We started in the Johns Creek area over 13+ years ago and our Bat Removal services are one of the cornerstones of our Wildlife Removal business. Our bat removal program for North Georgia is affordable and includes a 10-year Warranty with our exclusion work. You can read below to learn a little about bats and our bat removal process or just give us a call if you have questions or need service urgently! We want to help however possible.
One of the main reasons we started this business is because we wanted to have passion for what we do and not just make a paycheck. And so on every job we take there is an owner there to ensure our exceptional standards are upheld.
Our inspections are some of the most thorough in the industry! We do not want to miss anything when it comes to removing the bats from your home. We include plenty of photos to help explain what exactly is going on instead of having to rely on words alone.
We have one of the best warranties in our industry. We stand behind our work every step of the way and go above and beyond to provide you with the peace of mind that you made the right choice with us!
– Signs to look for –
These are a few of the common entry points we look for. Often they can be in difficult and dangerous to reach areas.
The feces of bats, it can be quite hazardous to your health and has a strong odor. This can be found on the outside of the building or inside the attic.
Every bat removal is different and, often due to the structure and where they are getting in, seeing them like this is difficult or impossible sometimes.
When you read stuff on the internet it can be exaggerated and alarming. PLEASE do not think because you have guano in your attic that you whole family is at risk of a horrible death or disease.
According to the CDC – “Histoplasmosis is caused by Histoplasma, a fungus that lives in the soil, particularly where there’s a large amount of bird or bat poop. The infection ranges from mild to life-threatening. It can be misdiagnosed because its symptoms are similar to those of other illnesses. “
What bat removal companies do not share is the fact that MOST histoplasmosis cases are from prolonged exposure mostly when the particulates in the guano go airborne, when removing, and the person is commonly has a compromised immune system. Histoplasmosis is basically in non-doctor terms…. a fungal infection in the lungs and can more-likely be treated with antifungal medication.
Putting that into perspective guano removal is an important part of the entire “Bat Exclusion” process because of the risks but it also smells awful. Who wants that musty smell to infiltrate their home, insulation, drywall, etc.
We have included the following link to the CDC website on this:
We have listed the required steps below
That all companies MUST follow!
An inspection must be performed to establish where the bats are, what needs to be excluded (sealed-up) to keep them out, and how much guano there is plus the cost of the clean-up.
One-step Exclusion –
If the bats are visible and every last one can be chased out then they can go ahead and seal up the home with galvanized metal products & using galvanized screws. Do not allow them to “staple” the material. Squirrels can & will push through allowing bats in once again!
FREE 10-year warranty with optional LIFETIME renewal!
Two-step Exclusion –
If the bats are NOT completely visible and unable to get them ALL chased out, the technician will have to install an exclusion device which allows the bats to go out but stops them from coming back in. After a couple weeks they have to make a return trip to take down the device and close off that final section. Ask if the proposal includes the costs of the return trip and the exclusion device.
That all companies MUST follow!
Breeding Inspection –
A different inspection MUST be performed, in addition to the normal inspection listed above, to establish whether or not it is a bachelor colony or maternity ward. (Warning: If the technician tells you that he cannot get access to the bats to see if there are flightless babies – He MUST treat it like a Maternity Ward to prevent killing any babies!)
Maternity Ward Exclusion –
If it is a Maternity Ward then it requires an extra step. First they would seal up the parts of the house that the bats are not using for exit or entry – leaving the active entry completely open. Once that is done they have to wait until babies have grown and are flighted.
Maternity Ward Revisit –
Once there are not anymore flightless babies then they can resume with the steps depending on if they can chase them out and seal it up or have to install an exclusion device that allows the bats to leave but unable to return which calls for yet another return visit to remove and seal up.
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.
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.
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.