How to get rid of bats without killing them

Well you have discovered bats in your attic, now what? You know you want them gone but how? Bats are noisy and invasive. They cause extensive amounts of damage with the mess they leave you. They nest in large groups, and reproduce at a startling rate.

To get rid of bats in the attic, you need to follow a series of steps. Most importantly, find out how the bats are getting in. Those bats have an entrance to your home somewhere. You must find all their entry holes or you will never be rid of them. You must be diligent in your search. A hole can be as small as 2 inches across. Inspect your whole structure, paying special attention to the roof, and eaves. Watch the sky at dusk and dawn and you may get lucky and see them coming or going. It will help to educate yourself on bat behavior and know what signs you are looking for. Inspect your attic, for trails of feces that that will help you identify main entrances. Once you found all the holes and identified the main nesting area, you need to make a plan. Do you want to kill them? You could use dangerous poisons or chemicals. Maybe you will lay out lethal traps that will kill the bats. Either one will leave you with bloody bodies to dispose of. Maybe you want to make a humane choice and let the bats live. If you choose this option, try one-way exclusion traps. These are inexpensive to buy and you can even make it yourself from simple items If you choose to construct exclusion tunnels to get rid of them, They are not hard to build or install. These traps work on a simple premise. You plug all entryways but one. Attach the one-way trap to that entrance. The bats leave through the large end, but cannot return through the small end of the funnel. If you choose this method, be sure no young are left behind to die. You can also attach a cage to the funnel, and capture all the bats for relocation. Make sure that you review local laws, as bats are protected in many places, especially if they are nesting. Once all the bats are gone, seal the remaining hole.

If you hire a professional, you can be assured that you are working with a trained specialist. Your technician will identify entryways, and determine the best way to get rid of the bats. These professionals have all the proper credentials, and know all laws and regulations that pertain to your situation. Once the job is finished, the company will dispose of all the bats whether alive or dead. They will help with clean up, and educate you on tips for preventing a reinfestation.

Read the How to get rid of bats page for helpful information and to learn more about How to get rid of bats without killing them

How to get rid of bats without killing them

© 2018 - Wildlife Control Education