Bats look for warm places to live and frequently choose the attics of houses. They live in large colonies that often include hundreds of bats. They leave behind urine and guano, or droppings, that can cause damage to a house, a foul odor, and possibly even health problems in humans.
Bats Need to Be Excluded from an Attic
If you have bats living in the attic of your Connecticut home, you should not try to kill or poison them because that is illegal. Repellents are also generally ineffective when used to get rid of bats. The most effective and humane way to deal with a bat problem is with a live exclusion. This needs to be done carefully and precisely. You should trust professionals like Anderson Wildlife Control
How a Bat Exclusion Works
We will start off by inspecting your house to figure out how the bats are getting into your attic, which species they are, and how extensive the damage is. It is important to know the species of bats you have because that will affect the way we do the exclusion. We will need to use different strategies for bats of different sizes with different behaviors and birthing seasons.
The bats are probably using several entry points to get into your attic. Bats can squeeze in through tiny openings as small as ½ inch. We will need to find all of those areas so they can be sealed off. We will seal off the non-primary entry points first and then use a device to exclude the bats and keep them from returning through the primary entry point.
We will install a one-way exclusion device on the primary entry/exit point. Depending on the design of your house, we may decide to use netting, screening, a funnel, or a cone. An exclusion device will allow the bats to fly out but will prevent them from flying back in. It is critical to place the exclusion device exactly right for it to work correctly.
After all of the bats have been excluded from your attic, we will seal off the entry hole where we placed the exclusion device. Bats will remember that they once lived in your attic and may try to get back in for a long time. This is why it is essential to seal off all of the entry points.
Your attic will need to be cleaned to remove the urine and guano the bats left behind. It may be necessary to vacuum the attic, replace insulation, and fog the attic with an enzyme cleaner.
Call Anderson Wildlife Control to Get an Estimate for Bat Exclusion
If you have bats in your attic, call Anderson Wildlife Control right away to have them excluded. If you wait, you could be left with an attic filled with urine and guano that could affect your health. Anderson Wildlife Control will use humane and effective methods to exclude bats from the attic of your Connecticut home and keep them from coming back. Contact us today for an estimate.