Fall brings with it some small pesky pests like ladybugs, fruit flies, and box elder bugs, as well as some mammals. But they all get in the same way, through small cracks in your home. The big one that’s keeping animal control experts busy are bats.
The most common bats are the little and big brown bats.
Bats that enter homes get in through areas as small as a quarter inch. Taller buildings are more likely to have bats because repairing those access points isn’t as easy.
Because these animals are nocturnal some people don’t realize they have bats for years. But some pest control businesses are seeing an uptick in call outs.
More calls about bats are coming in, it could be the milder weather or just a higher bat population, but people that have never had a bat problem have been having them more recently.
If you think you have bats in the house, the last thing you want to do is start sealing off all those holes, because you could end up trapping them.
It’s why pest control experts find the main exit and after sealing the remaining holes install a one-way exclusion device, which is essentially an exit only for bats.
Homeowners have a small window to get this taken care of by the end of September.
If they do it too early they risk trapping and separating young bats from their mothers. And if homeowners wait too long, the bats will hibernate.
For more information, contact EHS Pest Control in Norwood.