If you have a bat problem, you may have visions of these creatures making nests in your hair or turning into vampires during a full moon, but bats are actually very misunderstood creatures in the animal kingdom. Bats can actually eat over 500 flying insects in a single night! The dining habits of bats help control the insect population and keep the mosquitoes from picking up your car and carrying it off during the night. Bats can commonly be found roosting in the attics or eaves of homes or other commercial buildings. The biggest reason for having bats removed from the act of roosting in your home is the threat of rabies that they bring.
Bats are relentless creatures; they often make multiple entry points into your home. It is important to have the help of a certified wildlife technician in the removal of bats, in addition to sealing off all entry points into your home.
Waiting for the Technician
While you wait for the technician to arrive, remember that it is not wise to try to catch or handle bats as they often carry rabies and can bite you. They have very small teeth and the bite marks often disappear quickly, which makes it harder to identify where you were bit. What you can do is perform a walk-around of your house while visually inspecting the eaves and upper part of your home for entry points. If you can identify entry points to your technician, you will jump-start the process of removal and prevention of future occupation.
When the Technician Arrives
When the technician arrives, he or she will talk with you about possible entry points. The technician will humanely remove and relocate the bats, while ensuring that the entry points, both current and future, are sealed off to prevent a reinfestation.