Do’s and Don’t for Bat Control in Michigan
Here are the recommended Do’s and Don’ts to achieve Bat Control in Michigan
We HIGHLY recommend you utilize a professional for your bat control and bat removal and prevention needs, but here are some helpful things to know about the process for effective bat control in Michigan.
- The best season to get rid of bats is from April 15th until May 25th and Aug 1st until Oct 15th to evict bats from colonizing your home.
- After the bat exclusion has taken place, pay close attention to all garage doors being left open, entry doors, windows and ect. as bats will work hard to re-enter your home.
- Majority of the time bats will enter up high into your attic space. Bats will find and follow electrical, plumbing and/or mechanical chases into the basement ares of the structure. The bats will fly up the basement stairwell into the main level of the home.
- To avoid the re-entry of bats into house after the bat exclusion make sure the frames of window screens are intact.
- If you install a window mounted air conditioning unit, make sure all areas are completely sealed around the window unit.
- Don’t try to handle bats. Bats tend to bite and thereafter you maybe at risk for virus and disease transmission.
- Since it can take up to 4-5 nights for the entire colony of bats to leave your structure at night. Never assume it is safe to seal off the bat entry points at night.
- You will end up trapping bats on the inside of the home as only about 80% of the bat colony will leave the roost per night.
- There is no registered EPA approved pesticides and bat poisons to evacuate bats from your house.
- Moth balls will create health problems for your family. Absolutely nothing will happen to remove the bats out of your home.
- Ultrasonic pest control devices are completely ineffective in deterring bats from your structure.
- Never assume the bats leave your home for the winter. Majority of the time bats will burrow themselves under the attic insulation and wall cavities.
- If you plug the bat entry holes on the outside you will trap the colony of hibernating bats on the inside of your home.
- Dead rotting bats trapped on the inside of your home are hard to find may pose noticeable health problems. The smell from rotting dead bat is a nightmare for all!
If you think you have a bat problem or want to take preventative action to keep bats from coming to or back to your house or buildings, please contact us or call 616-894-0699