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In popular culture, bats are portrayed as scary, blood-sucking, rabid creatures, and many people dislike them. However, their importance to the ecosystem cannot be overemphasized. Some of which include eating loads of bugs and pollinating flowers. Most bats are nocturnal and will become active after sunset. In establishing a habitat, bats are primarily concerned about where they can sleep during the day or hibernate during winter. Therefore, their roosts are usually in caves, under bridges, and trees. However, they might seek shelter in human structures like chimneys and attics if accessible.
Having a bat problem is quite tricky to deal with, especially if you have a large colony residing. In most states, bats are protected so it is illegal to kill them. Furthermore, bat traps aren’t usually effective. Fortunately, there are other effective means of removing bats. In this article, we’re going to examine the processes involved.
Bat Removal Process
Effective bat removal is dependent on accounting for a variety of factors like the species of bats, size of the colony, number of entry points, and weather. The processes in bat removal include:
1) Full Inspection
A full inspection of the building will help to determine exactly how the bats are gaining access to your property. A full inspection is quite difficult as bats can get in through holes as small as 3/8 of an inch. Bats often get in through high points so ladder work is necessary. The presence of bat droppings on the corner of the roof is an indication that they might be in there.
2) Determine Bat Species and Colony Size
Once their location is pinpointed, identify the species of the bat. This is important as different bat species have different birthing and hibernating seasons. If the colony size is large, removal can be more difficult. This is because not all of them might go out at night. Similarly, if it’s their birthing season, lots of pups (babies) will remain there for as long as two to four months, which is when they can fly.
3) Perform a Full Bat Exclusion
Bat trapping and repellents are not effective. That’s why exclusion is favored. Exclusion is the process of letting bats fly out of the building without having a way to fly back in. This is achieved through one- way exclusion devices. Identifying their current exit holes is challenging because they change it as the season progresses. An exit hole littered with droppings, brown staining, and odor might not be currently active.
Care should be taken when dealing with bats as 25 percent of wild bats are carriers of rabies. Bats infected with rabies are usually unable to fly due to their sickness. Some bats also carry severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Henipavirus. Therefore, success requires adequate experience. Coupled with the legalities surrounding bat removal, it is best to engage the service of a professional bat removal service.
4) Seal Up Entry Points
After exclusion, potential entry points should be sealed to prevent reentry. Most of the sealing is done while the bats are still inside, as only the primary exit hole is left for the bats to escape from. The sealing material is dependent on the type of roof involved. Sealants may be suitable in some areas. In other areas, bolting a metal fascia to the concrete might be the optimal approach.
Bat droppings or guano can get infected with fungi, posing a health hazard. It can also encourage the growth of mold which can potentially cause histoplasmosis in humans. Furthermore, their remnants can attract insects like cockroaches and leave a foul smell. Therefore, it is important to destroy the organic matters and deodorize the infected space through decontamination.