Nashville Bat Removal
Animal Pros ~ 615-499-5692
Animal Pros is your best solution for Nashville bat removal and dropping clean up services in Middle Tennessee. When they decide to move into your home or business, they can create a big problem in Nashville, Franklin, Brentwood, and Middle Tennessee. Animal Pros experts have years of experience in proper removal and control solutions. They can be a Health and Safety issue especially if they get into the interior of a home or business. Not all situations are bad though. These creatures are vital to our environment, as they can consume several hundred mosquitoes in a single hour. Guano is used commercially and is highly regarded as a fertilizer. But when a colony has taken residence in an attic, there is no good situation.
Animal Pros offers residential and commercial Nashville bat removal and control in a number of states. We are fully licensed and insured with years of experience and work hand in hand with state wildlife agencies and are multi state certified. Our step-by-step removal solutions will effectively solve problems permanently.
- On-site evaluation.
- Humane, Poison free, trapping and removal solutions.
- Complete exterior seal-up of the residential or commercial structure.
- Decontamination of affected areas.
- Guaranteed work, with a warranty to count on.
- We specialize in bats and other wildlife.
Human expansion and destruction of habitat have resulted in bats seeking alternative roost sites like roof voids (as small as 3/8 inch), attics, wells, buildings, and barns.
According to the Health Department, if one is is in your home, there is evidence that it is possible for the rabies virus to infect victims purely through airborne transmission, even if there was no direct contact with the animal. The biggest problems are a result of their droppings (or guano), diseases, and parasites.
Nashville Bats In The Attic
Animal Pros is the leading wildlife removal company. We not only remove the creatures, but also clean up any contaminants, parasites, and repair any openings. We can even work with your homeowner’s insurance to take care of any costs. We can help you to remove bats in the attic in Nashville. We use humane relocation practices to release them back into the wild. Call us today for help in your home..
Do not try to attempt to remove them on your own, as they are federally protected. Do not touch or disturb the droppings (guano), as it is a serious hazard. They are the number one carrier of rabies.
Nashville Bat Control
Our professionals at Animal Pros will control this problems. They have long adapted to living in attics and chimneys. Droppings on the outside of your home are usually a sign that you have a bat problem. Aside from being a nuisance they do carry a number of diseases and parasites and removal and control should only be attempted by a professional.
The following are some of the nuisance concerns you may have:
- In The Attic
- In The House
- Bat Exclusion
- In The Soffit
- In The Wall
- In A Gable Vent
- In A Dormer
- Behind Shutters
- In A Cabin
- Under Barrel Tiles
- In The Peak Of Tin Roof
- In A Attic Vent
- Sick or Rabid
- In The Interior
- In The Insulation
- In The Basement
- Hanging on A Home
- Guano Removal
- Bat Droppings By Door
- Droppings In Attic Covering Insulation
- Left, Need Clean Up Of Droppings
- Droppings On A Porch
- Commercial Bat Removal Company
- In The Chimney
- Odor From Bat Droppings
- Drywall Damage From Droppings
- Had Bats In The Attic, Now Notice Bugs
How To Prevent Bats In Your Home
Preventing these creatures from entering your home, attic, or building, is relatively easy. Close up or repair all possible or potential openings. They can get into the smallest openings as small as 3/8″, so keep that in mind. Being proactive and addressing openings before they happen to be used is key, especially if you have them in your area. Most openings can be easily determined, but there are openings that are not easily seen, which is why it is best to hire a professional.
Bat Damage And Diseases
Once they have decided to move into your attic, there can be a concern. Colonies can produce the quickest amount of fecal accumulation of any animal, even though remarkably small in size. In an attic, it can be bad news if it covers insulation and duct lines. Droppings in an enclosed, limited air space like an attic, do not break down naturally as if outside, and can harbor viruses, pathogens, bacteria, fungus, and disease. Histoplasmosis, a fungus that grows on droppings, is one of the top concerns. As droppings dry, disturbance to droppings from moving over droppings, or someone walking over droppings can circulate particulates becoming airborne. People and pets can be at risk of getting histoplasmosis. Rabies is the other disease that should be a concern, and according to the Health Department, they suggest if you are in the same room with a one, you need to get checked out or pre rabies shots, and the Centers for Disease Control suggests scratch or bite to seek medical attention immediately. Presence of ectoparasites can be of a concern. Of the more than 50 ectoparasites they carry,, the most noticeable are Bat bugs, Mites, Ticks, Fleas, and Flies. The presence of ectoparasites can usually be seen once the hosts are removed, and the ectoparasite searches for a new host.
How Do I Get Rid Of Bats
Getting rid of these animals can be challenging for someone untrained, which can easily make the problem much worse. Successfully removing a Colony should be done by exclusion , a process that allows them to fly out but not fly back in, only after every possible and potential secondary openings are permanently sealed off. They should never be trapped or poisoned as they are Federally Protected. They should not be disturbed or removed during pup season, when they give birth. This can range in time depending on geographical area and species, but usually mid April – mid August. Removal of Bats should not be the only concern, as droppings will need to be removed as well. Follow these steps to aid in removal from a building or structure.
- Perform an inspection of the building by trying to identify their location, openings they are entering, and a survey of damage. Watches performed right before dark can allow you to visibly see where they are exiting, as they drop from their roosting area.
- Perform an attic inspection, paying special attention to time of the year and species of, damage in your attic, or fecal accumulation areas. They should not be disturbed during certain times. Professional help is recommended.
- Repair and seal all secondary openings, leaving the main and problem opening undisturbed. This is an important step as if anything is missed as they are excluded, they will have an opening to re enter. It is also important not to disturb the primary areas as it could cause the colony to split or move to another part of the home.
- Exclusion of the bats, or installation of excluders on primary openings to allow them to fly out, but not fly back into the structure. This is recommended by a professional only, and can end in disaster if they are trapped in, or using improper excluders.
- Removal of Fecal Accumulation or Guano from attic, walls, soffit, roof, or ground. Before removing, disinfecting and deodorizing is recommended, and using a professional is suggested.
- A follow up Bat Watch to ensure none are present or roosting on the outside, entering, or exiting, and that the home is secured.
Bat Maternity Season
There are several Species in every state, but most nuisance concerns involve the Little Brown, Big Brown, and the Mexican Free Tail Bats. All are nocturnal, primarily feeding at low light through dark. Most of their time is spent on the roost sleeping until they emerge at dark. Man made structures make excellent areas for them to roost in a colony. They can live 15 years up to 30 years in the wild and have between 1 and 2 pups at birth between Mid April – Mid August. Most people wonder how they can find food at night? They use echolocation or bouncing of sound waves to navigate and feed. Colonies can be very noisy from moving in the walls to high pitched chirping and smells from fecal accumulations or large colonies can drive people from a structure.
Bat Insurance Claims Nashville
Trust the professionals at Animal Pros to work with your insurance provider to make your Bat Removal and Control problem an easy process. We work with all insurance providers to insure that homeowner is taken care of fairly.
Contact one of Animal Pros’s state certified professionals to handle your infestation problems. Government agencies, property managers, businesses, and thousands of homeowners have relied on Animal Pros.
Problems from these creatures can become costly, especially if the problem has occurred for a long amount of time. We receive requests asking if there is an effective repellent or frequency device that does repel or scare them away . Having seen thousands of problems, I can tell you that there is no effective repellent or sound frequency that deters them. We have seen people try sprays, frequency devices, ammonia, ultrasonic sound devices, moth balls, bright lights, natural ingredients, aerosols, and even loud playing radios, to no avail. Simply, these creatures possess excellent homing capabilities, and will return to a roosting location, overriding any repellent. It is also illegal to harm or harass them with sounds, sprays, lights, and toxic substances. If you are experiencing a problem, do not take the law into your own hands, and call a professional at Animal Pros.
We were hearing noises in our attic, and used a pest control company to remove the animals making noise. They placed out glue boards in the attic, and said we had mice, but now we are finding them on the glue boards. What should we do now?Answer:
Sounds like your Bat problem was misdiagnosed. It is important when hiring a wildlife service to only hire a service that specifically deals with wildlife, as opposed to a pest control company that primarily deals with bugs. Not all wildlife companies are properly trained, and we would recommend only using NWCOA Certified Bat Compliance operators. I would have the pest company retrieve their glue boards, and ask for a refund. I would then hire a professional certified company to resolve the problem. You can contact us 24 hours a day.
Bats are roosting behind my shutters. Is there anything that can be done?
Yes, this is a common problem, and requires special attention. Anything short of completely sealing all shutter access, and it can be a continual problem. Opening shutters in most cases will allow them to choose a different roost site. The openings on shutters that will need to be addressed is the louver openings, and the openings around the back of the shutters. Louver openings can be screened and the screen painted to match, making it aesthetically pleasing and preventing any access. Openings around the back of the shutters can be repaired by either making the shutters flush mount, or by building shutter boxes of wood, completely closing off openings. Those too can be painted, making the repair aesthetically pleasing, and is a affordable process.
We have noticed Bats in our attic, and have Bed Bugs too. Could the two problems be related?Answer:
Yes, these two problems are related, but chances are you have Bat Bugs instead of Bed Bugs. These Bugs are a ectoparasite that be found on Bats, in guano, areas where there has been colonies, or around roosting areas where they congregate. They look exactly like bed bugs, and only the trained eye can distinguish the two. Infestations can be very minor to very major problems. Once they are removed or happen to take up a roost elsewhere, ectoparasites like bat bugs can start searching throughout the home for a new host. If you notice activity like this call one of our specialists immediately.