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bats in an attic

Their outdoor flying pattern when feeding is a very erratic pattern, usually darting back and forth and making quick direction changes. After you have been completely grossed out by the fact that a bat has made its way into your home, you are probably thinking to yourself that you have to get that thing out of your house right now! Though they are not blind, their eyesight is very limited especially since they are creatures of the night. Restricting access of the females to the young will prevent feeding of the young and they will die. One of the most common diseases you have to worry about with bats is histoplasmosis as well as rabies. They then feast on flying insects, primarily moths and beetles. Bats live a very long time, and they stay in the same place year-round, conditions permitting, or they migrate and return each summer. The virus is found in the saliva of the animal and enters the bloodstream of any living thing it bites. There are a couple factors that may cause these winter appearances in a home. This means that during the daylight hours it will do what it can to avoid any place in your home where the light is shining. It is totally optional, but we often suggest installing a bat house near the site where they are currently roosting.

Are bats attracted to the light?


bats out of attic

  1. How did I get a bat in my house?

  2. What kills bats in a house?

  3. What do bat droppings look like?

A quick tip: If a company claiming to do bat work shows up for an inspection without a ladder, be cautious. 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. Some structures may require high-lifts or other equipment to perform a bat exclusion and bat-proofing. 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. I wear a biohazard suit and rubber gloves, but most importantly, a HEPA air filter mask. 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. A person will suffer lung scarring and lasting damage as well as damage to internal organs and blood vessels. Histoplasmosis is a disease that is caused by breathing in a fungus (Histoplasma Capsulatum). The bulk of the droppings can be shoveled out into plastic garbage bags, then loose droppings can be vacuumed up with an industrial vacuum with filter. Because bats have such a high metabolism and eat so many bugs they pass a lot of waste. Young are born in June, and can fly by August.

How do you get bats out of your home?


bats attic winter

  • What are bats attracted to?

  • How do you get bats out of your home?

  • Are all bats harmless?

Performing an inspection requires every inch of the structure to be checked thoroughly, top to bottom. Check the local bat species to determine when it is safe to exclude the colony. We will prepare and send (e-mail, fax, or mail) a price quote for the exclusion program, which will include a detailed summary of the entire process. Our work schedule was previously affected by equipment scheduling through rental companies. Oddly enough, we have found many insurance companies will not cover the exclusion cost, but will cover the guano removal and clean-up program. 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. Each bat can poop 20 pellets per day, and if you multiply that number times hundreds of bats over a couple of years, you get an attic full of bat guano! It smells bad, it corrodes wood and drywall, and it can grow mold. And it's illegal to kill them. Contrary to most bat research, Little Browns will also hibernate in structures. Bats sleep by hanging from their feet above the ground below. Why? Because it's so much easier to spot all the gaps and crack at night while focusing a high-beam headlamp on the building.