Don’t get spooked by bats this Halloween! Read more to learn how to get bats out of the attic, tips on removal, and the first question that needs to be answered: How in the heck do they get into your house in the first place?
How Bats Can Creep Their Way Into Your Attic: What To Look For
- The first sign of bats for many homeowners would be guano, aka bat fecal matter. Lots of homeowners will discover guano accumulation around homes and can cause confusion on to what’s causing the fecal matter.
- Another way bats get into your home is through any cracks & crevices around the foundation, like attic vents, shutters, and under facia boards.
- Bats tend to scratch on the walls or ceilings as they creep around the inside of your home. You also might hear chirping or squeaking as the bats communicate with each other!
- Bats tend to thrive at dusk and dawn, so pay special attention to the exterior of the home at those times to observe where bats enter and exit.
Bent slats of attic vent showing signs of rodent entry
Steps You Can Take To Keep Bats Out Of The Attic:
- We recommend homeowners seal any cracks or crevices with caulk and steel wool.
- Pay special attention to holes in the structure that lead to dark areas, like attics and belfies.
- Screen attic vents and openings to chimneys.
- Install door sweeps.
According to PestWorld, exclusion is the only method to keep bats out long term. Well, you’re in luck!
Exclusion Services – How We Keep ‘Em Out
Exclusion is simply sealing up a home to prevent further wildlife issues with bats, rats, mice, squirrels, and more. Once we have removed the critters, we will seal off all openings to prevent future entry. This includes adding crawl space doors, screening up foundation vents, (or any gaps a home might have) that could invite critters into your home would get closed up to prevent further entry. NOTE: We do not harm bats in any way, and we abide by all state regulations and do not offer any eviction or exclusion services for bats during their prime mating season.
One of our Clark’s Wildlife Professionals will come to your home twice for the exclusion:
- The first trip is inspecting any entry points, set up a plan of exclusion, and netting where they can easily fly out but can’t fly back in.
- The second trip we seal up the area which keeps the bats from coming back in.