Should I Remove Bats from Attic?
Do you suspect there are bats in your home? Have you experienced any of the following?
- You find a couple bats each year
- There are squeaking and/or chirping sounds coming from the walls or attic
- Animal droppings consistently re appear every couple of days on the deck or driveway after you clean them up
These are all good signs that a bat colony has moved in and you want to have that taken care of quickly. It’s one thing to have bats living outside, but when they set up shop in your house? You can wind up with a real nasty mess that’s a lot of work to clean up. Let me give you an example…
A few years back, we got a call from some customers who needed us to remove bats from attic. They had let their “bats-in-the-house” situation go on for way too long. The screens covering the attic vents had rusted away years earlier, and bats had used these as entry points into the attic. The ammonia from the bat guano was so strong that even our filtered HEPA respirators and Tyvec suits weren’t enough to make entering the attic tolerable. We had to build a containment wall vented by a HEPA air scrubber around the attic opening and add carbon filters to our respirators before we could even get inside to inspect.
Once inside, we saw three-to-four foot high mounds of guano everywhere, and on one side it rose to six feet, with white fungus growing on top. The roof trusses were soaked in so much bat urine that the wood was destroyed—we could pinch right through the beams with our fingers. Outside, the ornate fascia boards were dry-rotted from the urine and the soffit bulged under all the Guano’s weight.
Don’t let this happen to you. If you suspect bats are in your home, call us right away and let us take care of the problem while it’s still manageable.
Need to remove bats from attic and keep bats out of house? Call Awesome Animal Control today at 866-604-6655.