Bats

Bats

Bats are unique as the only mammals capable of true flight. Contrary to popular belief, they have good eyesight. Canada has nineteen species of bat and two of those commonly roost in attics, they are little brown bat and the big brown bat. Bats can take advantage of extremely small cracks and gaps in a building. Any area slightly larger than a dime is a potential entry area. Successfully solving a bat problem requires a well-trained professional, solid understanding of bat biology, and meticulous bat proofing of the building against re-infestation.

WHAT WE DO FOR YOU

STEP 1-Inspect your home and or building to identify all active bat entry points and existing problem areas.

STEP 2-Develop eviction and bat-proofing plan and present you with our written proposal.

STEP 3-Begin eviction via bat one-way doors (depending on season) and complete bat-proofing.

STEP 4-Final follow-up and bat-door removal (optional).

 

Bat Related Concerns & Diseases

Bat infestations can cause costly damage to your home and the risk to your health increases over time:

ATTENTION: If you find a bat in your home it is a potentially serious matter. Call your area Health Unit and wildlife control professional.

  • 3-5% of bats found in homes test positive for rabies. Bats have very small teeth so bites may go undetected
  • Bat guano has been linked to histoplasmosis, a very serious lung infection
  • Bat guano raises moisture content in the attic which encourages wood-rot
  • Bats can damage heating/cooling systems in the attic
  • Guano and urine builds up over time, causing odours and attracting insects