Bat Trapping and Removal Companies in Hitchcock
There are several ways to get rid of bats in an attic. Trapping and removal of a bat in Texas can be tricky and should never be attempted if the bat was found in a room where people were sleeping. In truth, none of these repellents will help rid your attic of a bat colony. While at your property, Hitchcock bat control will identify the entry points bats are using to access your home and make recommendations to exclude them permanently. Close the door to whatever room they are in and protect yourself. Nuisance bats suspected of having rabies should always be left for professionals to remove.
HOW DO I GET RID OF BATS FROM AN ATTIC? Bat removal is not a simple task. We inspect the building/home which allows us to provide a quote for the exclusion and bat-proofing. There is no effective bat repellent for example that can do the job easily. The proper way to get rid of them is to exclude the colony – seal off 100% of possible secondary entry points on the home and remove all of the bats from the building safely. The females form large maternity colonies, often in buildings such as attics or barns. It is often very challenging, and it must be done just the right way. An amateur attempt, by someone with no experience, or worse, a pest control company that uses bat poison, could result in disaster – dead, rotting bats, and bats swarming throughout the walls and the home. The question becomes, how do you go about doing that? If you are not exactly sure where the bat went you have some work ahead of you.
It's not easy to get right, but it's vital to get it perfect.
Working in the wildlife control business has allowed me to see this first hand.
If the bats are going to fly right back to their established roost site area, why not just evict them from the structure and save them the hassle of flying back.
During the night they are wide-awake which puts you in greater danger.
Seal-Up: After you are 100% certain that all the bats are out, remove the exclusion devices and seal the entry holes shut.
It’s critical if bitten by a bat that you or your child seeks medical treatment immediately.
Most people notice the odor first.
Read more about How to find a bat hiding in your house.
In the US, this really only means a few significant species, most commonly the Big Brown Bat and in larger numbers, the Little Brown Bat in the northern states, and in the southern states, you'll find Evening Bats, but most commonly the Brazilian, aka Mexican Free Tailed Bat.
A bite from a bat can be so small that a child might not realize it’s what happened.
There are times they may actually get trapped in the wall and if this happens you are going to have to do your best to locate where in the wall the bat is, create a hole and carefully remove the bat.
Excluding the mother bats during that period would create a problem even worse than having the bats in your attic, as the young bats would die without their mother to feed and care for them.
It was previously believed bats migrated to caves or mines for hibernation, but we now know many will hibernate inside homes and buildings.
Their fragile ability to reproduce and their importance to the ecosystem is why it’s important that these animals aren’t harmed senselessly and is the reason they are usually protected.
Read more about the bat maternity season so that you don't do the job during the wrong time of year.
People seldom notice small cracks or gaps on higher buildings, but a 1/2" crack in a mortar joint 30 or 40 feet off the ground becomes a superhighway for bats to enter a structure.
What species of bats typically live in attics?
It might be several different areas of the home.
Keep in mind that a bat will avoid sunlight if at all possible.
The biggest problem that comes with bats is the guano.
How Can You Tell Bats Are In Your Attic?
Bats, being a protected species, must be handled by trained professionals like our team.
Some bats will come out of hibernation a couple times during the winter to rehydrate, as they may sometimes be seen flying outdoors in December through February.
But the attic of a home will do quite nicely.
They can live up to 30 years apparently, though average lifespan in the wild may be about 7 years.
Because of my experience, and knowing what it takes to do it right, and the consequences of failure, I highly recommend hiring a professional who has a lot of experience.
Our bat removal specialists at Attic Solutions can help you take your home back from pests.
Prior to this, the adults return each morning and feed the young.
The first step usually requires an observation of the structure shortly after sunset to locate the entrance/exit holes.
There are quite a few different species of bats in North America; however the ones that are known for colonizing are the species that most often cause problems.
If there are just a few bats, and it appears that there is no colony present or if there is a solitary bat in the attic, they can be physically removed by a trained professional who has proper protective equipment.
This will help you know how they are getting in and you can use this knowledge when it comes time to exclude them.
Some structures may require high-lifts or other equipment to perform a bat exclusion and bat-proofing.
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