Bats in attics are becoming a more common problem for homeowner and businesses throughout Virginia. Our Xceptional Wildlife Experts have safe, effective methods for bat removal.
If you have discovered bats in your attic, you want to get rid of them as soon as possible. Like many other animals the longer a bat or bat colony remains in an attic the more extensive the damage will be. Secondly bats carry serious potentially even fatal diseases such as rabies and histoplasmosis. Histoplasmosis is not a disease that bats carry but is caused by a fungus in their excrement (bat guano). Bats should never be allowed to remain in an attic, consult a bat control expert and have them safely removed.
Unlike other animals bats may go undected for quite sometime. Common signs to look for are piles of bat guano droppings on the ground around the home. Bats will excrete guano as they leave and enter the den. Another sign to look for will be streaks of black or gray marks on the side of the home. Once the bats have formed a large enough colony you may hear squeaking sounds coming from the ceiling or walls. Often times homeowners will not even know they have bats until they see one fly into the homes attic or worse one makes its way into the homes living space.
This is a very common questions often posed by homeowners. Bats are able to squeeze through very small cracks and crevices. Often times bats enter an attic through uncapped ridge vents, loose soffits, and other small openings along the roof line.
The best most humane method to get rid of bats in an attic is an exclusion process. An exclusion will allow the bats to naturally relocate without placing harm or stress on the animals. Bat removal must be done in accordance with the laws of the Virginia Department of Inland and Fisheries. Due to the importance of a healthy bat population, laws have been enacted by states to protect them. To perform a bat exclusion or any type of work that involves a bat the person must have a nuisance wildlife control permit issued by the Virginia Department of Inland and Fisheries. All Wildlife Control operators of Xceptional Wildlife Removal possess this permit and have training in Virgina's Bat Control Standards.
All bat removal and bat exclusions are performed in accordance with the laws of Virginia. We perform Safe, Effective, Humane Bat Exclusions throughout Chesapeake and surrounding Virginia areas.