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.
Bats are small mammals that possess the ability to fly. They emit sound waves from the mouth or nose that bounce off objects producing echoes used to locate insects and traverse their environment. They are vital to the ecosystem for insect control and plant pollination. Many bat species are endangered and protected by law due to the threat of extinction. Because of these protections, bat removal must be done at certain times of year to preserve families. Bats carry the rabies virus, so it’s a good idea to seek bat removal services in Montreal when they take up residence.
Bats like to roost in attics during winter months because of the need for safe, undisturbed shelter. Dropping temperatures deplete their food source: flying insects. Bats use a great deal of energy as they move around in search of food, so cold weather and fewer insects mean they must hibernate to survive. Hibernation slows their metabolism and decreases their body temperature which conserves fat stores.
Bats arouse at times throughout winter to stretch their muscles and rehydrate. If there is a bat colony in your attic you could hear scratching, scuffling or squeaking noises. Don’t use DIY methods to remove bats. This could cause injury to you and the animals. Skedaddle will assess the situation and make a plan to safely remove the entire bat colony. Our specialists are well-trained in bat behaviour and biology, so we know when it’s safe to remove a colony. We use proven wildlife control techniques to protect animals and our customers.
Bats are fascinating animals that are under increased threat from disease, climate change and human encroachment. A number of governments and groups are dedicated to the preservation and protection of bats. They are unique mammals that use echolocation to navigate the environment and to find prey. They serve an important role helping to control insect populations. A single bat can eat up to 12,000 insects in one night. Bats dwell in dark, secluded spaces and for this reason an attic is perfect for their resting time.
Bats in Quebec rely on flying insects for their food. When insect populations dwindle in the fall bats head into hibernation.
One the greatest threats to bats is white-nose syndrome, named for a fungus that grows on the noses and wings of bats. It has decimated bat populations killing as many as 6.5 millions bats and endangering a number of species in North America, including Quebec.
“When active a bat’s heart rate ranges between 400 and 1000 beats per
minute. During hibernation the heart rate is reduced to less than 25 beats per minute to help conserve energy. ”
Bats are the only mammal that flies. Their flexible skin and joints make them capable fliers.
While little brown bats will very often migrate from their summer roosts in walls and attics to caves and abandoned mines for winter, big brown bats are more likely to roost inside homes and buildings year round.
Bats in your attic are not good houseguests. Their guano (waste droppings) poses a serious health risk to humans. They are shy creatures and don’t want to interact with people, but it is important to humanely remove them from your home for safety reasons.