Did you know that bats can devour 900 small insects, such as moths and flying beetles per hour?
Although these mammals are a natural source of insect repellent, many homeowners are not comfortable having them on their property. And with good reason: bats often carry transmittable harmful diseases that can be fatal or cause serious illness.
With Bat Control Specialists of Hudson Valley, you can rest easy knowing that these endangered species will be safely removed from your property.
Humane Approach To Ensure Survival
Although DIY bat removal projects may sound exciting, these often employ a harmful approach that can neglect the survival of such endangered species. Our team at Bat Control Specialists of Hudson Valley is committed to utilizing the most humane approach to maximize survival rates. This includes rehabilitating the removed bats in a safe and secure alternate environment away from your home and family.
Following Guidelines for a Protected Species
Did you know that bats are a protected species? Therefore, it is important to follow guidelines when removing them from any area. We, at Bat Control Specialists of Hudson Valley, understand and follow the necessary steps to safely remove bats. For instance, in the case of a bat retrieval, we determine whether the bat needs to be rehabilitated or if it can be released back into the environment. But when releasing, we make sure that it located in a place and done in a manner affording it a better chance of survival.
Removal After Vulnerable Times- Winter and Maternal Season
Bats hibernate during the winter but they occasionally wake from hibernation. In that case, they may leave their roost but have minimal energy reserves. Consequently, they are likely to perish if they are denied access back to their roost. Therefore, we wait until conditions warm up and their food source returns. Maternal season is the time after bats have birthed their pups. Bat babies cannot fly in the first few months of their arrival. Performing bat removal and bat proofing during this time separates the mom from the pups, leaving the babies trapped to die in the structure. For this reason, only in extreme cases will we even consider performing bat removal during maternal season.
Thorough Inspection of All Potential Entry Points
Conducting a thorough inspection of all entry points is an important step during the bat removal process. This prevents the bats from getting trapped in your house or returning. However, novice removal personnel, including well-known pest control companies, do not have the expertise, nor the experience to find the most conspicuous of entry points. Sadly, we received reports of them trapping bats inside the structure. In contrast, we carefully look at each opening before sealing to determine if a one-way door is needed. In addition, we do a final sweep of the structure after bat proofing to ensure all currently or potentially used entry points are addressed