As we welcome spring, we also welcome the season to discuss a less talked about pest problem: Bats. The month of April is the ideal time to pursue bat eviction. And let’s face it, while they may be cute in a well-taken National Geographic photo, nobody wants a bat flying around their home. If you think you are dealing with a bat problem, here are some important things to know:

Avoid Maternity Season

There is a window within the year in which you are most likely to be successful in ridding your home of bats. The wintertime is too cold, and likely to send them looking for ways to get back inside. And May through August constitutes their maternity season, meaning that you risk trapping flightless young bats inside. If you’re looking to evict a bat, April is the time to do it.

They Don’t Need a Lot of Space

Bats only need an opening ¼ by 1 ½ inches to get inside your home. It’s always a pest prevention best practice to seal all openings into your home, and bat prevention is no exception. Keeping in mind that bats are most likely to inhabit an area of your home with good sunlight exposure, make sure to thoroughly inspect your house looking for rub marks, guano and an odor.

Bats Pose a Real Danger

These mammals can be scary to encounter, especially if you aren’t expecting them. However, they can also bring unwanted disease and bacteria with them. Their urine and feces (also known as guano) creates a perfect medium for bacterial growth and they can readily pass along rabies.

If you suspect a bat issue in your home, contact us today for a free inspection. Attention Pest Solutions offers wildlife removal (including bat removal) for Saratoga County, Albany County, Washington County, Fulton County, Warren County, Schenectady County and Montgomery County.