Bats

bat pest controlAny opening 3/8 of an inch or larger is sufficient space for entry of bats.

About Bats

Most bats are nocturnal, active around twilight hours. Three fourths of the world’s bat populations are insect eaters, helping to control insect numbers. Other major food consumed includes fruits and flower nectar as well as vertebrates and blood. Bats rarely fly in the rain, as rain interferes with their echolocation, making them unable to locate their food. Social structures of bats vary on the species, as some live solitary and others living in caves colonizing by the millions. It's likely for bats to carry many diseases such as rabies, SARS, and henipavirus. If a bat invasion happens to you, let Century Pest Control handle your bat problem.

Control

Bat control measures can differ in methods depending on the area roost prevention is needed and/or the living roost that needs removal. In most cases we prefer installing exiting tools, these are tools that are installed at the main roost entrance which will allow bats to leave but not re enter. Return visits are made to ensure all the bats have vacated the roost prior to sealing. Bats are very sensitive to physical handling and chemical agents and we avoid these techniques. We allow them to exit naturally back into the environment so to minimize any harm to them.

Our Recommendation

If you see signs of black droppings accumulating around your foundation, dark smudge marks on walls, rooflines or awnings you may be encountering bats. Remember bats are very beneficial to our environment and extremely sensitive to chemical and physical contact. We want to gently remove them without force or contamination so they can continue to thrive in the environment. Call Century Pest Control for an inspection and risk assessment.

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