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I have communicated with our bat expert in Greensboro for many years, and he abides by these bat removal principles:
- Always perform a proper live exclusion.
- Never use poisons or fumigants or kill bats.
- Never use traps or attempt to relocate bats.
- Never do a removal during the maternity season.
- Seal all entry points shut with guarantee.
- Offer attic cleanup and decontamination.
- Properly North Carolina licensed and insured.
Before you hire anyone, including our tech at 336-398-3990, talk to them, and make sure that they understand what they are doing, and that they have experience. Be sure that they do abide by the principles I outlined above. This is not just for the sake of the bats - I'm no tree hugger - it's for the sake of doing the job correctly, for you and your property. The fact that it's good for the bats as well is a lucky coincidence. And really, bats are good animals, which I'm sure you realize. I hope you have a good experience with your Greensboro bat control project. You can email me personally if you have any problems with our tech, and I will talk to him, but I doubt that will be necessary. Good luck!
Greensboro wildlife control company bat reader email:
First off, thank you for creating and maintaining your site. I found the information very informative and valuable. Since moving to Transylvania County, NC I've always enjoyed our bat populations. Alas, I for the first time since moving here 8 y ago, have a colony to deal with on my home. So here, I am searching the internet to better educate myself. So, I was hoping I could share some observations, before I move forward in my plans. (When I questioned my local exterminator I got the feeling he was not the best person to ask for advice from—and your website has confirmed that.) It is not unusual to see bats during the day here, they seem healthy and being heavily forested here (constant buzz of chain saws sometimes) I just assumed they were run off from their roosting site or getting a drink of water from the pond across the street from us. Numbers are usually one or two and only a couple of sightings here or there.
A couple of months ago, I noticed a couple of bats during the day flying and landing on my covered back deck. Sometimes roosting on railings. Neighbor across the street (with the pond) was doing some land maintenance, so other than keeping one of my puppies off the deck (the one who will catch and crunch them), did not think much about it. This deck does have a soffit vent with screening but the dormer is not actually connected to the house. Noticed some odor and guano under the soffit vent. My husband and I just decided to wait till Sept to deal with it—as most of the bat species I was familiar with at the time in my area migrated or moved to better areas for hibernation. From reading your website, that was probably the wrong assumption to make, although waiting till September was probably a great plan.
Well, then I noticed the bats move to front of the house. I still only saw 3 flying at a time during the day, usually the same hours of the day as in the back (but I no longer saw them in the back) up to 4 in early AM hours. Same set up—screened soffit vent, dormer not actually connected to house (architectural only.) A lot more guano. Then the guano droppings stopped, although I was still seeing 1 or 2 in very early AMs.
Then I noticed guano droppings on my side deck this past week. This screened soffit vent is connected to my home, and today we finally got up close enough with a ladder to notice we have a colony roosting on the screening. Could see about 28 bats. The bat killer puppy is not alerting to any activity to the attic, but without actually doing a thorough inspection (which I do not feel up to doing myself—I love bats, but from far away) I cannot be sure.
So, now I am trying to figure out species, maternity span, etc. And trying to answer my question, why are they moving from one area of my home to another. And when should I target removal as I am seeing that in the SE the maternity span can be quite different—and I do not want to wait for hibernation to occur.
And of course there are no bat removal specialists on your website in our area. I appreciate the hiring advice but was wondering what types of licenses and insurances there are for this very specialized trade. Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
My Response: They are probably moving to different parts of the house because as the seasons change, the sunlight warms different areas, and they are moving to the most optimal spot. If you want to stop the bats from using your home, you've got to seal shut all the gaps that they use to roost in.
You can read more of my bat removal articles below:
How to catch a bat flying inside house
How to remove bats in the chimney
How to clean your attic after you've had bats
What kind of damage do bats cause?
What kinds of diseases can bats spread?
How do you find the areas where bats are getting in?
Can I use poison to kill bats?
What does bat poop look like?
Can I use traps to catch bats?
For bat removal in Greensboro, call us at 336-398-3990. We can remove bats in attics throughout Guilford County and even the state of North Carolina, but we mostly operate in the greater Greensboro area, as the recognized best bat control company in the area.