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I have communicated with our bat expert in The Villages 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 Florida licensed and insured.
Before you hire anyone, including our tech at 352-293-2577, 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 The Villages 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!
The Villages wildlife control company bat reader email:
Dear David, A year and 1/2.ago we had to remove a small colony about 300 from my dad's brick walls that we're extending from the mason blocks, creating a cave in Maitland, Florida. They were right by our front door otherwise I would have left them alone as the are great for our environment here in Florida. Now the question, I have purchased several bat houses, from bat certified organizations, the problem is it can take sometimes well over a year for them to discover these houses, plus it's June and we are well into pup season. I have discovered a nice small colony at one of my neighbor's house, but are reluctant to notify them has they might freak out and harm them, which is unlawful here in Florida as you well know. After breeding season is over can a well built certified bat house be put next to these opening, then exclusion can take place. Thus hoping they will move into the large Bat house that would be placed near the exit area's. Since they will try and get back to their home I was wondering if they might accept the house instead and move in. Then after that hopefully they can be transported to my yard in the daytime, when they are sleeping. I really want them back as they are truly great little creatures. Your thought would be most welcome and since you work in the Central Florida area. I am willing to pay all costs if this is a plawsable idea. If not I would certainly like to hear your thoughts. Sincerely, Donna
My response: Unfortunately, you can't force/trick bats into living in a bat house. They will only live in a bat house if they choose it on their own. Location of the house is critical, apparently. No one can really figure out why they'll choose to live in a certain area. If you neighbor needs the most ethical and humane bat removal, call me.
Hi David, I have a house in the Villages Florida that has been vacant for two years while i was on a temporary job assignment in California. I recently learned that we are going to be moving back in May or June. Rght before we left in 2013, we had two instances of bats flying in the house. We also heard them (at least I think it was them) in the wall. We never saw or smelled them in the attic, though there are likely entry points along the exterior molding which is old and needs replacing. We have three small children and would like to be sure that there are no bats in the house before we return. Can you help? I would be comfortable with a professional inspection. Not sure this time of year is ideal for it, but I wanted to reach out now that I know we're returning to the house in the spring. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
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 The Villages, call us at 352-293-2577. We can remove bats in attics throughout Lake County and even the state of Florida, but we mostly operate in the greater The Villages area, as the recognized best bat control company in the area.