Humane Bat Removal in Missouri & Kansas
Bats are unique in that they are the only mammals that are capable of true, sustained flight. Even though they give some the heebie-jeebies, they are actually beneficial animals that consume insects, such as mosquitoes, and provide a large portion of the world’s natural pest control. However, if these creepy creatures find a way into your home, they can become a pest themselves. In order to protect the health of your family and the value of your home, you should call a licensed bat removal professional to handle the problem.
Why Bat Removal is Important
While bats are incredibly useful animals in the wild, they can be hazardous to human health. They can harbor diseases, such as rabies, and their Guano (feces), which accumulates in attics, can cause respiratory illnesses like Histoplasmosis.
If you suspect that you have bats in your house and attic, a certified bat removal and exclusion professional should be called. Because bats provide a useful service by controlling insect populations, bat extermination is illegal. Therefore, modern bat removal is a two-step process involving live removal and then exclusion.
How to Get Rid of Bats in an Attic
Bat removal is the process of working with the animal’s natural habits to remove them from your home. What we do is seal off all entry points and install a temporary one-way door that allows the bats to leave, but not regain entrance. This is left in place until all bats have left the building. This bat removal procedure is endorsed by the organization Bat Conservation International as a humane way to remove bat colonies.
Bat exclusion involves permanently sealing off all entry points that the bats can use to regain entry. This requires finding and repairing all cracks, crevices and holes larger than 1/4″. Ridge vent systems are often found to be the entry point, as the plastic has been deteriorated or chewed away. Most companies use foam in a can to seal entry points. This method reduces labor costs, although the end result is often an unsightly job and the foam can break down quickly, allowing access for the bats to return. This will often occur 2 or 3 years later, after your warranty with that other company has expired. We use a high-quality cobra vent, which results in a clean, professional job, and the material comes with a 40-year warranty.
Bat Removal Help Is One Call Away
When you have a bat infestation, it is important to take action quickly. And that is exactly what we can help achieve when you partner with Eco Advantage Pest Control of Kansas City. Our professionals respond quickly, protecting you, your home, and the unwanted wildlife — that’s a promise.
You can rely on Eco Advantage Pest Control Company for expert wildlife and bat removal. Just call (816) 527-8776 for details.