How Do I Get Bats Out of My Richmond, VA House or Attic?
Bats in the attic? Call (434) 270-0488 or toll-free at (888) 893-1975. Now is a good time to implement a non-lethal approach for removing bats in Richmond from living spaces, as follows:
Locate the access points that the bats are using to gain entry Install bat removal devices and equipment to remove the bats Seal the entry points (ONLY AFTER YOU ARE SURE THAT ALL BATS HAVE BEEN REMOVED). Clean-up the bat guano (Droppings) Provide an alternate home for the bats.
Protect the Baby Bats
In general, Richmond bat removal and exclusions should not be conducted from May through August. Exclusions occurring during this time period may separate mothers from their young, leaving the pups (baby bats) to die of starvation. Frantic mothers, searching for an opening to reach their pups, may enter adjacent living spaces and be more difficult to deal with than what you started with. Also, by trapping the flightless young inside, you risk creating another problem involving the smell of dead animals.
Richmond, VA Bat Removal and Exclusion
STEP 1 – REMOVE THE BATS: First, locate the entry points. At sunset or just before sunrise observe where the bats are exiting or entering the building. Pay special attention to areas in which bats commonly find access: corners, eaves, louvers, loose siding, window air conditioners, and loose or damaged screens. Visible signs such as staining and guano (bat droppings) will also help identify openings. After all openings have been discovered, install bat removal devices and equipment.
STEP 2 – SEAL THE BAT ENTRY POINTS: Bats may still find their way into attics or similar roosting space until you repair and / or seal up all access points. Note that bats are not rodents and therefore will not chew their way into a structure if you close off the opening. They use only existing openings.
STEP 3 – BAT GUANO (DROPPINGS) CLEAN-UP: After the bats in Richmond, VA homes and businesses have been successfully removed and excluded, the bat guano needs to be removed from your Richmond, VA home or business. You may wish to engage a professional trained in this type of clean up. Bat guano contains a fungus that causes a respiratory disease known as histoplasmosis (caused by a fungus that can grow on accumulations of bird and bat guano).
STEP 4 – INSTALL BAT HOUSES: During a successful Richmond, VA bat removal and exclusion, the bats will have a good chance of staying nearby Richmond. Why should you care if they stay? A single bat in Richmond can eat 1,000 or more mosquito-sized insects in one hour and the equivalent of the bat’s own body weight per night. And that is just a single bat, you can imagine what a colony of 20 to 100 bats can eat in one night. Bats will NOT attack you while you are enjoying an evening on your porch. Instead, they are enjoyable to view as they capture thousands of insect pests that would normally be interrupting your relaxing night outside your Richmond, VA home or business. You can enjoy the benefits by providing bats with an alternative place to live.
We hope that this information has helped you to understand how to get bats out of a Richmond, VA house.
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