This colony is so old, now it's skeletons.

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If you have recently discovered that there is a colony of bats residing in your attic or garage, there is no need to panic. This may seem like an overwhelming situation, but it isn’t. You are able to help them find a new home without killing any of them.

The bats will remain in your attic or garage as long as you let them if the weather conditions permit. Bats will migrate during colder months, but will return when the temperatures get warm again. If your attic or garage provides them with a good climate, they can stay all year round.

Unfortunately, you are unable to solve your bat problem until you determine how they are getting in. This will require a thorough examination of your home’s exterior. Because bats are able to get into cracks and holes that are less than 3/8 of an inch small, this may be challenging. You should also keep in mind that bats are able to gain access to your home through more than one opening.

One of the best ways to determine their entrance is to wait until dusk when they are most active. You will then be able to watch your home and visually see where the bats are coming in and out of. Once you have found these access points, you can easily install a one way device. This device will allow your bats to freely and safely fly out of their roosting space, but not fly back in. The screen will work as a one way flap.

When all of the bats have been trapped outside of your home, you should seal up the access points. Make sure that you are not trapping any bats inside your home, as this may cause other problems later. Remember, bats are great for the ecosystem and protected in most areas, so there is no need to harm them.

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Bats are great animals! Unfortunately, the do often choose to roost inside home and buildings, where they can create a big mess. It's a good idea to remove the bats from your belfry or attic, but it's also a great idea to avoid harming them! Any competent wildlife control expert should have the knowledge and expertise to safely and effectively remove an entire colony of bats from a house without harming or killing a single one. I know that I have a 100% success rate with bat removal jobs, and I believe the list of companies that I've compiled in my directory is of similar quality. If you want to learn more, please read my How To Get Rid of Bats page.

AAAnimal Control is a privately owned wildlife removal and pest control business, located in Orlando Florida. I deal strictly with wild animals including bats inside houses. I am not an extermination company, but a critter removal and control specialist. The above photos are some of the many that I've taken in the field over my years of work. Please email me if you have any questions about the above photographs, or any questions about wildlife problems or bat removal issues.
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