Bat Removal in Indianapolis, IN
Do you hear bats squeaking noises or scratching in your attic? Is the smell of ammonia or urine prominent? Bats are amazing creatures, but you don’t want them living in your home. Not only can their feces carry transmittable diseases, leading to serious health problems for you and your family, but they can cause permanent damage to your home.
We are here to help you get your home bat free once and for all. We will not only remove bats from your home but make sure that they don’t come back!
Why Should You Remove Bats?
Bats are amazing creatures. In fact, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, bats consume about 1,200 mosquito-sized insects an hour making them a great eliminator of pests. They are also an essential presence for a healthy ecosystem by dispersing seeds, pollinating plants, and keeping down the population of invasive species. However, they don’t belong in your home. When bats move into your home it is not only like something out of a haunted mansion but may cause some of these serious issues:
- Risk of rabies: Bats commonly carry rabies, which can be transmitted by bites, scratches, or handling them.
- Undesirable allergies: Bats often create allergies to sensitive groups who may also be allergic to cats and dogs.
- Damage to your home: Bat droppings, known as guano, can cause significant structural damage to your house by eating away at wood and other building materials around your home.
- Risk of histoplasmosis: Bat guano creates a fungus that can cause fever, cough, and fatigue which can last for weeks or even months,
- Unpleasant odor: Feces from bats can cause a noticeable and unpleasant ammonia smell.
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Dealing with An Indianapolis Bat Issue
It is important to deal with bats as soon as you suspect you have a problem. All too fast a couple of brown bats can grow to hundreds, creating a large amount of guano, physical damage, illness, and permanent damage to your home. Over the years we’ve seen people in Indianapolis have some success with DIY methods of bat removal, but not only do they find themselves repeating these methods for years as the bat issue returns – but extermination of bats is illegal in Indiana. To do it the right way, make sure you. contact us.
Professional Indianapolis Bat Removal
In Indiana bat pesticides and extermination are illegal, which means that we use a professional method called exclusion. The concept of exclusion is that we seal entry points for bats while not allowing them to re-enter. While this seems like an easy solution, it must be done at the appropriate time. Most bats are considered endangered in Indiana which means that we want to make sure we don’t interfere with reproduction. From May through August a bat can give birth and while the mother can leave the pups can’t. To prevent trapping young bats, the exclusion must be done either in the spring, prior to birth or after the young bats can fly in early autumn.
Methods of Exclusion
Identify and Fortify Entry Points: The first step in eliminating your bat problem is to identify the main entry points. Once we identify these points, we will install one-way doors.
Inspect and Clean Affected Areas: Once the bats have left your home for good, they will have left behind a smelly and unsightly mess. We will wear gear to protect us from dust and disease while we quickly vacuum up what is left behind.
Seal Gaps and Holes: Our next step is to eliminate any gaps or holes in your house which could allow for a future infestation. Bats can squeeze through an opening as small as 1 inch by 3/8 inches, so every possible entry point must be caulked using a silicone caulk which is durable and has a clean look as it dries.
Enzyme Deodorizers: Even when your bats have left for good, their strong smell may stay behind—especially when they’ve gotten into old insulation. Once everything is properly clean we will use an odor remover to digest the source of the odor. This not only removes the smell but also the musk which will draw bats back year after year if not properly eliminated.
Restore Insulation: In the aftermath of bats, parts of your insulation may need to be replaced. In addition, some wood or structural damage may need to be repaired. We will make sure your home is fully recovered from your bat problem and better than ever.
If you suspect you have a bat issue in Indianapolis, IN, we have the expertise and are ready to help. Contact us today.