Taylor Lake Village Texas Bat Removal From Attics By The Critter Squad
Bat Trapping and Removal Companies in Taylor Lake Village
We can now safely remove bat droppings, bird droppings, and other animal waste accumulations from structures. 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. Many people think that they should trap the bats and get rid of them this way however this is not the best way to get rid of bats. While at your property, Taylor Lake Village bat control will identify the entry points bats are using to access your home and make recommendations to exclude them permanently. We added a towable boom lift to our equipment in December of 2003. 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. One of the most common diseases you have to worry about with bats is histoplasmosis as well as rabies. 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. NEVER try to catch a bat with your bare hands! Unless you are 100% certain the bat in your home had no contact with anyone, bats found inside your home should be taken to your local health department for rabies testing. 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. In very small amounts it's not a huge deal.
Humane Bat Removal in Taylor Lake Village Harris, County TX
Perhaps for the next few seasons.
They usually crawl down walls and wedge into gaps behind wood beams, fascia boards, etc.
After a while they get full and head back to the roost in order to rest.
Bats are not filthy little critters.
It’s good to keep the guano damp so less of the spores drift into the air.
Interesting fact: the bats in your attic are actually all females! They are called a maternity colony, and they are in your attic in order to have a safe place to give birth to and raise their young.
Why Are The Bats There?
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.
Even though all warm-blooded mammals can carry rabies, for some reason there are different strains, and humans aren't susceptible to many of them.
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.
The colonies of bats are usually composed entirely of female bats, and are called a maternity colony.
The virus usually attaches itself to the nervous system and works its way along to the brain.
Bats are not rodents, and have little in common with mice or rats.
They often crawl down between walls or down along plumbing or wiring, and commonly find their way into basements.
The second step involves sealing all gaps, cracks, and holes, leaving the primary access hole(s) open.
No colony should be excluded from return until the young are capable of flying.
If the temperature drops rapidly to a level much below about 45 degrees where the bats are hibernating (attic, etc), they will attempt to locate an area inside the home or building with more favorable temperatures.
How could anyone think they would run into a person? When people are outdoors at night, insects are attracted to us by heat and smell.
Our warranty included with total bat-proofing would apply in the event that bats locate another entry hole and return into the attic or roost area.
The best way to do this is to use a specially made enzyme-based microbial cleaner that can eliminate organic material.
When exclusion work is to be done, observing the structure at dusk will give an indication as to the entry and exit points.
Any gap of 1/2 to 1 inch is especially desirable.
Once people find that repellents aren’t going to work for their bat problem they will often turn to trying to use poison.
The process is complex, because bats can enter such tiny areas, about 3/8 inch.
It’s critical if bitten by a bat that you or your child seeks medical treatment immediately.
A bat that is out in the daylight, not active or easy to catch can be sick and quite easily with rabies.
The real challenge is meticulous work, and not missing a single tiny area.
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.
In a nutshell, you have to find out how they are flying in and out, install a special one-way device (there are several different types, for different scenarios) over the exit area, and let them fly out, but not fly back in.
I also compare it to the squeaking sound made by quickly rubbing pieces of styrofoam together.
If this doesn’t work, or if the bat seems injured, sleepy or sick you will need to be more active in removal.
Like any other wild animal, bats should never be handled at any time, especially when found on the ground or in a home.
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