If you've already had bats invade your attic, you know what a nuisance and potential health hazard they can be. After your bat removal expert eliminates the problem, you'll want to take steps to prevent it from happening again. Here are a few things you can do to prevent bats from returning to your home.
Seal Up Holes And Gaps
Bats can fit into tiny openings in your home, so you'll want to seal off any holes or gaps near the roof. You can have a professional roofing contractor inspect the roof, including the fascia and soffit, to identify any potential problem areas. You may need to replace loose roofing tiles, and for small gaps, you can use spray foam to seal up the openings. Remember to perform this task after any current bat problem has been eliminated—otherwise, the bats won't have a way to exit your home and may move down into the main living area.
Apply Netting To The Roof
Bat prevention netting can provide an added layer of protection against a bat invasion. This netting can be placed over your roofing tiles and around any eaves or overhangs. The netting prevents bats from entering your home without causing them any injury. Your bat removal expert can install the netting for you, or you can have your roofing contractor install it after your roof inspection.
Add New Lights
Bats are nocturnal creatures, which means they thrive in the dark. One way to make your home less attractive to them is to add extra lighting. You can install exterior lights near the roof line of your home to keep it a little more bright at night. You can also add a ceiling light to your attic, which can be left on at night to discourage the bats from making the space their home. If you already have bats and you are adding lights to the attic, be sure to allow an opening for them to use when they are ready to leave or they might become trapped inside the home.
Build A Bat House
Bats actually do a service to humans by controlling the insect population. Instead of just repelling the bats, consider building a bat house to give them somewhere to live. This lets you reap the benefits that bats provide while keeping them outside of your home. Creating this alternative home might just keep the bats from returning to your attic, and it gives you a way to help them continue to do their good works.
If you have bats in your home, do not try to handle them yourself. Hire a bat removal expert like those found at Triangle Wildlife Removal & Pest Control Inc, and use this guide to help ensure they don't return once they have been evicted from your house.Share
6 March 2017
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