Bat Pest Control Services
Bats serve an important role in the local ecosystem as the primary predators of flying insects. But that doesn’t mean you want them inside your home. But with fewer trees and caves to create a natural habitat, some bats will migrate into man-made structures, creating a nuisance and even a health danger. While bats serve a purpose in the environment, they can also carry rabies and other infectious diseases. So you want to address a bat infestation quickly with professional bat removal services and bat pest control from the experts at Pest Pros.
It’s important to understand that bats are protected by Washington law. When Pest Pros removes bats from your home, we do so humanely so that no bats are harmed in the process.
The process of bat removal requires skill, knowledge, and a bit of patience. Because bats generally leave the structure to “hunt” for insects, the best way to remove them from a property is by inspecting it and using thorough exclusion techniques.
Whether you already have bats in your structure or want to avoid getting them, bat pest control services can often accomplish the same goal. By sealing off all entry points to a building, you can ensure that when bats leave the premises to search for food, they can’t come back inside.
A bat can enter a building through a hole the size of a penny, so bat exclusion is meticulous work. It involves identifying points of entry into the building and sealing them off with barriers to block access.
An infestation can be present for a long time before you become aware of it. Look for winged animals leaving the property at dusk or returning just before dawn. You may also notice the smell of bat guano, which can cause significant structural issues and carry serious diseases.
In the Pacific Northwest, the timing of bat pest control is important so as not to trap hibernating bats in a property or separate mothers from their young. Ideally, this work should be done between mid-March and mid-May and mid-August and mid-October. If you have an issue outside of these windows, please call our office to discuss a solution.