If you are like many people, discovering bats living in your attic may literally be your worst nightmare. However, while bats have a bad reputation, they are actually intelligent, gentle creatures that can help keep unwanted insects at bay. Of course, it is understandable for even bat lovers to not want these critters taking up residence in their homes, as bats can carry a number of diseases that can pose a health hazard to humans including rabies.
If you believe that you have discovered signs that bats are living in your home, it is then important that you contact an experienced bat removal service. While you may be tempted to take this job into your own hands, it is critical that you enlist the help of professionals. Here is a look at just a few of the reasons why you should hire a bat removal service if you find bats in your home.
They Have The Necessary Equipment
One of the most important reasons to hire a bat removal service is that they will have the right equipment to safely remove the bats from your property. Removing bats is not as simple as approaching them with a trash bag and relocating them outside. A bat removal service will have the tools necessary to ensure that the job is done quickly and efficiently while ensuring that no bat or human is injured during the removal process.
Humane Bat Removal
While often feared, bats play an essential role in our ecosystem by pollinating plants and providing insect control. However, with bat populations in many areas declining, several species of bats are now protected and can’t be harmed or killed. It is then important that you do not try to exterminate the bats in your attic as a way to remove them. Working with a bat removal service is then essential, as they can provide strategies on how to humanely remove the bats from your home. For instance, a bat removal service may exclude bats by installing one-way doors that allow the bats to leave your attic when they go out to hunt without letting them re-enter. This will slowly eliminate the colony over time without hurting them.
They Can Provide Cleanup Solutions
Working with a professional bat removal service is also helpful as they can provide you with guidance and solutions for cleaning up after the colony is gone. What many people do not realize is that there is still work to be done after removing bats from a home. Bats leave behind droppings (called guano) which can not only cause an unpleasant smell to permeate your house, but it can also cause other problems as well. Left uncleaned, bat guano could potentially spread disease, and it can even rot wood and erode metal, potentially threatening the structural integrity of your home. Fortunately, a bat removal service can provide guidance on how you can safely remove the guano from your home and inspect your home for potential damage.
Learn Proactive Ideas for Prevention
Of course, once the bats have left your home, you also need to figure out how they entered your home so that you can prevent them from returning. When you hire a bat removal service, they will inspect the exterior of your home to find the exact point(s) of entry the bats are using to enter and exit your home. They can then show you how to seal up these areas to prevent the bats from returning, and they can show you what to look for in the future so that you can keep potential entry points into your home sealed.
If you believe that there are bats living in your home, it is important that you contact a bat removal service as soon as possible to help you remove them from your property. Feel free to contact us to discuss the best course of action for removing bats from your home. Call 716-203-1166 today.