Common Bat Problems
Disruptive noises (most audible during night)
Bat dropping messes
Possible carriers of disease or virus
Why call for Professional Bat Removal?
There are many reasons why bat removal should be done by a professional wildlife removal company rather than doing it yourself. Proper bat removal requires the proper precautions, taken to ensure that the bat, the homeowner/building occupants are safe. In attempting to conduct ‘Do-it-yourself’ bat removal methods, you are putting your safety and health at risk. Bats often reside in on higher areas making it difficult to reach. For an inexperienced wildlife removal attempt, someone can get hurt and can potentially risk falling. Bats are also known to carry and transmit diseases. Our professionals take the correct precautions in ensuring that the risks in bat removal are covered. Another reason why it is important to call a for professional bat removal is because bats are an endangered species. Unsuccessful attempts of DIY bat removal puts more risk to their species.
How SOS Wildlife Control can help
SOS Wildlife Control has long been conducting bat removal from homes, office buildings and more for years. Our experience and knowledge ensures that bat removal is done effectively and efficiently in the appropriate manner that is humane and in accordance with Ontario rules and regulations. We understand the necessary precautions required when handling an at-risk species and will ensure that all methods are humane and professional.
Rabies in batsAdult Bat Removal
Our professionals at SOS Wildlife Control can assist you with your Bat control problems. We will come to your home or business and provide a consultation for your unique Bat removal issue. A technician will complete a thorough inspection of your roof and will identify the major entry points of the bats and any other cracks large enough that bats may be able to get in through. We will identify if there are babies involved or if it’s only adults. We take note of the species and the size of colony to better identify steps required for the removal and prevention that is required.
Bats leave each night to eat and drink, thus to perform the exclusion the technician will seal most entry points and attach one way doors over the remaining entry points to allow them to leave but not re-enter. The bats will then fly around and try to find other entry points to gain access back into your attic but will be denied.
Baby Bat Removal
It is illegal in Ontario to kill bats. The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNR) regulates rehabilitation of wildlife and bats must be humanely removed and relocated. Bat baby season starts in mid – summer. If you have baby bats in your attic it is illegal to remove them until the babies are old enough to leave the nest. The babies are unable to get food during the maternity season because they cannot fly. If you remove the mothers and block their access to the roost, then the babies are going to starve to death. Depending on the type of bat can lengthen or shortened the amount of time it takes for a bat to be weaned. The age of weaning for Little Brown bats is 14 days while for the Big Brown bat it is 3-4 weeks. Bat removal processes conducted during this time could prevent babies from exiting and could cause their death. Since bats are a protected species, special precautions must be taken to ensure they are not harmed. Call 1.800.981.0330 for more information
It is against the law to kill a bat as they are a protected animal. Fines are quite large, reaching up to $10,000. If you have a bat problem call SOS Wildlife who conducts only humane bat removal. It is necessary to carry out a bat removal and repair the structure as needed, to prevent further entrance of bats. Bats tend to like dark, quiet, enclosed spaces and are commonly found using homes or buildings as roosts. Bats are warm blooded, furry mammals who can see exceptionally well and use their vision for long flights. There are two common bat species in Ontario; the Little Brown Bat and the Big Brown Bat. The Little Brown bats average life expectancy in the wild is limited to probably only a few years. The Big Brown bat’s life expectancy is around 18 years. Luckily for Toronto and the GTA bats prefer to be near fresh water where they can forge for insects but it is common for bats to be found in and near buildings in Ontario. Bats make summer colonies that may include hundreds of bats and they commonly roost in dark, hot attics, roof spaces, behind chimneys, in barns, hollow walls, in enclosed eaves and behind shutters or unused sliding doors. During the winter months they hibernate.
Rabies can be a fatal disease that have been found in bats. bat-removalCases have been known to cause blindness, lung disease and even death. Safe and humane bat removal is important! Rabies is caused by a virus that attacks the central nervous system causing inflammation of the brain. The virus lives in the saliva of the rabid animal and is contracted by a bite, through an open cut or wound, or if the virus gets near your mouth nose or eyes. If you get bitten or scratched by a bat seek treatment immediately from a local physician or hospital.
Its symptoms vary greatly, but the disease primarily affects the lungs. Most infections are mild and produce either no symptoms or a minor influenza- like illness. On occasion, the disease can cause high fever, blood abnormalities, pneumonia and even death. Occasionally, other organs are affected. When this happens it can be fatal if untreated. Histoplasmosis infection occurs especially after a roost has been disturbed, the bat dropping release spores that are carried through the air and inhaled.
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