It’s not unusual in several parts of the nation to see a little flicker of black occasionally during dawn or dusk. But if you begin seeing much more of those flickers in the dark sky than usual around your house, that might be a sign you have a bat family or perhaps a colony living on your property. Combine that with droppings discovered in your attic, grease spots at possible entrance points and the weird chirping sound, and you probably have bats. It might be time to look at bat removal solutions.
Bat removal from attics in South Carolina
It’s tough to think of a nicer place for bats to live than in a cool, completely dry, temperature managed attic. Wild animals have to contend with so much risk in nature, that a nice house like yours can be much better than a cavern.
Bats love to discover little small holes that they can squeeze through. As soon as they’ve discovered a refuge, they’ll invite the entire colony in! Before you know if you can have an entire family of bats congregating in your rafters, eaves, soffits, chimney, and behind shutters. They will use your attic as a place to sleep and leave in the evening to go hunting.
Bats claim the title for the only flying mammal
The worst part concerning having bats in your attic (beyond it just being gross) is that those fellas have nowhere to poop. That’s right! All that hazardous bat guano that can transmit histoplasmosis just goes down straight onto your attic flooring, or even worse, your insulation.
Bat Removal vs Extermination
Your very first instinct could be, “We need to eradicate these bats!”, yet let me inform you: treating a bat infestation like a pest control problem is a large mistake. These creatures are not ants or termites. It is not legal to eliminate a bat like they are.
Bats are protected in most parts of the country, so make sure you use an expert when dealing with a bat problem.
Trapping is less than ideal for bats because it’s hard to appropriately catch them like you would a rodent, raccoon, or a squirrel. Lethal trapping means you are eliminating an all-natural predator for mosquitos, flies, and various other irritating pests around your home.
South Carolina Bat Removal and damage repair work
The absolute finest way to get rid of bats is via an approach called exclusion. Instead of attempting to lure a bat right into a trap, the most intelligent thing to do is compel it to leave (which they will do during the night to go hunt) and never ever let it back in! Sound crazy?
When customers call us with a bat problem in South Carolina, the first thing we do is learn just how they entered. When we identify the entry points that they used to infest your attic, we establish one-way doors at those entry points. In this manner, when your bats go hunting during the night, they are not able to come back in.
Here’s just how we manage a bat exclusion project:
- Spend a LOT of time pinpointing each bat access hole into your home
- Establish one way doors at each entry point
- Confirm that we’ve excluded every one of the bats in your attic
- Seal every one of the entry holes
- Clean all of the toxic bat guano in the attic making use of protective equipment
- Replace insulation (if required)
- Fix any type of interior or external damage
Bat Removal Services Cost
Bat Removal Services in South Carolina have a tendency to be a lot more costly than the majority of other types of wild animal removal, typically because they do so much damage. The cost of such programs are as follows.
- The ordinary price of a small bat removal in South Carolina alone runs around $400+, typically in a range of $250– $650
- There is generally a (~ $200) assessment charge, but that is usually credited toward the removal expense
- Eliminating small to moderate sized colonies of bats costs somewhere around $300– $8,000 for removal and exclusion in South Carolina
- Attic guano cleanup and re insulation can add an additional $600– $8,000, relying on the degree of the damage and dimension of the home
Frequently asked questions regarding Bat control
Q. Should bats be safeguarded in South Carolina?
A. Absolutely! Bats are an important part of the environment in South Carolina. In just an hour, 1 bat can eat up to 1,200 mosquitos! It would be a dark day if we lost all of our bats.
Can you believe that bats comprise almost 25% of all mammals living on our planet?
Q. What is bat guano?
A. Bat Guano is a different term for bat droppings. The droppings are tiny and can look similar to mouse droppings. Yet, don’t be deceived. If you shine a flash light on them after breaking the droppings apart (please use gloves!), you’ll see them shine or glimmer in the light.
Q. Is guano damaging to people?
A. Be really mindful around bat guano (once again, gloves people!) as it can transmit a harmful fungal infection referred to as histoplasmosis. You can inhale it just by being anywhere near guano, so we really suggest you let professionals with proper safety equipment take care of an attic clean-up.