Want to make sure bats stay away from your home? Not to worry, there are many ways to get rid of these invasive chiropterans without hurting them.
In this article, we offer a few tips on how to safely get rid of bats on your property. These methods are quite effective in keeping bats away from your home but won’t be enough to remove them if they live in your attic. If you find them in your attic, we recommend calling an exterminator.
Light is an effective way to get rid of bats
Everyone knows that bats hate light, which is why they are always looking for a dark place to spend their days. If possible, keep your garden lights on at night, or install some if you have trouble getting enough light around your home.
Ideally, all sides of your home should be well lit to provide effective bat protection. Remember to use LED bulbs to reduce your energy consumption while still benefiting from high luminosity!
Use an ultrasonic transmitter
In addition to seeking dark shelter, bats prefer quiet and are not particularly fond of noisy places. You can reduce your risk of bat problems by installing an ultrasonic transmitter in your yard. The sound signals emitted by these devices are inaudible to humans, but irritating to bats, which are capable of hearing a wider range of sound frequencies than we are.
However, this method is not always effective, as its range is limited, and it is hard to maintain a steady signal.
Caulk your house to avoid bat problems
The above methods can be effective in keeping bats away from your home, but there is no magic bullet. Bats could enter your home even if you take the proper precautions. One way to make sure you avoid any pest problems is to caulk your home.
Bats can sneak into your home through holes and cracks. It is important to seal potential entry points around your home, no matter how small they are. You can do this work yourself or hire a team of pest prevention professionals. The second option is recommended, since nothing beats having a certified technician identify pest entry points.
Use a professional service to get rid of bats
As you can see, there are ways to get rid of bats, but they won’t be effective if the infestation has already started. If you notice a bat inside, or if you find animal droppings in the attic, don’t hesitate to contact a team of professionals.
The Elite Pest Control team specializes in the prevention and extermination of pests including bats. Our experts will determine which procedures should be used to keep these pests away from your home for good. Why not contact us for more information on the subject?