We are your bat removal experts in Lancaster County, PA
Backyard Wildlife Solutions is the company to call for bat removal in Central PA. Bats are usually found in secluded areas such as attics or small crevices. We find them in homes year-round, especially in the summer. Like many animals, they prefer warm and safe places to hibernate for the winter. If there is a bat in your home, it will most certainly be a Big Brown Bat, or a Little Brown Bat as these are the most common species.
Bats enter your home through small crevices, they can fit through spaces as small as a quarter! They also wiggle through vents, eaves, and dormers to gain entry.
Even though the bat population is declining due to White Nose Syndrome, they are still found and present a problem to property owners.
Signs of bats in the attic
Bats in the attic are usually noticed due to chirping or rustling sounds. As nocturnal animals, these sounds are common in the evening, night, or before dawn. Additionally, bat droppings are found 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 coats which gets rubbed off onto surfaces as they enter and leave your home.
Bat removal and exclusion
Once bats have taken a liking to your home, they 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 other potential areas. Once a plan for sealing and exclusion is established, areas can be sealed. Furthermore, we use known entry and exit points for exclusion. Escape valves, or one-way doors, are 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 removal method.
Once the bats have been removed, we also provide thorough clean-up and remediation. While bats are known carriers of rabies, their droppings can be hazardous and should only be remediated by a professional. We always utilize special personal protective equipment and specially filtrated vacuums during clean-up to ensure the safety of everyone involved. Histoplasmosis, a fungus that can affect the lungs and eyes, can be found 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 and other animals from residential and commercial properties.