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Wildlife Removal, Inc.

 

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Bats

Your home doesn’t necessarily have to look like 1313 Mockingbird Lane for bats to invade your living space.  Because no home is completely sealed, these creatures can often find their way into even the newest most well maintained houses.  

In the case of a bat infestation, our technicians will successfully and humanely remove the creatures from your home. Bats are mammals like we are, and any poison used on them can affect the occupants of the house. Additionally, bats are so important for controlling insects that it would be the wrong approach to kill off this natural form of pest control. Rather than killing the bats living in your attic, NY-NJ Wildlife Removal will remove and get rid of them by excluding them. It is a safe and permanent solution and you won't have bat bodies rotting in your rafters.

Exclusions can only be performed certain times of the year and because bat colonies can be extensive, eradicating these creatures can take several days. NY-NJ Wildlife Removal technicians are experienced and knowledgeable to know exactly when the pups have been weaned and are able to leave the roost on their own. You do not want to seal young animals inside a structure where they would die and lead to further health problems for you.

Bats, for the most part, are quite small, and can squeeze through an opening 1" x 5/8". Attics and walls provide good roost sites and bats often can enter these areas where the sides of a house meet the roof or chimney. If an entry has been used for any length of time, it becomes stained and easier to identify. Our technicians will identify all entry points and seal all but one; build a one-way flap-valve to create a one-way door, the bats will be able to leave, but not re-enter.  Within a few days, the bats will have left for food but will be unable to return as the entry points will be sealed.  If baby bats are present, they will be humanely removed and relocated.  Because diseases, parasites and maggots can be spread from the larvae in bat droppings, extensive sanitation measures will be taken.  After cleaning up the infected areas, our professionals will refurbish the damaged regions and also eliminate potential entry points in an effort to avoid future infestations.  

Unlike rodents, bats do not make nests nor can they gnaw, so they do not physically harm your home. If they roost in a home long enough, however, large amounts of guano or urine can build up. This can be a nuisance and, in the eastern U.S. where histoplasmosis is commonly found in bird and mammal droppings, a health hazard.

Bats living in attics are usually maternity colonies. The females may put up with just about anything to keep a good roost and protect their babies, including noise, light and strong smells. Bats are actually able to put up with smells so strong that humans must wear protective masks.

We at NY-NJ Wildlife Removal advise that if you find you have been invaded by bats, please do not attempt  to get rid of them yourself. You must call a professional.  One of the "cures", inexperienced trappers and exterminators might use is moth balls, please remember, moth balls have been found to be a carcinogen and dangerous to the people living in the house.

For a complete inspection and evaluation please contact us and we will be happy to make an appointment at your conveinence.

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