Bats are mammals with wings. Most of the bat population feeds on insects and keeps their population low, and so, states have laws that protect the bat population. Bats are more active at night than during the day, and although they are small mammals, they live in colonies. This protects them from predators. Like most animals, bats are carriers of many diseases and pathogens that include rabies, salmonella, and Lyme disease.
Bats squeeze into the attic using any small hole for entry and exit. These holes begin to have black oil stains from the squeezing of the bats after a while. This defaces the building and makes it appear old and dirty. Other harm that bats cause include the following:
It is a bad idea to poison bats, though that seems like the easiest way to get rid of them. Bats live in colonies, so poisoning may not take care of all the bats, and you will need to remove the dead bats and face legal battles over the killing of bats. A better way to remove bats is to use exclusion methods that will be less stressful and more productive.
Steps for bat removal include:
Every state has laws that protect birds and wildlife. Some state laws are stricter than others are, and the citizens must obey these laws to prevent legal battles with the state. Bats are special mammals because of their insect control actions, and so bat removal and control must be within the confines of the law.
When removing or trapping bats, you must be thorough and careful not to leave anyone behind. Use appropriate traps and trapping methods that are humane and effective. Be sure to seal all entry and exit points except one so that the bats can leave their nest but not return. Within two weeks, the bats will be gone completely, and you will have your house back.
Another effective bat removal method is introducing bright light into the normally dark attic to startle the bats. This makes them uncomfortable, and they will leave the attic in search of better living space.
After successfully capturing the bats, you will need to relocate them to a far distance from your home. This is necessary because bats have an advanced sense of direction and may find their way back to your house. The new location must have everything the bats will need for survival and be away from any residential or commercial areas.
After a successful eviction, there is a need for general cleanup. The bats may leave food debris and guano piles that may attract other pests. Therefore, you must clean the nesting area thoroughly and clear all the debris.
Seal up all entry and exit points to prevent future recurrences and bat infestations. Also, keep the attic clean at all times to prevent wildlife infestations.
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