Bat Removal & Exclusion
Although very beneficial to nature, bats can pose serious health risks when they enter buildings or come in contact with people, domestic animals and pets. Only Licensed and qualified professionals are permitted to remove bat colonies or perform Bat Removal & Exclusion services. Ultra Safe’s Advanced Wildlife Control Operators are qualified to handle even the most challenging Bat Removal and Exclusion work.
Why Do Bats Enter Homes and Buildings?
In Massachusetts, female bats migrate to warm attics to raise their young in the warmer months of the year. Some species of bats may stay and over-winter within the structure but most bat removal calls come in late July early August as juvenile bats take flight for the first time. The inexperienced bats can get disoriented and end up the living space of a home or building.
It is important to understand the life habits of bats in Massachusetts before planning any type of bat removal or exclusion project. Performing bat exclusions at the incorrect time of year can trap bats inside the structure. Trapped bats may die in the walls and increase the risk of human-bat conflict if trapped bats escape into areas occupied by people.
How Do Bats Get Inside Buildings?
Bats seek out roosting sites by following air movement and temperature changes while flying around a suitable structure. Unlike rodents, bats do not gnaw or chew their way into structures. Bats enter through existing gaps and openings ⅝ of an inch or larger. Here in Massachusetts, winter weather conditions can cause structural damage to buildings over time. Snow and ice can expand, forcing building materials apart and creating the ideal entry points for bats to enter. It is important to have annual bat inspections to identify any existing or new potential entry points.
What Is Bat Exclusion?
Bats are protected in Massachusetts and must NOT be exterminated or harmed during the removal process. During the months of May, August and September, ‘Bats can be safely evicted and sealed out of a structure by a Licensed Wildlife Removal Professional. This is when young bats have either not yet been born or when the young bats are mature enough to take flight on their own. This process is known as a ‘Bat Exclusion’.
Common ‘Bat Exclusion’ areas include, upper and lower rake boards, soffits, trim, dormer returns, roof and attic vents, chimneys, siding gaps and other areas where the bats can enter the structure. “Exclusion Materials” specifically designed for the safe removal and exclusion of bats are used to evict and seal bats out of the structure.
Common Bat-Proofing Materials include: Bat Cones, Eviction Devices, All-Weather Sealants, Sheet Metal, steel mesh fabric, customized screening, chimney and vent covers and other specialty products used to keep bats out of buildings.
Is Bat Guano Dangerous?
Bat Guano can harbor dangerous organisms. In addition to guano, we often find Bat Bugs in areas occupied by bats.
Ultra Safe Pest utilizes Industry-Specific HEPA vacuums to remove guano (bat-droppings) from contaminated areas. Professional sanitizers are applied by licensed applicators to treat dangerous organisms and related parisites.
Ultra Safe’s Wildlife Control Specialists can prevent bats from entering homes and buildings without causing harm to the bats. If bats have already entered a structure we will extract or remove the bats safely and then perform the long-term exclusion work. The goal of our bat services is preserving bats while protecting people and domestic animals.
Call our Bat-Removal & Exclusion Specialists if you suspect bats have entered or to prevent bats from entering a structure.
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