Bats Control & Exclusion Services
Bat Control or Bat Exclusion and Bat Removal services can help prevent damages to your home or business by this tiny and dangerous but unique little animal. Bats are the only mammals that can fly, are primarily nocturnal, and eat a diet made up of almost exclusively insects.
Bats are very beneficial to have around your home or business because of their affinity for the many flying insects, such as mosquitoes or moths that they eat every night.
The problem comes when people find that the bats have found their way into their home and take up residence in the walls, attic or eaves then bat removal or bat exclusion services are necessary.
Bats only need a 1/2″ gap
Bats in Arizona Attics occur most often when they enter a home or other structure through small gaps or cracks around the walls, eave areas, roof line overhangs, chimney gaps or gable vents of the home.
Bats can enter through a gap as small as a ½”, which means almost every home or building is susceptible to bats, unless the home or building has been professionally bat-proofed using exclusion screening and gap sealers and other bat control techniques.
Having bats in your attic or other parts of your home is a serious problem. Not only do they urinate and defecate anywhere they roost, causing staining and odor problems, they have been associated with many diseases which can be dangerous to humans.
Bats can be the cause of rabies exposures in humans because they are the most common rabies vector which we come in contact with, mostly because they infest our homes on a regular basis.
Not all bats carry rabies, but there is a high enough incidence of the disease that any exposure or contact with bats carries that risk.
Bats in the Home
If you have bats roosting in your home, don’t ignore the problem.The longer they are there, the cost of bat removal will increase the longer they are there.
Bats will continue to contaminate and ruin your insulation, wall boards, and anything else that comes in contact with their urine and guano. Eventually your home will begin to emit an odor, which may be difficult or impossible to fully remove.
Once Southwest Avian Solutions provides your bat control service services for your home or business, we will stand by our work and can usually provide you with a renewable warranty against further infestation in the areas that we installed our exclusion materials.
If you have a further need of bat removal or any recurrence of bats that get through the work that Southwest Avian Solutions has performed, we will remove them and make any repairs needed for the duration of the warranty period.
Some times a licensed contractor is need to repair a property because of aging problems that are beyond our license. We can handle most all aspects of bat control and bat removal problems, and look forward to making your home or business safe from bats for good!
Is there some sort of repellent product to get bats out of the attic?
Unfortunately, no repellent of any kind has been shown to work in the slightest. There have been a few of the sonic devices that some claim to work but we have not seen any results from them.
Can I kill the bats with some sort of poison or fumigant?
Absolutely not! Bats are protected so it is illegal to kill them which is why live exclusion is our number one choice, it may be a little more time consuming but it is much more effective in the long term.
Can I trap the bats in some sort of bat trap?
The traps that do exist are bulky and hard to use so the bats don’t fall into them very well when they come out of the roost, so these traps usually result in a failed bat job.
Is there any way to prevent bats from entering my house?
Seal every gap, crack or hole in your house exterior. Pay attention to the roof lines, fascia boards, gable vents, dormer peaks, and soffit eave or basically any gap of ½” to 1 inch with a void behind it. Bats will take advantage of an opening they do not chew into your home or structure, so caulking and sealant materials works great.
Can't I just seal the entry holes shut at night when the bats are out?
Good try, but no that will not work. Not all bats leave at the same time or every night. Bats go out in groups and will return back and forth all night. At no time is 100% of the colony out at once. So if you seal at night, you will be sealing some in. That is why bat exclusion excluder devices are the best way to stop the bats from re-entering the building?
Why do bats like to live in attics?
Buildings and attics provide a warm, dry, safe space to live and raise their baby bat pups. In an attic space bats are protected from predators, and high off the ground, making entry and exit easy and hard to see from the ground below.
What species of bats typically live in Arizona?
Arizona is home to 28 species of bats, more than almost any other state. Bats are the only true flying mammals and are valuable human allies. Worldwide, they are primary predators of vast numbers of insect pests, saving farmers and foresters billions of dollars annually and helping to control insect-spread human diseases. For example, large colonies of Mexican free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis) eat hundreds of tons of moths each week, especially the moths that prey on cotton crops.
What problems do bats cause when they live in a building?
Most people notice the odor first and then the rub makes or guano along the outside of the entry and exit point. When a colony is large enough, people will start to notice the noise they make. The real problem is that they poop and pee a all the time. Each bat can poop 20 pellets per day, multiply that times hundreds of bats over a few months or years and you get an attic full of bat guano! It smells real bad, it corrodes the wood trusses and stains the drywall, and it can grow mold.
What is the bat maternity season? Why can't I remove the bats in the summer?
Female bats give birth to only one baby bat pup per year, and raise it well. The young are born in late April – early June depending on species, and the young are growing and flightless until sometime in August. You can’t do exclusion while the young are flightless, because they’ll all either die or crawl down the walls of your house and may find a way inside your home.
Do bats carry rabies and transmit them to humans?
Yes, but it is rare. Even though all warm-blooded mammals can carry rabies, for some reason there are different