How Do Bats Get Into Homes?
The biggest complaint from home and property owners regarding bats is the noise that they make. They scratch and chirp when they are awake, usually in the middle of the night. However, as noisy as bats can become, their feces and urine cause the most damage to homes. How do bats get into homes? Keep reading as we walk you through bats and houses.
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There are many species of bats, and some are quite large, and others are very tiny. Bats have (by species) precise temperature ranges when they roost. The roosting space cannot be too hot nor too cold. Attics, for the most part, are ideal, but so are wall cavities and crevices in chimneys.
Any of those spots can make a beautiful roosting place for bats.
How do Bats Get Into A House?
Bats only need a tiny space to squeeze into to gain entry to a home. That can be from a loose piece of siding or even a small hole in the siding. A poor-fitting window in an attic is another place where bats can squeeze their way into a home. Broken Windows, torn vent screens, and loose boards all are ways that bats can get inside.
Evicting bats is not overly complicated if you know what to do. Generally, homeowners want bats to stick around as they eat many insects, including mosquitoes. One bat can eat 6,000 mosquitoes in a single evening. That alone begins to show the value that bats have for homes. Get rid of the bats, and those 6,000 mosquitoes will be looking for you. The trick to keeping bats out is to make sure they cannot get inside. Once they leave in the evening to feed, plug the holes where they enter. Be sure they are all out. When they return to roost, they will find they cannot get into the house. They will find a new spot to roost.
For help getting bats out of your home, give us a call. We have the expertise and tools to make this a natural remedy. We provide pest control services throughout the Bryan and College Station communities.