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Bat removal Near Bradenton, Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, and Parrish

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Bat Removal is a service that pest control professionals should always perform.  If you’re reading this, you have already found Rodent Solutions, the pest control company you should call for your bat removal needs.  Although we are often asked, bats can not be exterminated. They must be humanely removed with care as they are protected in Florida. Bats are often misunderstood animals. Many believe these flying mammals, members of the order Chiroptera, prey on human blood or dive-bomb innocent individuals trying to bite them and get trapped in their hair. Although there are bats that feed on blood, none are found in the Lakewood Ranch area of Florida. Bats only appear to attack humans because they often “swoop” down before they enter the areas where they will be resting. 

Bats often enter your home through soffit openings and exhaust vents. In the Sarasota/Bradenton area, we often find them under the tiles on barrel tile roofs. It takes years of training to properly remove and permanently prevent bats from getting back in without causing harm. Once bats make your home their home, they should be removed quickly. Bats may be protected, but they are still a damaging pest that needs to be controlled. Their guano is exceptionally acidic and damaging to paint and roofing materials. At Rodent Solutions, we have the skills, knowledge, and experience to remove bat infestations humanely. Once the bats are removed, we can also clean up and decontaminate their guano to reduce the risks of diseases in the previously infested areas.

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  • Bats are a protected species in Florida; you cannot exterminate or capture them.

  • Bat maternity season is usually between April 15th to August 15th, and bats may not be handled by a homeowner or a professional unless they are inside your dwelling unit.

  • There are special ways bats must be removed from homes, so doing this improperly or illegally can result in stiff fines.

  • Bat guano (feces) can be very dangerous to your long term health. Guano is also very acidic and can cause damage to your paint, roofing, soffit, and the insulation if bats find their way into your attic.

Don’t trust the removal of this complicated animal to just any pest control company. Leave it to the pest control company near you like Rodent Solutions.  Our team of bat removal experts is still 5-Star rated on Google after over ten years in business

Learn More: Florida Bat Maternity Season Begins; Touching Roosts Illegal  

There are several health risks associated with bats you should keep in mind, especially if they have gotten into your house or made contact with you or your loved ones. We always wear protective masks and gloves when dealing with areas impacted by bats. 

  • Rabies - a viral disease from an infected bat’s bite or scratch

  • Histoplasmosis – a serious disease that affects the lungs

  • Bat Bugs- an ectoparasite that lives on the outside of a the bat. It is similar to a Bed Bug and is often found with bats and accumulated guano. Their control requires a pesticide application. 

  • Bat Tick- Capable of carrying spotted fever, Rickettsia. Also capable of carrying relapsing fever Borrelia pathogens.

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Remove Bats from Your Home with the Community’s Preferred Bat Removal Services

Rodent Solutions has gone above and beyond state licensing with our education.  We have also become Bat Standard Certified by the National Wildlife Control Operators Association (NWCOA). Not only do we have the knowledge and experience to eliminate your bat infestation in a way that preserves the life of the bats, but we also have the skills necessary to sanitize the area to neutralize harmful pathogens and seal your home or business to prevent future infestations.  As the winner of Nextdoor’s Favorite Pest Control Company for 2021 & 2022, why would you contact anybody else?!

Bats are nature’s pest control. They prey on many annoying, night-flying insects, such as mosquitoes and gnats. More than two-thirds of bat species hunt insects and have an enormous appetite. A small brown bat may consume 1,000 mosquito-sized insects in only one hour. A pregnant or nursing female bat typically eats her entire body weight in insects each night. Bats also eat other insects that feed on commercial plants, and they help to pollinate the ecosystem. You can find more interesting facts about bats in an article we wrote; 10 Amazing Things You Didn’t Know Bats Could Do.  

Although there are advantages to having bats around, their bites and droppings can be dangerous to humans; this becomes an issue of concern when bats choose to shelter in your home. Since they can fit in holes or gaps less than 1/2 an inch, a bat’s ability to squeeze into tiny areas requires exceptionally close attention to detail for the exclusion and removal process of bats from home to be effective.

Compounding this difficulty is the fact that bats are a protected species. Handling bats are only permitted if they are inside a structure inhabited by humans. If the removal process is not performed correctly, it may result in death for the bats, which is terrible for our ecosystem.

Here are some frequently asked questions about our bat removal services. If you can’t find what you’re looking for below, please contact us directly, and we’ll get back to you right away.

Bats may fit through openings as small as 3/16 of an inch. We seal up any area 1/4" or larger when performing preventative work for bats

Bats are attracted to roofs, chimneys, soffit, and attics for a few reasons. Bats hunting for roosting locations for shelter or warmth.  They are also attracted to areas close to food sources.  Large street lamps attract large amounts of inspects at night and can draw a bat's attention.  Retention ponds have a large number of insects that a mosquito can easily skim off the water's surface.  Destruction of natural habitats can also force bats to seek shelter in man-made structures.  

Bat infestations are sometimes mistaken as rodent issues. Many homeowners falsely think they have a rodent problem when they find droppings on their porch, patio, or driveway. However, bats commonly roost in soffits and roofs near these areas and will spread their guano as they come and go.  Other indications of a bat infestation are:

  • Bats flying in through the ridge cap
  • Entry and exit points contain oil streaks
  • Urine is dripping down the walls
  • Bat droppings are falling from the ceiling
  • Accumulated bat guano and urine in the attic
  • Squeaky, high-pitched sounds.  They are often misidentified with baby birds nesting somewhere above.  

Eliminate Bats Safely with our Professional Bat Removal Services in Bradenton, Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, and Parrish

Rodent Solutions has been the go-to bat removal expert for homeowners seeking reliable bat removal services in Bradenton, Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, and Parrish. We can help you get rid of bats, remove bat colonies in your home, and prevent them from returning to your property through proper exclusion techniques. Call us today for your bat removal inspection!