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 as they are the only species that can truly fly. These animals also serve very important functions in our ecosystems, gobbling up insects, pollinating plants and dispersing seeds. Despite these fascinating and beneficial characteristics, many people have a deep-seated fear of bats.
Unfortunately, a few bat species have figured out that attics provide a perfect location for roosting. These bats don’t realize that they constitute a threat to human health and shouldn’t be there. Skedaddle’s humane removal techniques in Whitchurch-Stouffville are safe for both the bats and your family. Once we’ve cleared and cleaned up your attic, we take measures to ensure bats don’t make their way back in.
Of the eight bat species that call Ontario home, only three are likely to set up residence in yours. The big and little brown bats and the northern long-eared myotis bats are all fond of the shelter human structures provide. These flying mammals seek out locations that maintain a consistently cool temperature and protect them from their natural predators. In our attics, they get both.
All bats are protected species. Provincial and national law forbids owning, harming or killing any bat, even if you discover one in your living quarters. Though they are not aggressive, bats may bite when they feel threatened or if they are sick. They are potential rabies carriers, and their feces and urine can transmit other pathogens to humans and pets. It is always best to enlist the help of Skedaddle’s technicians for safe and humane removal, whether it’s a single bat in your living room or a colony roost in your attic.
Bats are more efficient in flight than birds, as the structure of their wings gives them excellent maneuverability in the air.
Bat can’t lift off from a perched position. Instead, they have to drop from a surface before they can lift into the air. Hanging upside down, then, gives them an advantage when they need to take off quickly!
White-nosed syndrome is a deadly disease that was first identified in 1994. It is caused by a fungus that grows in caves and abandoned mines. Bats that sleep in these locations are dying from the disease in alarming numbers. Thus far, it has claimed approximately 6.7 bat lives.
All of Ontario’s bats are insectivores. A single bat can eat 1,000 insects an hour on a nightly feeding flight. Think of all the mosquito bites bats save you from!