If you’ve noticed bats in your chimney, you should know that the situation isn’t as catastrophic as it seems. Bats often move into chimneys because they provide all of the conditions they need for safe roosting. They’re tall, dark, and cool, which makes them a perfect home for a colony to settle in and female bats to give birth to their babies. The height of the chimneys makes it easy for bats to come in and out, which is an added benefit due to the ease of access.
If you have a colony of bats on your property, you’re probably wondering why and how it happened. Bats would normally live in their natural habitats, such as caves, hollowed tree trunks and tree tops. Due to many factors like wildfires and urban development, bat’s natural habitats can get disturbed, or even destroyed. When this happens, they’ll migrate to the nearest safe shelter, which in some cases, could be your home.
Attics and wall cavities are the most common areas of a home that bats congregate in. These spaces provide safety from predators, and shelter from the elements. They also act as an excellent location for mother bats to raise their newborn babies. If you have bats living inside your home during the months of April and May, it is much more likely that baby bats are present. Mothers will exit your home at night to search for food, and return to their colony to stay safe throughout the day.
There are a number of ways to tell there’s a bat infestation going on in your home, one of the obvious examples is seeing the bats or finding the traces of bat feces. You’ll most likely see them fly out in dusk, which is the time they go out to feed and drink water. The presence of bats in your chimney is a sure sign that you will need the help of a professional pest control company, as trying to remove them on your own could be quite risky. Here are some of the reasons why you need expert bat removal, and why you shouldn’t try to remove bats on your own:
Skedaddle’s team of certified technicians possess the knowledge and skill to drive bats away from your home. They will examine all areas of your home, including the chimney, for bat activity and determine the severity of the damage should you have bats in the house. Next, they’ll wait for all of the bats to leave the area before sealing all possible points of entry into your home. After the exclusion, you’ll need a professional to disinfect the area and make any necessary repairs to the chimney so that it will be safe for you to use again. Expert bat control is the only right way to keep the bats away from your chimney. Only experts possess the skills to install proper safety methods such as screens and bat houses, as well as to detect possible entry points and suggest the right improvements. Contact us today to schedule a property assessment or call 1-888-592-0387.