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7 Ways to Get Rid of Bats In Your Home

7 Ways to Get Rid of Bats In Your Home

Do you have a bat problem in your home? If so, you're not alone. Bats are common pests that can be found in a variety of habitats, including human dwellings. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to get rid of bats in your home. In this blog post, we'll explore seven ways to eliminate bats in your home.

Bats in the chimney

You might want to be careful with this particular method as most of the time getting rid of bats from chimneys can be exhaustive. One of the best ways to get rid of bats from chimneys is to call a professional person who can humanely perform the live exclusion. In this method, several tools are used to guide a flying mammal to a particular place without any harm or disturbance.

Bats in the attic

Most bats are often always found in the attic, and we all know getting bats out of these hollow spaces can be quite a daunting task. So what to do about it. If you regularly observe bats coming into your attic space, the best way to move forward is to install bat nets. Bat nets allow bats to not enter any such space at all without getting physically injured. This is probably the best way to get rid of bats if they are known to reenter your space over and over again. 

Bat cones can also be another good investment. All you have to do is look out for different holes in your house and determine which one to cover with a net or a bat cone.  

Bats roosting under solar panels

Another good way to keep bats at bay is using bat repellent sprays. Bat sprays can come in natural or chemical form, as simply something unpleasant to bats. You might want to check the chemical bat repellent as it shouldn't be a harsh one that affects the bat. 

How to Get Rid of Bats in your Home

Here are some other effective ways to get rid of bats in your house. Always Observe where you see bat activity the most in your house. some of the easy signs are bat droppings, your space smelling strongly of ammonia, and urine stains. Make sure you identify all bat entry points and estimate the size and openings of each one. 

  1. Scare them with sound - bats are known to find their food through echolocation. If you could play with sounds, bats will find it a natural phenomenon and eventually leave the place without any harm. Now, this may take some time, and chances are your neighbors might not be super happy about it. 

  2. Play with temperature - bats are super temperature-sensitive. Adjust the temperature to over 100 Fahrenheit by installing manual heaters in such places and then simply wait for the bats to leave. This might not come in handy when you have small places, holes, or corners infested with bats. 

  3. Hang aluminum foil - another inexpensive way is to hand aluminum foils. They are flashy and emit light which bats cannot stand long during their roosting periods. 

  4. Install a mirror- installing a mirror will reflect light. Since most of the time bats brood in dark isolated places, installing mirrors can be a smart trick to push bats away only if you know how to place them correctly for light reflection. 

  5. Essential oils and house items - essential oils have therapeutic effects on us but hardly any on bats, which is why essential oils are the least favorite on their list. Combine a few drops of any essential oil in a water and sugar mix and spray it around your house corners to keep the bats away. 

  6. Phenol - to us it has a rather sweet smell but to bats, it is completely unbearable. If you have just started seeing bats, then you can spray phenol in bat spaces and wait for bats to exit that place. 

  7. And last but not the least, when all else fails Calling in a professional for help can be a better choice than handling bats on your own. 

This all can be Prevented If…

Installing a bat house is the best way to ensure bats stay at bay. You don't have to have a good eco-balances garden for bats to approach. You can simply mount a good BCI-certified bat house like a big bat box for comfortable bat roosting. This can be either through installing long wooden poles or simply on your roofs, the choice remains yours!

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