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Q: Do repellents work to get rid of bats?
A: No, repellents don't work. Read more about why bat repellent does not work here.
Q: Can I use poison to kill bats?
A: NO. It is illegal and inhumane. You can read more about why bat poison is a bad idea here.
Q: Can I trap the bats in some sort of bat trap ?
A: No. You can't move bats, because they migrate hundreds of miles back to their own nest. And it's unlawful for you to kill them. The bat traps that are available are troublesome and don't work very well, so they lead to unsuccessful jobs. Find out more about bat trapping here.
Q: Can I prevent bats from getting into my house?
A: Of course! Close up all holes, cracks and entry points into your own home. Pay particular attention to the attic: structures planks, gable grills, dormer attracts, soffit eave holes, and so on. Bats cannot chew, so polyurethane or caulk sealant work great! If you have evidence of chewing, you may have rats in addition to bats in your attic, and should contact a Rat Removal service as well, or a company that does both. Learn more about bat prevention here.
Q: Should I perform the exclusion during the night?
A: No; not all bats exit at the same time . Bats usually go out in shifts all night long, so closing access points during this time will not close off access to every single bat.
Q: Why do bats like my attic ?
A: Attics are warm, dry and safe places from predators. Because attics are so high up, they make entry to and exit from your attic easy when ying.
Q: What types of bats live in attics ?
A: There are 45 different species of bats in the US, and only a few choose to live in attics. They are the Big Brown Bats, Little Brown Bats, and Mexican Free Tail Bats.
Q: What sorts of problems do bats cause in home ?
A: The main problem that bats cause is that they leave poop and pee all over your attic. Over a few years, your attic will be full of bat guano! It smells bad, it corrodes wood and drywall, and it will develop mold. You will need to contact a service that handles similar wildlife control problems, like Raccoon Removal, to properly sanitize and exclude your bats. Read more about bat guano, aka bat feces here.
Q: What if I find bats in my chimney ?
A: If you have bats living inside of your chimney, DO NOT start a fire ; burning up bats will only ood your home with burned bats. Find out more about bats inside the chimney and bat removal here.
Q: When is the maternity season and why are bats protected during this time?
A: It is most likely that the bats in your attic are females--we refer to them as the maternal colony and they use your attic as a safe place to give birth and raise their young. Usually the male bats live outside of the home. Females give birth to just one bat per year and also raise them for a few months, from April to August. Read more about bat maternity season from a Wildlife Control specialist here.
Q: Can I lure bats into a bat house?
A: Bats are hard to lure and don't always want to move to a bat house. They must locate and adopt your bat house on their own. If you still want to learn how to build one, by reading more about bat houses here.
Q: Will I get rabies?
A: Bats do carry rabies. Though all warm-blooded mammals can have rabies, humans are more vulnerable to them. The number of rabies attacks in the US is low, however always be cautious around wild animals including bats. Find out more about bats and rabies here. For professional Wildlife Removal Services, call a reliable wildlife removal company like Centurian.