Bats are among the most difficult wildlife rodents to evict from your home. Though a bat infiltration may seem minor on the surface, a colony of these flying rodents can easily burrow their way into your insulation, vents, and crawl spaces. This will destroy your walls (and perhaps your foundation as well) and leave your home needing costly repairs. To prevent this kind of disaster, it’s crucial that you contact local bat removal experts in the CT and NY areas.
If your home is suffering from a bat infestation, it might be tempting to take matters into your own hands. However, it’s important that you hire a professional service to get the job done—trying to remove the infestation by yourself will most likely be hazardous, ineffective, unnecessarily harmful to the bats, and actually illegal.
While many home remedies help with prevention, once bats are nesting in your home you’ll need the assistance of an expert to get rid of them in an effective manner. These services can also provide you with valuable information on how to remove bats from your home and keep them out.
Though homeowners can try closing up the bats’ entry points themselves, it’s often difficult to do so, because some openings can be hard to identify. Even the smallest opening could be an entrance, and professionals are trained to notice these places while homeowners might overlook them. If your home is located near wooded areas or water, you also may want to call a control service to learn about prevention techniques. Insects are the primary food source for bats, and homes in areas known to breed these bugs are also at a higher risk of having an invading bat population.
The importance of hiring a quality rodent control company also stems from their knowledge of the necessary products, as well as their familiarity with the laws regarding the bat population. The extermination of bats is illegal, both federally and by state, due to their presence on the endangered species list. It’s because of this that bat removal experts generally specialize in non-lethal ways to expel the pests from your home. They also strategize to determine the best ways to use each of these products in order to get the best possible results.
When you look for a removal company, make sure that you find one that’s knowledgeable about both bats and the products that are most effective to use when removing them. You want an experienced professional who knows exactly where to look for signs of a bat infestation. They will flag any gaps larger than a dime for further evaluation while also noting whether there are any external signs of habitation, such as scratch marks or guano.
It should also be noted that a quality service will use the proper safety equipment and take the appropriate precautions. Ladders and climbing gear should be used to safely inspect roof lines, vent systems, chimneys, and other potential entry points. The professional should also be using a full-face respirator whenever they are in the vicinity of bat droppings. Breathing freely around bat guano can result in the development of a lung disease called histoplasmosis. It’s for this reason that you shouldn’t directly handle any bat excrement.
There are a few types of services that you’re going to want to avoid when looking into how to remove bats from your home. The first is known as the jack-of-all-trades service. This company is so diversified in what they do that they aren’t exceptional at any one of their components. When their services are so spread out among different fields, their skill in one specific category will generally be lacking. You’re going to want a company that specializes in rodent removal in order for them to be an effective fit for you.
You’re also going to want to look out for the companies that claim to be experts but don’t have the results to back it up. These service providers won’t have a consistent track record for effective bat control and might try luring you into doing business with them for what seems like a good price. For this reason, you’ll want to do plenty of research beforehand and to determine whether or not a company has been successful in the past.
Keep in mind as well that a quality company will have your back in the event that the bats return to your home. If your service provider refuses to give you a warranty on their work, it means that they aren’t confident in it. After treatment, a genuine expert should be able to give you a warranty period in which they will come back, with no cost to you, if the bats return.
Some bat removal experts in CT and NY may charge an initial inspection fee that will become a part of the overall service charge if you choose to hire them for treatment. This fee will be based on the size of your home and how difficult it is for the inspector to conduct the search. For instance, if your house has a lot of hard-to-reach areas, your inspection fee is likely to be larger.
After the inspection, the experts will go through and install special exclusion traps that allow the bats to exit your home, but keep them from re-entering. After a period of time lasting between a few days and a few weeks, the professionals will return to make sure that all of the bats have left, remove the traps, and seal the previous entrances.
The clean-up stage comes next. Depending on how bad the infestation was, this stage can take up to several weeks. You may also need to get repairs if the bats have caused damage during their stay.
It’s also helpful to go in knowing that if the treatment process isn’t a complete success, you’re still covered. At Legacy Rodent Control, we offer a two-year warranty on all of our work. If you need quality bat removal services in CT or NY, look no further.