While no one likes having to deal with an appearance from an unwanted animal in their home, few are more annoying to deal with than bats. They quite simply look scary, and while the risk of rabies-infected bats biting you on a quest for blood is quite low, the fear persists nonetheless. They are also difficult to catch and trap, as they can simply fly around your house once inside and make it hard for you to get a solid grasp. They are a few potential solutions to a bat problem, though, and if done correctly can keep the winged creatures away.
The first and most convenient way to scare off bats are with mothballs. A common deterrence tactic against pests, bats hate the smell of naphthalene, which is the active ingredient in mothballs, and will stay away.
Adding a couple mothballs to your attic, which is the most common point of entry for bats, will go a long way to keep them away.
However, you should be careful when using mothballs, since there are studies showing adverse health effects to using too many and being exposed to large amounts of naphthalene.
Examine Home For Entry Points
Second, examine your home for potential points of entry and seal them to make sure no further bats can enter the premises. You should first make sure that all bats are outside of the home, as you don’t want to trap a scared bat inside.
Sealants are a good quick fix, along with nets for larger holes which would take additional time and resources to solve.
Along with the attic, other points of entry can include chimneys and holes along the foundation of the home, since bats can wriggle into small spaces such as those.
For old homes which don’t use the chimney, consider blocking it off to prevent entry, but the most common places to seal up would be along the attic or roof of the home.
Use Phenol and Aerosol Sprays
Similar to the chemicals and smells produced by mothballs, another good way to deter bats is with phenol and aerosol sprays.
Both of these sprays are not harmful to bats but rather just target their sense of smell in a way which makes them want to leave the residence immediately.
Spraying either at points of entry or hiding places should help keep the bats away.
Call Shumaker for Bat Problems
If you need help dealing with a fox problem on your property, call the experts at Shumaker Animal Control to deal with the problem for you.
Our experienced team will take care of the problem in a timely manner, ensuring that you, your home and pets are not in any danger.
At Shumaker Animal Control, we are a family-owned business who cares about the safety of you and your family but also about the well-being of the animals themselves.
All of our trapping and control methods are humane, as we never try to hurt the angry or scared animal.
Call us at 443-854-8072 or view the online website at http://www.shumakeranimalremoval.com/ for more information.