Did you know that a bat can eat its own weight in insects in a single day?
When bats go about their nocturnal mammalian activities, they play an important role in regulating the environment. But when they take up residence with you, it is essential to exterminate them. Extermination alone is not enough. Following this procedure, you will need to seal your home. Do you know why the exterminator needs to seal your home after a bat infestation?
Bats, the exterminator and you
Bats love warm places. This is why some of them might be tempted to enter your attic as winter approaches. Detecting bats in your home is easy. Soon enough, the smell of their droppings will hit you, since their feces have a strong smell of ammonia.
For this and several other reasons, you will need to exterminate bats immediately by contacting an exterminator. The exterminator will take charge of catching and relocating them, since bats are a species protected by the Ministry of the Environment.
Once the extermination has been carefully carried out, don’t let the exterminator leave right away. Ask him for a home sealing.
The importance of sealing after an infestation
Sealing prevents new bat intrusions into your home. If you don’t do this, the uninvited guests will return as quickly as they left.
When we refer to sealing after a bat infestation, we are not simply talking about sealing your windows. The exterminator will want to take it a step further to ensure the protection and health of the people living there.
Sealing in a little more detail
So what is involved in sealing after a bat infestation? First, the exterminator will inspect your home. He will try to identify all access points that could allow bats into your home. These can be holes in the attic that give them access or damaged soffits. But since bat intrusion can also come from a wall-mounted air conditioner, heat pump, fireplace or air vent, the exterminator will sweep far and wide to cover everything.
The exterminator and the different types of sealing materials
Next, the specialist will use different materials to block these access points. Preferred materials include galvanized steel and aluminum mesh, cement, sealants and some other meshes that are more finely woven than steel.
These protective elements are eco-friendly and cost-effective solutions that solve the problem directly at the source. In doing so, you ensure that preventive measures that are proven to be effective and in no way harmful to the small winged mammal are used.
Elite Pest Control: the expert in sealing after bat infestations
Bats in your home should not be tolerated. If you notice any in your attic or anywhere else in your home, contact an extermination service immediately. This expert is trained to capture, relocate and seal properly. For peace of mind, contact Elite Pest Control.