Bats are just like every other mammal in terms of likes and dislikes. There are several things that bats find quite enjoyable, and several others they stay far away from. If you are noticing an increase in nuisance bat activity around your property, you can try a safe and humane approach using simple, around-the-house spices and other ingredients.
Continue reading to review a list of spices and scents that bats absolutely detest, and how to use them for bat proofing around the property.
Below are some spices and scents that drive bats crazy! Use them in combination with water to create a solution that can be sprayed around your yard and house in order to keep bats at bay. They will work in powdered form, or as oils, liquids, and extracts.
Spices and Scents That Bats Hate:
✅ Cayenne Pepper
✅ Black Pepper
✅ Chili Pepper
✅ Tabasco® Sauce
✅ Moth Balls
How to Make Homemade Bat Repellent
You will need a clean plastic spray bottle, water, and your choice of household ingredients from the items listed above. Once you have all your materials gathered, combine clean water with a moderate amount of each ingredient and transfer it to a spray bottle. Then simply spray the perimeter of your lawn with the solution, or in areas where you have noticed increased bat activity. After each rainfall, reapply until the bats decide your home is not a comfortable spot to hang out.
Special Note: If you are using hot sauce, be careful spraying the solution in areas where your pets hang out. It can be harmful to their eyes, mouth, nose, and throat.
Important Reminder About Bat Control
Keep in mind that you should never, under any circumstances whatsoever, attempt to touch, trap, harm, or kill a bat. This solution is the safest way you can get rid of bats all on your own, and without harming yourself, your pets, the bats, or the surrounding the environment.