Bat Removal Services
The presence of bats within your home is more than merely a nuisance. Left untreated, bats can result in serious health conditions which can be very dangerous, and have the potential to cause a great deal of damage to your home and property in a fairly short space of time.
Prevention is the best way to keep your home free from these animals, but if you find yourself with an infestation, it is important to take action as soon as possible.
With this in mind, we aim to provide a thorough, comprehensive bat removal service which will support and assist you at every stage. From the initial inspection to the final goodbye, we offer a fast, efficient and professional service which focuses on getting your household bat free in no time.
Problems With Bats in The Attic
There are three main issues which come with a bat infestation. These are:
Bats tend to prefer dark and enclosed spaces, and so will most commonly roost in the attic. Once settled, they can cause significant damage to insulation, and this can be expensive and difficult to repair.
Perhaps more seriously, the presence of bats in your home can actually be a health hazard due to the droppings they leave behind. These droppings, or guano, contain a spore known as Histoplasma capsulatum, which, if breathed in, can result in a serious fungal lung infection known as histoplasmosis. This is an ailment which can be extremely hazardous to anyone but is a significant danger if you have a household member who is elderly, very young, or otherwise vulnerable and susceptible to chest problems.
Bat Maternity Season
The third issue raised by bats is the time in which they can be moved. Once bats have settled, they will begin to breed. Attempting to move or damage the animals while the maternity season is running is illegal, and will result in almost certain death for the pups. For this reason, it is a good idea to contact a wildlife expert as opposed to traditional pest control; we have trained experts who will know the best time to evict the animals humanely and ensure their safety and wellbeing.
Do You Have Bats?
As well as actually seeing a bat, there are few tell-tale signs that you may have an infestation which requires further investigation. Some of the signs can be:
- Noticing greasy marks near potential entry points
- Damage to areas such as vents and roof tiles
- Seeing bat droppings
- Cracks or crevices appearing in your home
The Attic Bat Removal Process
Our approach is a multi-stage operation which covers all elements of bat removal, from inspection to removal and sealing.
All of our jobs start with a complete inspection of the property. Here, we will look for any potential entry points the animals may be using, as well as locate the colony and determine whether it is safe to move them.
Once we have located the bats, we will ensure that they are removed in a humane and safe manner. Colonies can reach as many as 40 bats, so this can be a lengthy task.
Once the animals have gone, we will bag up and remove the loft insulation, and remove any droppings which may have been left behind. These are the source of the health risk, and they also leave an extremely strong and unpleasant smell which tends to linger and move through the whole house! Removing this quickly and using professional equipment is a key priority, and can help to prevent the chances of a reinfestation in the future.
Once we are confident that all traces of guano and bats have been totally removed, we will re-insulate your loft using the material which is the best fit for the space. Our team is trained to ensure that this is done to the highest quality, and your attic is left as good as new. We will also always leave the area clean and tidy.
The best method of preventing a re-infestation is to seal all points of entry which could be tempting for bats, and we include this valuable step as part of the service.
Once we have re-insulated the attic space, we will then conduct one final check of the property, ensuring that all potential points of entry are thoroughly sealed and that there are no further signs of bats or guano to be found.
Why Do You Need Us?
Removing bats is a job which does require specific safety equipment, and a fairly niche skill and knowledge set. As a result, we would always recommend contacting experts to take care of your bat problem. We can assist you from the initial call to the final check and can work with you to help reduce the chances of the situation from recurring.