Bat Guano in the Gutters

My house is completely infested with bats. Truly. There are probably thousands! We are a large home and the bats are very happy living in not only our barrel tile roof but the dental style molding. For the three years I have lived here I have experienced a love/hate relationship with them. We have tried putting mesh to prevent them from reentering but they are determined. As much as I love watching them take flight at night I am concerned about the damage they are causing. Our gutters are full of guano as are the entryway and all back entrances, to the point that I worry about it being tracked in. Not to mention the smell in the summer......I believe the acidic nature is eating through my flashing causing leaks in the roof and I'm getting tired of finding the dead ones in the yard and decomposing on top of the pool screen. I don't want to hurt them, and in fact have little faith that they will ever completely leave. However, if we could lessen their colony numbers I would be happy. I'm not sure if your services are in my budget, this home has turned out to be the true money pit, but I would like to get a quote so that I can at least start saving towards it. Please let me know what the next step in this process is. How much do you charge for an estimate? Have a great weekend!!!

My Response:
That is a very challenging scenario. Barrel tile roofs contain thousands of gaps, and they must all be sealed so that the bats cannot enter and exit. Ventilation concerns are also an issue, which is why a combination of netting and caulk is the most common way to seal the gaps. Some companies even install polynet over the entire area. Tell me your location, and either I can come and give you an estimate, or another professional in your area, that I recommend, can talk to you about an in-person inspection and job proposal. 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 2017. You may also want to read my hiring advice to know what to look for. And before you hire anyone, it's best to be educated on the subject, so browse this site and especially read the bats in the attic home page.

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