I smell a bat problem.

September 20, 2014

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That smell you're referring to is called Guano – and it is powerful! Guano is another word for bat droppings and is a key indicator that your wildlife problem is bats. Bats fit in extremely tight spaces and spend the day within this area. They leave the area soon after sunset to begin their nightly foraging. You will see guano on the exterior of your home or building - usually at their entry point. You'll also be able to smell it from a distance and in most cases you or a neighbor will have seen them exiting the structure. Bats form large colonies when they take up residence.

Determining the entry point of bats is sometimes difficult because they can fit into openings as small as ½ inch, making almost every man-made structure a potential hiding places. Some of the places that bats have been found in man-made structures include but are not limited to:

  • Attics
  • Storage sheds
  • Barns
  • Unused and open structures
  • Chimneys
  • Louvers
  • Soffits
  • Siding
  • Eaves
  • Roof tiles and shingles
  • Behind shutters

Large colonies of bats usually leave behind a large amount of waste. Bat guano (excrement) can become hazardous to humans and pets if left untreated. Bat damage also poses a risk of becoming expensive if the problem is not eradicated at its root. We specialize in:

  • Inspections to determine the severity and nature of the bat activity
  • Bat trapping services
  • Bat eviction services
  • Bat removal services
  • Cleanup of guano and other contamination
  • Repair of entry pointsDeodorization and biological cleanup services
  • The strongest warranty in the business 

If you suspect you have a bat problem, don't let it go on one day longer. We have specific programs to address bat infestations both large and small.  

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