How to Use One-Way Exclusion Funnels to Remove Bats without Trapping Them
Bats are very useful to all human and farm life, so it is crucial to try and protect them, even when they are causing you some trouble. Though they choose to find some roosts into the wild, you might find one or some of them at your dark attic. There are many ways and methods that you can use in order to trap or get rid of a bat. However, you should know that most of them are dangerous for both you and the bat.
Traps and Poison
If you have considered using one of these methods, you better think again. You can, of course, use an electric trap, but you will end up killing your guest. You will end up with a dead bat body and not knowing what to do with it. Poison is another option. But it can be very dangerous to you and the rest of your family. Especially if you have pets, it is best to avoid this type of bat removal.
One-Way Exclusion Funnel
This is the best method in order to safely remove the bat from your house. All you will need is a hardware wire rolled as a funnel. You need to attach it right outside of the bat’s entrance and exit. After you put it on, you need to inspect your house for any additional entrances. You have to make sure that there is only one entrance and that this entrance has been sealed with the funnel.
Funnel’s Main Idea
With no poison or bait required, the funnel’s idea is quite simple. When the bat will exit your house from this hole, it will have a hole big enough to be able to leave at all times, even if there are more than one inside your house. At its exit, the funnel end will collapse and leave the hole too small for the bat to reenter.
When the bat will try to reenter your house, it will find it impossible to fit into the small hole. You must be certain that you have installed the funnel while the bats are inside the building. Afterwards, you have to be sure that all the bats have left your house and do a thorough search. If you find nothing else, then it is time to remove the exclusion funnel and seal up this hole as well. You can use the same exclusion funnel several times in the future, if necessary.
Before you seal up the hole, make sure that the bats haven’t left anything important behind. Their nest might also hide some newborn babies. Make sure your attic is empty and that you do not end up depriving the young ones from their mothers. If you find any babies, make sure you give the bats enough time to raise them, just a few weeks, and then they can all leave.
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