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Michigan Bat myths de-bunked

A quick story about bats in Grand Rapids MI

Bats In Grand Rapids MI

Advice On Brown bat removal Techniques

Bats are actually not harmful animals out in the wild, but they can cause problems for homeowners when they choose to nest inside the house, like the attic. The droppings that accumulate in the nesting area produce dust that can be inhaled by humans and lead to histoplasmosis. The fur and dust particles can also trigger an allergic reaction. Bat guano can cause rot in wood and drywall material. For these reasons, it is important to have the bats removed from your property and prevent them from coming back.

The Exclusion Method

Many states have laws that do not allow bats to be harmed during removal. If you find a roost in the attic, the recommended method is the exclusion approach. Bats leave their nest around dusk to feed and return to the nest at sunrise. Mother bats usually have one baby per year around late spring or summer. They raise their young until the baby is old enough to fly out, usually around late fall. The best time to use the exclusion method is when the young bat is old enough to fly away to feed. Watch for this pattern in the late fall. After the bats leave, place mothballs, bright lights and fans in the attic. These things create an undesirable environment in the attic to discourage the bats from staying. After they leave, patch up the openings to prevent the bats from coming back in.

Removing Bats That Are In Your Home Right Now

If the bats are not ready to fly off for the winter, and the months are still warm, you will need to consult with a vector control expert to remove the bats that are still roosting. They can set one-way doors and traps that will remove the bats gradually and safely. This might take a series of days.

Removing bats can be tricky. However, with some patience, you can keep your home free of bats.

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