bat removalBats Fit Through Small Spaces

Many homeowners may be surprised to learn that bats enter your structure through an entry point that is less than three inches long and a half-inch wide. Therefore, locating an entry point will likely be a challenge for the homeowner. However, if you have previously had bats in your structure then we should be able to locate the entry point by walking the outside of the structure. And if this is your first time “hosting” bats in your house, then there are telltale signs that help our expert technicians discover the bat’s path into your home.

DIY Bat Removal Mistakes

If a homeowner does in fact find an entry point, the most common mistake is to seal the hole immediately. This can result in leaving a significant bat population still within your structure as well as the bat population in your structure growing all the time.

Expertise At Work

So how do we find an entry point? While the entry point is not usually obvious, bats have a distinct odor to their guano. There are also visual clues. Many customers are surprised when we point out the entry points. Mostly, the surprise can be attributed to the overwhelming, and very often inaccurate, information consumers find on the internet when researching bats

The process for bat removal is actually quite simple in most cases. However, it also depends on the time of year. We will seal the entire structure to insure that we don’t remove the bats from one part of your home and send them to another part. The removal strategy is to remove them without trapping them since they are federally protected – meaning, we have to let them out and not let them come reenter the structure.

Once the house is sealed and bats are removed, we will perform an inspection and provide additional customer education. Therefore, each CWS customer will have a complete understanding of their problem and how it was fixed. It should be noted that the bat removal strategy changes depending on the structure.

Cleanup After Those Critters

If you have had bats in the attic for years, the odor could have penetrated the walls. Thus, a CWS clean up procedures may be needed, including sanitizing and deodorizing the attic area where the bats were removed. In very extreme cases it might be necessary to remove sheet rock and/or insulation to reach the roosting area to make the clean-up most effective. Nonetheless, the best thing to do is to address the bat in attic as soon as you recognize or suspect a problem.