“How Can I Get Bats Out of My Attic?”
By Chris Williams on October 2, 2014.
We hear this question a lot. We don’t recommend that you try to remove bats on your own for the following reasons:
- Bats are protected by federal (and often state) law. You are not allowed to kill or harass them.
- Bats can only be removed during a certain narrow window of time that varies from state to state.
- If you seal bat entry points, you may seal in bats which will then die, or you may seal out a mother who can’t reach her young which will then die.
- If you need more reasons, see Why Bat Removal and Exclusion in MA & NH must be Humane.
“If I Don’t Remove the Bats, Who Will?”
If you have bats roosting in your attic or elsewhere in your house, contact a professional state-licensed Wildlife Control Operator trained in nuisance wildlife removal and exclusion. Some pest control companies specialize in this kind of work, as do some professional trappers. At Colonial Pest, our eight wildlife specialists have been doing bat removal for more than 20 years.
We remove bats from homes using a humane, low-impact excluder door. The excluder device is placed over the main opening where bats are entering the attic space. Secondary openings are sealed. This one-way device lets bats exit the attic, but doesn’t let them back in. Once our specialists have determined that all the bats are out of the space, we permanently seal the primary opening as well.
Don’t Forget the Second Part of the Job
Equally as important as getting bats out of your attic is taking steps to make sure that they don’t roost there again. At Colonial, we take great pride in our bat exclusion program that involves sealing or screening openings, reinforcing edges and weak places around your roof line, capping chimneys, replacing ridge vents, etc. We offer a 7-year warranty on our bat removal and bat exclusion services.
In Massachusetts and New Hampshire, the window for bat removal is rapidly closing. Now is the time to contact a professional to remove bats from your home and seal openings. For more information, see our Service Page, Bat Removal and Bat Control Services in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Give Colonial Pest a call today.