Bats are present in nearly every horror film, but little do you realize that they’re one of the scariest pests to have in your home. These flying mammals are one of the most common carriers of rabies, making them a threat to you and your family. They’re also riddled with several parasites, capable of spreading more disease. Bats are also constantly leaving their droppings around, which can not only aid in the spread of disease but can also destroy parts of your home if it builds up. For all those reasons and more, it’s essential you remove bats quickly.
Perhaps the best way to remove a bat from your home is to use exclusion tactics. This works regardless of whether the animals are in your attic, chimney, or flying about inside your home.
While we’re no detectives, we’ve found that examining your home and the location of the pests can do wonders in removing them. This helps identify the location of their nest (and thus their source), the presence of any baby bats, and the entries they use to get inside your home.
Removing a bat can be quite tricky. Not only can they fly, but they’re also fast and dangerous, so doing it by hand isn’t an option. Depending on the size of the infestation, it can also be a far more time-consuming method.
Instead, we opt to use one-sided doors to remove the bats. We go around placing these doors on all the pathways the bats use to get in and out of your home. This forces them to pass through these when they go out hunting at night. Yet once they’re done, they’ll find themselves unable to get back inside your home. With no way back to their nests, these bats will decide to move on and leave you be.
That said, we only use this method once we’re sure there are no baby bats in the nest. As they can’t be removed via exclusion methods, and we can’t leave them there to die inside your home.
The next step of the process is to seal off the entries to your home. While a one-sided door is a great way to keep these animals out, it’s a temporary solution. That’s why it’s best that we seal up all the entry points once we’re sure your home is free of bats. This even has the benefit of preventing them from coming back in the future!
Once all the bats are gone and your home has been sealed up, we set to work cleaning and disinfecting the area. This might not seem like an essential step, but it really is. Bat droppings are completely filled with harmful bacteria, and can even house some parasites. When disturbed, their droppings will turn to dust and can be inhaled. That’s why we make sure everything is properly cleaned and disposed of, so you won’t get sick or be in harm’s way.
As you can see, bats can cause plenty of harm. Getting rid of them isn’t that easy either. That’s why we’re here to help. We offer our services in Waco, Temple, and Killeen, and we’ll be sure to have the bats troubling you gone in a jiffy. Call us today and wave goodbye to those winged mammals.