If you have a home with an attic in New England, chances are good that you’ve played host to at least a bat or two once upon a time. You may have even seen or heard evidence of them (squeaking and rustling during the day, since they’re nocturnal).
Winter Months and Bats
You may find you’re more likely to accumulate bats in the cold weather of autumn or winter, since the bats are likely looking for a cozy place to sleep, and your warm, dry attic is ideal. They may even be raising a family in your attic!
If they stick around for the long-term, however, you could be in a bit of trouble. Bat droppings are smelly, and – being rodents – they’re fond of chewing on things, including wires and insulation. Any kind of infestation in your attic can present health and safety issues.
How Are the Bats Getting In?
There are a lot of ways bats can get into your home. They can squeeze into any cracks or openings in your roof. They also might fly in through unscreened doors and windows left cracked open. Often, they’ll come in through your chimney or roof vent. Essentially, any opening in your home, even the small ones, is a potential entryway for bats.
Don’t Try and “Do It Yourself” with Bat Removal
So you’ve determined there are bats in your attic. Now what? It’s not a good idea to try to remove them yourself. While the risk of rabies is small, it’s not non-existent. Additionally, if you’re inexperienced, you risk harming the bats and or even causing accidental damage to your property. It’s time to call a professional wildlife removal service such as Anderson Wildlife, LLC. We’ll come up with a plan to safely capture the bats and release them, and ensure they stay out of your home, all with no damage to your property.
As a professional pest removal company, Anderson Wildlife uses green methods for the removal of bats and other wildlife, eliminating any use of poisons, pesticides, or chemicals. Animals are relocated humanely, and we’ll also repair any damage to your home or business and block entrances so the bats (or squirrels, or mice) can’t re-enter your home. Call 203-758-0555 or visit us online for a free quote.