Although bats are important to us, we do not want them too close to our homes and businesses. Bat infestations and tampering can cause a lot of structural damage, plus pose certain health and safety risks. It is always in the best interest of your safety, security, and investment to get rid of bats as soon as you notice their activity increasing around your home. There are many do-it-yourself approaches you can take for bat control, most of which are affordable and easy to do.
Continue below to learn the top 3 methods of DIY bat control you should explore if you want to safely get rid of bats and keep bats away for good.
Do-It-Yourself Bat Control Tips
Exterior Sealing and Attic Protection
Bats love attics, wall voids, and even crawl spaces. Here in Indiana, bats can squeeze through an opening or gap as little as 3/8th of an inch. With these two factors at play, it is important to protect your home from bat intrusions by implementing an exterior security plan. There are many products you can purchase online or at your local home improvement store that can help, such as attic vent covers, mesh screening, chimney caps, and siding sealant. Although you can do this yourself, it is recommended to get professional assistance from a licensed and insured Indianapolis bat removal company, especially if you do not have experience using ladders or performing handy-work.
If you have bats in the attic or bats in the house, do not attempt to extract them yourself. Not only could this be against the law as many Indiana bat species are federally protected, but it can be dangerous to both you and the bat. Always contact a bat removal service to get a bat out of the house or remove a bat infestation.
Ultrasonic Bat Repellers
Bats use a natural, built-in biosonar known as echolocation. They emit series of high-frequency sounds then analyze the reverberations that come back to them to conceptually map their surroundings. Because bats can pick up on an immense scope of frequencies, devices known as ultrasonic bat repellers have proven successful as a means of humane bat control. The frequencies emitted from the devices confuse, and therefore divert bats away from its location. You can purchase these electronic devices online from authorized retailers or even at your local home improvement store. They are generally installed outside of the house, on the siding or roof.
All-Natural Bat Repellent
You can also make your own, homemade, all-natural, non-toxic repellent for bats. You will need a clean plastic spray bottle, at least 16 ounces, plus clean water, and ingredients that bats hate, like menthol oil, capsaicin oil, and eucalyptus oil. Combine all ingredients into the spray bottle and treat the areas where you know bats hang out, such as your door frame ledges, gutters, roof, trees, windowsills, and garage mortar. Just be sure to keep children and pets away from treated areas, as the solution can irritate the nose, throat, eyes, and skin.
Would you like some professional assistance securing your home or business against bat intrusions? Do you have bats in the attic and need them removed right now? Contact Indianapolis Bat Removal at 317-535-4605 to schedule a critter control home inspection for bats, or for emergency bat control in Indianapolis, Indiana. We also offer free estimates!
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