Are Bats Taking Over Your Space?

Humane Bat Removal Etobicoke

Bat Control Etobicoke is made up of industry professionals that have been in this profession for years. They are experts in the field of handling and removing bats at a low cost. All of our specialists have gone through specialized training and are fully insured to take on any type of bat call. Removing bats can be time-consuming and  a risky process considering all the factors that play into the removal process. This is why all of our technicians who perform high-risk cases are licensed to work at heights and have the appropriate equipment to complete any bat case securely. Not only do we care about the safety of our technicians and customers alike, but we also prioritize safe and humane handling of the wild animals we remove. All of our treatment solutions, as well as all the devices, are ethical as it inflicts no harm on the animals whatsoever.
If you have questions about the bat removal process, feel free to give us a call and we’ll explain the process in detail.

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Attics

There are some spaces that bats favor over the other and one of these spaces happens to be isolated from the rest of the house, namely the attic. The reason why the attic remains such a perfect spot for bats is that they need two basic requirements. Shelter and seclusion. This is because bats are classified as nocturnal animals who are active at night but inactive by day.

 The space seems to be the perfect combination of the two considering that the attic is rarely visited.

The relative stable temperatures during extreme heat or cold makes it a perfect shelter away from predators to rear their young.

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Walls

Bats can also choose unconventional spots to remain tucked away from humans. In most cases, however, this is not intentional. Younger bats, who can’t fly often find themselves stuck in between the narrow openings. To free them, specialists are needed with protective gear as they might attack.

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Pipes

 Every outward-facing point can be exploited by bats and other wildlife animals such as raccoons and squirrels, and this also applies to ventilation pipes and vents placed on the side of the walls and roofs. Professionals know what bats are capable of and can advise homeowners what to do against these areas.

Low Profile Exclusion Work for Bats

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When it comes to protected wildlife animals such as bats, we take the time and precautions needed to remove them according to provincial guidelines and measures. We assure you that our exclusion work can stand the test of time at an affordable price. See a few of our examples and let our work speak for us.

Professional Bat Removal Service

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 property 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 The cone shape allows the bats to exit the property as it looks for water and food. Once the bats pass through the bat cone they cannot re-enter and will go away. The bat cone inflicts no harm as it just gives the bats a way to leave the property easily.

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 bat cone 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

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Bat Odour

Bats can release incredible foul odors when they are in a tight space with no ventilation. This is why attics are such a threat to the overall well-being of occupants. Bat guano or bat poop can be incredibly dangerous to those who are exposed to it indirectly or directly. Spaces that bats occupy can be only described as a cesspool and need professional intervention to deodorize and sanitize them.

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Property Damage

Bats are relatively harmless animals but can cause a lot of material damage just by occupying space. They can quickly turn a space into a mess. The best solution is to
be vigilant at all times especially during the warmer months in the summer and during the summer when they go into hibernation.

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Health Concerns

Bats are wild animals and carry a host of diseases that can easily transfer from animal to human with minimal exposure. Bats are vector species of disease thus precaution is heavily advised when you come across them. If you have suspicions of bat activity or any other kind of wild animal, make sure to inform your wildlife removal service such as Bat Control Specialists.

Bat Concerns

Bats can put you at risk of contracting various diseases. If you see a bat, make sure to keep your distance at all times. Do not go up to them for a closer inspection as their behavior is highly unpredictable. If you do hear noises leave doors and windows locked and call a bat removal specialist.

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 against taking action yourself. Always call a bat removal specialist for safe and quick removal.

How Does A Bat Cone Work?

The Bat Cone is 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.

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.

What To Do With A Bat in The House?

When you suspect that you have a bat in the house in another room, do not open the door. If you have pets and/or children keep them at a safe distance and do not let them go near. Do not attempt to remove the bat yourself for two reasons. Bats are a protected wildlife animal in the province of Ontario and bats can be highly erratic when provoked which can lead them to attack to defend their territory. Call a bat removal the specialist at  647-931-6459 and explain the situation to the operator.

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Bats in Etobicoke

Most people do not know that bats are critical when it comes to the local ecosystem. This is why they are protected animals. When you do see a bat in your house, you can readily assume that you are dealing with either one of two bat species: The big brown bat and the little brown bat. These two bats can be recognized by their golden-reddish fur, short snouts, black wings, and long pointy ears. These two bats are relatively harmless. The little brown bat is categorized as an endangered species under Schedule 1 under the Species at Risk Act. Causing bats harm, in general, will lead to hefty fines. This is why bat cases should be left to professionals who have the right tools and knowledge required to deal with bats.

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