We are your bat removal experts in Lancaster County PA
Backyard Wildlife Solutions is the company to call in for bat removal in Central PA. Bats can usually be found in secluded places such as attics or small crevices. They can be found in homes year round, including in the winter as they like safe, warm places to hibernate. If there is a bat in your home, it will most certainly be a Big Brown Bat, or a Little Brown Bat. They are known to hibernate in caves and tunnels during the winter, but do find their way into homes during the warmer months.
Bats usually enter your property through small crevices, some of which may be barely noticeable. They might enter through vents, eaves, dormers, siding, and other gaps around the perimeter of your home.
Populations of bats have declined in the central PA area over recent years, due to illness from White Nose Syndrome. They can still be found and present a problem to property owners.
Signs of bats in the attic
You might notice a resident bat through the chirping or rustling and scratching sounds they make in the evening, night or before dawn. You might also notice bat droppings in the attic, near entry points or on windowsills, porches and decks.
Another tell-tale sign is grease or a stained appearance at entry points or on the walls of your home. This is because bats carry a layer of grease on their coasts which gets rubbed off onto surfaces as they enter and leave your property.
Bat removal and exclusion
Once bats have taken a liking to your home, they may well return yearly which is why effective exclusion is important. As bats enter through small entry points, the first step is to perform an inspection to identify all points of entry and any other potential areas bat could exploit. Once a plan for sealing and exclusion has been established, all areas can be sealed, with the exception of several known entry/exit points. These points can then have escape valves, or one-way doors installed so the bats can escape with no possibility of return. Bats will have to leave at some point for food, which makes this a safe and effective means of removal.
Once the bats have been removed, we can also provide a thorough clean up, and remediation if needed. While bats are potential and known carriers of rabies, their droppings can also be hazardous, and should only be remediated by a professional. Special personal protective equipment, as well as specially filtrated vacuums are used for removal. Histoplasmosis, a fungus that can affect the lungs and eyes, can be present in bat droppings (guano).
Serving Central PA
Backyard Wildlife Solutions is the company to call for bat removal services in Lititz, Lancaster Ephrata, Hershey and Hummelstown. If you live in any of these localities or nearby, contact us.
Backyard Wildlife Solutions is a registered member of the National Wildlife Control Operators Association. Undergoing regular training BWS uses humane, approved traps and techniques when removing bats from residential and commercial properties.