Bats often look for shelter and warmth inside houses. They can enter through small holes and cracks and may live in groups in attics, between walls, and in other out-of-the way locations. If you have reason to believe that bats are living in your attic, take action immediately.
Signs That There Are Bats in Your Attic
If you enter your attic and are overwhelmed by the smell of urine or feces, a group of bats may be responsible. They may leave waste behind in one area, or it may be spread over walls and insulation.
You may also hear bats moving. If you notice scratching or squeaking noises, there may be a colony of bats upstairs. Since bats are nocturnal, you’re most likely to hear sounds at night.
What to Do about Bats in Your Attic
If you believe that bats have moved into your house, it’s important to work quickly to get them out. Bats can cause property damage, and their urine and droppings can also spread diseases that can endanger human health. In addition, bats can carry rabies, which can be transmitted to humans and pets through a bite.
Don’t try to take matters into your own hands. If you don’t know how to get rid of bats safely, you can get injured. If you get bitten, you may contract rabies. Leave the job to professionals who know what they’re doing.
How Anderson Wildlife Control Can Help You
We have a team of experts who know how to exclude bats from homes to minimize the risk of injury to people and animals. We can use one-way exclusion devices to allow bats to leave the attic and prevent them from returning. Once all the bats have left and are unable to reenter, the attic will need to be cleaned to remove waste and prevent the spread of disease.
Our team can identify the entry points that the bats used to get into your attic and seal them off. This step is critical since bats are creatures of habit that will return to the same areas over and over, as long as they are able to do so. Blocking the entry points will help you avoid facing the same problem in the future.
Bat exclusion can only be done at certain times because it is unlawful to exclude bats during the summer maternity season. If you have a bat problem, contact Anderson Wildlife Control so we can take care of it as soon as possible.