How to use one-way exclusion funnels to remove bats without trapping them

Bats are never something that anyone wants to have in their homes. Not only are these animals some of the most vile looking creatures, the fact that they carry so many diseases and parasites make it so that they must go if they have gotten into your home. They pose a serious health risk to anyone who is in contact with them, even if it is indirectly, and this cannot be tolerated for you, your family, or your pets.

The Best Option Available to You

If you have a bat in your attic or other enclosure in your home, there are many ways that you can try to get rid of them. The best of these is the one-way exclusion funnel, but for those who have never used these before, they may feel like they need a little instruction to be able to do this right. This funnel allows you to get rid of the bat or bats without having to trap or come in contact with them. Here is what you need to do.

After purchasing the funnel, the next step is to find where the bat or bats are getting into your home. You need to go around your home and find the locations that provide an access point to where they are living. If they are in the walls, attic, or other location like this, the likely culprit is a crack the siding, a loose board, or a whole that has been made by another animal.

If you find one don’t believe that is the only one. You need to do a comprehensive search of the entire outside because if you have just closed off the one spot and not the others they are still going to get into your house. If there are more close up all but one means for them to gain access. Use caulk and put steel wool in it so that they cannot try to reopen the place.

Now, attach the funnel to the side of your home over the remaining opening. Make sure that the bigger end is against the house. What happens when the bat goes down the exclusion funnel is that it can get out of the house, but it cannot get back into it. This will stop it from getting back into your home.

You are half-way there now. Your next step is to scare that bat or bats out of the attic or walls. The way to do that is with light and noise. Bats are nocturnal animals so bright light will scare them away, but you want to use the lights when it is getting dark outside.

Put some lights into the wall or attic and when it dusk, crank them on. Make sure that wherever you put them that the bats cannot use that spot to gain access into the main part of your home. Also, play some loud noise so that it will truly startle them. The only place where they will see that there is dark is the location of the exclusion funnel and they will move toward that and out of your home.

Once they are out, it is not a good idea to take the funnel down and caulk the opening while it is dark outside. The best thing to do is to shine a bright light on that spot on your home all night long to keep the bats from returning. In the morning, take off the funnel and close up the hole. Now your bat problem is resolved and you did not have to touch them or trap them at all. NEED LOCAL HELP? We have wildlife removal professionals servicing 95% of the USA. Click here to hire a local bat removal expert in your home town. Updated 2018. It's best to be educated on the subject, so browse this site and especially read the bats in the attic home page, or email me if you have any more questions about How to use one-way exclusion funnels to remove bats without trapping them

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