Last fall, we received a call from an Elizabethtown property owner. However, the property is actually located in Mount Joy. The landlord reported bats inside multiple units. Specifically, the bats were in bedrooms, kitchens, bathrooms, and living rooms.
Bats are nocturnal, meaning they are most active at night. Imagine waking up in the middle of the night to a bat flying around your bedroom! It is very unsettling especially if they continue to return from an unknown origin. Furthermore, they are the most common carrier for rabies; bat removal is handled with extreme caution.
A complete external entry inspection of the home was performed. Moreover, multiple entry points were found throughout the course of our inspection. The old chimney provided easy access as well as dormers on the roof. From there, the bats entered the attic of the building.
The Removal Process
We were contracted to do a complete sealing and exclusion of all entry points. When bats become comfortable with your home, they return on a regular basis. They enter through small spaces, so we make sure to identify all entry points.
After removal of the existing bats, sealing was completed and the landlord’s apartments are now bat free! Additionally, we completed preventative maintenance to keep bats from returning.
In addition, bat droppings (guano) can contain contaminants that should be handled by an animal removal professional. is also present in their droppings.