We are based in Austin, Texas, which boasts the largest urban bat population in the world. It’s here that we gained our experience, developing methods to ensure the complete removal of all roosting bats from your buildings. All of our work is guaranteed. Our methods are as follows:
usion Device Installation and Peripheral Entry Seals
We install customized exclusion devices at all major entry/exit points, and seal all the secondary or peripheral entry/exit points.
Sealing of Major Entry/Exit Points
Five to seven days after the exclusion devices are installed, all of the roosting bats will have left your building in search of food or water. Extremely loyal to roosting sites, the bats return again and again but are unable to re-enter, so they seek alternative roosting sites. At this point, we come back, remove the exclusion devices and permanently seal points of entry.
Bat Facts & Tips
(Information courtesy of Bat Conservation International)
Bats are not rodents. They will not gnaw at insulation, wiring or anything else when roosting. The most damage they cause results from their urine and droppings, or “guano.”
The latest research indicates that only 0.5% (half of one percent) of the bat population ever contracts rabies. This is less than most other animal species. Over the past 46 years, only 18 people have died from bat-contracted rabies. Rabid bats die very quickly and unlike other mammals rarely become aggressive from the disease. Most bites from rabid bats occur when someone picks up a sick, grounded bat without proper protection.
Never handle a grounded bat without wearing leather work-gloves. A grounded bat can be sick, injured, tired or even in a slowed metabolic state. Like most wild animals, bats will bite to protect themselves; however, bats are not “gnawing rodents” and cannot bite through heavy leather gloves.
Guano represents more of a health threat to humans than pigeon droppings, although both of these cause unpleasant odors and can become a nuisance or a health hazard in significant amounts. Costly damage can occur to a residence or building if bat colonies are left unchecked for an extended period of time. Usually, a few bats will do no more damage than a few birds.
A bat trapped inside of a building wants nothing more than to find a way out. Bats do not attack humans; unlike they do in some movies. Erratic flight patterns of diving and swooping are simply how a bat maintains its flight. If a bat is trapped inside your building, don’t stand in the middle of the room, as this is where most of the “swooping” will take place. Instead, close all the doors leading to other rooms, if possible, and open a window or door to the outside. Stand out of the way, against a wall. The bat will eventually sense the movement of fresh air and head towards the source.
Odor Removal and Treatment
If bats have been roosting for any lengthy amount of time in your building, it's often necessary to remove bat guano accumulations. We use custom made vacuums and attachments to access awkward and hard-to-reach areas. This keeps building or wall demolition (to access areas of guano accumulation) to a minimum. After the guano is removed, we treat the affected areas with organic biocides to remove odor and neutralize any harmful bacteria. Our construction backgrounds also allow us to deliver professional quality repair to damaged areas.
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