“Why Are There Bats On My Property?”
Need help now? Call 508-946-0060 immediately.
Remember, Gary’s Wildlife has an exceptional success rate removing bats.
IMPORTANT: If you wake up in the same room with a bat, call us immediately. You may have been bitten in your sleep and the bat needs to be tested for rabies. Bat bites can easily go unnoticed and looking for bites on your skin may not be entirely reliable. Bite wounds from a bat appear as a very small scratch less than a millimeter long.
Never try to pick up or hold a bat without special gloves.
Bats invading your living area?
With more and more homes and businesses popping up all over Massachusetts, bats have fewer places to live. That’s why you may find bats making their homes among humans.
And let’s face it; bats just don’t make good pets.
Bats are very helpful to our environment and they deserve our respect, but they do not belong in ours homes! (They should at least pay rent, right?)
When bats are in your living area you need to do two things:
1. Get the bats out (Bat Removal)
2. Keep the bats out (Bat Exclusion)
Both of these are crucial to your family’s safety and comfort
GETTING THE BATS OUT (BAT REMOVAL) If you don’t get the bats out you’ll be dealing with two major issues . . . First and foremost is the possibility of contracting rabies from a bat. While the odds are slim, we are dealing with a life-or-death situation and we just can’t take any chances.
Bottom line: A bat could bite or scratch you and give you or someone in your home the life-threatening disease, rabies. We can’t take that risk.
Secondly, wherever you find bats, you’ll find bat guano (droppings). Besides making a mess, bat guano is also a breeding ground for the disease Histoplasmosis, which can be contracted by humans simply by breathing in the airborne fungal spores.
KEEPING THE BATS OUT (BAT EXCLUSION)
Bats are territorial and will often return to a property if it has not had a full bat exclusion. They have great homing senses and can find their way back “home” even from great distances.
Imagine having an important dinner guest and having a bat show up at the worst possible moment!
Since bats can come in through a gap or opening about 1/4 inch, a proper and complete bat exclusion is vitally important to making a property bat-free.
During a professional bat exclusion, several techniques are used in conjunction with each other to get the bats out for good.
What is it EXACTLY that Gary’s Wildlife does about bats?
We guarantee we will get the bats out, and keep them out. Our trained professionals will take the time to do the job right so that you won’t have any bats returning. After clearing the structure of bats, we will also seal all gaps and completely “bat-proof” the structure.
Our exclusive “Restraining Order for Bats” Official Document ensures the bats won’t inhabit the structure for three full years. If they do show up, give us a call and we’ll take care of it, free of charge!
COMPLETE bat exclusion is a vital part of the bat removal process. It only makes sense, if you don’t do a proper and complete exclusion, the bats will just keep coming back.
In fact, Bat Conservation International Says:
“Many people simply exclude bats from entering living quarters while permitting them to remain in outer walls or in unused attics.” Gary’s Wildlife guarantees that we will do a complete bat exclusion to keep the bats out.
A Bat Exclusion, Step-By-Step
Step 1: We remove any bats from the living area. (Usually, can be done in under an hour or two.)
Step 2: The property is inspected and any gaps or openings are sealed.
Step 3 : “Bat Control Devices” are installed to allow the bats to leave, but not return.
Step 4: When the bats leave the “Bat Control Devices” are removed and the structure is inspected for gaps one final time. (Usually, it takes about 2-4 days for all the bats to leave. During the colder months, it could take longer since bats hibernate and are less active.)
Step 5: (Optional) Any bat guano (bat droppings) is safely removed so your family won’t run the risk of contracting Histoplasmosis.
Call us now to get started: 508-946-0060
Mrs. Hambly had bats flying around her house at night. If you’re interested, please feel free to read about how we helped her.
Frequently Asked Questions About Bats And Bat Exclusion
Are the bats harmed in any way? – Everything is completely humane and no bats are harmed during the removal and exclusion process.
Will my family have to leave the house while you do it? No, you can remain in the property during the exclusion process
How long will it take before my home is completely bat-proof? – Getting the bats out is rather quick and won’t take long at all. The bats will leave the structure completely between 1 and 4 days.
Are there any chemicals involved? No. In fact, using pesticides against bats is illegal and can be counterproductive. Poisoning bats simply increase the likelihood that they will come in contact with you or your family.
What do the “Bat Control Devices” actually do? – They allow the bats to leave the structure, but not return. They are only temporary and will be removed when the bats are gone.
Is there anything I can do to get the bats out myself? It’s possible, but keeping them out is another story. In an effort to seal the bats out, people often unknowingly seel them IN.
Do moth balls really work to keep bats away? – In order to keep the bats away, the active ingredient in moth balls, naphthalene, must be used in such large quantities that it poses a significant health hazard to humans.
What about those ultrasonic devices sold for the purpose of keeping bats away? Do they work? – No. Bat Conservation International says, “Ultrasonic devices are ineffective against bats… Exclusion is the ONLY effective solution for permanently removing bats from buildings.”
What do I do if a bat attacks me? The best way to deal with this is through prevention. It is best if a bat never comes near you or your family.
Is it true that bats come out at night while everyone’s asleep? Yes, bats are nocturnal. Some people have been bitten by a bat in their sleep. Some even SLEPT THROUGH the bat bite! This is very dangerous because the person won’t know to take the necessary precautions. It is difficult to even see if a bat has bitten you. It looks like a small scratch. Bat bite wounds are less than a millimeter in length.
What happens to all the bats? The bat colony is set free. Once they realize they can’t get back into your home, they’ll go find another dwelling place. As part of our complete bat exclusion process, we suggest the use of bat houses to keep bats away from humans altogether. This process is what Bat Conservation International recommends most highly since it is both effective and humane. If they stay on the property, they’ll help out with insects. Bats may be a great help in your yard, but NOT IN THE HOUSE!
Do bats really use sonar? Yes, bats “see” in the dark through a process of emitting sounds and listening for the echo called “echolocation”. How do I get bats out of my house and keep them out? – Call us at 508-946-0060 and we’ll talk about your specific bat problem in detail.
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