In this age of DIYers, an Internet search will show you steps to handling almost any type of situation yourself. But there will always exist “how-to” instructions that are best left to professionals only. If you are tempted to search for “how to get rid of bats” or “what do I need to do to get rid of bats”, don’t! Bat remediation is one of those occasions where professionals are necessary. The safety of you and your family depends on it!
Bat remediation involves trapping, testing, clean up, and sealing points of entry. Trapping of any animal is best left to a professional trapper, and even more so in the case of bats. Bats found inside the home’s living area must be tested for rabies to ensure that all who live in the house can be excluded from a series of uncomfortable injections. If the bat is not trapped properly, and intact, it cannot be tested; therefore, the injections to all dwellers may be necessary to ensure their safety. Further complicating the bat remediation process is the stage of clean up. Guano, which is bat excrement, is dangerous when inhaled. Only trained professionals with the proper safety gear can safely remove guano from your home and leave no trace of it lingering in the air you and your family breathe. And professionals are needed to find all potential points of entry to seal to keep the bats out.
If you want to learn more about bat remediation, and how to keep bats away in the first place, read our blog from September: