Many homeowners find themselves dealing with a bat infestation before they even knew their home was at risk! Unfortunately, little brown bats are some of the most difficult nuisance animals to get rid of. Once they find a safe place to raise their young, they are not likely to leave that spot unless they are forced to leave.
There are several things you can do to protect your home and property from bats. Follow the tips below to get started.
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1. Seal all holes in roofing and siding.
Most often, bats will find a way into your home through tiny holes and cracks in the roofing and siding. Bats can squeeze through the tiniest of holes, so even if you see a crack that doesn’t seem big enough to be an entry point, a little brown bat will most certainly use it to get in. Sealing holes and gaps with caulk or hardening foam should do the trick. Just make sure to get them all and regularly inspect your property for any new holes that may form.
2. Treat ponds and pools with chemicals to keep mosquitos at bay.
Oftentimes, our wildlife control team is called out to a property with a pool or pond nearby for bat removal service. Bats are attracted to homes near water sources because they typically have a larger amount of mosquitoes nearby too. Mosquitoes are one of a bat’s favorite foods, so it’s important to make sure that your backyard pool or pond is properly treated with chemicals to discourage the mosquito population from growing. You can also invest in citronella candles to keep the mosquitoes at bay.
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3. Cover louver vents.
Bats also get into homes through louver vents. This can be avoided by investing in vent covers that keep bats and birds from gaining access to your home. While it may seem like a hassle to buy and install vent covers, the cost for that will be a lot less than the cost for bat removal services, cleanup and repairing any damage they leave behind.
Professional Bat Removal Services at Animal Remover
If you follow all these tips but still end up having a bat problem, Animal Remover can help. We offer humane and effective bat removal services to rid your home of these nuisance animals for good. While bats do not respond to traditional bat removal methods such as repellents and sound deterrents, our wildlife control technicians offer full exclusion services to get rid of the bats once and for all.
Call Animal Remover today at 513-324-9453 to learn more about our bat removal services or to schedule an appointment for service.