Bat Removal in Harrisburg PA

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Bat Removal in Harrisburg, PA

A typical bat removal in Harrisburg, PA involves Big brown Bats or Little Brown Bats. Both species are very common in Pennsylvania. However, their populations have dwindled due to white-nose syndrome.

White-Nose Syndrome is a fungus that attacks bats during hibernation periods. The disease is fatal for bats but it does not affect humans. Comparatively, bats are common carriers of rabies and histoplasmosis, which are both fatal to humans if untreated.

The percentage of bats carrying rabies in low, but local bats have tested positive before. Rabies is transmitted through a scratch or bite from a bat.

Moreover, histoplasmosis is a fungus contained in bat droppings (guano). During cleanup, it becomes airborne. We recommend that clean-up be handled by an experienced technician to avoid any transmission.

Our removal process

First, an inspection of your home is performed to identify their entry points. Bats squeeze through spaces that are the size of a quarter! This is why exclusion is an important part of our process.

During our inspection, we find their primary entrances. We will then install one-way doors which allow bats inside your home to exit, but not return.

Our experienced technicians check chimneys, rooflines, all types of ventilation, fascia, soffit, and various types of siding. We understand all building components and are able to repair and replace elements throughout our process.

Exclusion

Our exclusion process for bats can be somewhat restricted depending on the breeding seasons . Some exclusion work on secondary entrance points are performed, however; primary entrances are left open until the babies can fly. During the warmer months, the doors must remain in place until late August. If later than that, the doors would remain in place until May when they wake from hibernation.

Our Clean Up Process

Once our exclusion process is completed, we begin the clean-up process. Proper clean up includes special vacuums and protective equipment that prevents the spread of diseases.

Schedule your inspection for bat removal in Harrisburg, Pa and surrounding areas with Backyard Wildlife Solutions at 717-419-0781 or use our contact form. Backyard Wildlife Solutions offers bat removal, bat exclusions, and bat control in Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon, Reading, York, Camp Hill, Mechanicsburg, Carlisle, and surrounding areas in Pa.

 

Published by

Len Lambert

Len Lambert is an Animal Control specialist with more than 11 years experience in the safe and effective removal of animals from homes and businesses across central PA.