Bat proof your home

Bats are not the kind of animal you want living in your house with. By and large, bats don’t typically get into your house through an open window or door. They usually look for small flaws in your home’s exterior that make it easy for them to slip inside. If you’ve been seeing a lot of bat activity lately, you may be asking yourself if it’s time to bat proof your home to keep them out. Keep reading to learn how the pros at AAAC Wildlife Removal bat proof the homes we work on!

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Surefire ways to bat proof your Greensboro home

Find the entry points

Entry points are the most important part of bat proofing your home. If you cannot locate these, then your bat proofing efforts will largely be wasted. Any time you have bats in your home, you need to be very thorough

Entry points are small gaps in your home’s exterior, be they cracks in the walls, open or damaged vent covers, broken pipes, you name it. The small flaws in your home are the ideal doorway for bats to get entry into your home, attic, or garage.

You can find these entry points by doing a thorough inspection of the exterior of your house. Check for any opening that you could fit two fingers through.

Also look for droppings or discolored stains near these areas. If you see something, it may mean that you’ve already got bats living up in your attic. The ideal entry points include porches that take you to basements, missing screens, decaying chimneys, broken/loose windows, and roof shingles.

You just need to make sure that you find each and every entrance point, otherwise all of your efforts are in vain. Consider having the professionals at AAAC Wildlife Removal come over to get your house inspected.

Seal the Entry Ways

Visit any hardware store nearby, and purchase caulking and sealants. They are excellent for closing the gaps and the holes. With regard to the caulking, any brand may work for the bats.

However, the ‘all-weather’ one is the best. Apply the sealants or the caulking when the weather is dry. The gaps or the cracks are at their widest then. This way, you will ensure that you have covered every entrance.

Bat Exclusion

Bat exclusion a method for getting bats out of your home without trapping. There are several materials which offer physical exclusion. For instance, there are funnels made out of diverse materials. They are quite popular with homeowners. They allow bats to easily fly out of your home at night, but when they try to return, the exterior end is so small, it is difficult for your bats to get back in.

Then again, there is the all-purpose netting. The holes in the mesh are so tiny that bats cannot slip through them. If they attempt to attack the netting, they will only get stuck.

Just ensure that the netting is tight enough to withstand their assaults against it. Even a small gap is enough for bats to crawl through and enter your residence. You can use tools, such as staple guns to keep the netting/screen in place.

Overall, exclusion is one of the best ways to get rid of bats.

Go all in for Weather Stripping

Use weather stripping as a stop gap between the floors and doors. All kinds of materials can come into play here. They include hard rubber, natural fibers, fine wire, aluminum, etc. This method is most useful for porch decks, since they lead into basements. The stop gap will prevent bats from crawling underneath the doors.

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Christie Steele

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