Even though bats play an important role in our ecosystem, they can become quite a nuisance to many homeowners in winter, which is when they are looking to roost for the season. Since they are quiet, you probably won’t notice them until they start leaving droppings near their roosting area. You can usually find them hanging around windows, porches or old sheds. Bats are also social animals, they always live in groups called colonies. This can be scary to people who accidentally run into the whole group in their shed or see them flying through the window. That is why a bat removal company is the best option when you want to get rid of bats on your Milwaukee property. Read on to learn how to keep them away from returning with the help of experts.
How to Identify a Roosting Area?
The areas that bats live are called roosts. Female bats use these spots for a couple of weeks in summer to have their babies and the whole colony can come back in winter. Bat droppings are the obvious sign that you have bats somewhere on your property. These are black and small, with fragments of insects they have been eating. Also, you can find different parts of insects they’ve been feeding on since they usually drop their food underneath their roosts. You will also notice that they leave urine stains, greasy spots, and scratched surfaces. Sometimes, you can actually hear the bats chirping in their roosts which usually happens on particularly hot days. Other signs of bats are visible and odd cracks and holes in walls that they use as entrance points.
Why are They Attracted to That Area?
The main reason is the food supply and stable temperatures. If they have plenty of insects to feed on or can rely on constant warmth from your house, they won’t be able to resist the roosting opportunities. They like it when there are plenty of small cracks or holes between building materials that they can use to reach the attic or other attractive spots. Untouched dusty attics are ideal and safe environments for bats to have their babies in and return again in winter. Dark and secluded areas are also attractive because they are protected from inclement weather and predators as well. So, if your home happens to meet the roosting standards for bats, you should expect them in summer and back again to hibernate in winter. If you want to get rid of bats, you’ll need the help of experienced wildlife removal services.
To Keep Bats Away for Good, Call Skedaddle
If bats are constantly invading your home in Milwaukee, leaving droppings and urine stains, you’ll need help from an experienced bat removal company like Skedaddle. Our team of expertly trained technicians will arrive equipped and ready to solve the bat problem once and for all. After identifying the entry points of their roosts, we will locate the bat colony and determine the phase of the breeding cycle. With humane and safe removal strategies, Skedaddle ensures that the area is completely bat-free. We will thoroughly clean the contaminated area so that you won’t have to worry about the health risks from bats’ droppings or carcasses. The last and the very important step is sealing all the potential entry points that will attract other bats. For this step, Skedaddle uses exclusion sealant to fill in small cracks and gaps that can lead bats into your attic or home. With all of the steps completed, you can be sure that the bat problem won’t reappear again in the future.