Bats give birth in late spring and early summer. Their pups need a safe place to live when they’re young and not yet able to fly. Mothers often seek shelter inside attics because they are warm and safe places. Bats can leave behind waste and can carry rabies, which is why homeowners who discover bats in their attic are usually eager to get them out as soon as possible.
Think Before You Act
If you have recently discovered that bats are living in your attic, your first inclination may be to get rid of them right away and seal off any gaps to keep bats from getting back in. It’s not that simple, however.
If you seal off your attic before the pups can fly, they will get trapped inside. Pups can die without their mother. If that happens, you will have to deal with decomposition and the foul odor associated with it. Pups that are trapped might try to escape and wind up in your living areas, where they can cause damage and possibly bite someone. A mother bat might damage your house frantically looking for a way to get back to her pups.
Exclude Bats at the Right Time
You need to wait for the appropriate time to act to prevent a future bat problem. Around the middle of August, bats look for a place to live during the winter. That’s the best time to seal off entry points. A one-way door can allow the bats to leave your attic on their own and prevent them from returning.
Before that, stand outside your home at night so you can observe the bats as they come and go. That will give you an opportunity to see exactly where their entry points are. Then, once the bats have left, you’ll be able to seal off those gaps and keep other bats from getting into your attic in the future.
Get Professional Help Dealing with Bats at Your Connecticut Home
If you need help excluding bats with a one-way door or finding and sealing off the entry points that they used to get into your attic, contact Anderson Wildlife Control. Our team of highly trained and experienced professionals knows the best ways to handle a bat problem.
We can figure out how bats got into your house and seal off their entry points so you won’t have to worry about a repeat of the same problem next year. Contact us today to learn more or to get an estimate for our services.