Nuisance bat problems require serious solutions that can only be performed by an authorized professional. However, you can improve the strategies and services of a licensed bat removal company by implementing your own methods of bat control. Continue reading to learn why bat removal and control is not a do-it-yourself job, and what you can do to help keep bats away from your property.
Bats are a wild animal, and although they have been studied and researched for hundreds of years, their wild nature makes them unpredictable. This is one of many reasons why bat removal is only a job for a professional exclusionists. Bats in Michigan are common carriers of deadly and infectious diseases, including Rabies. If provoked, stunned, or cornered, a bat might attack out of self-defense. This is equally likely if a bat is infected or ill. Not only are bat bites painful, they are the most common means of transmitting these dangerous diseases. This is why pet vaccinations are also so vital. Curious dogs and cats are known to pester a lone bat or two.
Legalities and Licenses
Another key reason why bat removal and control is a job for a professional company is the law. You must have the proper licensing and training to perform bat extraction and exclusion services. Furthermore, you must strictly adhere to all local and federal laws that govern wildlife, as well as, operate within all industry accepted best practice, which includes non-lethal methods of animal control. In addition to having the proper permits and licenses, bat removal and control requires professional equipment and resources. A professional bat removal company retains these specialized materials, and can implement safe and humane bat extraction and exclusion without killing or harming animals.
Bat Cleanup and Restoration
Once bats are removed and excluded from a property, there is still a lot more work to be done. That is because bats leave behind unhygienic messes and a load of structural damages. A professional company has the equipment, supplies, training, and resources to safely and responsibly decontaminate and sanitize the affected area, as well as, restore any structural damages caused by roosting. Also, many companies accept insurance claim work for structural damage repair caused by bats. This is another reason why bat removal is not a “DIY” job.
However, here are some things you can do yourself to help get rid of bats:
☑ Install motion lighting.
☑ Install ultrasonic sound machines.
☑ Sprinkle spices around areas with high bat activity (i.e. menthol, peppermint, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, etc.).
☑ Keep ammonia-soaked cotton balls in areas with high bat activity (i.e. attics, crawl spaces, under porches, etc.).
☑ Have your property’s siding, roofing, and foundations inspected for gaps or openings.
☑ Repair torn or broken window screens.