ATHENS BAT REMOVAL
Athens Bat Removal experts of Xceptional Wildlife Removal is a full service Wildlife Control Company that provides complete Bat Control services throughout Athens, GA and surrounding areas. We are Athens's leader in Bat Control services. Xceptional Wildlife Removal is one-of-a-kind company, employing only degreed wildlife biologist that can solve your Athens bat problems safely, effectively and completely.
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Bats are commonly found entering the attics of residential homes and commercial buildings through many different points of entries such as gable end vents, chimney caps, ridge vents, soffit returns, construction gaps, roof vents, etc. Once a bat colony has developed a roosting site in your attic, it will only stay and grow larger. Since bats are such a beneficial animal and play such a pivotal role in the world's ecosystem, it is important to use safe, nondestructive methods to alleviate conflicts between people and bats. Xceptional Wildlife's trained wildlife biologist, not exterminators, always practices humane, non-toxic, environmentally-friendly bat removal and exclusion.
Hire An Athens Bat Control Professional:
Bat removal and bat exclusions are a job that should only be handled by a professional wildlife control company. Xceptional Wildlife holds all the necessary bat removal licenses and permits from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Bats are a federally protected mammal that should not be harmed in any way, we make sure all jobs are done in full compliance with all state and federal requirements. Xceptional Wildlife leads the industry in state of the art technology such as thermal imaging and borescope inspection cameras which allow us to locate bats non-destructively in walls and attics. Our team has safely removed and performed thousands of exclusions throughout the state of Georgia.
Bat removal and exclusion is difficult and sometimes hazardous work. It requires extensive training, specialized equipment, and strict observance of safety and health precautions. Rest assured, Xceptional Wildlife has all the specialized equipment, knowledge, and technology to handle ANY type of bat problem, no matter the size of the building or difficulty. We remove bats almost all year in historical homes, schools, churches, commercial office buildings, and even skyscrapers!
Bats are a protected animal and there are no toxicants or chemicals licensed for bats. Exclusion is the only answer to safely remove the bats in a humane manner. After the bats are safely removed from the structure, it is VERY important to remove as much of the hazardous droppings (guano) from the contaminated area and perform the proper chemical treatments to make the area safe again. Sometimes it is even necessary to remove contaminated insulation and install new insulation.
Athens Bat Feces (Guano) Removal:
Many homeowners do not even know bats are present until piles of droppings are obvious, or a strong ammonia smell spreads throughout the home. This strong odor is caused by bats fecal matter more commonly known as guano. Bat Guano should only be handled by a trained professional. According to the CDC, bat droppings should be treated similar to asbestos and the proper respiratory equipment should be worn when dealing with bat guano due to the harmful spores that can lead to histoplasmosis and other respiratory diseases.
If you suspect you have bats or are in need of bat guano cleanup services, our professional team provides complete solutions to remove bats and remediate all bat guano contamination.
Common Athens Bat Questions:Will bats leave if I put lights in the attic? Use ultrasonic devices? Throw out Moth Balls?
All the answers are NO! Bats living in attics are very territorial. Once they colonize in an attic, bats will put up with about anything including noise, light, and strong smells. Bats are actually able to put up with smells so strong that humans must wear protective mask. Naphthalene, which is in Moth Balls, has been found to be a carcinogen and is also dangerous to the people living in the house. Inhalation of naphthalene vapors is a hazard to human health. DO NOT spread out moth balls in your attic.If I put up a bat house, will the bats leave my attic?
Unfortunately, the answer is NO. Attics are usually much safer, warmer, quieter, and larger than a bat house. Bats will continue to live in their primary roost and never leave to use a bat house.
Common Nuisance Bats found in Athens Georgia:Little Brown Bat (Myotis lucifugus)
Little Brown bats are widely distributed; this is one of the bats most commonly found in the United States. Little Brown Bats have a fondness for hot Georgia attics for its nursery colonies. Roosting colonies can be very large and range in hundreds to thousands of bats. Little brown bats are insectivores, eating moths, wasps, beetles, gnats, mosquitoes, midges, and mayflies, among others.Big Brown Bat (Eptesicus fuscus)
Big Brown bats are native to North America, Central America, the Caribbean, and extreme northern South America. The species is larger in size than comparative species of bats, from about 4 to 5 inches in body length. Big brown bats navigate through the night skies by use of echolocation, producing ultrasonic sounds through the mouth or nose. Big brown bats are known also to produce audible sound during flight. Its voice is a click or a sound like escaping steam. Big brown bats are insectivorous, eating many kinds of night-flying insects including moths, beetles, and wasps which they capture in flight.Mexican Free-Tailed Bat (Tadarida brasiliensis)
The Mexican Free-Tailed bat, also known as the Brazilian Free-Tailed bat, is a medium-sized bat that is native to North and South America and is widely regarded as one of the most abundant mammals in North America. However, its proclivity towards roosting in large numbers in relatively few roosts makes it especially vulnerable to human disturbance. Mexican free-tailed bats roost primarily in caves. However, they will also roost in buildings of any type as long as they have access to openings and dark recesses in ceilings or walls. The bats can make roosting sites of buildings regardless of age, height, architecture, construction materials, occupancy by humans and compass orientation. Mexican free-tailed bats are primarily insectivores. They hunt their prey using echolocation. Mexican free-tailed bats can fly hundreds of meters above the ground in to feed on migrating insects. The most commonly eat moths, beetles, dragonflies, flies, true bugs, wasps, and ants.
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