Can you remove bats yourself?

As a homeowner, nothing can be more unsettling than discovering a colony of bats lurking in your attic or basement. While it may be tempting to go the DIY route and remove these nocturnal creatures yourself, it’s important to understand the risks and hazards associated with such attempts. At Metro Wildlife Control, we believe in promoting safe, humane and effective methods of bat removal, keeping both homeowners and wildlife protected.

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Understanding the Risks of DIY Bat Removal

Embarking on a DIY bat removal project can bring about more harm than good. The first risk is potential exposure to diseases such as rabies and Histoplasmosis. Contrary to popular belief, not all bats carry rabies; however, bats are known vectors of the disease, which can be fatal to humans. The second risk involves dealing with bat guano. Bat droppings are a breeding ground for a specific type of fungus that produces spores causing Histoplasmosis, an infectious disease primarily affecting the lungs.

Risks of Bat Removal

Moreover, handling bats requires a certain level of expertise and care. Bats are protected by law in many countries, and it’s illegal to kill them. Improper handling can not only harm the bats but can also lead to legal repercussions. Additionally, bats are adept at squeezing through miniscule gaps and cracks. Therefore, simply sealing off visible entry points can result in the bats finding new ways into your home, or worse, getting trapped inside.

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Professional Alternatives to Self Bat Eviction

Engaging professionals for bat removal services is a safer and more effective alternative. Professional pest control companies, like Metro Wildlife Control, are well-versed in the behavior of bats and are trained to effectively remove them without causing harm to the creatures or the homeowners. Professionals are equipped with the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) to minimize the risk of disease transmission during the removal process.

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Furthermore, professionals have the expertise to thoroughly inspect your home, identify all potential entry and exit points, and seal them off correctly after the bats have been safely evicted. This prevents future bat invasions and spares homeowners from recurring inconveniences. Lastly, professional bat removal services also include cleanup and decontamination processes to ensure your home is safe and sanitary post-removal.

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In conclusion, while DIY bat removal may seem appealing, it’s critical to understand the associated risks and legalities. Engaging professional services not only mitigates these risks but also ensures the safe and humane removal of bats. At Metro Wildlife Control, we believe in fostering a harmonious coexistence between humans and wildlife by providing effective, humane, and professional wildlife removal services. Reach out to us for any wildlife control needs.

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