During the inspection of the home, our technician will determine if you have a maternity colony living in your attic. It is important not to disturb a maternity colony during the months of June and July. The smaller male colonies can be determined by fewer droppings. If our technician is unsure, it's important to wait because bats are a protected species and beneficial to our ecosystem. At this time we will also check attic spaces and on the exterior, the roof line of the home to determine any entry points. Most openings are around a half-inch in size and will have evidence of droppings or a dark discoloration from the oils of the bat's fur. Once all these factors are taken into account, we will provide a detailed estimate for removal and repairs.
Our technicians will install one-way bat doors at the primary entry points. We will then go around your house 360° sealing all potential entry points, making re-entry impossible. One-way doors will remain up for 30-60 days to ensure the bats have all left. In some cases, if it is late in the season or during the winter months, one way doors will stay up until late spring.
Bats can leave a mess behind in your attic. Depending on the amount of bat guano left behind, we offer a variety of different options, ranging from a small spot clean all the way up to a full attic restoration.
24 HOUR BAT REMOVAL
If the moment arrives when you encounter an unwanted critter in your home, we are equipped to handle any wildlife emergency. We know animals don't live on a 9-5 schedule and your safety and peace of mind are our number one concern. Give us a call day or night, we are standing by to assist you.
When warm temperatures start and bugs begin to fly, out come the bats. Spring is a great time to exclude the bat colony from you attic. Juvenile bat pups are born in the last few weeks of May to the first weeks of June, and it is very important that the bat exclusion is completed before this point.
During summer months bats are most active due to warm temperatures and large insect populations. The juvenile pups are learning to fly and are generally ready by the last weeks of July to the first weeks of August. If it is determined that you have a maternal colony with pups, we will have to wait until August to perform your exclusion. If it is male colony, the exclusion can be done immediately. Bats are a protected mammal and very important to our environment, they are always safely relocated.
During fall months, all juvenile bats are flying making this a great time for maternal exclusions. Fall temperatures do fluctuate, but bats will fly until the the frost hits and diminishes their insect food source. It is good to keep the one-way bat doors in tact until late spring to ensure that bats, who may be hibernating in the insulation of your attic during fall and winter, are actually excluded.
Winter can be the best time to start the exclusion process. If your roof is clear and dry, we can perform all necessary repairs. The one-way doors will stay up until late spring to make sure dormant bats have left. Bats have to stay in temperatures above 40 degrees to survive, so you may hear scratching in walls and ceilings during these cold months as they try and stay warm. Bats may end up in basement or living quarters as they network deeper into insulation to survive.
Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. The vast majority of rabies cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control each year occur in wild animals such as; raccoon, skunks, bats and foxes. The rabies virus infects the central nervous system, ultimately causing disease in the brain and death. The principle rabies hosts today are wild carnivores and bats. The number of rabies related human deaths has declined greatly and there are very few every year. Our technicians are equipped with tools to safely remove the bats from your home, you should not attempt to remove a bat yourself as it is not known whether or not they are rabid. If you suspect you have been bitten, you should seek immediate medical care.
Histoplasmosis is an infection caused by breathing in spores of a fungus often found in bird and bat droppings. It is most commonly transmitted when these spores become airborne. Some symptoms are; fever, chills, headache, muscle aches, dry cough and chest discomfort. Effective treatments are available for even the most severe forms of Histoplasmosis. A full attic clean-up or restoration is key in removing these spores from your home.
These are blood-sucking insect parasites that feed primarily on the blood of bats. Bat bugs are closely related to bed bugs, in fact they are so similar that they are often mistaken for bed bugs. Microscopic examination is needed to distinguish them. Bat bugs will bite humans if given the opportunity, making it very important to get an exclusion if you have bats in your home to eliminate the primary hosts.