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Bats are one of the most beneficial animals in our environment, consuming insects such as mosquitoes and agricultural pests. Unfortunately, they can be just as harmful if living in your home. 

Their droppings can cause histoplasmosis, a lung infection caused by a fungus that grows on them, as well as have a very unpleasant odor. And they are also known to be carriers of rabies, which is a concern when a bat is found in the living area such as the bedroom. If you have either found a bat in your home or think they may be in your attic, then it’s time to call the professionals at Lewis Pest Control!

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The first step in removing bats from your home is to perform an inspection. We will identify the areas bats may be entering your home and we will also identify other possible entry points. Once those areas are identified, we will work up a plan to evict them from your home. This process involves sealing up every possible entry point except for a few locations. Exclusion devices are placed to allow the bats to escape, but not reenter. Once all the bats have left, we remove the exclusion device and seal it up for good. This is the best method for removing bats and guarantees that all are gone. Removing them from inside the attic is not the best method because for as many bats you see there are just as many in there you may not see. And closing up a hole before they have a chance to escape may seal them inside.

Bat exclusions in the past have involved using expanding spray foam and wire thrown up around the house. This can be unsightly, especially if you have a strict HOA. That’s why we do our best to make sure your bat exclusion is not only effective, but it looks good as well. This is done by using materials painted to blend, including the screws used to secure them. Caulk is used over expanding foam not only to look good but provide a more secure seal.

Once the bats have been evicted, the clean-up work begins. Lewis Pest Control will clean up piles of bat droppings found in the attic space, disinfect the attic, and treat for bat bugs if present. In cases where bat droppings are spread throughout the attic space, total attic remediation may be required. Lewis Pest Control works with many partners to complete these jobs and can refer reputable companies to perform these larger clean-ups.

Contact us at 804-735-0100 to help eliminate bats from your home.

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