Having bats in your condominium is not something that will make anybody happy. Bats tend to occupy condominiums because it is often the case that these buildings have Spanish barrel tile roofs (or simply barrel tile roofs). Bats such as the Brazilian Free-Tail love these types of roofs. These are attractive to bats because the design allows for a lot of nooks and crannies in which bats can reside.
If you have bats in your condominium, don’t panic. They won’t attack you. While they won’t try to hurt you, having bats living within your condominium can result in significant health issues. The waste that they release can be terrible smelling and even toxic. The presence of bats also attracts insects, mice, and many other pests.
Removing Bats from Condominiums
There are several options available to you as you seek to remove bats from your home. You can choose from products directly designed for this purpose or you can develop homemade means of removing bats. We do recommend that you seek professional assistance from a wildlife control company or an expert as you work on removing bats from your condominium.
If you opt to do this work on your own, you could place wiring over areas where the bats are living. Of course, you want to do this at night when the bats have exited the condominium and have gone out to forage or when they are temporarily migrating. There are exclusion devices that can be bought at stores to place at locations where the bats enter. These exclusion devices allow bats to leave but prevent them from coming back in.
After getting the bats out with the exclusion device or with your home-made approach, you need to do something to ensure that bats don’t find their way back into your house after you remove them. At this stage, you now need to seal all the possible entry points. To ensure that all the bats are out, it is recommended that you leave the exclusion devices on your property for about seven days. To seal up entry points, you can use such things as caulk, plastic screening, polyurethane foam, or metal sheeting among other great options. These will ensure that bats have no way to get back into your property.
We are not going to convince you to like bats, but they are great for the ecosystem. The presence of many insects in or around your condominium serves as an attraction to bats. It is even more attractive to bats when you throw in the added benefit of a Spanish barrel tile roof.
Bats in your condominium are not the end of the world. As a matter of fact, this is very common in Florida. If you have a feeling that there are bats in your property, go ahead, and contact a professional wildlife control service so that they can inspect your property and remove the bats as is necessary.