BAT REMOVAL IN VIRGINIA
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Over 40 bat species live in the United States (Arizona and Texas have the widest variety). Bats play a significant function in the local ecology, and their presence may benefit the economy. Insectivores make up the majority of most American bats. One bat can consume up to 1,000 insects every hour.
How to Get Rid of Bats
Humane bat removal, control, and prevention are what we do best at BEDR Wildlife Removal. Federal law protects six bat species, and each state has its own rules for bat removal. When dealing with a bat issue, contact a professional for assistance to avoid breaking any laws or regulations.
Our inspector will perform a thorough interior and exterior check. A respirator must be used in an attic with bats due to the hazards of exposure to guano. They will develop a unique approach for your house to handle the bats and safely seal them out after inspecting them. In addition to warranties and education on our recurring programs, our inspector will provide Warranty Repair Solutions.
The #1 priority is to keep you and the bat safe if a bat is in your living space at the inspection time. Never touch a bat with your bare hands. The bat will be carefully released outside by our wildlife specialist, who will use gloves made explicitly for wildlife.
Some indicators our Wildlife Expert will look for include rub marks, guano, a strong ammonia odor, and tiny openings.
Bat Removal Process
A bat valve and a full-house exclusion is the most successful and humane approach to getting rid of bats. A bat valve works like a one-way door. Bats can leave your residence, but they’re not able to return. Our specialist will utilize or develop a bat valve specifically for your home since each bat removal is unique. The proper amount of bat valves will be determined by our inspector, although most bat removals only need one.
All future entry points will be closed once the bat valve is in place, preventing bats from escaping other ways. 3-7 days is the average time it takes to remove the skin. Before removing the valve, our specialist will conduct a final attic inspection. Then they will seal the last entrance point after removing the valve, making your home bat-free.
It’s worth noting that many states ban the removal of bats during the maternity season. For information on your state, call a BEDR Wildlife Removal Professional.
Year after year, certain bats return to the same roost. Preventative exclusion is the most acceptable method to prevent bats from entering your home if you want to prevent them from entering. Bats do not gnaw; therefore, they only use existing entry points to gain entrance into your house. Keeping outside lights turned off at night is another way to help prevent bats. Insects are a significant food source for bats so the lights will draw them in.
Minimizing water sources around your property, if feasible, is another way to keep bats and other wildlife from becoming a problem. Bats drink a lot of water. Bats are lovely to have around, though, since they aren’t allowed in your home. In addition, bats pollinate many flowers and crops that we use regularly, and they aid in reducing the insect population in your yard.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Bats
How do you trap and remove bats?
Trapping and removal might be tricky when you discover a bat in a room where people sleep, and it can present a dangerous situation for a homeowner. The best way to guarantee safety is to have your local BEDR Wildlife Removal certified wildlife technician handle the trapping and removal of all bats. BEDR Wildlife will investigate the entry points bats utilize to enter your home and advise how to exclude them permanently. Avoid bats that appear to be rabid. For everyone’s safety, consult a professional.
Do bats hurt people or animals?
Bats are beneficial creatures in general, but they pose specific health concerns. Bats cause infectious illnesses such as rabies and histoplasmosis. In addition, bats are still carriers of the virus, while infected dogs cause 98% of rabies-related fatalities. Thankfully, only when a bat feels threatened in some way will it bite a human.
Bat guano is one of the most dangerous hazards for bats. Guano accumulation may stain the ceiling, walls, and floors. Guano might also cause structural damage to your attic if it is left in place. In addition, although bats do not transmit the histoplasmosis fungus, it thrives in warm, humid soil. Therefore, breathing the fungus from bat droppings can cause human infection.
Fleas, flies, ticks, and mites are all ectoparasites that harm people’s and animal health. Bats host them all. Bat droppings stain ceilings and building facades, and bat urine can produce a pervading and unpleasant odor.
What do bats look like?
Bats come in various hues, including tans, reds, browns, and grey. Bats have enormous ears for echolocation to compensate for their poor vision. They are incredibly light and have wings, making them the only mammals that can fly. Because of the flaps of skin between the bones, the wing bone structure resembles that of a human hand.
Bats range in size from 2.5 to 3.5 inches (6 to 9 cm) and have an 8-inch (20-cm) wingspan at birth. Larger animals have a wingspan of 21 to 23 inches (53 to 58 cm) and grow from 7 to 8 inches (18 to 20 cm) in length.
Where do bats live?
Bats adapt readily to various environments, including deserts, forests, suburbs, and cities. Avoid harsh climate zones like polar regions or especially harsh deserts, and they can be found all across the globe. Bats survive in temperate areas by hibernating throughout the winter while preferring warm temperatures. Bats will use barns, attics, caves, tree hollows, and bridge undersides to roost and overwinter.
How do you control bats?
Bat houses are built near gardens and around places by individuals who believe that bat populations may be beneficial, although they may roost where they are not wanted. Because homes are vulnerable until individuals take the time to seal off probable entry sites, bats will still target them. Illuminating attics during nighttime and placing fans in attics to lower the temperature help deter bats from roosting.
BEDR Wildlife Removal Services
BEDR Wildlife Removal, is a registered Virginia wildlife removal company and a top-rated, award-winning HomeAdvisor Professional wildlife control service provider. We have earned over 180 four and five-star reviews from customers who recommend our services for squirrel removal, raccoon removal, bat removal, bird nest removal, and groundhog removal.
Headquartered in King George, Virginia, we serve communities throughout the Northern Virginia area. We provide residential and commercial wildlife removal services. We are professionally trained and licensed in the states of Virginia (License #56104) and Maryland (License #049372) as Virginia Nuisance Wildlife and Commercial Wildlife Damage Control Operators, respectively.
Bat Removal Near You
If you have a bat problem and live near one of the communities listed below, call us and we’ll schedule a bat removal response team to come and help.
Bat Removal Service Areas – Northern Virginia
Alexandria | Annandale | Arlington | Ashburn | Centreville | Chantilly | Fairfax | Falls Church | Fredericksburg | Great Falls | Herndon | Manassas | McLean | Mount Vernon | Newington | Reston | Springfield | Stafford | Sterling | Vienna | Woodbridge
Alcova Heights | Annalee Heights | Arlandria | Belle View | Bristow | Burke | Cherry Dale | Chesterbrook Gardens | Clifton | Court House | Dahlgren | Dogue | Dulles | Dumfries | Dunn Loring | Fairfax Station | Fairlee | Fort Belvoir | Fort Hunt | Fort Myer | Franconia | Gainesville | Garrisonville | Glencarlyn | Groveton | Haymarket | Hollindale | Hybla Valley | Kings Park | Kingstowne | Lake Ridge | Landmark | Lee Meadows | Lincolnia Heights | Lorton | Manassas Park | Merrifield | Oakton | Occoquan | Old Town Alexandria | Pine Ridge | Potomac Yard | Quantico | South Riding | Spotsylvania | Triangle | Valley View | Virginia Square | Wakefield | West Falls Church | West McLean | Westgrove | Westview Hills | White Oaks | Wilton Woods | Woodley Hills | Woodley North
Bat Removal Service Areas – Maryland
Accokeek | Allens Fresh | Bel Alton | Benedict | Bensville | Brandy Wine | Brandywine | Bryans Road | Camp Springs | Clinton | Faulkner | Forest Heights | Fort Washington | Friendly | Hughesville | Indian Head | La Plata | Marbury | Nanjemoy | National Harbor | Newburg | Olney Park | Oxen Hill | Oxon Hill | Pimmit Hills | Piscataway | Pomfret | Port Tobacco | Potomac Heights | Rock Point | Saint Charles | Temple Hills | Waldorf | Welcome | White Plains | Willbrook | Windbrook
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