Here in Indiana, bat populations are strong. All sorts of species are native to our state, including little brown bats, big brown bats, and the sadly endangered Indiana bat. And this is something we appreciate because bats are an important part of our local ecosystems and even our economy. Bats are natural insecticide, as they can consume more than a thousand flying insects and mosquitoes in a single night.
Bats also help farmers with their seasonal harvests by pollinating their crops year-round. On the other hand, bats are also a common nuisance to several home and commercial property owners. If you are experiencing heightened bat activity around your property, it is in your best interest to keep them away.
Bats can be destructive and carry several infectious diseases that can be transmitted to both people and pets. Fortunately, there are several methods of back control you can implement all on your own to reduce the level of activity around your property. One way to do this is to make your own all-natural repellent.
Continue reading to learn how to use natural spices and herbs to keep bats off of your property, as well as what to do if nothing seems to abate the bat activity around your house.
Bat Control Repellent
The advantage of making your own homemade bat repellent has everything to do with safety and security. Homemade bat repellent recipes are non-toxic, and therefore safe for the surrounding environment. However, these recipes can contain ingredients that can irritate eyes, nose, and skin, so it is important to remember where you apply your product and keep children and pets away.
Spices and Herbs That Bat Hate
Bats do not like certain spices and scents. So, you can use this to your advantage by mixing these spices and ingredients with water, creating your own spray on bat repellent that you can use around the perimeter of your property or any areas where you notice heightened activity.
The top recommended spices to use for a homemade bat repellent recipe include are menthol and mint. Any type of mint will work, including spearmint and peppermint. You can use fresh ingredients, which you can purchase it in a local grocery store, or you can use essential oils. Just be sure to stick to all-natural, pure essential oil products. Menthol is another scent that bats hate, and you can purchase menthol oils or pure menthol.
How to Apply These Ingredients to Get Rid of Bats
Regardless of the combination of ingredients you choose to use for your bat control repellent, there are two ways you can apply them. First, you can combine ingredients with water and transport them into ace plastic spray bottle. Then you can use the spray bottle to spray the areas around your property were bats like to hang out or create a perimeter around your entire property. A second method is to saturate cotton balls with menthol or mint essential oils, place them in bowls, and then set your bowl of cotton balls in areas where you want to keep bats out, such as attics or crawlspaces.
A Method That is NOT Natural – But Highly Effective
Another method for keeping bats away is to set bowls of mothballs around your house or in areas of your property where you are experiencing heightened bat activity. Beware, mothballs are very toxic, so they are not safe for pets and children. Mothballs are very strong and noxious, so they will keep bats away, as well as other pests and nuisance wildlife.
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