This Is Our Family
One of the main reasons we started this business is because we wanted to have passion for what we do and not just make a paycheck. And so on every job we take there is an owner there to ensure our exceptional standards are upheld.
Our inspections are some of the most thorough in the industry! We do not want to miss anything when it comes to removing the bats from your home. We include plenty of photos to help explain what exactly is going on instead of having to rely on words alone.
We have one of the best warranties in our industry. We stand behind our work every step of the way and go above and beyond to provide you with the peace of mind that you made the right choice with us!
– Signs to look for –
Visible gaps and openings
These are a few of the common entry points we look for. Often they can be in difficult and dangerous to reach areas.
The feces of bats, it can be quite hazardous to your health and has a strong odor. This can be found on the outside of the building or inside the attic.
Every bat removal is different and, often due to the structure and where they are getting in, seeing them like this is difficult or impossible sometimes.
Guano is Important!
As per the CDC – “Histoplasmosis is caused by Histoplasma, a fungus that lives in the soil, particularly where there’s a large amount of bird or bat poop. The infection ranges from mild to life-threatening. It can be misdiagnosed because its symptoms are similar to those of other illnesses. “
Guano removal is an important part of the Bat Removal process. Besides the awful smell, it can be quite hazardous to your health because Histoplasma does not need soil because the guano itself is a perfect environment. We do not want to alarm you but we just want to share the important information on this.
We have included a link to the CDC website on this.
– Bats are a PROTECTED species –
We have listed the required steps below
Bat Removal Steps (Non-Maternity season)
That all companies MUST follow!
An inspection must be performed to establish where the bats are, what needs to be excluded (sealed-up) to keep them out, and how much guano there is plus the cost of the clean-up.
One-step Exclusion –
If the bats are visible and every last one can be chased out then they can go ahead and seal up the home with galvanized metal products & using galvanized screws. Do not allow them to “staple” the material. Squirrels can & will push through allowing bats in once again! FREE 10-year warranty with optional LIFETIME renewal!
Two-step Exclusion –
If the bats are NOT completely visible and unable to get them ALL chased out, the technician will have to install an exclusion device which allows the bats to go out but stops them from coming back in. After a couple weeks they have to make a return trip to take down the device and close off that final section. Ask if the proposal includes the costs of the return trip and the exclusion device.
Bat Removal Steps (Maternity season)
That all companies MUST follow!
Breeding Inspection –
A different inspection MUST be performed, in addition to the normal inspection listed above, to establish whether or not it is a bachelor colony or maternity ward. (Warning: If the technician tells you that he cannot get access to the bats to see if there are flightless babies – He MUST treat it like a Maternity Ward to prevent killing any babies!)
Maternity Ward Exclusion –
If it is a Maternity Ward then it requires an extra step. First they would seal up the parts of the house that the bats are not using for exit or entry – leaving the active entry completely open. Once that is done they have to wait until babies have grown and are flighted.
Maternity Ward Revisit –
Once there are not anymore flightless babies then they can resume with the steps depending on if they can chase them out and seal it up or have to install an exclusion device that allows the bats to leave but unable to return which calls for yet another return visit to remove and seal up.
Ok, so you have bats in the attic. It is common to find BATS in your attic or BATS in your gable vents. Don’t be alarmed!
Our team utilizes methods that are custom-tailored to suit each individual structure and situation. We implement safe & humane bat removal techniques to ensure that NO bats are ever harmed in the process. Yet we get them out & keep them from coming back inside.
FREE 10-year warranty with a LIFETIME renewal option.
If they do it is by accident while in pursuit of a moth or bug and happened to get in through an open door or window. They want out of the inside of your house as much as you want them out too. Hang on, we can help.
Now if you have bats in the attic or the gable vent, they are simply roosting there by day and flying out at night to eat over 1,000 insects an hour per bat. While they are roosting their droppings (guano) pile up right under them. Our bat removal services include: removing the bats, sealing up the gables or however they techs feel needs to be sealed and then cleaning up any guano.
It is a methodical process to get the bats out, but it is done every single day in our business. So relax, call us and we will calmly explain the steps.
1) Bats are a protected species. There are special licenses & procedures to get them out legally.
2) No bats can be harmed in the process.
3) Maternity Season can change annually which means professionals have to check with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to keep updated. This is when there are flightless babies. If the technician cannot get his eyes on the bats to determine if it is a maternity ward or a bachelor pad then they must assume it is a maternity ward. The bats then cannot be “excluded” until after the cut-off..
4) We need bats! Bats are beneficial. Our eco-system depends on them maintaining a balance.
5) They have to live – but by no means does that mean they should be allowed to live in your attic or house.