What to Do About Bats in the Chimney

Bats, just like other wild animals, can find their way into your home due to a number of reasons, all of which point to your home being a perfect habitat for them. It is, therefore, a good idea for you to always look for options to keep them off, that is, if they haven’t moved in already.

If bats have already moved in, you still have absolutely nothing to worry about because there are many conventional ways you can use to boot them out. You should never wait until they start getting comfortable in your house because removing them could prove to be an uphill task.

Why It Is Important to Keep Bats Away from Your Home?

It is always an important thing to keep bats from entering your home in the first place. It would be very smart to identify all the possibilities that can attract them into your home. First of all, make sure that your chimneys are covered with mesh that will allow free air circulation but not allows bats to get in.

If you cannot get to do this on your own, it would be shrewd looking for you to look for a professional to identify and seal all the possible entry points. Thankfully, most of them are very affordable and wouldn’t get to charge you a lot for their remarkable services.

Conventional Ways of Bat Exclusion from Your Chimney

Once bats have had their way into your chimney, it wouldn’t take much for you to notice. Their chirping and scratching will almost always get under your skin. Thankfully, you don’t have to put up with that kind of irritation and you should, therefore, look for ways of expelling them permanently.

It is always human to exclude bats from your chimney in April-May and August-September. If you do it in winter, then hibernating bats might be trapped in the building, causing them to suffer and die before you are tormented with a foul smell. During the summer, exclusions will cause the bats to abandon their babies and which will die, causing the foul smell, yet again.

You can always identify their entry, put a mesh or screen once the bats are gone, disallowing them to fly back into the chimney. Only open the mesh or screen when it is time for them to fly out to hunt and collect food. Once you are confident they aren’t anymore, and then you can seal the chimney with mesh permanently.

Another option is to put a uniquely designed mesh or screen that only allows them to fly out but not come in. leave it for a week to be certain that no bats are left in your chimney right before sealing it permanently. You can also put a light or a high-pitch noise machine to ensure that they don’t come back, ever.

If you cannot follow the above-stated directions, then it would be a good idea to call in an expert to help you out. But if you are determined to handle it yourself but have no clue about anything that is bat exclusion related, you have nothing to worry about. There are plenty of blogs and YouTube videos that can help you out.

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