- Posted by Ashley Sugg
- On July 26, 2019
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Many of our clients notice bats near or in their homes during the summer months. They give us a call and expect the bats to be removed immediately. Unfortunately, laws prevent us from removing bats during June and July. Let’s take a look at why bats are protected.
Bats are very beneficial to our environment. Each night they eat numerous insects, which is great news for your property. As a result, there are several laws that protect bats, their offspring and their homes. Check out The Endangered Species Act of 1973 and the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act of 1956 for more information.
During the summer months, baby bats could not survive without their mothers. Mothers only leave their offspring briefly, in order to feed on insects. Bats are mammals and mothers will nurse their young throughout the summer. If the females were to leave their babies alone, the babies would not survive. It would not be ideal to find dead baby bats on your property.
In August, baby bats are old enough to fly and catch their own insects. They begin to venture out into the wild and it is now safe for us to begin the bat removal process. To do this, we can put up a one way valve at the bats’ entry and exit points. This valve will allow bats to leave your property, but will prevent them from re-entering. We cannot set these up during June or July, because that would prevent mothers from returning to their young. But come August, the baby bats will be able to leave your property on their own.
Bats are typically not harmful to humans. However, you definitely don’t want them entering your living quarters. If you notice bats on your property during June or July, Critter Control of the Triad can take a few steps to keep your family safe. Baby bats are very tiny and can fit through cracks. If you believe you have bats on your property, give Critter Control of the Triad a call. We will come to your home and perform a complete inspection. Our experienced technicians can seal off entry points to prevent the bats from getting into your living spaces. We can do this even during June and July.
It is almost August, which means it is time to book your bat removal appointment. Contact Critter Control of the Triad for more information or to schedule your appointment today.