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.
If wildlife in your home has you going batty, it’s time to call Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control. We provide bat removal in Durham to protect your home and safely remove these mammals. If you see a bat in your attic or hear animals in your walls, don’t attempt to remove or handle them on your own. Find out why it’s best to work with our local team to avoid health risks and inhumane bat treatment.
Bats are beginning to settle down in the winter. These flying mammals hibernate in warm, secluded areas. Natural spots include caves and hollow trees, but your home’s attic or crawl space offers all the same features. Many bat species mate in the fall or early winter and settle into hibernation through gestation. These animals may not be completely unresponsive, but they do go in and out of a state called torpor, which includes sluggish movements and little activity. They may still be seen flying to catch more food outside or make noise in your attic or crawl space. In general, bats in hibernation are a quiet presence. This doesn’t stop them from being a dangerous house guest, as bat droppings can cause serious health risks and property damage.
Because bats commonly reproduce in the winter or early spring, attempting to seal off your attic or remove bats during the winter can be inhumane without the right resources. Removing bats at this stage can result in the death of the pups and even the mothers. Work with Skedaddle for humane treatment of bats this winter.
There’s nothing wrong with a colony of bats near your home. These helpful mammals eat many insects that you are glad to see removed from your property. Unfortunately, bats in your home can cause a number of health and safety concerns. Here are some key bat facts and reasons why you need professional wildlife control in Durham:
Bat droppings can be harmful. The most common infection associated with them is histoplasmosis. In severe cases histoplasmosis can lead to long-term lung infection.
Bats have a long reproductive cycle with mating taking place in fall, before hibernation. Fertilization is then delayed until after winter and in Durham Region female bats will not give birth until June.
A hole as small as 6 millimetres in diameter is all that’s necessary to allow bats to enter and roost in your home. These holes are very easy to miss and difficult to fully seal without a professional eye.
During summer female bats will gather in maternity roosts to have and raise their babies, often inside the walls and attics of houses. During this time the males roost alone or in smaller groups by themselves.
During the summer baby season, closing a hole or installing a one-way exit can separate bat pups and mothers, causing the young bats to die in your attic or other areas of your home.