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Bat Removal

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

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Bat Removal is a service you should always have a licensed pest control or wildlife control company perform. If you’re reading this, you have already found Rodent Solutions, the only company who you should call for bat removal. Although we are often asked, bats can not be exterminated. They must be dealt with using care as they are protected in Florida. 

Bats are often misunderstood. Many believe these flying mammals, members of the order Chiroptera, prey on human blood or dive at people to bite them. Although there are species of bats that feed on blood, none are found in the Lakewood Ranch area of Florida. Most often, we will see the big brown bat invading homes. Bats only appear to attack humans because they “swoop” down before entering areas. 

Often, bats enter homes through soffit openings. In Sarasota & Bradenton, we also find them under the tiles on barrel tile roofs. It takes years of training in wildlife control to remove and prevent bats from getting back in without causing harm. Performing a bat exclusion on all potential entry points in the home is the best method of bat control. 

If you find colonies of bats living in your home, they should be addressed quickly. Bats are a damaging pest that needs to be controlled. Bat guano is very acidic and harmful to paint and roofing materials. Once the bats are removed, we can clean up and decontaminate their guano to reduce the risks of diseases.

Read More:  What Sounds Do Bats Make In The Bradenton, Florida Area 

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  • Bats are a protected species in Florida and the entire United States.  

  • Bat maternity season is between April 15th to August 14th.  Bats may not be handled unless they are inside your dwelling.

  • Special techniques must be used to remove bats.  Doing this improperly or illegally can result in stiff fines.

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

  • To determine the cost, an inspection is required to learn all the bat entry points that need to be excluded. 

  • Installing a bat house on your property is not considered an excellent way to get rid of bats.

  • Local animal control is not able to help you with bats. 

Refrain from trusting this complicated animal to just any bat control company.  Leave it to a pest control company near you, like Rodent Solutions.  Our team of experts is 5-star rated online.

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

Bats carry health risks you should be concerned with if they get into your house or have contacted you.  We always wear protective masks and gloves when dealing with areas impacted by bats.  

Health risks from bats can include:

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

  • Histoplasmosis – a fungus that can be carried in bat feces. Most serious in infants and those with weakened immune systems. It can cause acute respiratory distress, inflammation around the heart, damage to adrenal glands, and meningitis.

  • Cryptococcal meningitis- a fungal infection that can spread from the lungs to the membranes that cover the brain or spinal cord

  • 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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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).  We are true bat control experts.

We not only have the knowledge to eliminate your bat infestation in a way that preserves the life of the bats, but we also have the skills to seal your home or business to prevent future infestations.  As the winner of Nextdoor’s Favorite Pest Control Company for 2021 & 2022, why contact anybody else?!

Bats are nature’s pest control, preying on many annoying, night-flying insects, such as moths, 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 eats her body weight in insects each night. Bats also eat insects that feed on commercial plants and help to pollinate the ecosystem. 

You can find more interesting facts about bats in our article; 10 Amazing Things You Didn’t Know Bats Could Do.  

 Although there are advantages to having bats around, a bat infestation is not something to be ignored. Bat droppings can be dangerous to humans. This becomes an issue of concern when bats choose to shelter in your home. A bat can fit into holes or gaps less than 1/2 an inch. Its ability to squeeze into tiny areas requires exceptionally close attention to detail for the exclusion and removal process to be effective.   

Compounding the challenge is the fact that bats are a protected species. Handling bats is 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 control services. If you can’t find what you’re looking for below, please contact us directly, and we’ll be happy to answer all your questions.

What size of an opening do bats need to get in?

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

Why is my home attracting 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.  

What are the common signs of a bat infestation?

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 control expert for homeowners in Bradenton, Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, and Parrish for years. 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 inspection!