How Does a Bat Exterminator Get Rid Of Bats?

While there are many preconceived notions about bats, many are false. In fact, for the most part, bats are harmless creatures that are actually beneficial to our ecosystem. However, that doesn’t mean you want bats living on your Polk County property as they can cause damage, transmit diseases, and bite and scratch you if they are threatened or handled improperly.

If bats have infested your home, it’s best to keep your distance and contact an experienced bat exterminator to get rid of bats on your property.  Bats are extremely tricky to remove, leading to serious problems.

4 Professional Steps for Bat Removal

To safely get rid of bats, a qualified bat exterminator will follow these steps to ensure the bat removal job is done properly:

  1. Inspect – A professional bat exterminator will look for any signs of damage, droppings, or access points that may lead to the bat’s roost. Attics, shutters, broken or torn screens, and chimneys are common nesting locations for bats. Once the bat’s home is located, a bat exterminator can begin devising a removal strategy, depending on the species of invasive bat.

  2. Identify – An expert bat exterminator will identify which type of bat you are dealing with, and what cycle it is in. In the state of Florida, bats cannot be removed during mating season and it is illegal to harm them. There are also laws protecting certain species like the Florida bonneted bat, gray bat, and Indiana bat from being removed until they deliver their young and migrate on their own. A bat exterminator will know how to handle such bat infestations to save you from fines and legal heartache.
  3. Exclusion When bat mating season is over, a trained bat exterminator will be able tolocate all bat entry points and then seal them up with one-way exit exclusion devices. This method allows mature bats to leave your property but not return.
  4. Prevent – To prevent future infestations, a licensed and trained bat exterminator will instruct you on ways to make your property less attractive to bats. Preventative measures to keep bats away include consistently monitoring your home to ensure there are no suitable spots for bats to hide and nest, never leaving windows or doors cracked open, and creating alternate bat roosts outside of your property, so that local bats will choose to nest away from your home.

Legal and CritterSafe® Ways to Get Rid of Bats

If your Polk County home is infested with bats, then it is extremely important that you call an expert bat exterminator to remove them. By attempting to do it yourself, you could risk contracting a disease or illegally harming the bat. At Critter Control® of Polk County, we have a developed a proven CritterSafe® method for legally and safely removing bats from your home or business. Our four-step process includes:

  1. Inspection – Your property will be examined by our technicians to determine how the bats got in.
  2. Removal – Our technicians will identify and isolate the bats and ensure they are removed safely.
  3. Exclusion – Preventive measures are implemented by sealing all entry points and installing one-way doors to stop future infestations.
  4. Restoration – All damages caused by the bats will be fixed and returned to pre-infestation condition.

Professional Bat Extermination in Polk County

Our licensed and trained bat control specialists use eco-friendly and humane methods of removal when it comes to ridding your home or business of unwanted critters. If you encounter bats on your Polk County property, keep your distance from the animals and contact the wildlife removal experts at Critter Control® of Polk County immediately at 863-204-2815.

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