Bat Removal Services – Upstate NY
Most bat invasions occur one of three ways:
- Multiple bats living inside a structure
- A single bat inside a living space
- Bats loitering and flying around the exterior of a structure
The most common entry points for bats are through openings at roof edges, valleys, eaves, apex of the gable, chimneys, attic or roof vents, dormers, and sidings.
When outdoors, bats will roost behind shutters or where the siding and edge boards are properly joined or sealed. Bats will also roost on porches and patios, in garages, behind shingles, or in roof gutters. They can easily squeeze through the narrowest of openings. This includes, but is not limited to loose-fitting doors, windows, utility vents, or gaps around conduits, such as wiring, plumbing, or air conditioning units. If your structure has an older wood frame, where boards may have shrunk, warped, or loosened, it is likely that this is how bats found their way into your home.
If you have a larger number of bats, then guano (bat excrement) and urine may be visible. Guano produces an unpleasant odor as it decomposes in attics, wall spaces, and other voids. The pungent odor can usually be detected from outside of a building. Larger bats urinate and defecate when exiting a roost which causes staining on sides of buildings and objects near entry and exit holes.
When removing bats, a non-lethal venting and eviction approach is not only preferred, but also the most effective. It can be tedious to locate all active and potential openings available to bats. Luckily, Upstate NY Wildlife Control is skilled and efficient in both removing and preventing bats from reentering your structure.
Contact us today if you are experiencing a bat invasion in or near Onondaga County.