How To Protect Your Rochester Home From Bats This Fall

bats roosting in attic

Bats are much more than just a Halloween decoration. These wild animals are able to find their way into Rochester homes, which can cause problems for homeowners. To get them out of your house, you need someone to provide professional bat removal in Rochester. RodentX Wildlife Control has your back. 

Factors That Can Push Bats Towards Human Dwellings In Fall

Like other household pests, bats are attracted to homes by food and shelter. They might be moving due to changes in weather or other factors; then they find your house as a place to roost. Bats don’t make holes on their own to get into structures, so having extra entry points to your home can attract bats. 

The bats in Rochester typically eat insects or fruit. They might roost in or around your home if they have easy access to a nearby food source. Bats will often fly away from their roost to find food, so it could become a roosting spot if your house is just in an ideal location close to potential food sources. 

Fall Bat Prevention: What Homeowners Need To Know

Bat prevention centers on making your home inaccessible and less attractive to bats. These steps can help you keep bats away from your house:

  • Seal or cover any holes in the walls
  • Repair loose or damaged siding
  • Screen vents and chimneys
  • Make sure all doors and windows fit correctly with no gaps
  • Install door sweeps

These tips make it more difficult for bats to enter your home. If they do, there are a few things to keep in mind. First of all, bats can be harmful when they’re inside your home. Their droppings spread histoplasmosis, which is a respiratory infection. They can also corrode parts of your home—bat droppings can cause roofs to cave in. Bats can also be carriers of rabies. Most human rabies cases in the United States are from bats. If bats are in your house, you should do everything you can not to touch them or their droppings. 

Bats are a protected species. Any removal and exclusion work needs to be humane. Many places even restrict when you can install exclusion work since it can interfere with adult bats’ ability to care for their young. Bat mitigation is an involved process because it needs to be done in a particular way; this may be difficult for you to manage on your own. 

The Secret To Safe Bat Removal In Rochester

The following four factors can help accomplish safe bat removal: 

  • Catch all of the bats humanely.
  • Make adjustments to your house so they can’t get back in.
  • Don’t touch any bats or their droppings.
  • Clean up fecal matter and repair damage caused by bats.

Considering these four factors, removing Rochester bats from your home may seem difficult. How can you make sure that all the bats are gone and clean up the mess they made without touching anything? How do you remove them from your house safely? The answer to all of your questions is RodentX Wildlife Control. 

Call RodentX For Responsible Bat Removal 

At RodentX Wildlife Control, we only use humane traps that do not kill bats. If you’re hearing or seeing signs of bats in your house, give us a call. We’ll send our trained technicians out to investigate. After inspecting your home, we’ll work with you to determine the best course of action. Our methods will trap bats without killing them for relocation. We’ll help you perform exclusion work so the bats won’t be able to get back inside. We also offer sanitation as part of our removal process so your family stays safe. Call RodentX Wildlife Control today to learn more about our professional bat removal services in Rochester.

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."

Joan K

"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!"

Jacqueline C

"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."

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