ONTARIO BAT REMOVAL EXPERTS
Bat Removal Processes
Bat Removal from attics and chimneys.
Bat proofing the house
Setting up bat exclusions on entry points
Attic cleaning and restoring post bat removal.
Bat colony removal.
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The Critter Guy focuses on getting the job done without overcomplicating it. We provide fair pricing, honest work, and a 5 year warranty guarantee. If you encounter any problems, we’ll come back at no extra cost.
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Bats are pesky creatures that create habitat damage, eat our food, and carry disease. “Help, there are bats in my home!”, is a phrase we’ve heard many times. If you want to get rid of bats fast, you need to address the situation before the bats settle in and start colonies. Bats can be a problem in residential homes as they nest high up off the ground or on roofs where there is no natural lighting to deter them from coming back! If you ever decide it’s time for bat control services, we offer full-service solutions including trapping + bait stations at various locations across Huron County, Grey Country, Bruce County, and more. So we’ll always have an option when dealing with any type of bat removal or wildlife issue – whether large (like opossums) or small (squirrels). Are bats getting outta hand? Call us today!
There are several different types of bats found in the province of Ontario, Canada. The most common type is the little brown bat, which is a member of the vesper bat family. These small bats typically roost in trees and buildings, and can be found in both rural and urban areas. Other types of bats found in Ontario include the big brown bat, the hoary bat, and the silver-haired bat. These larger species are more common in forested areas and tend to roost in caves or under the bark of trees. While all types of bats are important to the ecosystem, some species are more at risk of decline due to habitat loss and human disturbance. As a result, it is important to take steps to protect these valuable animals.
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How to prevent bats from nesting in your home
Bats can be a nuisance if they take up residence in your home. Not only do they pose a health risk, but they can also cause damage to your property. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to prevent bats from nesting in your home. These tips from worldbirds will help to keep bats away from your property , by taking these simple steps, you can prevent bats from nesting in your home.
- Remove food sources from your garden: Prime bat real estate is comprised of a trifecta of a cozy home, safety from predators, and availability of food. If you’re having a hard time getting rid of bats from your home, chances are your property ticks all the boxes. The first thing you need to do is know what bat species you’re dealing with. Some bats eat insects, some bats eat fruits, while most eat a mix of both. If you see that their favorite food is growing or flying around in your garden, it’s time to make changes.
Install a decoy bat house
If you want to know how to keep bats away and stop them from coming back, you may want to consider installing a decoy bat house nearby. There’s nothing like a better home to entice them to leave yours alone. Please be aware that this does no always work, since bats will prefer your home, if given the chance. Here’s a tutorial video for building a bat house.
Install Bright Lights
In the same way that vampires can be repelled by the sun, so can bats be repelled by bright light. But how to remove bats using light? Remember that bats are most active during the night. It is probably because there are less insectivorous birds to compete for food with, and less predators running around to worry about. When bats are tired of a long night of feeding, they want to sleep and rest. That’s not something they can do with bright lights in their nest. This tip works, but it does not guarantee removal of bats that have already chosen to nest in your home and attic.
Sealing and filling in holes and cracks in walls
In the wild, bats like to hang out in caves during the day. In the absence of these caverns, they will take any dark space that gives them shelter and protection from predators. Given this, it’s easy to see why it is common to have bats in chimneys, bats in attics, bats in wall cracks, and bats in roof eaves. If you get rid of possible entry points, that’s one less reason for bats to choose your home. This is the best way to prevent a bat infestation. However, if you already have bats in house, make sure none of them are trapped inside before you start filling up the holes. Professionals typically fill up the hole with a metal mesh that is hard for animals to chew through, yet malleable enough to fit in crevices of different shapes and sizes. Stuf-fit Copper Mesh is a great option for this because it’s stain-proof, rust-proof, and chew-proof. After stuffing in the whole, use a foam sealant that expands to fill in the tiny holes in the mesh. Pure Black Foam is a popular option among pest and wildlife control companies. It comes in a can that must be loaded into a foam gun for application. Make sure to use safety equipment and ensure proper ventilation as this is harmful if inhaled. A couple of hours later and the material has solidified, completely filling up the cracks.
If you want to know how to deter bats in a simple, easy way, bat repellent sprays are a good option. These are made of synthetic chemical or natural ingredients that are unpleasant to bats. Bat spray can deter bats from nesting and deter bats from roosting when applied in strategic entry points, resting spots, and hollow spaces. Bonide Bat Magic is a popular bat repellant. It contains peppermint and spearmint essential oils that give off smells bats don’t like. These are natural products that do not harm the bats, other animals, and humans in the vicinity. To use this product, simply place a packet in the part of your home where the bats have made their nest. One pack is able to cover up to 150 square feet of space. You can also tack them on the wall or hang them on eaves. Because this product is a natural bat repellent, it is biodegradable and requires no special safety measures. This is best used to keep bats away or to stop the early stages of infestation. This may not be enough to remove bats that have firmly established their colony in your home. In these cases, other bat pest control measures may be more effective.
Install a net for bats
Installing a bat net is another way to stop the bats from reentering your home. Whereas a bat cone can be used for small holes, a bat net is best used to cover a big hole or several small ones that are located near each other. Observe where in your house you see bat activity and identify their entry points. Estimate the size and cut the bat net if necessary. Secure the top corners a few inches above the entry points, and allow it to hang down. This will allow the bats to fly out under the net. But when they try to get back in, they’re confounded by the presence of the net.
Bat Health Concerns
Parasites, ticks, and mites: Bats commonly carry parasites, and they can invade houses where the bats decide to roost and/or settle in.
Histoplasmosis: transmitted by bat droppings. Transmission is low, but especially fresh droppings have a higher rate of histoplasmosis fungus.
Rabies: About 5% of tested bats have been shown to be infected. More about bats and rabies here.
How we remove your bat problems
1. Inspect the house for any access points and entry holes.
Bats are one of the most common pests in North America, and they can cause a lot of damage to your home if they get inside. Fortunately, there are a few telltale signs that can help you determine whether or not you have a bat problem. One of the most obvious is bat droppings. These are typically found near areas where bats have been active, such as in attics, crawl spaces, and basements. Bats also usually make a lot of noise when they’re moving around, so if you hear unusual noises coming from your attic or walls, it’s worth checking for bats. Finally, bats often tear up insulation and other materials in their search for food, so if you find shredded paper or fabric in your home, it’s a good idea to call an exterminator. By being on the lookout for these signs, you can help protect your home from bat damage. The first order of business when dealing with a bat infestation is locating their access point so that it can be repaired after removing the pests. You should also inspect your home for any damages and make a list, along with all materials needed to fix these problems in order to come out on top!
2. Keep an eye out for Bat colonies and baby bats.
Bat babies are often born in late spring or early summer. If you think you may have bat babies in your home, there are a few things you can look for. First, bats are nocturnal animals, so you may hear them moving around at night. You might also see them during the day if they’re getting into trash cans or raiding bird feeders. If you see bats during the day, it’s a good indicator that they’re looking for food for their young. Another tell-tale sign of bat babies is their size; bat babies are much smaller than adult bats, so if you see a small bats flying around, it’s likely a baby. Finally, baby bats usually travel in groups, so if you see more than one bat, there’s a good chance they’re parents with their young.
3. Utilizing Trapping to Remove Bats.
Trapping bats can be an effective way to remove them from your property. However, it’s important to do so in a way that is humane and will not cause the bats undue stress or suffering. The most important thing to remember when trapping bats is to use a size-appropriate trap. Bats are medium-sized animals, so using a trap that is too small could result in the raccoon being injured, while using a trap that is too large could make it difficult for the bat to trigger the trap. Once you have selected an appropriate trap, baiting it with food that bats enjoy, such as chicken or fish, can help to attract them. It’s also important to set the trap in an area where bats are likely to travel, such as along a fence line or near a food source. Once the bat has been caught in the trap, it should be relocated to a new location at least 10 miles away from your property to ensure that it does not come back. With proper care and attention, you can humanely trap and remove bats from your property.
4. Clean up, and Fix any Damage to the House
If you’ve had the unfortunate experience of dealing with bats in your attic, you know that getting rid of them is only half the battle. Once they’re gone, you’re left with the task of cleaning up their mess and repairing the damage they’ve done. The first step is to remove all the debris left behind by the bats. This includes everything from droppings to insulation that’s been shredded for nesting material. Once you’ve got all the debris out, you can start repairing any damage to the structure of your attic. This may include patching holes in the walls or ceilings, repairing damaged insulation, and so on. Depending on the extent of the damage, this can be a big job. But once it’s done, you can rest assured that your attic is safe and free of bats for good.
What are Signs you have Bats in Your House
- Bat droppings inside the attic or in and around the roof/attic
- Prints around the house and on the house walls
- Commonly seeing bats around your property
- Finding holes in sidings and foundation vents
- Loose sidings and rusted vents
- Scratching in the walls
Offering Ontario Bat Removal in the following areas:
Grand Bend, Ontario
Sauble Beach, Ontario
Port Elgin, Ontario