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Bat Removal in Charleston, SC

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While you do not need a permit to remove a bat from a home in South Carolina, the most effective and humane means for bat removal is to trust a professional to install bat exclusion measures. 

Bats in Attic in Charleston

Signs of Bats

South Carolina is home to fourteen bat species. All of them are insectivores. 

Bats are small, and it is not difficult for them to sneak into even the tiniest crevasses in your home. Unlike raccoons, rats, or squirrels, bats cannot create an opening in your home, but they only need a hole the size of a dime to squeeze in. 

Because bats are nocturnal, you probably won’t see a bat.

  • Accumulation of bat guano
  • Rub marks near entry points
  • Noises like clicks or squeaks

Bat Removal in Charleston, SC

A school in Charleston had a bat flying around its gymnasium. 

The most effective and humane way to remove bats is by utilizing a bat valve in conjunction with a full exclusion. A bat valve allows for bats to exit your home but not re-enter.

Since each bat removal is unique, our specialist will use or create a bat valve specifically for your home. Our inspector will determine the proper amount of bat valves to be used, but most removals only require one bat valve.

Once the bat valve is installed, all other entry points will be sealed, allowing for bats to only exit through the valve. The removal process typically takes 3-7 days. Our specialist will perform a final attic inspection before removing the valve. 

After removing the valve, the final entry point will be sealed.

Trutech Wildlife Specialist sealing the final bat entry point in a Charleston school.

Why Do I Need to Get Rid of Bats?

Bats provide both economic and ecological benefits. You shouldn’t leave a bat colony to roost in your home. The accumulation of bat guano creates a foul odor in your home and has been known to cause health problems. Never attempt to remove a bat with your bare hands. Bats account for 8% of rabid animals in South Carolina. Their teeth are small so bites may go unnoticed. Bats have an oily resin on their fur which is from feces. Out of the fourteen species of bats, most cases of nuisance bats are attributed to four common species: the free-tailed bat, big brown bat, evening bat, or the tri-colored bat. These bats typically roost in late spring to give birth. Do not perform exclusions if flightless pups are present. You will trap the pups in your home, and they will die. At Trutech, we typically perform bat exclusions in Charleston in August and September.

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