At Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control in Whitby, we are called in to help homeowners, businesses and landlords with their animal control issues. From time to time, we have particularly noteworthy, large jobs which can sometimes mean the removal of large colonies of bats. Our wildlife control team is up for the challenge no matter how big or small.
Bat Nesting Behavior
Most species of bats tend to like to live together in large colonies such as the little brown and big brown bat. Social species of bats may be found in dark areas such as mines, trees, caves and abandoned buildings. They will also roost in areas that are not regularly visited such as attic spaces. This behaviour can be found on display in apartment complexes, warehouses, and other commercial buildings around the city.
Bats in a Large Attic Space
At Skedaddle, we receive many calls from people who report scratching noises in the attic. As our technicians know, this is a common sign of a bat colony or other wildlife in the attic. Although most of our calls come from homes, we are also well equipped to handle large commercial buildings and apartment complexes.
Our first step when receiving a call is to go to the location and complete a visual inspection of the building. This will enable us to look for entry points for the bats. Many times we will find staining along with flashing and droppings as signs of an intrusion. Bats can squeeze through surprisingly tiny holes, so it isn’t always something that people can detect on their own buildings without knowing what to look for.
Bat Removal Process
In large attics or warehouse spaces, bats can establish huge colonies. This can be a significant issue that requires our three-step bat removal process. This involves assessing the entire area, clearing the bats, and preventing them from returning by sealing their entry points. Once we identify how the bats are entering, we can focus on getting them to leave and making sure they don’t return.
We begin by closing up the entry points using our HWC sealant. Protecting these cracks against the bats coming back is essential to make sure that they stay away permanently. Our team also set up one-way doors to let the bats out but not back in again. Many people think that bats can fly through narrow tunnels. However, this isn’t quite true. Although bats can get through narrow spaces, they need to land first and crawl through small gaps. Thanks to this, the one-way doors are very effective.
The bats naturally leave to search for food. Therefore, this exclusion process is highly effective because it causes the colony to need to relocate to somewhere more appropriate. Once they left, we were able to clean and clear the attic space.
High-Quality Wildlife Control Services
Whether you need bat removal or any other wildlife control services, you can count on Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control in Whitby. We apply proven techniques to not only remove wildlife safely for you and for the animals but also to ensure they stay away for the long-term. If you have any questions please contact us today. We look forward to helping you with your wildlife problems.