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Appropriate treatment has to be given to the person bitten by bats or any animals that might carry the rabies virus. The second step involves sealing all gaps, cracks, and holes, leaving the primary access hole(s) open. 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. Second, I want to make it clear that the and only legal, the only humane, and by far the most effective, way to remove bats from an attic is with a live exclusion. A quick tip: If a company claiming to do bat work shows up for an inspection without a ladder, be cautious. 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. Do Bats Carry Diseases? The colonies of bats are usually composed entirely of female bats, and are called a maternity colony. It was previously believed bats migrated to caves or mines for hibernation, but we now know many will hibernate inside homes and buildings. Our bat removal specialists at Attic Solutions can help you take your home back from pests. Taller structures are more likely to receive less maintenance due to a lack of access for repairs.

How do you repel bats?


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  1. Can a bat hurt you?

  2. Can a baby bat have rabies?

  3. What is bat guano used for?

A large colony is not only noisy and unsettling at dusk and dawn as swarms of bats fly in and out, but the main problem is that they leave their droppings and urine behind. This virus affects the immune system, mainly the nervous system very quickly. Instead of using traps, bat control is done by using a systematic exclusion program. 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. If the disease is left untreated it can get far worse. The cost for bat-proofing varies greatly depending on the combination of the previous factors. The bat exclusion process requires several steps. A bat that is out in the daylight, not active or easy to catch can be sick and quite easily with rabies. Bats are protected by Illinois state wildlife code, and no chemicals or poisons can be used. Bats live a very long time, and they stay in the same place year-round, conditions permitting, or they migrate and return each summer. If they are not able to find their way into your living quarters, they die in the attic.

What color are bat droppings?


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  • Do moth balls keep bats away?

  • What are bats attracted to?

  • How do you know if you have bats in your attic?

Can't I just seal the entry holes shut at night when the bats are out? First of all, it's probably there because it was part of a colony living in your attic or walls, and it accidentally crawled into the living area. Our inspection costs reflect time, travel, and preparation of the exclusion program details. 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. Every state has different protocol regarding bats found in homes, so before releasing them outside call your local health department or animal control for information. However, they are not out in the open. Bat exclusion measures should not be performed from mid-May through early-August, as there may be young bats in the colony that are still unable to fly. They gather to mate before hibernating and the females store the sperm inside of their body until after hibernation. This allows us to reach many areas not accessible by ladders, and provides a safer working environment. But because they can enter via dozens of other non-primary, you want to seal off potential entry holes beforehand, so that excluded bats don't find an alternate way in. Wear a pair of thick, leather gloves.