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BAT REMOVAL PROCESS

ASSESS AND REMOVE

Assess and Remove

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.

clear and clean

Clear and Clean

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.

PREVENT AND PROTECT

Prevent and Protect

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.

 


WHAT OUR THORNHILL CLIENTS SAY:

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!

Julie Riegert

Bats in Thornhill

A bat’s wing is arguably its most unique feature. Yet, the reason many people fear bats has to do with their wings. The form of the wing makes bats better at moving through the air than on solid ground. Though people often think bats look creepy when they walk, it is just awkward for them to manage this task gracefully. It also doesn’t help that the appendage is made from a thin membrane that makes it easy to see the bones underneath, giving the wings a skeletal appearance!

Bats are fascinating animals once you begin to learn more about them. The time to understand them better, however, is not when you have a colony residing in your attic! It is important to know that they are protected species. It is illegal to harm or kill them even when they are in your home. At Skedaddle, our technicians in Thornhill are experts in humane bat removal. We take into consideration a colony’s life cycle stage before we take measures to remove them, ensuring adults and pups are kept safe in the process.

Though there are eight bat species in Ontario, they don’t all reside within our region. The big and little brown bats, along with the northern long-eared myotis bat, are the only three that are typically found in urban environments. These species have all adapted to the presence of people and have discovered that man-made structures can make great roosting spaces. If you have bats in your home, it is likely one of these three.

Bats like to find shelters where they can sleep in peace and comfort. Attics provide them with the consistent temperatures they prefer, as well as the protection from predators they need. Unfortunately, the presence of resident bats can create potential health hazards for homeowners in Thornhill. They can carry rabies and other diseases. Attempting removal on your own is not recommended, for your safety and theirs.

Bat Facts

FACT:

Bats do not have aggressive tendencies. A healthy bat will seldom bite a person or pet unless it feels threatened. If you discover a single bat has inadvertently entered your living space, it is best to contact professionals who know how to handle the situation safely.

FACT:

All bats sleep upside down, but some prefer to hang from the branches of a tree, while others go for cave walls or attic beams.

FACT:

Ontario bats are all insectivores. Their presence helps protect farmers’ crops from pest damage and the rest of us from more mosquito bites!

FACT:

Though these animals use echolocation to track and catch their dinner, they are not blind. A bat’s vision is as good as ours.

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