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.
When I called to book an inspection, I was given a quick booking time. James M came within the window of time, called ahead and was professional upon arrival. He was able to assess the property and give me a plan of action! He was able to provide great solutions to the problem! I would recommend!
Bats are unique among mammals. They are the only one that can truly fly. They have more maneuverability in the air than birds due to the structure of their wings, but they can’t lift off from standing position. Instead, they have to drop down before they can take off. This makes sleeping dangled upside down from a surface a functional evolutionary trait. Despite these rather fascinating bat facts, many people are inherently terrified of these shy creatures, but we need these animals in our ecosystems.
Removing a single bat or a bat colony requires specialized knowledge and skills. The technicians at Skedaddle Richmond Hill understand bat behaviour and biology. They assess each situation individually, considering where the bats are in their life cycle before removal. Once these bats are safely relocated to a suitable environment, they clean and clear your home of contaminants. Our job is not complete until we identify the entry points that allow bats access and seal them off to prevent future incursions.
The three species of bats that Richmond Hill residents are most likely to see are the big and little brown bats and the northern long-eared myotis bat. These species are commonly found in urban areas, and they are the ones that frequently make their roosts inside human-made structures.
Without bats, there would be far fewer plants and flowers, and you would have to do without bananas. They also do a lot to keep insect populations in check. However, none of us needs a colony of bats in our attic, walls or chimney. Bat guano has a distinctively pungent odour that arguably rivals a skunk’s spray. It also is the medium through which a fungal disease called histoplasmosis is spread. Bats do transmit rabies, so if there are sick bats in the colony, there is a risk to the people and pets inside the home. Removing bats requires the expertise of professionals who are trained and certified in humane removal techniques.
All of Ontario’s bats are insect eaters. On a nightly feeding flight, a single bat consumes up to 1,000 insects an hour!
The bats that make their home in our province all hibernate during the winter months, though there are three species that head south before winter sets in.
A deadly disease called white-nose syndrome is killing off bats at an alarming rate. Since it was identified in 2004, approximately 6.7 bats have died from the disease.
Ontario’s eight bat species roost in caves, abandoned mines trees and homes.