Although bees, ants, rats etc., are just some of the many pests that pest control services often tackle for residential and commercial properties, there are rarer cases that they need to be ready for. One great example is the presence of bats.
Sometimes bats may decide to call a building home, roosting there for the time being. These creatures love to stay in the attic and other dark spots in the building. Fortunately, getting rid of them is not impossible.
It is important to note that the Ministry of Natural Resources highly protects bats, and they must be safely and humanely removed so that no harm comes to our bat population.
In this article, we will give you a brief outline of what you can expect out of bats, such as their nesting behaviour and what is needed to get rid of them:
The bat’s nesting behaviour
Bats love to stay in dark and cool places, such as caves, trees, and even abandoned buildings. They also can end up in populated buildings with rooms that are unoccupied. The bats can reside there and slowly grow their number. Such facilities can include large apartment complexes, warehouses, and other commercial and residential buildings.
In most cases, any run-ins with bats will typically happen when someone hears scratching noises in the attics. Although bats are not the only cause for it, in many cases, it is.
The process of removing bats
It is never recommended for people to try and tackle bats by themselves without proper knowledge or equipment because bats may contain diseases that can be harmful to humans. In addition, the scope of the project can easily be overwhelming and can only be handled by experienced wildlife removal professionals.
As such, the first step to the bat removal process for the residential or commercial property owner is to contact a reputable wildlife removal company. Once that is done, the professionals will arrive and run a visual inspection of the area. The assessment is done to keep an eye out for as many entry points as possible that the bats might use to enter the building. Many of these holes are smaller than one might realize, and many of them are hidden away from plain sight.
Once the entry points are identified, the bats are cleared out, and the entry points are sealed using a sealant or minor construction. Not only does this prevent bats from coming back, but it can also close the holes from any other pests that might decide to call the property home. The professionals can also set up a one-way door where bats can go out but not come back in, slowly assisting in the removal process.
While the exact procedure of how bats are addressed on a property can differ from one wildlife removal company to another, the process is generally the same. If you are a property owner and believe that your property is home to bats, contact a humane wildlife removal company right away.
Bats are a danger to your property and everyone in it, so you must address the problem immediately. With the right skills and equipment, wildlife removal professionals will be able to safely and effectively remove bats, keeping your property bat-free for the long term.
ICE Pest Control offers residential and commercial wildlife removal services, offering expert help to those looking to remove wildlife from their homes and more. If you are looking for humane wildlife removal services in Toronto and surrounding areas to get rid of bats, reach out to us today!