The idea of hiring a bat exterminator should not be on your mind if you want your home free of bats. However, there are still many people who would rather live without bats. And what’s worse is that their problem is getting worse. Now is the time for a change of heart.
Many people think that a bat exterminator must climb up into the attic and remove bats from the entire structure. They believe they must “extinguish” the entire colony using an insecticide. The problem with this approach is that it can create more problems than it solves. The main reason why bat colonies have accumulated in attics is because of poor maintenance. The old-fashioned bat exterminator method of eliminating bats using poison has now been replaced by the more humane bat exclusion method.
Bats do provide a valuable service by maintaining bat populations by eating mosquitoes and other insect-eating creatures. Without bats controlling these insect-eating pests, many families would be under water. Even without bat control devices, removing bats from attics may be impossible. This is because many homes have had their insulation stripped away, leaving them exposed to the elements.
The bat exterminator can also be quite costly. It costs money to buy bat control products and more money to hire a bat exterminator to do it. The bat exterminator may also charge additional money to use “spray” methods that use warm aerosol sprays to remove bats. These methods are not very effective because bats are highly sensitive to warm air. In addition, bat extermination sprays can be harmful to homeowners if they are not used properly.
There is another alternative to hiring a bat exterminator. In this method, homeowners need only take a few simple steps toward getting rid of bats once they are in a room or area. This method can save a lot of money. In fact, bat removal by DIY can cost as little as $20! Of course, bat removal by a professional will cost much more, but it is usually a very safe method.
As described, bat extermination by DIY is a method that can be done quickly and inexpensively. There is no need to purchase any special pest control products. Also, the methods involved can be accomplished quickly so no one needs to be on vacation while the job is being done. With an exclusion kit for bat extermination, getting rid of bats is not a hassle at all.
Homeowners need only take a few simple steps toward getting rid of bats once they are in a house. First, a thorough cleaning must be performed. Bats can leave droppings anywhere, including wall corners, furniture, and even cracks. Exclusions can be applied after cleaning, again using the correct type of product, and thoroughly cleaning the surfaces where bats can hide. Then, bats that still exist can be trapped in exclusion grids, which are designed to capture and seal them.
Professional pest control companies usually perform an inspection first before beginning an exclusion process. An inspection will reveal whether an exclusion grid is required. This is true if there is already an active bat infestation. If an exclusion is not needed, the professional company will take the time to clean the home thoroughly and apply a treatment. By removing bats from a property, homeowners can rest assured that the problem will be taken care of.
In some cases, the bat exterminator may choose to use a pyrethrum-based product to remove bats. This is available at most pet stores and online. The product kills bats immediately and prevents new ones from establishing in the area. As long as there are humans in the home, the roost or other areas where bats roost will also be treated. The exclusion may be a bit more tedious than other methods, but it is safer for both homeowners and pets.
Bat droppings are not only unsightly; they are also dangerous and carry many health risks. Many diseases are carried by bats and should not be taken lightly. Small animals such as mice or birds that live on your property should never be allowed to stay without a bat droppings and guano disposal container around, as they can carry salmonella and other diseases. There are bats that prefer to roost in attics, crawl spaces, and beneath decks. Exclusion will prevent them from spreading their disease to humans or pets. This is the safest option because of the many health risks associated with bats carrying disease.
If you need to have an exclusion system installed, you should contact a bat removal and control expert to come out and assess your situation. They will determine if you should invest in an exclusion system with a remote sensor that will kill the bats once they enter the perimeter of the sensor. The cost of this type of system depends on the size and type of sensor and its effectiveness. The experts can also advise you on the best way to deter bats from entering your property with the use of exclusion.