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What Professional Bat Control Means to Your Home This Winter

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professional bat controlProfessional bat control services are usually called in emergencies when an animal has already made its way indoors and is a potential threat to the people and pets in a home. We’re more than capable of helping you remove wild animals. However, you may get more benefit from our wildlife exclusion services. Hire us, before you have a problem, to keep bats and other pests out of your home for good.

Here are just a few facts from professional bat control specialists:

Bats can enter homes through tiny spaces.

There are 16 species in Georgia, and all of them are somewhat diminutive. Being so tiny themselves, it’s easy for them to gain entrance to your home through the smallest of holes. Even a ½ inch is big enough to allow a bat to get indoors. Gaps of this size can be found along roof ridges, at points where walls meet, in areas where siding has slipped or cracked and in roof vents and chimneys. One of our bat specialists can scour your property for gaps and apply the most appropriate exclusionary materials for the space.

Georgia state law protects bats.

In Georgia and throughout the USA, it’s illegal to harm bats unnecessarily, including poisoning a stray that’s in your home. Avoid DIY activities unless you’re absolutely certain you’re operating within the confines of the law. Winter presents its own challenges as certain species may be hibernating. Spring presents its own challenge of dealing with roosting mothers and pups. An official bat removal company will have experience in legal, effective methods.

Bats usually can’t be relocated.

Once these creatures take a liking to your home, it can be incredibly difficult to keep them away. Blocking easy entrances, preventing easy access in the first place is much more effective than trying to relocate rats after they taken up residence in your home!

Bats can be dangerous to humans and pets.

Though they’re often gentle, bats can bite and even attack when they’re afraid. Worse, a small percentage of bats are rabies carriers, meaning they can pass the disease along without displaying any symptoms. In addition, they can pass along other illnesses in their fecal matter. It’s important to hire a professional for bat removal and cleanup to ensure you minimize the risks associated with these services.

If you do opt for DIY bat removal, make sure to wear thick gloves and use a box or thick towel to remove the animal from your home. Once outdoors – preferably at night – you can place it on a tree or bush, and then go about the task of sealing up your house.

North Fulton Pest Solutions employs licensed trappers and wildlife control professionals to solve a wide variety of wildlife control related issues. Give us a call at 770-475-7419 to keep bats out of your home for good with professional bat control.