Bat Control and Removal

Bats are usually considered pests because of their living habits. Most bats live in or around houses and sometimes in trees as well

Here is a list of the “Top 10” bat complaints we receive:

  • Bats living under the eaves of a hose
  • Bats living in the chimney recess areas
  • Bats living in the attic
  • Strong odor from a bat or other droppings
  • Bats at dusk flying around the yard
  • Bats swarming in the early evening
  • Bat flew in house and is now stuck
  • Bats are becoming dangerous as they fly around at night everywhere
  • I have bats do they carry diseases
  • How can I get bats out of my house can you help?

The fastest and easiest solution to removing bats:  

Getting bats out of your attic or home.  Since bats fly, getting rid of them is tricky compared to something with legs.

It’s typically a four-step process when removing bats. First, we need to perform a thorough inspection, which determines how the bats are getting in and out. We then narrow the inspection down to the attic where they love to live. One thing most companies fail to do is to determine the species of bats. This is important as each species has different hibernating seasons and birthing.

Bet trapping is not recommended but rather bat exclusion (letting them leave naturally).

Seal up the house once it is determined where the bats are coming from.

Clean all areas where bats have lived and defecated.

Bat behaviors: 

Bats are nocturnal, so they come out at night. They sleep in the day in roosts.

Bats can be a nuisance:

The most significant problem a bat might present is if they are part of a large colony or group. Just a few bats, it may not be worth the expense to remove them.

The biggest issue with large groups of bats is that they create lots of droppings and urine releases. This can add up quickly if there is a large colony.

While the waste can accumulate and has a foul odor, that accumulation can turn into and grow fungal spores that can get breathed in by people. This could lead to lung disease, such as Histoplasmosis.

Bat diseases:  

Besides the possible lung disease mentioned above, there also should be a concern about rabies. The vast majority of rabies that is detected in humans have come from bats.

It is believed that the reason for a higher frequency of rabies coming from bats is that people, in general, are not that cautious around bats.

So, the big question is, “how do I remove bats from my attic, home, or property?” 

In general, bat removal is not easy or straightforward. There is no effective repellent on the market that works. The best way to remove bats is to exclude the colony and seal all entry and exit points aroid the building or home.

We can HELP!

Have you spotted bats on your property? Don’t try to tackle the problem on your own. The longer you live with bats, the more exposed you’ll be to the diseases they might carry. At Thomas Wildlife Control, we offer reliable bat control services for customers in and around Sacramento.

Our bat control specialists have the tools and skills to eliminate unwanted bats safely. When you call on us, we’ll arrive on the scene quickly to assess the situation and determine the source of the problem. From there, we’ll implement bat control methods designed to get rid of these unwanted visitors once and for all. Our goal is to help you create a safe environment while offering the peace of mind you deserve.

If bats have become a problem for your home or place of business, reach out to the experts at Thomas Wildlife Control right away to see how we can help. Call us now for more information or to schedule your service.