Bats are sometimes known as "winged rats" by people that need bat removal in Rochester NY. They are linked with witches, vampires and the paranormal. However, in reality, they are an important animal in the Earth’s ecological system.
Yet, if they end up living in your Rochester home’s attic, then they are considered pests. Professional bat removal in Rochester NY is more common than you would expect it to be.
Fingerlakes Wildlife and Pest Control technicians can be called upon for bat removal. They will keep them from coming back.
Our experts can rid your home of colonies of bats that think your house will be a great area to live. Plus, access points in the house can be found and blocked so that no more bats can get in.
Exterminators are experts at controlling pests and have been specially trained to rid your house of pesky bats. It doesn’t matter if the bats are in the attic or elsewhere in the home, there are lots of ways to control and prevent bats from invading your home.
So, if bats are driving you nuts because they are invading your house, call an exterminator today. They can find where the bats are getting in, get rid of them, and keep them from returning. Contact us to make an appointment. Our phone number is 315-224-0529 . We offer many different wildlife removal services.
A person needs specific training to find bat nests in a house and get rid of them. If bats decide to nest in a home attic, there are expert exterminators at Fingerlakes Wildlife and Pest Control who can help.
These expert Exterminators know all about bat behavior and their biology. They are always training so they can apply the trending bat removal methods to get rid of and prevent bat infestations.
Our exterminators are the top way homeowners can get rid of and control bats. They can assist homeowners in getting rid of bat nests, and find the proper solution to fix bat problems. Take a look at our contact page.
A bat is a mammal, it’s not a rat that can fly. Bats are the only flying mammal in the world. The mammals that appear to fly are actually just gliding or soaring from place to place.
A bat’s wings are actually its arms and fingers which have evolved into a form that assists them in flying. A bat’s wing "ribs" are also fingers used in flying. The bat moves these “fingers” to help it fly, while birds flap their wings.
There is a thin type of skin between each of the “ribs” that makes it possible for them to fly. About 70 percent of all bats eat insects. In fact, they eat tons of annoying mosquitoes. Some types of bats eat fruit and there is even a kind of bat that eats fish. Plus, the famous vampire bat eats blood.
Bats live worldwide and there are lots of types. The world’s tiniest is only one inch in length. It’s called the bumble bee bat or a Katti's hog-nosed bat. The biggest bat in the world is known as the golden-crowned flying fox, and it has a wingspan of as much as five feet.
There are some bats that aren’t nocturnal. Many bats use a system of sound navigation called echolocation as they fly around and hunt their food at night. However, most fruit-eating bats like the flying fox actually have fantastic eyesight and can fly in the daytime. While some bats eat while airborne, others must be on the ground when they eat.
Lots of kinds of bats live worldwide. Some of the types living in North America you may see are:
California myotis bats or myotis californicus - This bat is small and has light colored fur. They are commonly seen around dusk and dawn as they hunt for flies or moths or other insects that fly. They normally hide in the daytime by going in a tree, a crevice in a rock, or possibly in some section of a building.
Little brown bats or myotis yumanensis – This is a tiny bat that reaches three inches in length. Their favorite food is insects that fly and have a soft body, for instance, a moth. Some of these bats catch insects that live on the top of slow moving bodies of water.
Mexican free-tailed bat or the tadarida brasiliensis – You can see a picture of these bats on a Bacardi Rum bottle. They are commonly found in the western US. They are tiny at only 3 inches long, which is mostly the tail. Their fur can be either grey or brown, and their large ears help them find food via echolocation.
Big brown bats or the eptesicus fuscus - Just like the name says, these bats are brown, but their face and fore-arms are black sometimes. They are really only medium in size when you compare them to other kinds of bats. These bats hunt for bugs at nighttime, but when day comes they roost wherever they can find shelter, such as eaves or shutters.
Red Bats or lasiurus blossevillii – This is a bat of medium size that commonly lives in the western US. It has red fur and eats many bugs like moths, beetles or cicadas. These bats dig under some leaves in the daytime to rest, and don’t live in a cave or underneath eaves.
While bats are helpful when it comes to controlling insects like mosquitoes, as well as pollinating plants and spreading fruit seeds, they are also called bests for good reasons.
Sometimes the carry illnesses like:
Histoplasmosis – This illness is a fungus that affects the lungs. Bat poop or guano is the cause and bats poop a lot! Then the fungi grows in the bat poop and can make people sick.
Rabies - perhaps the top illness people associate with a bat. Rabies is caught by betting bitten by an infected bat. Both humans and animals can be affected. Rabies makes the victim quite ill and can kill if proper treatment is not received.
In other areas besides North America, bats have been held responsible for illnesses such as Ebola, Hendra, Marburg and Nipah.
Bats also have parasites like bat bugs, which are similar to bed bugs. These bat bugs can invade your house. You need an exterminator who is a bat pest control specialist that can give you quick and skilled services.
When bats invade the house, it’s hard to get them out. If you don’t want to get bitten, or have additional problems, then you have to get a skilled and knowledgeable person who has the right tools.
Though, sealing up the entrance the bats use after you get them out of your house, usually makes them move elsewhere. It’s best to live trap the bats and take them somewhere to find a new home.
Sometimes people put up a special bat house for the bats to live so they won’t choose the attic or underneath the house eaves. But, getting rid of bats and rehousing them without hurting them is not easy.
An exterminator who specializes in getting rid of and controlling bats has the correct skill and the right tools to reach the places bats like to roost. These specialists make sure they treat your home as if it were theirs.
They carefully look for where the bats are hiding, then remove the bats according to the laws in your area. Our exterminators are state licensed for bat removal in Rochester NY and are skilled in all the best ways to totally get rid of a bat infestation will ensure the bats can’t come back.
After the bats are taken away, you have to make sure they don’t come back. Bats rarely chew through wood or any type of material like a lot of pests do. Plus, they usually aren’t strong enough to break open the type of material roofs are made of, so they can get into a building to make a nest.
So if they got into your eaves or the attic, likely there was damage that already existed. Bats are always hunting for things to eat, and they like insects the best, especially mosquitoes.
Bats and their colonies can eat lots of mosquitoes near homes. So, many folks want bats to live near them and put up special bat homes to attract the bats to their yard. This will keep bats from going into their house or attic where bats could harm the property or make a mess.
However, if your house is infested with mosquitoes or has lots of other bugs bats love eating, then it makes sense why you keep getting problems with bats infesting your property. They like to eat bugs! Preventing the bats from getting into your property is crucial so you won’t suffer an infestation and have to call us again for bat removal in Rochester NY.
The following are a few sensible tips for bat prevention:
Many places sell what they claim are bat repellent solutions to rid your home of bats. However, a professional exterminator won’t recommend using these products. In fact, they warn against it and recommend homeowners get professional and skilled exterminators to get rid of bat colonies that have infested a house.
The majority of over the counter bat repellents are made with dangerous chemicals and they might not solve the problem. Even if they kill the bats or induce them to leave the home, the bats can return if they aren’t blocked from entry.
Moreover, over the counter bat repellents might kill the bats, but they could also you’re your pets or otherwise harm your family. You might think of bat removal treatments like special lights or ultrasonic devices. But, a professional exterminator will not recommend these things either.
Even though a few people might have gotten rid of a bat infestation using those things, they might not work all the time. Plus, if they aren’t used correctly, they could harm your house, your family, your pets, or the environment.
So, if you desire the top efficient bat removal, it’s best to call a professional pest control person who is licensed to get rid of them.