Bats in Ball Ground often fly about swimming pools, from which they drink or catch insects. Porch lights, building illumination, street and parking-lot lights, may attract flying insects, which in turn attract bats. Unfortunately, the mere presence of a bat outdoors is sometimes beyond the tolerance of some people. Information is your friend.
Bats commonly enter buildings through openings associated with the roof edge and valleys, eaves, vents at the peak of the attic – gable vents, chimney, attic or roof vent, dormers, and siding (see Fig.below). Other openings may be found under loose fitting doors, around windows, gaps around various conduits (wiring, plumbing, air conditioning) that pass through walls, and through utility vents.
In Ball Ground we have found that bats are amazingly able to squeeze through narrow slits and cracks. For purposes of bat control, one should pay attention to any gap of approximately 1/4 x 1 1/2 inches (0.6 x 3.8 cm) or a hole 5/8 x 7/8 inch (1.6 x 2.2 cm). Such openings must be considered potential entries for at least the smaller species, such as the little brown bat. The smaller species require an opening no wider than 3/8 inch (0.95 cm), that is, a hole the diameter of a US 10-cent coin. Openings of these dimensions are not uncommon in older wood frame structures where boards have shrunk, warped, or otherwise become loosened. These facts are what our Licensed bat Specialist are trained to recognize and immediately identify in order to get the bats out of your attic or gable vents and keep them out.
The Bat Removal process is actually laid out pretty simple. If you know what you are doing and take the time to do it right, it is easy to get the bats out of the attic.
If the Bat Technician cannot see that all of the bats have vacated the building then a one-way valve needs to be installed to allow all of the bats to leave and it will deny the bats from reentering your home. Then our team will return and remove the bat’s one-way valve and seal up the final exit. You will then be BAT FREE! HOWEVER – With all of this said, there are extra measures and precautions that need to be taking during the “baby season” to ensure that no bats are harmed in the process and we have to check for flightless babies.
Call us and we can explain the process to you. Don’t let other people scare you into paying crazy amounts of money thinking your life is in danger. We can help you. We answer our phones 24/7!
If you are interesting in learning how to build bat houses you can click on these links: Make your own Nursery Bat House or Two Chamber Rocket Box Bat House and here is info on installing the bat house: Installing Bat House – Instructions