You Are Having a Big Problem
Having your home invaded by bats is not something to laugh about. These animals can bring a lot of damage to your home. Bats are known to cause structural damage to the places they invade. They are also known for their droppings which can slowly corrode wooden surfaces and other building materials.
Also, the droppings of these animals are a serious health risk for anyone who gets in touch with them. This is why you should get rid of bats as soon as possible, and in this article, we’ll tell you how to get rid of them once and for all.
Inspect Your Home
The first step of getting rid of bats is to inspect where they are getting in from. These animals usually gravitate toward enclosed and dark spaces which resemble their natural habitat.
So, inspect your basement, attic, chimney flue and other spaces dark and enclosed. Pay a special attention to places that are accessible through small cracks as animals such as bats can enter through really narrow spaces. When you find out where your bats reside, it’s time to remove them.
Create a Disturbance
Bats are fond of dark and quiet spaces, which means that you can use light and loud sounds to get rid of them. So, if bats are invading your attic, leave a light on in your attic during the night and in other areas invaded by bats.
You can also purchase a white noise machine that will scare the bats off and make them never come back to your property. While getting rid of bats, you should know it is illegal to exterminate them, so you will need to get rid of them in a way in which you won’t hurt them.
Disorient the Bats
One great way of getting rid of bats is to place hanging strips of aluminum foils on the ceiling of your attic. These hanging strips of aluminum will disorientate the bats and make them confused.
Bats don’t like places where they find themselves disoriented so this method is efficient in getting rid of bats.
Setting Up a Bat Box
Bats usually invade people’s attics because they find it as suitable places for roosting. However, to get rid of bats that come to your attic and leave it during the night, you should set up a bat box.
Bat boxes are small closed boxes which bats find as suitable places for roosting. Consider hanging several of these boxes on trees near your property. You can make a bat box on your own easily. If you don’t know how, contact your local wildlife removal service.
One-Way Exclusion Devices
To set up a one-way exclusion device, you will need to inspect every corner of your roof for bat entry holes. Now, when you find such holes, fit them with one-way exclusion devices.
These devices are probably the best way of getting rid of bats without a professional’s help. The best thing about these devices is their affordability and easy installation.
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