Eviction Notice for Bats in the Attic

  • Written by: Killingsworth Environmental
  • October 11, 2016

Say ‘Bye Bye Bats’

Happy Fall! It’s October and bats are out in full force. If you’ve noticed bats in or on your home, please make sure you get your Killingsworth!

First and foremost, please be aware that bats and their droppings can pose serious problems involving your home and health. Their potent waste can destroy wood and potentially lead to structural damage to your home. Not only that, but you and your family may be exposed to diseases spread through their droppings. A common disease spread by these creatures is histoplasmosis, which is caused by a fungus that grows on their droppings and the area surrounding them. This infectious disease predominantly infects the lungs as it develops by inhaling airborne spores contained in the histoplasmosis fungus.

Have you noticed any bats nesting in your attic or gable vents?

Don’t panic. We’ve got a solution! Here’s what we’ll do:

  • Familiarizing homeowners with bat laws – these nocturnal creatures are roosting and cannot typically be removed between May 1st and August 1st.
  • Inspecting the home to identify primary entry and exit points and determining where they are residing.
  • Sealing up all entry points (window gaps, holes in siding/roofing, gable vents, etc.) except for one main point that will be used to exclude the bats. This provides them with a one-way opening that allows them to exit your home, but not to re-enter.
  • Once it has been determined that all bats have left, Killingsworth will seal up the final entry point and double check all entry point to ensure their seals are secure.
  • The final step is the sanitation process. Killingsworth will properly dispose of all bat droppings and clear the area of any potential histoplasmosis fungus.

 

To learn more about our Bat Exclusion Process, contact Killingsworth’s wildlife control today!

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