FAQ2018-05-02T05:55:09+00:00

FAQ

Here are some helpful answers to some common questions about bats and another nuisance animals.
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Bats are excluded from your home or attic through a “Live Bat Exclusion” Process. This is done by a bat professional and proofing your home.

Bats will tend to roost at night in sheltered areas like under a porch or in a shutter. Try using some aluminum foil or shiny metal flashing and put it up in the areas where the bats are hanging. This will help keep them from hanging however it won’t completely keep them from hanging around your house. Maybe you can at least keep them off of your front doorstep.
You cannot poison bats. There are no baits or chemicals that will get rid of bats. Most states bats are protected animals. Bats are great for our environment and help control the mosquito population and the spread of West Nile disease.
People will often say… “there are bats living in my basement”. The bats are most likely not living in your basement but end up there from the attic our a wall cavity within the house. Bats tend to enter roosting areas at high points, generally 8 feet and higher. Once the bats are in your attic they will network through open cavities in the walls, attic chases to the basement, and even through your chimney. Even though it’s most likely that the bats are not coming directly into the basement from the exterior of the home it is still a good idea to make sure that all areas around the foundation are checked for openings because there have been some instances where the bats end up finding a hole along the foundation to the basement once excluded from the attic.
Bats will not leave their roost inside your attic to go into a bat house. However, once the bats are excluded from your home it is a good idea to give them an alternative living area. Bats are not good to have in your home or attic because they cause a lot of damage and can be a health risk. Although this is true bats are very beneficial to our environment because they control the insect population. Therefore it is recommended to give the bats an alternative living structure to keep them around your home just not in it. Install a bat house on an open tree or pole at least 12-16 feet high facing the SE corner. Paint it black so it will absorb the most heat.
Typically we get calls because our customers are hearing scratching or have had a bat in the house. Once the bats are excluded all of these scenarios should end because all of the bats will be excluded. Often we can tell the bats have left through our one-way doors because of the signs they leave when they leave. If the bats return it will be within the year so our work is warranted for one year.
We always recommend having the dropping removed from the attic no matter what the severity is. Bat guano can cause health problems if the bacteria or fungi spores become air born resulting in a respiratory disease called Histoplasmosis. Most infections produce no symptoms or only a mild influenza-like illness. However, pneumonia, blindness, and even death from a chronic infection are possible. Most of the time you will need to have your attic completely restored, but we recommend having the soiled areas removed, sanitized, and deodorized.
If there is a bat flying around in your house open a couple of doors or windows to allow for fresh air flow to enter your home and generally within 10-15 minutes the bats will exit your living quarter. If there is a Bat in your house it could be an indication you have a colony problem somewhere in your house.
It’s a misconception that all bats have rabies. Actually, the likeliness of bat having rabies is less than 1 percent. Just like any wild animal bats can carry rabies but it’s not as likely as one may think. Raccoons and skunks are more likely to have rabies than bats.
Bats are the most active during the months of August and September. This is because the juvenile pups are now able to fly and the insect population is at its highest. The full season will normally run from May and possibly through September.

Bat removal is not as easy as setting a trap and relocating the colony. It is important to be meticulous when doing bat removal because the bats can fit through tiny little openings. Because of that, there is a lot of labor, materials, and patience involved. Price will vary home to home depending on the number of repairs required and the toughness of the job. The number of bats you will not determine the price because all bat exclusions are done the same way no matter if your colony is small or large. Looking for an idea or range of price visit the cost helper. We can give you an estimated range over the phone and a precise estimate will have to be given once we inspect your home. Inspections start at $100 depending on distances.

After an inspection is completed a contract will be written for the homeowner to sign after which work will begin. It takes 5 days to a week for bats to be gone Please call us for further details.

Birds, Squirrels, Raccoon’s, Bats in the fireplace are there because there is a crack in your chimney or missing a chimney cap. Don’t try to smoke them out! You probably going to end up with a dead animal or an animal in your living space. Call a professional to remove the animal. We can set traps, install one-way doors, repair your chimney, and install chimney caps.
Possibly, but 9 times out of 10 you have chimney swifts in your chimney. More often than not this will be a nest of babies that will probably live there until the wings are developed and they can fly. They nest in the middle of the chimney and there isn’t any real good way to get to the nest without destroying it and the young.
Yes, you are able to, but unless you are familiar with the habitat of the animal you are trapping we don’t recommend doing this.
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