Bats are protected in the United States and should never be killed or harmed. Harming a bat carries severe fines and possibly jail time!
There are approximately 1,100 species of bats world-wide, these creatures account for 20% of mammal species. Their most distinguishing
feature is that their forelimbs are developed as wings, making them the only mammals in the world naturally capable of flight. These flying
mammals play a vital role in the ecosystem by pollinating plants and feeding on insects, such as mosquitoes. About 70% of bats are
Bat control is a unique field. It requires specialized training and techniques, attention to detail, and extensive
knowledge of bat biology and behavior. Effective bat control requires a full site inspection, and 100% of the
structure must be properly sealed, including gaps as small as ¼” wide. Once the bats are removed exclusion
work MUST be done to prevent the bats from returning to the roost site. Any bat control professional should
perform this task and provide a warranty with their work once completed.
When performed correctly, bat exclusion will achieve two goals: the removal of all bats that are living inside the structure and a completely sealed structure that prevents bats from re-entering. Permanent removal of bats in attic or building is the goal. This goal is achieved by eliminating all potential entries into the structure.
Once the bat removal from the house is initiated, exclusion work MUST be done to prevent the bats from returning to the roost site. Any bat control professional should perform this task and provide a warranty with their work once completed.
If you have a bat colony roosting inside of your building a bat control professional should be contacted to assess the situation and give an estimate for bat removal and exclusion program. Whether bat removal from house, office or building is performed, bat exclusion should be done to the entire structure to prevent future issues.