declining numbers of bat populations in the United States, a fungal infection that causes white-nose syndrome has decimated colonies across the country.
Catseye Pest Control follows all local, state, and federal regulations to ensure bats are protected throughout the removal process.
And wildlife exclusion is the only way to completely eliminate any future bat problems.
Complete exclusion can be done from late August through early November when the young are strong enough to fly.
Alternatively, bat exclusion can take place in late April through early May after the bats first wake from hibernation and before their young are born.
As bats are a protected species, all exclusion techniques cause no physical harm. The systems simply ensure access to your home by unwanted wildlife is restricted.
How Do You Keep Bats from Coming in Your House?
Cat-Guard Exclusion Systems are a revolutionary way to handle permanent wildlife exclusion.
For bat removal and elimination, our exclusion team will seal up all potential entry ways to your home and install a one-way door.
The door allows bats to leave the home but prevents them from reentering.
Once all the bats have exited your home, we remove the one-way door or netting and seal the hole.
Finally, once that has been completed, we disinfect and clean up the bat droppings and urine.
If you have a bat in your living space, we will have one of our wildlife technicians out to your home as soon as possible to remove the bat.
As a mammal that is unable to fly the same way birds do, bats need to glide onto a landing spot and crawl to make it indoors.
Specifically designed for this reason, our one-way bat doors make it impossible for bats to get back inside since they are unable to crawl back into your home.
During the winter, when the bats are hibernating, and during the summer, when they are in birthing season, our Cat-Guard Exclusion team will seal 90% of your home.
We then wait until it is the appropriate time of year to fully evict the bats from your home.
Any damage caused by the bats will be repaired, and any areas with droppings or urine will be cleaned and disinfected.
What to Expect from Bat Removal,& Exclusion & Clean-up
During the eviction process and for a short period after the eviction is complete, you may continue to see bats flying around your home.
This is completely normal because the bats are trying to get back inside. They will move on to a new home when they realize that their entrance has been sealed.
Once the one-way bat door is installed, the critter can naturally exit the home through the excluder.
After determining the bats are no longer roosting in your home, our licensed technicians will remove the one-way door, clean up the bat droppings and urine, then seal the hole to prevent any future problems.
If you think you have a bat problem, contact us today for your free home inspection.