When we get a bat call there are many things to take into consideration. The architecture and age of the home are probably two of the biggest questions. Bats tend to key-in on areas such as rooflines, louvered vents, soffit gaps and other construction gaps. Location is also a factor. There are certain neighborhoods that have more bat problems due to location close to a large feeding area.
Bat inspections are very involved. It is crucial to check everything, as bats are very good at finding new spots once they have been evicted from a structure. Once they are removed after getting used to a particular roost, they’ll want to get back. During a normal bat inspection, we take time to get on the roof, in the attic and around the exterior several times, looking for any signs of where bats might be entering and exiting the structure. Once we have determined the main entry points, we look for areas they may move to once they are evicted and try to roost or get back in.
We then seal up all potential areas and install exclusionary devices to let the bats out but not back in once they return from their nightly feeding. It is very important that this be done at the correct time of year. We do not exclude bats from a roost in the summer months from May 15th through August 15th because this is the time of year they could have young in the roost. After August 15th, the young are big enough to fly and are feeding with their parents nightly. This is when we install the exclusionary devices so we can ensure no bats get trapped in the roost. Contact us today and ask about bat removal.