When the temperatures start dropping, humans start wanting to spend less time outdoors and more time indoors, where it’s warm. Animals, including bats, feel the same way and will seek out warm, safe spaces. Sometimes, this means they get into your home- which can be unnerving, but it’s not the end of the world.
If you live in Michigan and bats have gotten into your home this winter, let the experts at Precision Wildlife Removal help. We are Michigan’s most trusted wildlife removal experts and are available 24/7 for all of your wildlife removal needs.
How do Bats Get into Your Home?
Bats only need a space of 3/8” to get into an area. Therefore, there are several ways that they may get into your home, including:
- Open windows and framing
- Cracks in Damaged Roofing
- Gaps in bricks or walls
- Fascia boards
- Attics, sheds, and barns
Once you have determined how they are getting into your home, it’s easy to solve the problem and keep them out in the future.
How to Get Bats Out of Your Home
Once bats have entered your home, you will want to take steps to remove them and keep them from coming back in later on. However, while you may see them as an annoyance, chances are they entered by mistake and must be protected and treated humanely. It is important to note that bats may carry rabies and other health risks, so it’s best to hire a professional. However, there are a few things you can do.
The first step is to observe where most of the droppings and body oils are. This will help you determine where their roosting area is. From there, you’ll want to inspect your home to determine how they are getting in and out.
Once you’ve found how they are getting in and out, you’ll want to close the hole- but only after they have been removed. It is important to note that bats are protected in the state of Michigan. Therefore, it’s best to let the professionals handle the removal.
Once the bats have been removed, you’ll need to clean the droppings, as they can reduce the safety and hygiene of your home. Droppings contain Histoplasma, which is a fungus that leads to histoplasmosis, which has some serious health complications. In order to ensure that the area is properly cleaned and sanitized, you may wish to hire a professional cleaning service.
Seal off the Openings
Once the bats have all been removed, it’s important that you seal off their access. This should only be done after they have been removed. You should never wait until they leave at night and seal it off while they are gone because they often don’t all leave at the same time, and you may end up sealing some in your home.
Let Precision Wildlife Removal Help You with Your Bat Removal Needs
Bats in your home can be annoying and create unsafe living conditions. However, it’s important to note that their presence on your property is beneficial because they control the insect population. You may wish to put up some bat houses on your property to encourage them to roost instead of seeking shelter in your home.
If bats have gotten into your Michigan home this winter, contact the professionals at Precision Wildlife Removal today. We have the knowledge and expertise to remove bats and other wildlife safely and humanely from your home. Since we know that wildlife doesn’t just operate during normal business hours, we are available 24/7 for all of your wildlife removal needs.