The most common bat species found in North American homes or bat houses are the big brown bat and the little brown bat. Bats play an important role in the wildlife community and should be valued for their role as insect predators. For example, one brown bat can capture up to 600 mosquitoes in an hour. Meanwhile, a colony of 500 bats can eat a million insects nightly.
It’s a myth that bats are blind. In fact, some species of bats have excellent vision. Bats will often bare their teeth and squeak loudly which leads many people to think they are vicious. However, the bat is only trying to ward off possible attack. Bats have many predators including hawks, falcons, owls, cats, snakes, and even humans. They must remain vigilant and keep a watchful eye.
JAPCO Pest Control Ltd. adheres strictly to our Bat Exclusion Protocol as our primary service in dealing with bats. Our goal is to promote exclusion methods that ensure the safety of both bats and people.
One way we help control bat populations is with special netting. The device is constructed from lightweight polypropylene netting (< 1/6” mesh), plastic sheeting, or tube-type excluders. This preferred method for evicting bats is placed at all active entry points and remains in place for about 5 to 7 days. The devices are then removed once the bats have been excluded. The exclusion points are then sealed with silicone caulking, caulk backing rod, hardware cloth, or some type of heavy-duty polypropylene mesh.
If you need help getting rid of bats, the JAPCO team is standing by, ready to put their decades of experience to your service. Call JAPCO today.