Removing a single bat from your home is simple. Opening a window allows the bat to sense the draft and escape even from spaces like the attic. However, a family of bats will not follow this process as easily.
Many bat species are protected by law, which can make bat removal even more frustrating for homeowners. Hiring a pest control company ensures that the bats are removed humanely and legally. First, the pest control expert must perform an inspection, searching for holes through bats can enter the home. Once a hole is discovered, a one-way door is installed, so the bat can leave but cannot re-enter. However, these doors cannot be installed during the months of May through August. Bats have their young during this time and the young bats must be allowed to fly out on their own before the door is installed.
Bat holes can be difficult to spot, and you must inspect them properly. Two-story houses are trickier and require ladders for proper inspection. Once a hole is discovered, you can discern whether a bat is using it by looking for oil rub marks or bat droppings. If these are present, it is likely a bat is currently inhabiting or has recently used the hole. Do not stick your fingers in these holes, as a bat could be inside waiting to bite you if disturbed.
Many homeowners are rightfully concerned about bats in their homes. Bats are capable of carrying a diverse array of diseases and pathogens. If a bat is seen flying around during the day, this a telltale sign of rabies infection. These bats should be avoided at all costs.