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When I moved into my current home, I almost immediately noticed the roaches. While the place wasn’t overrun with them, I saw them far too often. For a few years, my husband and I tried almost every anti-roach product available on the market. We would enjoy success for a short duration. However, the roaches always came back. Then, a wonderful thing happened. We hired a pest control company to spray our home for termites. As a bonus, the chemicals used to prevent termites got rid of our roach issue. If you want to protect your family from harmful roaches, contact a local pest control entity today. On this blog, you will learn how to rid your home of roaches for good with the help of a pest control specialist.


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How Bats Are Removed From Your Attic

Jennie Lucas

Bats are unique pests to deal with. They can invade your attic in large numbers. The colony is mostly comprised of females who each give birth to one baby bat each summer. That means at some point in the summer, the number of bats in your attic can double. While bats are very beneficial to have around because they feast on mosquitoes and other insects, you certainly don't want them in your attic. Here is some information on how to deal with removing them.

Why Bats Must Be Removed

If a colony of bats like your attic, they won't have any reason to leave. If it gets too cold in the winter, they may leave for a warmer spot, but they'll be back in the spring. Bats live a long time so the colony will get larger each year. Before long, the bats can take over your home. They may fly down into your living space and become a nuisance. Not only that, bats have a foul odor when they gather in large numbers. Plus, they can transmit diseases. Bats can even bite if they are provoked. You don't want to share living quarters with bats, but you probably can't get rid of an infestation by yourself. An expert with experience in bat removal is usually needed.

Why Bats Shouldn't Be Killed

You may be tempted to head for the attic to unleash poison or some other lethal method on the bats, but that would be a mistake. It is against the law to harm bats in many areas. Not only that, if you kill them, your house will stink worse than ever. There are better ways to get rid of bats, but the secret is in the timing. You may not find a bat removal expert willing to remove bats during the summer. That's when babies are born and dependent upon their mothers for food and life support. Instead, the ideal time to remove bats is in the early spring before babies are born or in the fall when the babies are old enough to fly and take care of themselves.

How To Get Rid Of Bats

Bats are removed by exclusion. They leave your attic every day at dusk to go hunt for food, so the way to get rid of them is to let them leave but not let them back inside. There are devices bat removal experts use depending on where the bats fly in. They all have one thing in common. They are designed so bats can fly out of them easily, but the bats can't figure out how to get back inside them. The device might be shaped with a downward bend that bats can't enter and fly back up to get inside the attic. In order to work, every small entry hole in your attic has to be outfitted with one of these devices. They act as one-way doors and they are left in place for several days to ensure the bats all leave.

Once the bats are gone, your attic must be cleaned to get rid of the droppings and odor or the bats will continue to be lured to your attic. Getting rid of bats isn't always a quick thing to accomplish. You may need to be patient and put up with squeaking and rustling noises until the timing is right and you can block the bats from coming back inside your home. Contact a pest service, like Triangle Wildlife Removal & Pest Control Inc, for more help.