When you live in Menomonee Falls, dealing with mosquitos is a part of life. Luckily, residents of Wisconsin have a secret weapon in the war against these biting menaces: bats. Each of these furry, flying, insect-eating machines can eat thousands of mosquitoes per night, making them a welcome sight as they fly overhead on summer evenings.
But no matter how much residents may appreciate bats’ free pesticide services, no homeowners want bats inside their houses. Here is how Skedaddle technician Kara Ericson performed bat removal in Milwaukee when she discovered bats roosting inside the fascia of one Menomonee Falls home.
Attic Noises Prompt a Call for Bat Removal Services
Kara received a call from homeowners concerned about mysterious noises coming from their attic. In a village with as much green space as Menomonee Falls, Kara knew there were several possible culprits, including raccoons, squirrels, birds, or bats.
One benefit of calling in professionals for wildlife control in Milwaukee is that our employees have the equipment and training the average homeowner does not have access to. When Kara showed up to discover the source of the sounds, she brought tall ladders with her so that she could reach the high points of the home. And like all Skedaddle technicians, she was well-trained in roof and ladder safety.
A Picture Tells a Thousand Words
Kara found evidence that the family would need bat removal. Invisible to anyone on the ground, the clues she saw were small gaps in the corners of the fascia running along the roof’s bottom edges. The sides of these openings were a darker color than the rest of the fascia. This was because the oils in bat fur had stained them as the bats squeezed in and out each night.
Kara snapped pictures of the openings and shared the images with the surprised homeowners. They had not noticed any gaps or discoloration on the outside of their house and never would have suspected that bats were entering their attic that way. Photos such as these show how hard it can be to spot bats without the help of professionals.
Wisconsin Laws Make Bat Removal Tricky
Wisconsin homeowners who are wondering how to get rid of bats should educate themselves about state laws. Regulations exist to protect bat species whose populations have been declining over the past decade. While these laws can be inconvenient, following them is a way to ensure bats will continue to provide their insect-killing services in the future.
Kara had a good understanding of state laws and explained to the homeowners that excluding bats during their breeding season can result in a hefty fine. It can also result in more bat troubles if baby bats become trapped inside the attic and die without their mothers. When you hire experts for bat removal in Milwaukee, you know you are doing the right thing ethically and legally.
Home Maintenance Keeps Animals Out
By most standards, the Menomonee Falls family had a well-kept property. But as Kara’s pictures revealed, it was not bat-proof. Keeping wildlife out of your home requires the attention to detail that our technicians possess. It also requires a willingness to follow through with our exclusion services. This is the only way to prevent wildlife from entering in the future.
Scheduling a home assessment with a Skedaddle technician means we will evaluate your home and property for potential problems with animals of all kinds, not just the ones that are presently invading. We will look for on your home from top to bottom and suggest ways to make the rest of your property less appealing to wildlife.
Kara installed one-way doors on most of the openings so that the bats could leave safely but not re-enter through the fascia. Once the breeding season is over and the baby bats can fly well enough to accompany their parents, Kara will return to begin Skedaddle’s prevent and protect process. These final steps will seal off the attic from bats for good.
Trust Skedaddle for Humane and Legal Bat Removal in Milwaukee
Kara worked with the homeowners, showing them the pictures she took, answering all questions, and giving them peace of mind. Installing one-way doors ensures the bats and their babies will find a more suitable home in time for winter hibernation. Kara will then return to clean up the mess by disinfecting and deodorizing the attic and replacing any soiled insulation.
Kara is one of our many friendly and highly-trained technicians serving Menomonee Falls and the surrounding region. You can expect this same level of service when you call us, regardless of where animals are entering your home or how long they have been living there.
Don’t risk breaking the law and making your situation worse by trying to remove bats on your own. Contact Skedaddle for humane bat removal services by phone.