Bats usually get a bad wrap and are called creepy, scary and spooky. However, they’re an important species in our ecosystem that impacts our daily lives in ways we might not even realize. From pollinating our favorite fruits to eating pesky insects like mosquitos to inspiring medical break throughs, bats are heroes in many ways.
But.. When they enter our homes and begin to destroy property. That can become a costly problem for both home owners and insurance companies. To add even more complexity to a bat infestation they are a federally protected species.
We will help you navigate those waters and make an informed decision by providing a detailed plan on how we successfully remove and prevent them from returning to your home.
Most frequent questions and answers about bats
are bats protected?
Yes. All of Georgia and Florida’s bat species are protected by both federal and state law. It is illegal to kill, relocate or harm them.
How many babies can a bat have?
Having only one pup a year makes bats extremely vulnerable to extinction.
Common bats species
- Rafinesque’s big-eared bat GA Rare
- Big brown bat
- Silver-haired bat
- Eastern red bat
- Hoary bat
- Northern yellow bat GA Species of Concern
- Seminole bat
- Southeastern bat GA Species of Concern
- Gray bat US & GA Endangered
- Eastern small-footed bat GA Species of Concern
- Little brown bat GA Species of Concern
- Northern long-eared bat US & GA Threatened
- Indiana bat US & GA Endangered
- Evening bat
- Tri-colored bat [formerly Eastern pipistrelle] GA Species of Concern
- Brazilian free-tailed bat
How to remove bats from my attic?
There are many different ways this can be accomplished. It can be done most effectively through a professional exclusion service like ours. This will consist of 1-2 weeks of exclusion followed up by sealing off all potential entry points and sanitizing the mess they created within your home.
Signs of bats in my home
The most common sign of bats would be seeing them leave the roost in late evening as they begin to forage for insects, a strong odor coming from your attic or seeing guano droppings on the exterior of your home.
Wildlife We Manage
Our wildlife program isn’t just for commercial customers, we also specialize in managing residential wildlife such as squirrels, bats, groundhogs, opossums, coyotes, bobcat, fox, beaver, snakes and other nuisance wildlife.
Once squirrels have found a way into your attic, they can cause widespread damage to insulation, wiring, gutters, soffits, fascia boards, and other forms of roof damage.
Bats can be extremely destructive and pose a great health risk. They can spread disease by contaminating your home with mold and bacteria.
Raccoons, a.k.a "Trash Pandas", can find their way into your attic to have their offspring. While creating a safe space for their young, they can cause damage to your siding, soffits, gutters, and contaminate insulation.
If they are not properly controlled, groundhogs can cause major structural damage to your home or business when burrowing. They can also chew through electrical lines and other pipes.
Beavers can cause considerable property and water damage while attempting to create a suitable home for themselves.
Once opossums find their way into your attic, they can contaminate the insulation creating an environment for parasite and bacterial growth with urine and feces.
Predators often invade your property in search for easy food sources. In some cases, they can cause harm to family members and pets.
Birds can be a real nuisance. They pose potential health risks by spreading disease and can cause damage to roofs, gutters, decks, and automobiles.
Snakes are known to be a problem around cluttered locations, wooded areas, water sources, and areas with thick ground cover. They can also bite if provoked.
What Makes Us Different
First things first...
Before we can begin any sanitization or remediation process, the wildlife must be excluded and removed from the structure. The process is harmless to the animal and ensures they can exit safely. Once all wildlife has been removed and your home has been sealed, we can start cleaning and sanitizing the affected space.
Access & Remove
Clean & Sanitize
We make it a priority to clear contaminated materials from your home and return it to a healthy, livable environment. We do this by using the industry’s leading techniques and equipment: vacuums, HEPA filtration systems, moisture reducing fans, safe cleaning products, deodorizers, and advanced breathing equipment.
Prevent & Protect
After we have successfully restored your attic and insulation, our service also includes any necessary repairs and the installation of additional materials to prevent any future wildlife from gaining access to your structure.