Bats - Do It Yourself Pest Control

Excluding Bats - Helpful Tips

Bats - Do It Yourself Pest Control

There are forty different bat species found in the Amerika. Large brown mice, small brown bats, and Mexican-tailed bats are ordinary bats in the United States. Bats rarely attack people and can be beneficial because they eat insects. However, bats can be a pest if they build shelter inside your building with dirt, urine, and squeaking noise.

There is no chemical solution or pest control product that we have found that eliminates bats. The best bat control is to remove it from your structure. We have included a link below that has plans to get rid of bat colonies.

Behavior and Biology

Most of the time the bats are rooted in natural sanctuary such as drainage pipes, perforated trees, and caves, but can be perched and proliferate inside the buildings occupied during warm weather.

During the first warm days of spring, most bats leave the site overwintering/hibernating and entering the structure. Most of these bats are women who are preparing to be born in June and July.

1) Inspection

  • Check the possible exit and entry points that the bat uses and any structural defects used by bats to enter. Common areas of entry include lattices, roof lines (between roof sheath and Fasia boards). Openings 3/8 inches or larger are sufficient for the entry of bats. Dirt on the ground, stains, odor, noise can also give you clues about the point of entry/exit.
  • Double check, on the first twilight when the bat first appears and the second during the day to find a perched area. If not cold or rainy, bats will appear every night.
  • Check the roof line just before dusk. It may be necessary to position two or more people at different angles of structure to see some of the roof lines at the time the bats appear. This will reveal the entry and exit points.

2) Excluding Bats in Buildings

International conservation bats have excellent plans and procedures to eliminate bats and bat houses.

Bats and Rabies: only a small portion of bats carry Rabies, but protective clothing, hard hats and thicker leather gloves must be worn during the bat control procedure.