Contol Of Bats In The Attic
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 bat feces or bat guano accumulation from bat infestations. Bats in the attic cannot be removed during bat maternity season. A single bat can consume 1000 insects an hour so humane critter control should always be done if controlling bats is your goal. A bat trap is never recommended as it is illegal to hire bat exterminator services, which are usually offered by pest control companies.
Bat Maternity Season
All bats have state and federal protection, even bat infestations that have caused a nuisance wildlife emergency. The females comprise the maternal colonies. They will typically have one set of twins during the end of May through the month of June. At this time, removal is prohibited by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. The “blackout period” for maternity season is from May 1 through July 31 for the entire state. The juvenile bats, both little brown bats and big brown bats, are volant in about three weeks (flying).
The professionals at Triangle Wildlife will start by inspecting the area for signs of an infestation. Some signs include chirping sounds, brown and black stains near re-entry points and bat droppings or guano near places like attic vents. After assessing the situation, our experts will decide how to treat your specific situation.
This may include bat removal and exclusion as well as teaching home and business owners how to prevent further incidents. Our wildlife technicians are highly skilled in safely removing bats from your home, cleaning up their mess and sealing entry points. With over 25 years of animal removal and Raleigh, bat removal experience Triangle knows how to get them out and keep them out.
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White-nose syndrome is a disease affecting hibernating bats. Named for the white fungus that appears on the muzzle and other parts of hibernating bats, WNS is associated with extensive mortality of bats in eastern North America. First documented in New York in the winter of 2006-2007, WNS has spread rapidly across the eastern United States and Canada, and the fungus that causes WNS has been detected as far south as Mississippi and as far west as the state of Washington.
Bats with WNS act strangely during cold winter months, including flying outside in the day and clustering near the entrances of hibernacula (caves and mines where bats hibernate). Bats have been found sick and dying in unprecedented numbers in and around caves and mines. WNS has killed more than 5.7 million bats in eastern North America. In some hibernacula, 90 to 100 percent of bats have died. Source