Bat Removal Services

Bradenton, Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, and Parrish

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Bat Removal must be performed humanely and with great care as bats are protected in Florida. Bats are often misunderstood animals. Many believe that these flying animals prey on human blood or that they 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 to Florida. Also, bats only appear to attack humans because they often “swoop” down before they enter their areas where they will be resting. Bats will often find their way into your home through soffit openings and various vents. In the Sarasota/Bradenton area, we most often find them under the tiles on barrel tile roofs. It takes years of training to properly remove and permanently exclude the bats without causing the bats any harm. Unfortunately, once these bats make your home, their home, they should be removed as quickly as possible. Bat’s may be protected, but they are still a damaging pest. Their guano is extremely acidic and damaging to paint and roofing materials. At Rodent Solutions, we have the skills, knowledge, and experience to eliminate bat infestations humanely. Once the bats are removed, we can also cleanup and decontaminate their guano to reduce the risks of diseases in the previously infested areas.

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bat guano in a sarasota attic

If bats have gotten into your house, there are several important pieces of information to understand before you take action to remove them.

  • Bats are protected species, and you cannot kill 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.

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.

  • 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.

bats roosting inside of a gable vent

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

To legally, safely, and thoroughly remove bats from your home, you need the help of the experts at Rodent Solutions. 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 in order to neutralize harmful pathogens and to seal your home to prevent future infestations. So, if bats are in your house, contact us today!

Bats are nature’s pest control. They prey on large numbers of annoying, night-flying insects such as mosquitoes and gnats. More than two-thirds of bat species hunt insects, and they have an enormous appetite. In only one hour, a single small brown bat may consume 1,000 mosquito-sized insects. 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. 

Although there are advantages to having bats around, their bites and their 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 one inch, a bat’s ability to squeeze into extremely small areas requires extremely 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 that is inhabited by humans. If the removal process is not performed properly, it may result in death for the bats, which is bad 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.

Bats are known to be attracted to metal roofs and chimneys. Bats hunting for roosting locations may find plenty of opportunities in the structure's gaps and holes.

Bat infestations are sometimes mistaken as rodent issues. Many homeowners falsely think they have a rodent problem when they find droppings on their porch. However, bats commonly roost on porches in our area. 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

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 Parris. We can help you get rid of bats, eradicate bat colonies in your home, and prevent them from returning to your property. Call us today for your free bat removal inspection!