Have you seen or heard a bat in the attic? Have you found any droppings? Don’t panic! If you act quickly, you’ll be able to get rid of these invasive animals that have taken up residence in your home.
Perhaps you are only dealing with a stray bat. In this case, you can simply wait for it to come out and then block its access. On the other hand, if you are dealing with a colony, the situation is more complicated and may require the intervention of a pest control expert.
Wait for the bat to come out and block its point of entry to get rid of it
If you have found a live bat in your attic, the most important thing is that you don’t panic and try to get it out safely. First, be extra careful throughout the operation and do not touch the animal since it can transmit rabies if you are bitten. If you think you have been bitten, contact Info-Santé (811) as soon as possible.
The first step is to isolate the bat by closing all the doors in the room. Next, open all the windows, being sure to remove the screens, turn off the light, and leave the room while closing the door behind you.
The animal should leave at nightfall to hunt; when you are sure it is no longer in the room, close the windows, and inspect the surroundings to find the point of entry that was used. You can then cover the entry point with a fine wire mesh to prevent the bat from returning.
Get rid of bats for good by contacting an exterminator
You can try to get rid of a single bat yourself, but not a colony: if you have a major bat problem in your attic, it is much safer to contact a pest control professional.
Only a certified technician can safely remove these animals from your attic and properly decontaminate the premises. Moreover, an exterminator has the expertise to find the opening where the bats have crept in and caulk your home to prevent a similar event from happening again.
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Contact us today if you need pest control services or have any questions regarding bat infestations. We will gladly respond to your needs quickly and professionally.