Keeping Bats Out as the Temperature Drops
As the leaves start to change and the air turns crisp, you may find some unexpected guests making themselves at home on your property this fall.
During the colder months, bat colonies commonly seek warmer, safer roosting locations – including eaves and attics. And while these fascinating, flying creatures can seem mesmerizing from afar, having them move into your space can be a real nightmare.
The Dangers of Uninvited Attic Guests
Bats make terrible house guests. They’re messy, stay up all night and carry dangerous diseases, including rabies. Bats are the most common source of rabies in Indiana, where rabid bats have been identified every year since 1965.
Bats also leave behind unpleasant odors and unsightly stains from their droppings, known as guano. And, once they’ve settled into your property, it can be challenging to keep them out as their tiny size allows them to infiltrate even the tiniest openings.
Understanding the potential risks of bats is crucial for responsible property management:
- Zoonotic Diseases: Bats can carry a variety of diseases that can be transmitted to humans
- Rabies: Rabid bats can pose a risk of transmitting this fatal viral infection to humans through bites or scratches
- Histoplasmosis: Bat guano can contain spores of a fungus that causes respiratory disease in humans when disturbed
- Structural Damage: Bats seeking shelter can damage buildings and leave stains and guano
- Noise and Odor: Large bat colonies can create noise and unpleasant odors
A Bat-Friendly Approach to Management & Exclusion
At RAC, we prioritize bat-friendly management and follow regulations surrounding their removal. We adhere to federal and state guidelines that protect certain bat species, ensuring our methods are humane and environmentally friendly. When you choose RAC, you’re working with a company officially approved by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
Evicting bats requires expertise, and our tried-and-tested process of exclusion is designed to ensure they won’t return once evicted. Our experts meticulously locate entry and exit points, sealing them with precision and utilizing one-way doors to allow bats to leave safely while preventing re-entry. Our team also secures structures with high-quality materials to deter bats from returning.
Comprehensive Remediation Services
We understand the mess bats can leave behind, so our services go beyond bat eviction and exclusion. Our remediation services include damage repair, sanitization, and insulation replacement if needed.
We ensure that the affected area is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized, leaving your property fresh and bat-free. To provide peace of mind, RAC offers a one-year warranty on all our exclusion work, ensuring your property remains protected.
Bats, Rats, & Beyond
While bats might take the spotlight as “uninvited guests,” RAC is equipped to handle other pests as well. From rats and mice to raccoons and squirrels, we offer professional wildlife control and removal services for all types of properties—commercial, industrial, and residential.
Our expertise extends to nuisance wildlife management and habitat modification, making us your trusted partner for all your wildlife-related needs.
Your Trusted Bat Management Partner
As fall sets in and bats seek shelter from the cold, take steps to protect your property from these unwelcome guests. Rusty’s Animal Control is your go-to solution for humane and effective bat management services.
Don’t let these winged intruders spoil the season; contact RAC today and ensure a safe and bat-free environment. Get a quote and schedule your bat management services now.