How Do I Remove Bats From My Rochester Property?
Bats aren’t just a Halloween decoration. They are actually common wildlife pests in Rochester. However, these are not animals you want living in your home. Bats spread disease and can cause property damage. That’s why RodentX Wildlife Control offers bat removal as part of our Rochester wildlife control services. Call today to schedule a consultation.
What Kind Of Animals Are Bats?
Bats are flying mammals that are fairly common in Rochester. They range in size from two to seven inches long and are usually brown or black in color. They can be easily identified by their large ears and wings. Most bats eat insects, and many are pollinators. Many people report bats living in their attics. This happens because bats sleep upside down, and they roost in places where they can do so safely. Attics make great spaces for that.
How Dangerous Are Bats?
As far as wildlife pests go, bats are not the most dangerous to be around. Because they’re nocturnal, bats rarely interact with humans. However, bats can be carriers of rabies, which can be very serious if contracted. Although bats are rarely carriers of this disease, rabid bats do not exhibit noticeable symptoms like other mammals do, so steer clear just to be safe.
Bat droppings, or guano, are another issue. They can spread histoplasmosis and cause damage to your home. Bat guano has been known to cause serious damage to roofs if not cleaned, even going so far as to weaken them to the point of caving in.
Bats can also be carriers of parasites, such as bat mites and bat bugs. These parasites can move away from their original hosts (bats) into homes, where they’ll start feeding on humans and other animals.
Why Do I Have Bats On My Property?
Bats are often seen in houses because they need a place to live. In fact, bats typically fly away from their roosting place each night to find food; they don’t roost near a food source. Because of this, the best way to prevent bats from moving into your home is to make your house less accessible to them. Here are a few bat prevention tips for your home:
- Screen attic vents and chimney openings
- Seal any holes or gaps in the walls
- Install door sweeps
- Keep an eye on possible roosting places, looking for signs of bats
Screens, door sweeps, and solid walls will all keep bats from getting inside. And if you have any areas of your home that could be potential roosting spots—such as attics and eaves—keep an eye out for signs of bats. Evidence of bat infestations includes:
- Seeing bats
- Hearing scratching or chirping sounds
- Finding bat droppings
Bats are most likely to be seen at dusk— when they leave the roost to find food — and at dawn, when they return. If you suspect bats have moved into your house, watch for them during these times. Actually seeing a bat in or near your home is, naturally, the easiest way to confirm that they’re roosting. If you’re finding evidence that bats live in your house, call the professionals for help.
What’s The Best Way To Get Rid Of Bats?
Bats are considered a protected species in many areas, including Rochester. This means that you can’t remove them on your own, and that there are guidelines for taking care of them. That’s why RodentX Wildlife Control is your best option for bat removal. We use humane, no-kill traps and no poisons. It’s important to us that your home is bat-free while still keeping the animals safe.
RodentX Wildlife Control also offers exclusion work to keep the bats from returning. We’ll even perform any necessary repairs to damages caused by the bat infestation. Contact RodentX Wildlife Control today to learn more about our competitive pricing for bat control and all the ways we keep your Rochester home safe and bat-free.
What Our Customers Are Saying
"Professional service from the first call to the finished job and inspections. They were always on time, and respected us and our property as they replaced all insulation in the attic and some in the basement. They filled all the entry points and we have no more unwanted pests."
"They were professional right from the start. They removed contaminated insulation and replaced all the insulation in the attic. They sealed up all entry points, so no more bats/squirrels can get in. I would certainly recommend RodentX!"
"My wife and I were very happy with the service from RodentX Wildlife Control. From the beginning to the end of the project they were prompt, professional, courteous and effective with what they had to do. The Team Leader kept the whole job organized and completed on time. I would highly recommend this company."