We recommend sealing up the building to exclude the bats and provide for the best long term solution. Inspection should always be performed first to determine:
- Is there evidence of bats?
- If so, how big is the pressure (how bad is it)?
- Identify how many bats there are. Where are the openings?
- Are the obstacles to sealing the structure?
- Any health hazards/health risks, due to bat droppings?
- Can the structure be bat-proofed safely?
- Do you need new insulation?
Be wary of any quote to perform structural repairs over the phone as the price will either be too low to perform the job or too high to cover worst case scenarios.
Bat exclusions are non-trivial and rarely performed well by those without carpentry and pest control backgrounds. Some of our customers before hiring us have paid over $10,000 to re-roof their house, only to have the bats return within a year.
- Bats are flying mammals, not birds. The mother has has one baby called a pup and feeds them milk. They are not born from eggs like birds. The pup will stay with the mother for one year.
- They mate in the fall, and the young are born in June - July (usually only 1 per year).
- Bat droppings can carry several diseases such as histoplasmosis. Great care should be taken prior to cleaning up droppings as the dust like particles can get airborne easily, breathed into your lungs, and spread disease.
- They have a “functional” eye and are nor blind, but rely on their “sonar” to navigate during flight.
- Bats are very clean animals. They clean themselves and each other meticulously by licking and scratching for hours.