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Reliable Bat Removal For Syracuse & Central NY

Across the world, there are over 900 species of bats. However, only 40 species are in the United States. Most commonly, homeowners will run across the little brown bat, the big brown bat, or the Mexican free-tailed bat. While this animal has been the subject of much folklore and myth, the reality is that while they won’t suck your blood, they still pose a health risk to people. Bats are known to spread diseases such as rabies or histoplasmosis either through contact or via bat droppings.

Our Bat Control Process

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Bats are common in Syracuse and the Central New York area. That’s why our pest management professionals have identified the proper course of action to address any bat infestations that may affect residents.

Identification

Our process is straightforward but effective. We take the time to identify the type of bat that has invaded, since each species has different habits.

Exclusion

We send out a certified person to help while we work on performing exclusion work. Our pest management professionals will handle the cleanup for you.

Cleanup

We also remove any biohazards, which may be something as simple as a spot treatment, or as big as a whole attic clean up.

*Keep in mind that bats are a seasonal animal, and they’re not in season during winter and mid-May to mid-July.

Preventing A Bat Infestation

The best thing to do is to prevent bats from being able to access your home. It’s always easier to keep something out than to get them out once they've invaded. Plus, most states have laws in place to protect bats, citing them as an endangered species.

Before you get started on any bat-proofing measures, it’s recommended you check with animal control to learn of any regulations. The best time to begin making repairs to protect your home or building from invading bats is after the start of autumn when they leave for hibernation.

Take some time around dusk to inspect the exterior of your home for bat activity. Look for the areas bats enter and exit. The most common access points will be the attic louvers and under fascia boards. If you find any cracks or crevices during your inspection, take time to seal them with caulk and steel wool. Bats like dark areas so pay close attention to any holes that lead to darkened areas such as attics, chimneys, and other similar trouble spots.

The key is to focus on exclusion to ensure long-term success. If you discover an active bat infestation, it’s not a DIY situation. Contact Pestmaster® Services of Central New York to handle your bat problem.