The key to removing bats from your home is determining their entry points. Bats can enter through small openings and leave very little trace behind. Our expert technicians will identify all the entry points and evict the colony humanely using one-way doors that allow the bats to leave for food but prevent their re-entry.
Depending on the size of the colony and how long they’ve been living in the home there could be a large mess to clean up. Our wildlife technicians will thoroughly remove bat guano and disinfect the space to eliminate any harmful traces left behind.
Our wildlife technicians will provide a full, comprehensive protection plan against any future bat infestations. This would include sealing all the tiny gaps and openings around your home’s roofline to keep bats out.
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Living and working in Anne Arundel County can be quite an experience for those who enjoy spending time outdoors. But as much as we love the state’s natural beauty, we cannot deny that dealing with wildlife can cause some trouble. Bats, in particular, are one creature that can create a headache for residents. They often find their way into homes and businesses, causing disturbances and sometimes even damage.
Due to their population decline, bats are also a protected species in the state of Maryland. For this reason, you cannot simply remove a bat infestation on your own. In fact, only professionals with valid permits can take care of these animals because it is illegal to damage their roosts, let alone intentionally harm these creatures.
If you are worried about bats in your home, Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control can help to resolve the issue effectively. We help homeowners with bat removal in Edgewater through safe practices for both humans and bats and help protect your property from future infestations.
There are 10 different species of bats in Maryland. Bats in the state reside in either trees or caves and provide insect control by eating mosquitos, moths, and stink bugs.
Skedaddle’s team has expertise with all six species of cave bats, including the little brown bat, the eastern small-footed bat, the northern long-eared bat, the Indiana bat, the tri-colored bat, and the big brown bat. Unfortunately, cave bats have been vulnerable to a devastating bat disease, white-nose syndrome, which has led to their rapid decline.
Many of these cave bats prefer to roost in rock crevices and caves, but with habitat destruction and climate change, they are more frequently getting into homes for nesting and roosting. If bats get inside your home, you’ll need our technicians to remove them safely. Never attempt to remove bats yourself.
We also have specialized knowledge of tree bats. The eastern red bat, identified by its reddish-orange fur, is the most numerous in Anne Arundel County. The hoary bat is the largest bat with a wingspan of nearly 16 inches. The silver-haired bat is primarily black with tips of silver fur and can live for up to 12 years. The evening bat is one of the smallest types of tree bats and has brown or black fur. They leave behind an unpleasant smell if they get into your home.
Tree bats in your home can be alarming and dangerous, so don’t delay in reaching out to our technicians for bat removal in Anne Arundel County.
We’ve seen how bats behave differently depending on the time of year. They are most active and visible in the spring and summer when their preferred food source, flying insects, is plentiful. Residents may witness bats flying high among the trees at night, scouting for insects and food.
In the spring, bats may start looking for a nesting spot to house their young. Many species of bats in Anne Arundel breed in the summer. Because they are mammals, babies are born with hair and nurse from their mothers. By the fall season, bats start to become less about feeding and more about finding a spot for hibernation, such as your home.
Once the weather turns colder, bats either migrate south for the winter or seek a hibernation spot. Cave bats typically hibernate in caves during the winter. They may also hibernate in a mine or an abandoned building if a cave is not available. Our professionals can develop a bat removal plan that is more effective due to our knowledge of their seasonal habits and activities.
The first sign that you have a bat problem may be when you see a live bat inside your home. Other hints that you need bat removal in Anne Arundel are if you hear unusual noises at night or notice strong odors coming from your walls or attic. Skedaddle can take care of a bat problem if one or more of these creatures inadvertently end up in your home for nesting season or hibernation.
Bats are a protected species, so only trained professionals, such as the team at Skedaddle, can remove bats from homes. Our team of pros works to outsmart the animals in your home. The key component to getting rid of bats is to understand their behavior and habits. We first look for potential signs of entry where bats have been able to enter and exit your property. Bats can squeeze into the tiniest holes, so we identify entry points and seal them.
Then, we make a plan to remove the bats from your home. We use a special trap door that allows bats to exit but not return. If there are multiple bats in your space, we work to address each individual bat so it can safely move on to a different and more appropriate habitat.
You can safely enjoy Maryland’s wildlife population, including bats, from a distance. Although finding bats roosting in your home or on your property can be alarming at first, it is crucial to take the right approach for removing these protected animals. The right removal strategies should protect your home while also protecting the bats.
Our team at Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control knows how to get rid of bats with bat removal solutions that prioritize the health of everyone involved, including the animals. Contact us to learn more about our humane strategies for bat removal in Anne Arundel County or to schedule an inspection of your property. We can identify bat activity and create an action plan that keeps you and your family safe.
Bats are the only mammal that is capable of sustained flight. Unlike birds, their wings are made of skin and membranes stretched over elongated fingers.
Bats are a natural pest control method, with some species consuming up to 1,000 insects an hour. Insectivorous bats play a vital role in maintaining a healthy ecosystem by controlling insect populations that could otherwise cause significant damage to crops and gardens.
Vampire bats have a unique way of sharing food with their colony members. If a vampire bat fails to find enough prey, it will regurgitate blood to feed its hungry neighbors. This cooperative behavior ensures the survival of the colony as a whole.
Echolocation is an essential tool for hunting and navigation for most species of bats. These fascinating creatures emit high-frequency sounds that bounce off objects, allowing them to locate their prey and navigate through the dark.
Some species of bats have an impressive lifespan, with some living up to 30 years in the wild. The Brandt’s bat, for example, can live up to 41 years in captivity.