Home Exclusion For Bats in The Attic
Even bat infestations that have generated a nuisance bat emergency are protected by state and federal law. The maternal colonies are made up of females. They typically have one set of twins between the end of May and the beginning of June. The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has barred a transfer at this time. For the entire state, the “blackout period” for maternity season is from May 1 to July 31. In about three weeks, the juveniles, both little browns and big browns, are volant (flying). The bat control can then begin with the bat exclusion process. They are not trapped, but they are kept out of the roost. They are simple to transfer, but the challenge is sealing all entrances larger than 3/8′′ on the structure, commonly known as animal exclusion. They are quite tenacious and will search for new entry points in any possible penetrations in a roof area. Grease stains or excrement are common indicators of these entries. When dealing with these attic bat infestations, the most popular places to look are gable vents, soffits, and gaps. Caulking may be required between window drip caps (tops of windows) and siding on some houses.
- Between the drip caps on the doors and the siding
- At the intersections of window frames and siding
- At the intersections of door frames and siding
- Window sills and siding are sandwiched between one other.
- Siding creates corners.
- Where the wood structure touches the foundation is called a sill.
- Outside water faucets or other unique breaks in the exterior surface of the house
- Pipes and wires that pass through the ceiling of an unheated attic
- Between the porches and the house’s main body
- Where the masonry or chimney joins the siding
- Where the window frame meets the storm windows
- The attic terminates where the wall meets the eve at the gable.
- Anywhere on the structure where the wall meets the eaves.
Finding Bat Entry Points on Your Home
Bats in the attic are among the most misunderstood animals. Bats are underappreciated when it comes to environmental advantages. They do, however, serve as pollinators, seed dispersers, and pest controllers. There are 45 species of bats in North America, three of which are frequent in the Triangle area. Bats can find even the tiniest areas using echolocation or bio sonar. The appearance of these mammals is unexplained, and they are typically only spotted at night. Humans are often afraid of them, which contributes to global dangers to their number. Bats are reported to develop colonies at their preferred roosting areas throughout the Triangle. Bats are known to invade attics during the summer months in search of dark and quiet areas to raise their young. Each bat species is distinct and presents its own set of challenges to humans. Triangle Wildlife Removal specializes in bat removal in Raleigh, Durham, and the surrounding areas. We remove bats in a humane manner and inspect and repair your home to prevent future bat infestations. While bats are fascinating creatures while they are outside your home, you must be aware if they are inside. Here are a few red flags to look out for:
- Guano, or bat droppings, can be found on the sides, in attics, and under the eaves of your house. Bat droppings are found in clumps and may contain insect components, unlike rat droppings, which are typically distributed.
- Bats roost on the house’s exterior.
- A scratching noise can be heard coming from the attic at any time of day or night as the bat or bats try to find its way out.
- Squeaks coming from your attic, eaves, or walls at a high pitch.
- A pungent odor emanates from the attic (from the bat droppings).
- At dusk, bats will fly around the outside of your home or out of your chimney.
Licensed Bat Control Services
If you are looking for a Raleigh North Carolina bat removal company you have come to the right place. Bats are winged mammals that are in the order Chiroptera. They are very beneficial animals despite many needs for bat control. This usually is due to feces or guano accumulation from infestations. These organisms in the attic cannot be relocated during their maternity season. A single of them can consume 1000 insects an hour so humane bat control should always be done if controlling them is your goal. A trap is never recommended as it is illegal to hire bat exterminator services, which are usually offered by pest control companies. They cannot be killed. At Triangle Wildlife Removal we do not kill or exterminate them. They are active at night during the spring, summer, and fall. Around central North Carolina such as Chapel Hill, and Durham, they will be active in the winter on mild or warm evenings but will quickly retreat to hibernation during extreme cold.