One of the main reasons we started this business is because we wanted to have passion for what we do and not just make a paycheck. And so on every job we take there is an owner there to ensure our exceptional standards are upheld.
Our inspections are some of the most thorough in the industry! We do not want to miss anything when it comes to removing the bats from your home. We include plenty of photos to help explain what exactly is going on instead of having to rely on words alone.
We have one of the best warranties in our industry. We stand behind our work every step of the way and go above and beyond to provide you with the peace of mind that you made the right choice with us!
A few things to be aware of…
Bats do not need much space to get into a house. A gap that can fit a pencil and is between 2″ to 3″ wide is enough of an opening and the fact that they can fly and climb means they can access some hard-to-reach areas.
While it is rare to actually see the bats while they are resting during the day it can happen. Behind shutters, under second-story decks or chimney caps are just a few of these areas.
The feces, or guano, accumulates quickly with bats because they are often in groups. Guano can be incredibly hazardous to your health in the right conditions and its always advisable to have it removed by professionals.
Guano is Important
As per the CDC – “Histoplasmosis is caused by Histoplasma, a fungus that lives in the soil, particularly where there’s a large amount of bird or bat poop. The infection ranges from mild to life-threatening. It can be misdiagnosed because its symptoms are similar to those of other illnesses. “
Guano removal is an important part of the Bat Removal process because of this. We do not want to alarm you but we just want to share the important information.
We have included a link to the CDC website on this.
– Bats are a PROTECTED species –
We have listed the required steps below
Bat Removal Steps (Non-Maternity season)
That all companies MUST follow!
An inspection must be performed to establish where the bats are, what needs to be excluded (sealed-up) to keep them out, and how much guano there is plus the cost of the clean-up.
One-step Exclusion –
If the bats are visible and every last one can be chased out then they can go ahead and seal up the home with galvanized metal products & using galvanized screws. Do not allow them to “staple” the material. Squirrels can & will push through allowing bats in once again! FREE 10-year warranty with optional LIFETIME renewal!
Two-step Exclusion –
If the bats are NOT completely visible and unable to get them ALL chased out, the technician will have to install an exclusion device which allows the bats to go out but stops them from coming back in. After a couple weeks they have to make a return trip to take down the device and close off that final section. Ask if the proposal includes the costs of the return trip and the exclusion device.
Bat Removal Steps (Maternity season)
That all companies MUST follow!
Breeding Inspection –
A different inspection MUST be performed, in addition to the normal inspection listed above, to establish whether or not it is a bachelor colony or maternity ward. (Warning: If the technician tells you that he cannot get access to the bats to see if there are flightless babies – He MUST treat it like a Maternity Ward to prevent killing any babies!)
Maternity Ward Exclusion –
If it is a Maternity Ward then it requires an extra step. First they would seal up the parts of the house that the bats are not using for exit or entry – leaving the active entry completely open. Once that is done they have to wait until babies have grown and are flighted.
Maternity Ward Revisit –
Once there are not anymore flightless babies then they can resume with the steps depending on if they can chase them out and seal it up or have to install an exclusion device that allows the bats to leave but unable to return which calls for yet another return visit to remove and seal up.
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All of the following bat removal pictures were taken by our Licensed Bat Removal Experts all around North Metro Atlanta and surrounding Cities. We take the time to capture the photos to share with you so take a moment & enjoy!
This is a published article by the Georgia DNR on what diseases are affecting bats. It is an interesting read:
Trina Morris leads white-nose survey monitoring for Wildlife Resources’ Nongame Conservation Section. Learn more about WNS. http://www.georgiawildlife.com/WNS
A very useful website provided by the Georgia DNR – http://georgiawildlife.wordpress.com/tag/georgia-department-of-natural-resources/