August Bat Control

The end of July and August we see a rise in bats being found in area homes.  This is the time of year when the young are leaving the nest area and is a good time to remove bats from your house permanently..

HOW TO EXCLUDE BATS FROM YOUR HOME

 

 

 

MATERIALS NEEDED:

  1. Wire mesh ½ inch by ½ inch or less (can be Purchased at hardware store)

  2. Duct tape

  3. Ladder

TO LOCATE WHERE BATS ARE GETTING IN:

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At dusk, walk around your house and watch where bats are flying out.

Inspect house eaves and siding for droppings or “grease” smears made by bats as they enter and exit.

Be sure to locate ALL bat entrances

TO EXCLUDE BATS FROM HOUSE:

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      During daylight hours climb up to where bats are entering house and apply wire mesh with Duct tape on top and two sides, leaving bottom open. (See illustration)

      Leave wire mesh in place until you see no further bat activity at dusk.

Remove wire mesh and plug holes so bats cannot re-enter.

This method of bat removal allows you to do the work during daylight hours and effectively keep the bats from getting back in to roost once they leave.

The bats will crawl under the wire to get out to hunt, but when they return at dawn they don’t crawl back under the wire as they go directly to the entrance hole (they follow the scent) and will contact the wire and be unable to enter. 

Once it is light out the bat needs to find a place to roost to avoid becoming prey to birds, and other predators, so they have to find a place to roost and if they cannot return to your house they will find someplace else to go.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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