How to keep bats out of a barn

If you were not aware of this before, bats are odd animals. There are many things about them that separate them from the vast majority of other mammals and one of those is that they prefer to sleep upside down. This means that they are looking for locations to sleep and live where they can attach their feet against the ceiling to be able to cling on while they rest.

For this reason, you will frequently find bats living in such places as caves, trees, and under the eaves of houses. They offer the right kind of conditions that make it so that the bat can rest in the manner in which it likes, and also find the right kind of protection and space should the animal be living in a large colony.

A place that offers this same kind of space is the barn. Because it is easy for a bat to get into a barn, and because the ceiling area is so large, the barn makes for the absolute perfect location for the bat to roost. In addition, barns offer the bat an assortment of food as well. If you have never been around a barn before, you must know that there are a large number of insects and rodents that are present that make for the ideal place for the bat to find a meal. That is why they prefer this place in many instances.

Of course, many do not want bats to be taking up residence in their barn. Besides the fact that these animals are a huge health risk to you, your family, and your animals, the bat can cause problems for your pets and animals in other ways, and they are unbelievably messy, dropping their waste below while they sleep. That is not ideal at all.

You want to do all you can to stop them from setting up shop in your barn, and here are some steps you can take to make sure that this happens. First, you need to be realistic that you cannot deny them access into the barn. Not only do most people leave the barn door open, but even when the doors are closed, there are always small openings that bats can use to gain access. This will clearly not work.

There are special devices that people normally buy for birds that can be perfect for deterring a bat. These are strips of spikes that are nailed into the ceiling that make it impossible for the bat to get a place to grip and so they are forced to look for another location. These can be highly effective, but if you have a large barn, this option can be quite costly as well. You may not find this to be the cost effective means at all.

One way that you can keep the bats out of your barn is to give them a much better alternative. There are some that are going to hate this idea because they will hate the idea of bats being anywhere near their home at all, however, if you prefer to keep them out of your barn and have greater control then the best option is to give them a better place to stay.

This can be accomplished by creating a roosting spot for the bats. You can buy boxes and other devices that are a perfect spot for the bat to roost. If you set it far enough away from your barn, then you will have little to no problems with them coming around your barn because they will have the perfect location that meets the demands of what they are looking for. 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 keep bats out of a barn

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