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Humane Removal of Bats - EHS Pest Control Solutions

Little Brown Bat Myotis lucifugus and Big Brown Bat Eptesicus fuscus

Bat Removal Escape Cone InstallThese beneficial and social mammals occasionally infest human structures. Though not endangered, many states have made allowances to protect these animals. As a result, this species is one of the most common bats in North America. As suggested by the bat’s name, its fur is uniformly dark brown and glossy on the back and upper parts with slightly paler, grayish fur underneath.

Births occur from May to July, depending on the state. A single young is born each year.  The life span of this bat can be as long as 33 years!The Little Brown Bat, though beneficial because of its activities, can pose significant health concerns when it enters your dwelling. Rabies and Histoplasmosis (an infection caused by a fungus carried by these and other nuisance mammals) are two serious public health threats associated with Bats.

The Process:

The goal when removing bat colonies from a home is to do so without harming the animals, while protecting the home’s aesthetics and preventing future re-infestations. These bats enter on the roofline of the home, through gaps as small as a quarter.  We perform a thorough inspection of the entire roofline, including roof and peak vents, soffits, chimney/roof seams, rakes and fascias. Any breaches in the structure are addressed by either sealing them (in the case of an inactive access point) or installing escape devices (where active bat entry and exit points are identified). The escape device is a cone designed to allow the bat to egress without being able to re-enter.  The escape cones are left in place for 1-2 weeks, then removed and the entry points sealed permanently.  All Bat proofing services come with a minimum 12 month warranty against re-entry.