Bat Eviction From Attics | How to Evict Michigan Bats
Bats Enter Into Your Home in Common Areas
Construction gaps in eaves
Loose mortar on chimney stacks
Damaged fascia boards
Any other opening 1/2" or larger.
So now you have bats living in the attic, roof or crawl space, now what? The bats are given an eviction notice to leave your home. They must be dealt with by a professional company. Bats are not rodents, they are mammals just like you and I. Bats don't chew or gnaw their way into your home or attic. They use pre-existing entry points like construction gaps. Small gaps 1/2' x 1.5" are large enough for bats to enter.
When to Evict Bats From Your Home
The goal is obviously to get the bats to leave the home without being able to return. This is done through a live bat exclusion. There are times of the year to consider when getting rid of bats from your home. The end of summer may be the best time to evict bats from the attic. It's important to wait until Mid August most years to remove a bat colony. Bats have their pups during the beginning of Spring. Usually around the third week in May. It may take a few months before the juveniles take flight. If you evict the mothers during maternity season you may trap the bats in the attic.
Here's a Quick Overview on How to Evict Bats
- Find the entry point: usually identified by droppings or dark staining.
- Install one-way doors or check valves.
- Leave one way doors up for at least one week.
- Check to make sure all bats have been evicted.
- Once you are sure the bats are gone remove the bat doors and seal the openings.
Typically bat removal is not a DIY project. It takes many years of practice and expertise. There is a lot that goes into the bat removal and control process. It is recommended to hire a bat removal company with experience. Local pest control operators are not always going to have the knowledge and skill that a bat control expert would. Poisons never work and killing bats is illegal.
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