Spring cleaning is a tradition for many families, and right now, many of us have plenty of time on our hands to get it all done. But beware, it is very common to come across some scary stuff; stuff that has been piling up for over a year. One such scary spring cleaning discovery happens to be quite common: bat infestations!
That’s right; bats often find shelter in our attics, garages, and patios, and spend all winter long keeping cozy and reproducing. Come spring, they are often discovered since many people begin to get their outdoor supplies and equipment ready for the warmer seasons ahead. This is bad news for homeowners since bats are dirty, contagious, and destructive.
If you find a bat infestation in your house after a spring cleaning, continue below to learn exactly what you need to do.
Bat in the House
If you have a bat inside the house, whether inside a wall void or flying around the kitchen, your first priority is to separate people and pets from the area the bat is occupying. Once all people and pets are secluded in a room with shut doors and windows, proceed to open all windows and doors in the area closest to the bat. If the bat does not fly out on its own, use a broom with a long handle to gently tap the surface of the wall next to the bat and encourage it to fly out. If the bat still does not move, use a shoe box and thick piece of paper to capture the bat. Then you can transfer the bat outside to an area where it can take flight, at least 3 feet off the ground.
Bats in the Attic
Bats in the attic are not something you want to take on. If you find bats in the attic, your first step is to contact a local Virginia bat abatement company for emergency bat removal service. The longer a bat infestation remains, the worse the damages will be, which results from their nesting habits, as well as their smelly urine and droppings. Needless to say, the more damages, the costlier the repairs. Not only will bats in the attic need to be removed, your attic space will require a certain degree of restoration, such as guano cleanup, sanitizing, parasite fumigation, insulation replacement, and more.
Bat in the Garage
Finding a bat in the garage, whether attached or not, is an easier dilemma to deal with. All you have to do is leave the garage door open for as long as you can. Obviously, you might not want to leave your garage door overnight, or when you are away from home. Eventually, the bat will fly out, but not until nighttime, when they are most active. If you find bats roosting in an outdoor barn or shed, use the same method to encourage them to fly out. Just be sure to shut the door when you see they are gone!
Bats Under the Porch
If you find a bat infestation underneath your porch or deck, your first step is to close off the access to the patio from children and pets. Once the area is secure, you will need to contact a local bat removal company for bat removal and control service. Not only must the bats be removed, certain measures must be taken to ensure they cannot access your porch voids in the future. This requires professional materials like heavy gauge galvanized steel mesh screening, industrial caulking, high-density polyurethane foam, and more.
Virginia Bat Removal and Control Company
Call Virginia Bat Pros at 804-729-9097 for safe and humane bat removal and control at a fair price. Regardless of the size or scope of your bat abatement and cleanup needs, we have the experience and resources necessary to remedy your bat problem in no time at all. Our professionals are focused on safe and effective results, but more importantly, our client’s complete satisfaction. Contact us anytime for free estimates, advice, and assistance.