How to Get Rid of Bats in Your Attic

Feb 16, 2018 | Bats, Big Brown Bats, Little Brown Bats |

 

Bat Control in Picton 

One of our repeat customers had previously been dealing with squirrels, however they were continuing to hear intermittent noises.

Our Wildlife Technician ended up crawling through the attic to find bat droppings throughout the insulation. He began pulling back insulation in search of a bat, and lucky enough he was able to find it and remove it from the attic. After he completed a bat proofing treatment. This included installing a one way door, proofing brick to soffit gaps, soffit corners, and valley endings. The customer was shocked to find out that there was a bat living in their home but happy to have an answer to their problems.

 

Bat droppings called “guano” found in insulated areas of a homeowner’s attic.

Bats Hibernate in Attics in the Winter

During the winter, bats look for warm places to hibernate. Attics are perfect places for them to dwell, because the insulation offers ideal warmth and protection. Bats can enter through any tiny holes to access the attic, even a hole the size of a dime! Common entry points where they can enter include the following:

  • Points where brick meets soffit
  • Around chimneys
  • Around flashing
  • Through attic vents

Technicians will look for evidence of bats by looking for staining and bat droppings, which are called “guano”. Common noises that you might hear if you have a bat in your attic include scrapping, rustling, or squeaking.

Seeking Professional Help

If you are hearing noises in your attic and suspect that you have bats or some type of wildlife living there, we recommend that you seek professional help.

One of our Wildlife Technicians will visit your home and complete a proper inspection, removal, and proofing of your home. They will make sure that the bats are removed from the home, and that they will not be able to re-enter. We also offer a variety of warrantees to ensure that the problem is completely solved. Call us today for more information about our bat treatment services, and we will be happy to help you solve your bat problems!