Bat Removal

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Bat Removal Strategies

Bats can spread deadly diseases and illnesses such as rabies if they are not removed with the proper care and attention by an expert. If you’re tired of losing sleep to loud noises from pesky bats in your attic, call Trutech today. Our animal removal specialists are licensed to perform humane bat removal services at your home, in your attic, or in your yard. Our top quality bat control services make sure that animals are effectively removed from your property quickly and ethically.

At Trutech, we have peace of mind when you do too. Our specialists understand bat control and bat removal and have the tools necessary to manage these flying mammals with the right precautions. With the help of a Trutech specialist, you can feel assured that your home and everything in it are protected from bats. And, even better, our environmentally sensitive removals ensure that all animals are removed from your property properly.

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Bat Problem

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Signs a Bat is on Your Property

Unless there is a large number of bats in the attic, infestations can continue for a long time without being noticed by homeowners. Look for the winged animals leaving the attic at dusk and returning sometime during the pre-dawn hours. They can also be detected by noticing stains on exterior walls caused by bat excrement. Inside the house, the smell of guano can become noticeable over time. Large infestations of bats in the attic can deposit enough guano to make the ceiling sag and eventually collapse.

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Dangers of Bat Infestation

Though they are mainly nuisance pests, bats can cause some damage to buildings and can harm your health.

PROBLEMS WITH BAT GUANO
Collections of bat guano (feces) and urine in areas where the animals roost can lead to structural issues and the possible collapse of ceilings caused by the corrosive nature of their waste. Bat droppings are also the catalyst for two fungal diseases — histoplasmosis and cryptococcosis. Both of these are fungal diseases originating from infectious spores in the animals’ droppings. If their fecal matter is disturbed, the chance for disease transmission is great, as airborne spores can be inhaled into homeowners’ lungs.

Humane Bat Removal & Control Strategies

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Entry into property

Bats will enter homes or yards in search of food and safe shelter. Occasionally, they will rest in the eaves of homes between meals with no intention of staying long-term. Other times, bats accidentally fly into buildings, which can induce panic and incite fear in both residents and pets.

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Trapping & Removal

Large colonies of bats roosting on private properties can become problematic over time. In order to effectively and safely remove them, contact the trained pest professionals at Trutech for safe and humane bat control services. As wild animals, bats claw and bite when unqualified individuals try control without assistance. Wildlife specialists have the knowledge, tools, and training to humanely and efficiently get rid of bats from homes.

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Prevention & Exclusion

Bats enter homes through openings and gaps found near windows, doors, roof lines, and chimneys. In order to prevent entry, seal all holes big enough for bats to fly through with screens, caulk, or grates. Additionally, certain mechanical repellents can be useful, though their legality may vary depending on both state and federal regulations.

Bats in House

Bats in the house traditionally roost inside attics or other spaces that provide shelter from the elements and easy access to food sources located nearby. Additionally, bats enter homes in order to birth and foster their young. Some of the more common ways the flying mammals enter homes are through gaps in windows and doors, torn screens, holes in the roof, chimneys, and house vents. Once inside, bats in homes can cause a plethora of problems ranging from illness to property damage.
During spring and summer, female bats search out dark, secluded places to use as nursery roosts. Most species in the United States, such as the little brown bat, big brown bat, Mexican free-tailed bat, and evening bat, prefer to roost in communal groups. Unoccupied attics provide the perfect spots for bats to roost, with warm, dark environments sheltered from predators. The mammals also settle under the eaves of buildings sometimes.

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SIGNS OF BATS IN THE HOME

Notoriously nocturnal, bats are also shy creatures that can become expert hiders once in the home. However, bats in the home are largely just accidental occurrences. A single bat can fly into a home without realizing it (despite many incursions pointing to maternal roosting). Homeowners should utilize a variety of methods to verify bat infestations. For one, bats emit high-pitched squeaks and scratching sounds commonly heard in the evening. Bat droppings also tend to accumulate under where the animals roost. Similar in appearance to rodent droppings, bat feces has a pungent odor and appears shiny due to the animals’ diet of insects.

SIGNS OF BATS IN THE ATTIC

Unless there is a large number of bats in the attic, infestations can continue for a long time without being noticed by homeowners. Look for the winged animals leaving the attic at dusk and returning sometime during the pre-dawn hours. They can also be detected by noticing stains on exterior walls caused by bat excrement. Inside the house, the smell of guano can become noticeable over time. Large infestations of bats in the attic can deposit enough guano to make the ceiling sag and eventually collapse.

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SIGNS OF BATS IN THE WALLS

Positively identifying what kind of animal is living within the walls is important to begin removal. Bats make high-pitched squeaks, which are employed to find insects and heard mostly during the night. Various scratching and other movements may be heard from walls, as well. If droppings are present, residents should look for dark, greasy scat with visible insect body parts. As finding bat guano within walls can prove difficult, it is wise to check other popular bat hangouts like house eaves and attics.

Question: I have bats on my attic gable vent?

Hi, I have 1-2 bats that are clinging to a screen on the outside of my house, under an attic gable vent, and their guano has built up quite a bit. They are NOT in the house, but I’d rather not have them on the outside either. Do you provide guano removal? And could you possibly put a screen on the outside of the vent to prevent the bats from returning? This is a high vent that requires a tall ladder.

Technician Answer

This is something we deal with on a regular basis. If you have this significant of guano buildup, I would suggest not only doing exactly what you have been talking about, but also letting us inspect your property for any other potential entry points. When the bats are evicted from the vent, they will naturally look for another way into their — or in this case, your — home. Also. while you may not see bats in the attic or home, you are not necessarily in the clear. The urine and guano of bats are very corrosive and can deteriorate the bottom of gable vents. Eventually the vent will rot and bats will inhabit the space between the walls and brick, siding, or rock. Don’t procrastinate, as guano can build up fast inside these voids. This not only causes the health risks you hear about but can attract other bats for years to come.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Pets are the most likely member of the household to be bitten by a rabid bat, as they are exposed to the risk of infection outdoors and can’t communicate being bitten or feeling ill. However, as one of the primary carriers of rabies in the U.S., bats should be a concern for people as well. When homes are infested, the chances of bat bites on humans are far higher. Sleeping residents can suffer bat bites as can those trying to shoo a trapped bat out of the house. A difficult disease to identify, rabies doesn’t present symptoms for several months. By the time signs like severe fatigue, muscle weakness, and nausea emerge, the deadly disease has often progressed too far to be cured.

Bats are beneficial due to their insect-eating habits, but a quick encounter with them can bring lethal consequences. Immunizations that help prevent rabies are recommended for anyone in an area with high insect activity. Due to the painless nature of bat bites, those who have been near these pests are advised to receive cautionary treatment from a physician. Keep in mind that symptoms typically associated with rabies, such as mouth foaming, aggressiveness, and hydrophobia, are rarely present in humans, so any bite should be treated as a potential threat. When bats are observed in the home, attic, or garage, leave the removal risks to the experts at Trutech.

Unless there is a large number of bats in the attic, infestations can continue for a long time without being noticed by homeowners. Look for the winged animals leaving the attic at dusk and returning sometime during the pre-dawn hours. They can also be detected by noticing stains on exterior walls caused by bat excrement. Inside the house, the smell of guano can become noticeable over time. Large infestations of bats in the attic can deposit enough guano to make the ceiling sag and eventually collapse.

Notoriously nocturnal, bats are also shy creatures that can become expert hiders once in the home. However, bats in the home are largely just accidental occurrences. A single bat can fly into a home without realizing it (despite many incursions pointing to maternal roosting). Homeowners should utilize a variety of methods to verify bat infestations. For one, bats emit high-pitched squeaks and scratching sounds commonly heard in the evening. Bat droppings also tend to accumulate under where the animals roost. Similar in appearance to rodent droppings, bat feces has a pungent odor and appears shiny due to the animals’ diet of insects.

Bats leave plenty of evidence for property owners. For one, seeing the animal flying around treetops and into trees directly tends to be the most common sign. Such behavior occurs in the evening, which makes sighting bats difficult. In such cases, finding bat droppings at the base of a tree is a sure way to know that at least one of the animals is roosting on your property. Noticing missing or damaged bark can also be a sign that bats in trees are present.

Positively identifying what kind of animal is living within the walls is important to begin removal. Bats make high-pitched squeaks, which are employed to find insects and heard mostly during the night. Various scratching and other movements may be heard from walls, as well. If droppings are present, residents should look for dark, greasy scat with visible insect body parts. As finding bat guano within walls can prove difficult, it is wise to check other popular bat hangouts like house eaves and attics.

The only way to permanently keep bats away is with a full exclusion done to the home. This will consist of screening gable end vents, sealing behind fascia board along eaves, sealing construction gaps, sealing dormer corners, sealing ridge caps, and any other areas that will allow a bat to enter into the home. If bats are currently present, a bat valve will be installed which is a one-way door that allows the bats to easily leave the home but does not allow them to get back in. Once all bats have left through the bat valve, it may then be removed and permanently sealed. As for sound machines and repellents, no. Although it may seem that it rustles the bats at first, it is simply the activity of your presence. The bats will soon settle down and continue to roost in that area. If there is a food source present in an area, bats will stay put.

This is something we deal with on a regular basis. If you have this significant of guano buildup, we suggest letting us inspect your property for any other potential entry points. When the bats are evicted from the vent, they will naturally look for another way into their — or in this case, your — home. Also. while you may not see bats in the attic or home, you are not necessarily in the clear. The urine and guano of bats are very corrosive and can deteriorate the bottom of gable vents. Eventually the vent will rot and bats will inhabit the space between the walls and brick, siding, or rock. Don’t procrastinate, as guano can build up fast inside these voids. This not only causes the health risks you hear about but can attract other bats for years to come.