How to Prevent and Control Bats in Your Home
Bats don’t just live in the haunted house up the road. They can make their way into your home or garage. Bats can carry a wide variety of diseases, so it’s important to tackle the problem as quickly as possible. Here are some of the most effective bat control tips to protect your home from these nocturnal invaders.
Seal Any Holes On The Outside Of Your Home
Bats will try to invade your home near your home’s roofline, typically through any small holes in the fascia, soffit, or the roof itself. Since a bat can squeeze through an opening less than an inch wide, it is important to seal off even the smallest holes. Talk to an exterminator to have your roof inspected, so you can see how much work will go into bat proofing your home.
Your pest control company may use caulk or sealant to close up the openings in your home. For your roof, metal netting might be recommended to help keep the bats away without having to pull up roofing shingles. This also can prevent the need for an inch-by-inch inspection of the roof for potential bat entrances. You’ll be able to more effectively protect your home from bats and other small animals this way.
Get Rid Of The Bats First
Remember that your South Carolina pest control company won’t seal off your roof unless your bat problem has been eliminated. If you currently have bats, talk to your exterminator about getting rid of the problem first. Once the bats are gone, you can focus on preventing future infestations.
Bats Can Cause Major Damage To Your Home
Bats can cause serious damage to your attic. They can cause the wood to deteriorate, and they bring with them guano, which can cause serious health problems in humans and pets. Cockroaches and other pests also tend to come in with bats, meaning you could have a potential pest invasion if you don’t solve your bat problem quickly and appropriately. Your South Carolina exterminator will use a combination of approaches, such as catch and release, unless the bats are believed to be rabid. Your pest control company will review the population control options with you to ensure that you are handling your bat problem in the most humane way possible at all times.
Hire a pest control company that can remove your bat problem and help you to prevent future pest infestations. In some cases, the steps your exterminator will take to prevent bats can also prevent other animals, such as squirrels or rats, from entering your home as well. Don’t leave your home unprotected from these pesky creatures. Contact Thompson Brothers Exterminating at 864.578.8822
or contact us
online to get the protection you need from these nighttime invaders.