The Critter Squad – Bat Removal Service
I've researched this for many years.
This may explain the sporadic incidents of bats in your home during the winter.
Many of the southern bats migrate to different areas as climates change.
They do not want to be in your home, but are simply reacting to cool air currents on instinct.
Not only do the droppings and urine corrode wood/metal, but the weight of them can collapse the ceiling below the attic - I've seen if a few times.
You can hear the slight peeping and see bats swooping around.
It would actually be very nice, because then we could remove bats easily (and harmlessly, just like a real exclusion).
SECRET PRO TIP FOR GETTING RID OF BATS IN THE ATTIC: I often do the bat exclusion and seal-up work at night! Yes, I'm high on a ladder and crawling all over a roof at night.
Exclusions can range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars depending on the size of the structure, equipment required, materials for repairs, labor time for repairs and sealing, and mileage to site.
On many structures it is possible to locate the access point(s) by performing a detailed inspection of the outer structure.
Other Areas You May Find Bats.
Even though rabies in bats is not common on a statistical basis, rabies is a deadly disease.
Why Are The Bats There?
I have found scratch marks from bats (in the dust) inside furnace and air conditioning ductwork in a home and also an apartment complex, and both sites had experienced bats "appearing" from the register vents in mid-winter.
Their wingspan is from 8.
The waste has a foul odor, but it can also grow fungal spores that people can breathe in, leading to the lung disease Histoplasmosis.
Bats will sometimes appear in your home during the winter months.
The female bats usually give birth to one baby bat each summer.
These bats will form huge colonies, up to several million members in some cases.
None of these animals are actually blind, but they do use echolocation in order to aid in navigation on the wing.
Like any other wild animal, bats should never be handled at any time, especially when found on the ground or in a home.
If the spray can’t be found then a disinfectant or in a ‘worse-case’ scenario- you can use water for keeping dust and bacteria from travelling into the air so easily.
Bats live a very long time, and they stay in the same place year-round, conditions permitting, or they migrate and return each summer.
Cover the bat with a thick towel by using a netting motion.
The exact species of bat is very important in performing the exclusion properly, because of different sizes, behaviors, and most of all birthing seasons.
I can't count the number of bat jobs I have performed "following up" companies that didn't use ladders, claiming they can "solve the problem" from the inside.
There are a couple factors that may cause these winter appearances in a home.
Read about the bat exclusion process.
Due to the extremely poor condition of some structures and the rate of deterioration, some homes or buildings may not qualify for any bat-proofing guarantee.
There is a fairly narrow "window" for exclusions, which makes it impossible to perform all sealing, repairs, and exclusion work in that limited time frame.
We spend an evening watching all sides of the structure to locate the primary exit points.
Though less than 1% of bats carry the rabies virus and transmit it, it is difficult to say if a colony of bats that is residing in the house has it or not.