Do you suspect that you need bat removal? A law in North Carolina prevents residents from removing bats during their mating season, which occurs between May 1 and July 31. During the three months, bats are protected, as female bats are raising their young and bat pups will starve without their mothers. Because of this, it’s important to have your bats removed correctly before or after this time period. To help guide you, here are the basic steps of bat removal.
- Investigate & Inspect – First and foremost, if you notice bats in your home, attempt to research and investigate what kind of bats you have and where they usually reside in the home. Then you’ll want to inspect the entry points of where the bats could have possibly gotten in.
- Set Up Exclusion– Once you identify points of entry, a plan of action should be set in place. Depending on your home and circumstance, an exclusion device will be set in place. Different types of exclusion devices include funnels, netting, or cones. These are best to set up at night when bats are more active.
- Observe – After your exclusion device is set in place, you will simply sit back and observe. Make sure your device is working properly and is only one-way, meaning it can’t get back in the home. Leave the device for as long as it takes.
- Confirm Bats Are Gone – After a few days, confirm that all the bats are gone. If they are gone, then remove the exclusion device, and confirm that they won’t make their way back in.
We hope these steps will give you a good idea of what to expect from your bat removal. If you have any questions regarding bat removal, and the services we provide, contact us at The Dead Pest Society today!