They leave a lot of droppings outside.

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Follow the Droppings - If you find that you have bats in your home, you must immediately search the home for their access points. You are usually able to determine this by the droppings that they may have left outside. Most bats are able to enter through an opening that is as small as a dime. This makes finding their entrance points more challenging. You should be examining points that are higher up. This may include the roof, eaves, chimney and so forth. Not only do bats leave behind droppings, but they also leave behind a brown stain. This stain comes from the oil and grease that is in their fur.

When you have found where you believe they are getting in, it is important to install a one way device, such as an exclusion screen. This will help keep the bats outside, as well as prevent new ones from entering. A small screen can be purchased from most local home improvement stores. You are able to easily nail or stable the top of the screen while leaving the bottom loose. This will create a flap. This flap will allow the bats to safely fly out at dusk to search for food, but will prohibit them from flying back in.

You should leave this screen in place for a few weeks. This will ensure that all of the bats have safely left. You do not want to seal up their entrance point and trap them in. This can cause a lot of odor issues and contamination to heating and air conditioning units. There is never a reason to harm bats. If you appreciate the pest control that bats provide, you may want to consider installing a backyard bat house. This will allow them a place to continue to roost while eating your moths, flies and mosquitoes.

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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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