The final step in Skedaddle’s removal process is to protect your home from future bat invasions. Since bats have adapted to find shelter in urban environments, there is always a possibility that they or other bat colonies will return to your home in search of shelter if nothing stands in their way. For the most effective bat removal, our technicians will ensure that your home is secured from future invasions by preventing their ability to reenter.
Using our specially designed wildlife exclusion sealant and heavy-gauge galvanized steel screening, our technicians will secure all the entry points used, as well as potential future entry points. With over 30 years of experience keeping bats out, we can give you a lifetime warranty that you and your home are secure from future bat intrusions .
Where Are Bats Entering Your Home?
First our technicians will examine all the openings used by bats to enter your home, and identify any other small cracks or holes they could fit through. Bats can squeeze through any hole as small as a dime, and are usually found gaining access through gaps and openings they find along the roofline. Due to their small size, a thorough assessment of your home’s exterior must be completed to ensure there is no way for the bats to re-enter.
Some of the more common points of entry for bats are:
- The gap where an exterior brick wall meets the soffit overhang.
- Openings around flashing, siding and shingles.
- Gaps and openings around chimneys.
- Roof, soffit and wall vents.
How We Prevent Future Bat Entry
After we have assessed all entry points that have been used, or could be used in the future, our technicians will then begin the process of sealing them. It is important that every single hole or crack is sealed, otherwise the bats could find their way back inside. Our technicians’ deep knowledge and understanding of bat behaviour plays a critical role in identifying where and what to look for when it comes to keeping bats out. We do a very thorough exterior inspection of your home to ensure that every single hole, gap or crack that bats can squeeze through is sealed.
For openings that cannot be sealed shut, such as vents, our technicians install a ¼ inch galvanized steel mesh screen that prevents bat entry while also allowing the vents to function properly. The steel material will endure through all weather conditions, and protect your home from unwanted bat visitors. Our technicians know how to neatly install our screens to ensure an aesthetically pleasing look on your home that is not obtrusive.
Trust Professional Bat Exclusion
It can be dangerous to access those hard to reach places of your home that bats love so much. Our technicians have certified roof, ladder and elevated work platform training to safely reach these areas, and come equipped with harnesses and boom lifts to access those particularly high places. Without the proper equipment and training, you risk seriously injuring yourself. The only way to maintain your safety and protect your home from future invasions is to call in the professionals. Once our technicians have finished installing all protective measures, we can offer you a lifetime guarantee so that you won’t have to worry about any bats making their way inside your home again.