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.
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Contrary to urban legend, bats will not suck your blood. In fact, they are rather gentle mammals who almost never bite a human unless they are scared. People who attempt to capture a bat without the proper skills and training are at risk of receiving a bite. Otherwise, a healthy bat is more likely to stay out of the way. Bats do carry rabies, so approaching a bat that is on the ground in daylight hours is a particularly bad idea! If you find a grounded bat outdoors or have a bat in your home, it is important to seek assistance for removal. Skedaddle’s technicians in York understand bat behaviour and biology, and they have the expertise and experience to remove them safely and humanely.
York residents taking a walk after dark might look up and see the unmistakable flitting of bats in flight. These winged mammals feed during the nighttime hours, and all of the bats in our region make a feast out of insects. There are eight species that call Ontario home for at least part of the year. Three tree-dwelling species migrate, while the remaining five stick around all year, hibernating during the winter in mines, caves and people’s attics.
There are only three types of bats that make a habit of roosting in human-made structures. The big brown bat, little brown bat and northern long-eared myotis bat all regularly reside in home attics in urban areas. At Skedaddle, we make sure that the entire colony is removed when it is safe to do so. We also find all potential entry points and seal them off to ensure bats can’t gain entry again in the future.
Bats have the distinction of being the only flying mammal. They are more efficient flyers and have greater maneuverability than birds.
Cave- and mine-dwelling bats are under severe threat due to white-nose syndrome, a fatal disease caused by a fungus that has killed approximately 6.7 million bats since the disease was first identified in 2006.
Females give birth to one or two pups per litter and typically only have one litter per year. A mother bat may eat up to 4,000 insects in a night in order to feed her young.
Some bats can live a long time, with life spans of more than 30 years in the wild. Bats in captivity can live longer than that.
The fastest bat species on the planet can fly at speeds reaching more than 160 kilometres per hour.