If you have bats inside your attic, one of your first thoughts may be to attempt a DIY solution to get rid of the problem quickly. When it comes to bat removals however, there is simply no easy fix, and most DIY suggestions place you and the bats at risk. After over 30 years completing bat removals, we have seen every DIY attempt. Listed below are some of the most common DIY methods, and why they do not stand the test of time.
Bright lights are not guaranteed to make the bats leave your home. Shining a bright light can actually attract the bat even more and confuse it when trying to escape from your house. You are better off reducing the glare of the lights so that the bat can see well enough to escape without frightening it.
These are not effective in eliminating bats, especially to mother bats that need safe shelter for their young. They will put up with anything just to maintain their colonies. For the determined mother bat, no amount of noise and mothballs can make them leave their safe haven.
These bats can’t be easily tricked to vacate their safe nest inside your home and transfer to unfamiliar shelter. Once they find a shelter good enough to house them, they can’t be easily swayed to leave. If they actually transfer to the bat house you installed, you will have another problem on your hands, which is liability. If the bats multiply in the new shelter and take up residence in your neighbors’ houses, then you are the one responsible in case of bat-related injuries and mess.
These include sealing the home during winter assuming the bats have left for winter, or sealing the home during the birthing season and locking babies in. Sealing the home at night assuming all bats have left or sealing only the current entry areas and ignoring potential entry points (bats will always find new areas) will not work too.
Skedaddle’s three step process ensures the safe removal of all bats and their babies. Once all the bats have left the property, technicians roll up their sleeves and go to work cleaning all the guano and damage bats leave behind. Using a liquid bacteria digester any reminined bacteria or scents that would attract other wildlife are removed completely.
For the last step of the process, galvanized steel screens will be installed over every entry point bats may use to access your homeThese screens prevent them from getting back inside in the future. If you have bats on your property contact us or call 1-888-592-0387.