Bats

 

Bat Removal & Management From Structures

***IF YOU HAVE A BAT INSIDE THE STRUCTURE – DO NOT COME INTO CONTACT WITH IT, DO NOT KILL IT OR LET IT OUT*** 

REMEMBER THAT BATS CANNOT BE TESTED IF LET OUT, BE SURE BEFORE LETTING THE BAT OUT THAT IT DOES NOT REQUIRE TESTING! KEEP IT IF YOU ARE UNSURE. 

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS ON REMOVING A SINGLE BAT FROM A STRUCTURE

When Nature Calls Pest Control, Inc. specializes in the removal and management of bats from buildings (keeping them out for good). Bat management is a very complex and difficult process to complete effectively. It requires that you complete a very detailed inspection of the structure in order to determine species and why the bats are inside the structure (what phase of the life cycle they are in). You have to understand the biology and life cycle of bats, basic construction principles of the property, be familiar with the use of ladders and safety equipment to access nearly all sections of the property, especially the roof-line, and to have the tools necessary to properly seal the entry/exit points and all potential entry/exit points of the structure. All this while not trapping bats inside the structure! This means, in order to do this properly, It also requires that bats be allowed to leave the structure through one way devices and not return. Those one way devices should then be removed after all bats have left the structure and sealed properly to prevent re-infestation.

A bat bug (family: Heteroptera) ectoparasite feeding on part of the wing of a big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus).

Bats also have the potential to carry ectoparasites such as fleas, ticks, mites, bat bugs, bat ticks. These ectoparasites have the potential to infest the home, especially after control (removal) is completed. We are licensed through the Colorado Department of Agriculture to treat these homes for these problems as well. 

We use BCI (Bat Conservation International) certified methods of removal and control. The owner (Gerrod Walker) is certified by NWCOA (National Wildlife Control Operators Association / Bat Standards Certified). By following NWCOA and BCI’s best management practices, there are reduced chances that bats will be trapped inside the structure and die (or enter the living space trying to get out). Young bats (pups) won’t be left inside the structure abandoned and that the job is completed in the most effective and permanent way possible. This is also the method of control that the Colorado Parks & Wildlife and the Colorado Department of Agriculture advises. With the backing of the CPW, CDA, NWCOA Bat Standards and the BCI, you can be sure that our guidelines will result in the most effective control possible. Our company is poised to handle nearly any bat situation that arises, no matter how complex or difficult the situation may be. We have effectively removed colonies from single family residences on up to large scale commercial and government buildings.

Bat inspections are of paramount importance. Our inspections include accessing and investigating attic spaces for damage and signs of presence, taking digital photographs of the attic spaces and the entire exterior of the structure, walking through each room in the home to determine potential entry into the living spaces, and evaluating entry points such as window a/c units or vents. We also give a lengthy consultation with the property owner about bats and bat management efforts. Then we build a bat management plan for your custom situation. Bat inspections are variably priced, depending on your location (and other factors). Call us for further information or to setup an appointment for inspection.

 

Link to Colorado Parks & Wildlife (Bat Info Page): Colorado Parks & Wildlife (Bats)

Link to Bat Conservation International (BCI): Bat Conservation International

Link to Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (Rabies Page): Rabies in Colorado (What to Do)

Link to the CDC (Center for Disease Control – Rabies / Bats): CDC Bat Rabies

Link to Directions on Getting a Single Bat Out: Tips for Capturing and Containing a Single Bat

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