You do not want to let the bats live inside your attic or gable vent. I want to quickly go over a few concerns with them being allowed to stay. First and foremost, if the bats are simply hanging out on the outside of the bug screen on the inside of your gable vent you might think that is ok. It is not. Over time the guano build up will rot through the screen or the sheer weight of the bats will break free of the simple screen and then they are roosting inside your attic. We posted videos on our Youtube channel showing how destructive bat guano is to wood. It makes the wood look like wet cardboard over time. Secondly, a build-up of guano can lead to odors that are absorbed by all construction material and it will take such a long time to get rid of the musty odor. Lastly, anyone with a compromised immune system would not want to be exposed to bat guano for an extended period of time. I know the internet is overwhelming to read and alarming with listing all of the diseases people can get from bats. Just limit your exposure…
YOU NEED TO HIRE A PROFESSIONAL to get the BATS OUT! Our team utilizes methods that are custom-tailored to suit each individual structure and situation. We implement safe & humane removal techniques to ensure that NO bats are ever harmed in the process.
We can remove the bats quickly! We either remove them by hand or install a one-way valve to safely get them OUT.
This is the process of sealing up the home so bats cannot get back in and we offer a 10-yr Warranty with NO ANNUAL FEE.
We can remove the guano then use hospital-grade deodorizer that is anti-viral, anti-microbial and anti-bacterial.
We serve the following cities for bat removal:
Acworth, Alpharetta, Atlanta, Big Canoe, Blue Ridge, Braselton, Ball Ground, Buford, Buckhead, Canton, Cartersville, Chestatee, Crabapple, Cumming, Dahlonega, Dawsonville, Duluth, Dunwoody, Ellijay, Flowery Branch, Gainesville, Jasper, Johns Creek, Kennesaw, Lawrenceville, Marietta, Milton, Norcross, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Snellville, Suwanee,Woodstock,
It is a methodical process to get the bats out, but it is done every single day in our business. So relax, call us and we will calmly explain the steps.
Things you must know before engaging in the bat removal process:
1) Bats are a protected species. There are special licenses & procedures to get them out legally.
2) No bats can be harmed in the process.
3) Maternity Season is between May 1st – August 15th. This is when there are flightless babies. If the technician cannot get his eyes on the bats to determine if it is a maternity ward or a bachelor pad then they must assume it is a maternity ward. The bats then cannot be “excluded” until after the cut-off of August 15th.
4) We need bats! Our eco-system depends on them maintaining a balance.
5) They have to live – but by no means does that mean they should be allowed to live in your attic or house.
It has been covered the many reasons why you do not want bats living inside your home. However, you do want them to stick around the neighborhood. With that way of thinking… lets explore measures you can take to encourage them to roost close-by.
If you are on board with purchasing or making bat houses to attract bats to a location other than your home’s attic…. we have compiled some instructions to help you with that project.
Once your bat house is constructed or purchased, it’s important to choose an area for installation that has the best chance of attracting bats. How and where you mount your new bat roost depends on the style and size of the bat house, average temperatures in your area in July, and certain other physical limitations. Bat houses can be mounted on wooden posts, steel poles, pivot poles, or on the sides of buildings, but should not be mounted on trees for three reasons:
Bats find houses mounted on poles or buildings in less than half the time it takes them to find tree-mounted roosts. Bat houses mounted under the eaves on wood or stone buildings, but still exposed to the sun, tend to be better protected from rain and predators and have been especially successful. Bat houses should be mounted in an area that gets 6-8 hours of direct sunlight (facing either East or South). We are providing links to help you install a bat house properly.
Several highly fatal diseases have been linked to bats.
Rabies is perhaps the most well-known disease associated with bats. Along with animals such as dogs, foxes, raccoons, and skunks, bats are one of the primary animals that transmit rabies.
An exposure to rabies most commonly occurs when a person is bitten by a rabid animal. It can also be transmitted when the saliva from a rabid animal comes in contact with a person’s mouth, eyes, nose, or a fresh wound.
When a person is exposed to rabies, timely administration of a vaccine known as post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) can prevent infection. Once a person becomes infected and symptoms begin to occur, rabies is almost always fatal. Each year in the United States, up to 30,000 persons receive PEP due to potential exposure to a rabid animal, including bats.
Histoplasmosis is another disease associated with bats. Its symptoms vary greatly, but the disease primarily affects the lungs. Occasionally, other organs are affected. When this happens it can be fatal if untreated.
In addition, Histoplasmosis is caused by a fungus that grows in soil and material contaminated with droppings from animals, including bats. Droppings, also known as bat guano, can contaminate the soil and cause infectious spores to be released when the soil is disturbed.
Even though it can be found throughout the world, it is widespread in certain areas of the U.S. and can be found in places that harbor large populations of bats, including caves.
While most infected persons have no apparent ill effects, antifungal medications are used to treat many forms of the disease.
Some valuable links regarding bats: