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 the winter. Like many animals, they prefer warm and safe 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.
Bats enter your property through small crevices. They wiggle through vents, eaves, dormers, siding, and other gaps around the perimeter of your home.
White Nose Syndrome is responsible for the population decline of bats. However, they are still found and present a problem to property owners.
Signs of bats in the attic
Resident bats are 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 a 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 property.
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 a 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. Special personal protective equipment and specially filtrated vacuums are used for removal. 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 from residential and commercial properties.