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Added on March 6, 2023

Bat Infestation? Here's How You Can Remove Them from Your Attic

Do you hear strange scratching sounds or rustling in your attic at night? Chances are, you might have some uninvited guests living in your home - bats! While bats are a valuable part of our ecosystem, they can cause significant damage to your home and pose a health risk to you and your family.

So, what can you do to remove bats from your attic without harming them? Here are some tips from Dr. Critter, a wildlife control expert:

  1. Identify the entry points: Bats can enter your home through small openings, such as gaps in your roof tiles or vents. Look for signs of guano (bat droppings) near these areas to determine where they're coming in from.
  2. Seal off the entry points: Once you've identified the entry points, seal them off with netting or caulk to prevent the bats from coming back in.
  3. Install one-way exclusion devices: These devices allow bats to exit your home but prevent them from coming back in. They can be installed at the entry points, and it's important to leave them in place for a few days to ensure that all the bats have left.
  4. Clean up the mess: Bat guano can be harmful to your health, so it's important to clean up any areas where the bats have been roosting. Wear protective gear, such as gloves and a mask, and use a HEPA vacuum to clean up the guano.
  5. Take preventive measures: To prevent future bat infestations, keep your home well-maintained and seal off any potential entry points.

Remember, it's important to handle bat infestations carefully and responsibly. If you're not comfortable doing it yourself, it's best to contact a wildlife control expert like Dr. Critter.

For more information on how to remove bats from your attic, check out Dr. Critter's blog post: https://www.drcritter.com/blog/how-do-i-remove-bats-from-my-attic/