Bats are considered by many to be among nature’s most beneficial creatures. But they can also cause extensive physical damage to property by defacing buildings and equipment with odorous droppings and urine, or guano, which can eat through metal, paint, fabric and other substantial materials. Bats can also be carriers of many diseases that are responsible for respiratory ailments and fungal infections, including rabies and histoplasmosis. In addition, bat guano acts as a food source for cockroaches and other insects inside walls.
It is not uncommon for bats to find their way into industrial facilities. Any crack or crevice ½” wide can be exploited. If left unchecked, a bat roost will continue to grow, leading to an increased odor and buildup of feces and urine. If a bat is seen inside a building, it is a sign that a bat colony may be living there.
All bat species are protected by state and federal regulations, and they must be mitigated in accordance with the law. In some states, a special permit or license is required, so using a professional to handle a bat problem is highly recommended. Your first step should be to call Trutech® to assess the situation.
Bat removal is a delicate procedure and should only be done by a trained professional. If removal procedures are not done carefully, bats can enter a building in great numbers, causing a serious emergency and safety risk to workers.
Trutech® offers a full-service bat removal program designed to humanely evict bats. To start, our professional technicians will perform a thorough inspection of your facility, assessing where bats are causing problems, as well as any areas where they may be able to enter structures.
We remove the bats from your property by first eliminating any potential entry points by sealing or screening them off. We then remove the bats by installing a one-way “bat valve” so they are unable to return to the roost once they leave to feed.
Note that there are specific times of year when bats can’t be removed. These “blackout dates” are in place to prevent juvenile bats – flightless and dependent on their mothers for food – from being trapped inside a structure, where they will die.
Trutech technicians are experts in bat removal and exclusion, and we offer a renewable warranty on our bat removal service. We also perform any necessary bat-proofing repairs, clean-up, sanitization and insect treatments needed to mitigate the waste bats leave behind.
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