How to Get Rid of Pesky Bats
Do you have bats in your attic? Would you like to get rid of them but are unsure how?
There are a few basic things you should know before attempting any type of bat removal. The first thing to know is what species of bat you have. This is important because you need to know when their breeding season is. Removing adult bats while there are still young bats that can’t fly would result in an epic disaster. Those little baby bats would die in your attic.
The second bit of information you’ll need is where they are going in and out of your attic and at what time. Bats fly out around dusk and come back in at dawn. Those are the best times to spot them. Their entry holes can be as small as a half-inch and they will have more than one, so they’re easy to miss.
Live removal of the bats is best. Some states have specific rules and requirements on bat removal, so be sure to check before starting the removal.
If you try it yourself, you’ll need to make sure there are no young bats left in the attic at night. When the bats have left you can check for holes and seal them up so the bats can’t return. In order for this to work, you’ll need to make sure and get every hole covered. Once the bats are gone you can clean your attic. It’s important to remove the guano and urine.
If you’re feeling unsure, please don’t hesitate to call a professional.