Not all wildlife removal companies are the same. Some may just focus on bat removal while others offer a wide breadth of experience. As any bat removal company could tell you, bats are a pest species since they tend to infest a home. Some complaints that homeowners in Nashville express include:
- Bats in the attic
- Bats in the chimney
- Bat droppings causing odour
- Bat swarms outside
- Bat stuck in the home
It’s not unreasonable to note that people want to know how to get rid of bats so they can enjoy their home again. Although it is possible to achieve the goal yourself in mild cases, a bat removal company is strongly recommended.
Bat removal in the Home
Typically, two scenarios exist in which humans and bats will find themselves at odds. The first is when the bat accidentally wanders inside a building and cannot get out. The second is when a maternity colony decides the building is a great place to roost. There are strategic techniques involved in bat removal, which is why a professional company should complete the tasks. Sometimes bats accidentally get inside the home, especially during the July and August summer nights. These bats usually are just learning how to fly and are too young to have an idea where to fly. Fortunately, these are the easiest of all situations. Typically, a stray bat will circle around as it continues to find an exit. In this case, the best thing you can do is leave an exit and let it escape on its own. Attacking it will merely make it panic and make it harder to find its exit.
How to get rid of bats in the home:
- Shut other doors so the bat is confined to the one room
- Open the windows and exit doors so there are more opportunities for the bat to escape successfully
- Keep the lights on to discourage the bat’s stay
- Remove pets from the room
- Keep still and quiet in the room until the bat has left
- Don’t herd the bat to the window, and don’t worry that it will swoop at you
If the bat gets tired and rests somewhere, then you’ll have a chance to quickly remove it. Always wear gloves, and never approach with bare hands.
Professional Bat Removal
Managing bats is a very challenging situation when a colony has moved in. After all, any opening that is 3/8 of an inch is large enough for a small bat to slip through. It is for this reason that a professional should take over the job as they’re trained to look for the right dangers.
The first step of any bat infestation treatment plan is to inspect the entire home. Then evaluate what kind of situation is occurring in the home. In some cases, it is possible that a second inspection will be required, especially if there is evidence of a colony infestation.
For one, it is important to inspect the home at dusk so that a professional can observe the bats leaving to feed for the night. This allows us to gauge how large the infestation is as well as where the bats prefer to leave.
The second inspection may then need to occur when the sun is out as humans can see better and the bats are asleep. It’s better to opt for daylight rather than use flashlights because the bats will become scared and alter their habits, which brings the inspection back to square one. At this stage, we would identify the parts of the building that need repair, where the roosting has occurred, which species of bat has infested, and which equipment is necessary to effectively control the problem and remove the bats.
Importance of using a professional Bat Removal Company
Bats are dangerous to confront for several reasons. They’re capable of causing problems on their own, even without the medical implications that follow. For one, they are capable of carrying and transmitting rabies without showing any symptoms of the disease. Working around bats without the proper equipment will increase the odds of exposure.
Not only that, but bat droppings that accumulate in the home allows the Histoplasma capsulatum fungus to grow–this is known to develop human lung disease. Inhaling dust that contain the spores of the fungus can be fatal in severe cases. These reasons make it critical to allow a professional company handle bat colony infestations.
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