Bats in the Roof Leave Proof
Sometimes people who seem like their minds are elsewhere are described as having “Bats in their belfry.” While belfries are usually on a church or schoolhouse, having bats in your roof can drive a person to distraction. How do you know if you have bats in your roof? Read on to learn some simple signs.
Bats are social creatures that live in groups called colonies. In the warmer months, colonies like to hang together in an enclosed area so they can rear their young in peace. If the colony chooses your roof to live in, you could have dozens of females and babies snuggled in a small area. They tend to get noisy as the temperature increases, so in the dead of summer you might hear high-pitched squeaky sounds coming from above.
How do you know you have bats and not rats, raccoons or birds in your roof? Bats, like every other creature, eat. After they eat, they make poop, also known as bat guano. Known for its amazing properties as fertilizer, bat guano is extremely stinky. Bats living in your roof will produce an incredible quantity of guano, and at some point you will notice the smell. This may be your first clue that your home has been invaded by winged mammalian friends. Once the bats have been humanely removed (it’s not nice to kill a bat, they really are beneficial creatures) you’ll want to be sure to remove the guano and clean the area thoroughly. Wearing goggles and a face mask is highly recommended for this task.
If you’re looking for more evidence that the creatures in your roof are indeed bats, you’ll need to search for entrance holes. Bats can enter through a hole as small as a half-inch in diameter, so you’ll need a flashlight and patience search effectively. Once the hole or holes are located, you can decide how to get the bats out of your roof. After the bats are gone, be sure to seal the holes tightly and permanently to prevent a recurrence.
Hiring a professional wildlife removal company to get rid of your bat colony is a very wise thing to do. Most people get goosebumps just thinking about bats, and if you fall in this category then leave the job to the experts. Just be sure to hire a company that is licensed and insured, and has a proven track record of success. For more information about bat removal in Garner, visit this website.
David has over 10 years of experience dealing with Pest Control situations. You can find his thoughts at Tumblr blog.
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