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How to Bat Proof Your Home

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Seal Up All Points of Entry and Potential Openings

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Loose fascia boards, broken soffit vents, chimney gaps and the like, all will house your neighborhood friendly bat… or bat colony. There are a few ways to animal proof your home when it comes to bats. When you do, it’s a necessity to cover all holes… period. Anything from a 1/4 inch or bigger will give access to bats. Remember, if you seal the main area where bats are entering, they will aggressively migrate to another opening around the property.

  • Foam up any gaps you see at the upper part of your home
  • Screen off any broken soffit vent at higher parts of home
  • Stuff gaps around chimney with steel wool
  • Close off any openings you see that leads into your walls or attic (any openings)
  • Apply metal screen to any big gaping holes along roofline

Depending on the size of the gap or opening where bats are entering, you need to consider a few different fillers. Black foam bought from online vendors will be ideal  – Colored foam fillers are cheaper, easily accessed (local hardstore) but would look cosmetically unpleasing due to bright orange colors, etc. Steel wool is another great product to use to fill-in holes but be certain it’s tucked in quite good as gravity can have them fall out over time.

Wait Until All Bats Are Gone

Keep one-way devices until bats are gone

I usually wait 5-7 days, depending on the amount of bats I think are colonizing inside the property. The bigger the colony, the longer we wait. Extensive damage and guano I see from the exterior, the longer I wait, just to be certain all bats have left. Once all the bats are gone, now you can remove the one-way doors and seal up the last openings. You should now be bat-proofed.

Bat Facts

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HOW DO I KNOW I HAVE BATS?

Sign you have bats

Do you see specks of guano (bat poo) on the ground or the walls? It looks like little mice droppings- the size of a grain of rice, but dark in color. Have you had a bat fly inside your home or even outside of your house? You probably have bats or maybe a colony of bats and require bat removal and control…. more