Are Bats Taking Over Your Space?

Humane Bat Removal

Bat Control offers our customers comprehensive solutions that are executed by professional licensed insured bat removal specialists that have been in the field for years. Our technicians have all the necessary equipment available to make the removal process as seamless as possible while following industry and federal guidelines concerning the removal of bats in your area. Bat Control guarantees absolute humane treatment of the bats that are set to be removed and excluded from the property. We will in no way during and after the removal and exclusion process harm the wildlife animal. Call Bat Control now for a free consultation and to schedule an appointment to rid your property of bats once and for all!

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Attics

Bats prefer secluded dark spaces, and this is one of the reasons why attics are a popular destination in houses. They can infiltrate spaces through holes as small as a quarter. The other reason why attics are a perfect place for bats to settle is that the bat has a liking to stable temperatures and can shelter from the elements in cases of extreme heat or extreme cold.

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Walls

Bats often find themselves between wall cavities. It is especially true for younger bats who can get trapped between the walls. Professional bat removal technicians need to get involved to reach the bat while making sure it does not harm it. They can be found in between attic walls as well.

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Pipes

Ventilation pipes are often an overlooked entry-point when it comes to all types of wildlife animals, especially,  bats. Pipes are often exposed to the outside and thus offer a very easy access point to the flying creatures. Not only do pipes pose a threat, but also vents that are placed around your property such as wall vents but also chimneys. Special equipment is needed to access these places and to safely remove the bats.

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Inspection

To understand the situation that our customers are in, we conduct an exterior inspection as well as an interior inspection when needed. This allows us to determine the exact location of the entry points that the bats use to get inside the properly and effectively seal it. In most cases, bats will use one entry point to enter and exit the property. The technician will also make notes of additional weak points and will relay this information to the homeowner.

The Bat Cone

The technician will seal all the other entry points located during the initial inspection. After the main entry point is located, the technician will mount a cone-like device angled at a downward angle. Once the bat passes through the cone, it makes it impossible for the bat to re-enter due to the hard plastic material. The bat will then leave the area for good.

Exclusion

After it is determined that the bats vacated the property, the technicians will begin with the last step in the process, the exclusion. The One-Way-Door will be removed and the entry point will be sealed with flashing made out of enforced aluminum plates. This prevents other wildlife animals such as raccoons or squirrels from coming in and taking advantage of the weak spot.

Big Brown Bat

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The Big Brown Bat is a protected species in Ontario. They can be recognized by their golden-brown fur, black wings, their short snout, and their pointy long ears. They grow up to about 13cm in length. They eat a steady diet of mostly insects like mealworms, cockroaches, beetles, and flies. The Big Brown Bat is a nocturnal creature meaning that it is inactive during the day and active during the night. One of the signs during nighttime can be rustles, screeches, and thumps indicating that they are active. The bats are often found in colonies and generally pose no threat. They hibernate during the colder months in the winter and give birth around spring. It is important to note that they cannot be removed from homes during specific times of the month. Call our customer service for more information.

Small Brown Bat

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Just like its other counterpart, the Small Brown Bat is also a protected bat species in Ontario thus has certain limitations as to how and when to remove it. The Small Brown Bat can be recognized by its short snout golden brown-reddish fur, black wings, and pointy long ears just like the Big Brown Bat. Although very similar in appearance, the Small Brown Bat just as the name implies is smaller in size and can measure up to 9 cm in length. It is also nocturnal and survives on a diet of various insects as well.

The Problem With Bats

Property Damage

Bats may seem relatively harmless but can cause property damage that can cost homeowners thousands of dollars in repair and restoration costs. The quickest way to prevent this is to keep your ears open for any unusual sounds coming from within the attic or home. Bats rarely are alone and are often accompanied by several bats multiplying the the likelihood for extensive damage.

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Health Concerns

Bats are capable of transferring rabies and are deemed a vector species of disease. This is because they carry these diseases which they can pass on without showing symptoms themselves. Make sure not to enter the space where you think the bats are. They may be provoked and will attack to defend their territory

Bat Removal FAQ

How Much Does Bat Removal Cost?

Bat removal usually costs about $300 to $400. This includes a detailed inspection of the exterior of your property as well as the installation of the one-way door. Pest-proofing starts at $30 per linear foot. Pricing varies according to the scope and difficulty of the job.

What does Your Warranty Cover?

Our warranty covers the labor and materials involved in the exclusion performed. If an animal breaches our work within the warranty period, a technician will come back and fix the problem at no additional cost. This is a comprehensive warranty.

Do You Trap Bats?

No, we do not trap bats. Harming bats is an offense as they are a protected species in Ontario. We can only take action at specific times of the year. We strongly advise taking against action yourself. Always call a bat removal specialist for safe and quick removal.

HOW DOES A ONE-WAY-DOOR WORK?

One-Way-Doors are a tunnel-like contraption that have a door that swings outwards. Once the animal passes through the door, it cannot get back in. The gets locked out and vacates the area. This is completely ethical and harmless.

When Do Bats Have Babies?

Bats usually have babies in the springtime from May to July-August. During this time, we cannot remove them. We cannot also remove them during the rainy season during the winter. Babies should never be removed without a specialist. Always consult a bat removal company for consultation.

Do You Only Provide Services for Bats?

We provide services for bats, skunks, raccoons, rats, and other wildlife in which we can use the one-way door. The technique is the same and our pest-proofing works against all wildlife. If another species is identified at the time of inspection, we can help you out.

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Bats Concerns

Bats are incredibly useful animals when it comes to the eco-systems of local flora and fauna and thus are protected in Ontario. The most common species of bats that people often find in and around their properties are the Big Brown Bat and the Small Brown Bat. These two species of bats belong to the “Specially Protected Mammals in Ontario” along with the Eastern Pipistrelle Bat, Hoary Bat, Least (Small-footed) Bat, Northern Long-eared Bat, Red Bat, and the Silver-haired Bat.

The Small Brown Bat is special considering that it is classified as an endangered species under Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act. Even though bats are relatively harmless animals, they are still wild animals. Their behavior can be unpredictable at all times. Bats often fly into attics and will damage your property. To make sure you and your loved ones are safe at all times, make sure to call a bat removal specialist that has the right tools and knowledge to take care of your bat problem right away! Call the bat removal experts at Bat Control Specialists to book an appointment and for a free consultation!

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