FAQS About Virginia Bat Control

Are bats becoming a bother around your property or business? Have you recently discovered a bat infestation in your house? Do you suspect that you have bats in the attic at this very moment? If so, you are likely filled with all sorts of questions and concerns.  But before you contact a wildlife control specialist, continue reading to review the answers to some of the most common questions people have about bat removal and control. This can help you understand what to expect, and help you make the best decisions regarding your property’s wildlife protection needs.

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FAQS About Nuisance Bats and Bat Removal

Are Bats Blind?

Microchiroptera, or microbats, use echolocation to help hunt their prey and navigate around in the dark; however, they are not blind. In fact, microbats can see quite well (and hear quite well), but they use their Echolocating abilities to navigate their course, as well as dart and dash for prey at a more precise rate. Megabats, or fruit bats, do not have Echo-locating abilities. They have big eyes and great vision, so they have no need for echolocation.

Will a Bat Attack Me or My Pet?

Due to movies and television, many people fear that bats will attack or bite them. The truth is, they CAN if they want to, but most often, they WON’T. Bats are more afraid of us than we are of them, and it is very unlikely for bats to attack a person or other animal. However, there are exceptions. Bats that are ill, injured, mothering, and/or aggravated, may defend themselves upon provocation by biting or scratching. If you have a bat in the house, simply leave it alone to avoid any trouble. If you give it space and let the professionals take it from there, you should not be at risk of a bat bite or attack.

Can I Trap a Bat?

Most states forbid anyone from harming, trapping, or killing bats without the proper permits. Bats are a vital part of our Eco-system; they should never be exterminated unless they are infected with a fatal or infectious disease, or injured beyond the point of rehabilitation. Only licensed wildlife rescue organizations have the resources and permissions to put a sick or injured bat down. Never attempt to touch, trap, harm, or kill bats. Not only is it likely illegal in your state, but it is also highly unethical and inhumane.

What Do I Do if I Find a Bat in the House?

If you discover a lone bat in your house, your first step should be to isolate it from the rest of the family and your pets. This means closing off the room it is in, but leaving open a window for an exit point. For example, if you find a bat in your bathroom, shut the bathroom door so that it cannot move to other areas of the home, but leave the bathroom window open so the bat can let itself out. Wait 12 hours for the bat to leave. If it is still there, contact a licensed bat removal and control company. If you discover a bat colony living in your home, or suspect that you might have bats in the attic, contact a licensed bat removal and control company for professional inspection and service.

How Do I Get Rid of Bats in the Attic?

If you have bats in the attic, you need emergency bat removal service. A state-licensed Virginia bat removal professional will implement proven methodologies and innovative technologies to extract bats and prevent their return. Once you are finished with bat removal and control service, it is important for you to maintain the safety and security of your home or business by keeping it sealed up and protected against animal intrusions. An annual bat control inspection will ensure this for you.

Do you have a nuisance bat problem around your house or building? Contact Virginia Bat Pros at 804-729-9097 for prompt and professional bat removal and control you can afford. We serve residential and commercial clients.

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Fantastic Bat Facts for Kids!

Children shouldn’t be afraid of bats! Bats serve a highly valuable ecological importance in our surrounding environments, and positive contribution to our local economies. So, don’t let kids be afraid of bats; instead, help get them on the same team by eliminating their fears and anxieties forever.

Start with these fascinating bat facts just for kids!

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🦇 There are over 1000 different bat species.

🦇 Bats are mammals.

🦇 Bats are the only mammal that can fly. Other mammals just soar, float, or drift on air currents.

🦇 Bats are nocturnal, which means they are awake and active between sunset and sunrise, while you are asleep.

🦇 Bats can to be 20 year old and older.

🦇 The smallest species of bat is called the Kitti’s Hog-Nosed bat, and it is about the size of a bumblebee!

🦇 The largest species of bat are called Flying Foxes, and they can get as big as a bicycle!

🦇 Bats are not blind! But they do use a sonar skill called echolocation to improve their flying and hunting accuracy.

🦇 Mother bats give birth to one single baby each year. Baby bats are called pups.

🦇 Bats are insectivores, which means they eat bugs; mostly flying ones like mosquitoes, gnats, and moths.

🦇 A single bat can eat more than its own body weight in insects each night. That’s around 1,000 mosquitoes!

🦇 Bats are nature’s pest control because they eat so many mosquitoes.

🦇 Bats live in caves, hollowed trees, abandoned mines, and inside large rock crevices.

🦇 Most bats live in large colonies. Some colonies have hundreds of thousands of bats!

🦇 There are 3 species of bat that eat blood, but they only target cows, horses, and pigs.

Admire Bats at a Distance

Although bats are incredible and important animals, it is very important to NEVER attempt to touch, trap, harm, or kill a bat under any circumstances. Not only might they have diseases and parasites that can be harmful to you, the interaction can be harmful to them too. Always admire bats at a distance, and never get too close. See our blog, “How to Safely Support Local Bat Colonies” to learn how to do your part without jeopardizing your safety or theirs.

Where to Get Safe, Non-Lethal Bat Control Service

Call Virginia Bat Pros at 804-729-9097 for safe and humane bat removal and control assistance in Old Dominion. We serve all of Virginia with 24 hour bat removal, as well as, numerous residential and commercial bat exclusion services, such as bat cleanup and restorations for bat damages. We even provide insurance work! Contact us at 804-729-9097 to request a free estimate, anytime.

FAQS About Bats in the House

A wildlife rescue enthusiasts, we stress the importance of bats and their role in our Eco-systems and economies. However, that does not mean we condone bat intruders! Bats in the house is an uncomfortable, and even scary, situation; mostly because you are unfamiliar with the species, and unsure of what to expect in terms of behavior.

If you suspect that bats are a nuisance problem around your property, continue reading to help you learn what you need to know with these frequently asked questions about bats in the house.

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How Do Bats Get Inside of a House?

Bats only require a very tiny opening to enter your property. In fact, a gap as little as 3/8th of an inch are all they need to gain access to the common areas the target, such as attics, crawl spaces, garages, chimneys, roofs, and various other areas of a property. Often times, bats use roof and ridge vents, gables, soffits, and chimneys to get inside; however, they can also get lucky with a torn screen door, an open window, loose roof shingles, broken siding, and similar opportunities.

Where Do Bats Hide in a House?

The most common areas for bats to roost inside residential properties are attics and wall voids. They are also commonly found in crawl spaces, roof accessories (flashing, vents, turbines, etc.), and chimneys. Outside of a house, bats are commonly found roosting in log piles, sheds, garages, barns, tree houses, hollow trees, and tree cavities.

How Can I Tell if I Have Bats in the House?

One of the most common signs of bat presence in a house, and often the initial once notice, is hearing strange noises in the walls or ceilings, such as squeaking, chirping, and chattering. You may also hear fluttering noises from their wings as they shuffle around their roosting area. Also, visually spotting bat guano (dropping) or actual bats, is another tell-tale sign that bats are inside. Additional signs include oil stains around entry points, foul odors lingering indoors, and yellow and brown-like stains on ceilings and walls.

Will a Bat Attack Me? My Pets?

Bats are afraid of humans and pets more than you are of them. For this reason, they do everything they can to avoid interaction with either. In the case that a bat is nursing or protecting her young, or ill, they may defend themselves by biting if they are provoked in some way. Often times, curious dogs and cats fall victim to an angry bat trying to fend them off. Pet vaccinations are critical for reasons just like this, and much more.

Do Bats Have Rabies?

Although bats are known carriers of the Rabies virus, not all bats are infected with Rabies. However, you should always treat all bats as if they are actively infected in order to remain as protected as possible. There is no reason to take a chance. Rabies is 100% fatal, and also 100% preventable. Get your pets vaccinated annually, and yourself as well if you work in an environment where exposure is more likely.

What Do I Do if I Find a Bat in the House?

If you find a bat in the house, first get all people and pets to a guarded room. Then open all windows and doors, and gently encourage the bat to fly out of the house using a broom or long handled-device. Do your best not to touch the bat at all; instead, gently glide the broom against the surface near the bat to encourage it to fly away. If this does not work, your next step is to contact a local and licensed Virginia bat removal and control company for emergency bat extraction service.

Call Virginia Bat Pros

Virginia Bat Removal and Control 804-729-9097
Virginia Bat Removal and Control 804-729-9097

Call Virginia Bat Pros at 804-729-9097 for safe and humane bat removal and control assistance in Old Dominion. We serve all of Virginia and its surrounding areas. We offer 24 hour bat removal, as well as, numerous residential and commercial bat exclusion services, such as bat cleanup and restorations for bat damages. We even provide insurance work! Contact us today for a free estimate.