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Question DetailsAsked on 7/28/2014

where can I get pest removal from my home ,specifically bats in attic

I think I have bats in my attic.Where can I find bat removal services.,or a pest control service that includes bats?

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Your Search the List category is Animal Removalor Pest Control/Exterminating - I would google your town name plus "bat removal" to get contractor names, then check their company names on Angies List for any reviews or ratings.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD

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I have bats in my attic and they are getting into my house some how, I don't know how. Please help me.


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Answered 3 years ago by cam414

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Animal Removal is the Search the List category to find well rated and reviewed vendors for this service.


Most likely ways for bats to get into the house, assuming windows are not open - in rough but not precise order of probability of occurrence :


1) unscreened chimneys into fireplaces with open dampers and no tight-fitting (few are) fireplace screen which is too tight or heavy for them to open with their claws


2) open attic door/hatch, or one with enough open space for them to crawl through - sometimes smaller than 1/2 inch gap is needed, so commonly can go under a normal floor clearance door


3) kitchen or bathroom or whole-house fans ducted into the attic rather than to the outside as they should be, or vented outside but without insect screening as they should have


4) around utility wire/pipe penetrations that have not been sealed up


5) openings at foundation/wall interface or holes in foundation


6) rarely, through dryer vents because they cannot have screening (plug up with lint) - which is why the plastic louvered type vent is best for them, because they stay jammed open with lint less frequently than the flapper type. Far more commonly with horizontal venting than through-the-roof type vents


7) around poorly fitting garage doors


8) through furnace/wataer heater makeup intake air ducts or openings through outside walls that have not been insect screened - bats can easily lift up the flapper on a flapper type wall vent (which is illegal for this purpose anyway)


9) mail slots without or with loose/easily pushed open flappers


10) pet access doors, especially if poorly fitting flaps leave a gap


11) down furnace/hot water heater exhaust ducting which does not have adequately tight baffles or screening to prevent crittear entrance. Of course, their tough if they try coming down while the appliance is running - but I have heard of more occurrences of this not that so many high-efficiency appliances have very low exhaust temperatures - though they now have the eductor fan to get past if the appliance is running, not to mention a bit of a low oxygen and high byproduct gas environment to make it past - but I have heard of bats being seen crawling in and out of furnace/water heater draft hoods or combustion chambers in rare occassions - most commonly in very rarely used houses, where they have taken up residence in a garage or basement.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD




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