Bat Proofing in Norwalk, CT, this customer had over 80 bats living inside of her attic. She had 3 different bats get down into the living space and called us to come remove them. We then suggested to her she should have an inspection done. We performed a thorough inspection of the interior and exterior of the home. Upon our inspection we determined there were a ton of openings around the home that were big enough for a bat to enter and make residence. We also found large amounts of bat droppings throughout the attic as well as bats hanging from the screening she had inside the attic over a gable vent and that the home needed to be bat proofed.
Bat proofing is a exclusion and prevention measure that is used to “evict” bats and then the home is sealed up for any openings. Bat proofing is simplest technique for solving a “bat problem” and letting the bats exit on their own and then preventing their re-entry to the roost. . Stains from the bats body oils or droppings are ways to determine where they may be entering or exiting from. Bats only need a 1/4 inch or less to fit through. That is why when bat proofing the home needs to be thoroughly inspected an sealed.
A great way for you to keep bats around, just not in your home is having a ‘bat house’ installed. Bats are an integral part of the ecosystem and can act as organic pest control. Encouraging bats to take up habitation on your property can help reduce forest and garden as well as human-disease carrying pest populations. Bats have voracious appetites, and a single bat can eat thousands of insects every night.
Building a bat house is a great way to help these threatened animals. Because of their slow reproductive rates and longevity, bats of all species are at risk of population decline. Habitat loss, pesticides and an invasive fungus that is associated with White-Nose Syndrome are all negatively impacting bat populations. Providing alternative roosting habitat with your bat house can help lessen the impacts of these threats. While you’re creating habitat, you can also contribute to monitoring of bat health and status.