Bat Remediation and Control
Got bats? We can help! Bats are a vital part of our ecosystem and we follow all Game and Fish guidelines to protect bats and take care of your home. Remediation means to reverse and stop further damage.
Bats in your home
Hearing squeaking and chirping sounds? You probably have bats! We will do a full inspection from your chimney down through your crawlspace to find entry points, damage and vulnerabilities of your home. We will present you with a proposal to evict the bats in a manner safe to them, repair your home from damages done by the bats, and to seal your home to prevent further damage in the future.
Bats Loaf and Roost
Have you heard of loafing or roosting? Loafing means bats (or birds) use a place repeatedly to rest, eat, and poop. Roosting means they make that place their home. Think of loafing like a rest stop or gas station. Roosting is where they build their home.
Our team will clean out any droppings, damaged insulation and debris from your home. Then we will seal the areas, and prevent future entry from bats. Bats are protected, so we use one way doors to help them leave your home safely and move on to a different location.
Bats and Gable Vents
Bats can loaf behind the louvers in gable vents. Here is a picture from another wildlife operator in the USA that shows bats loafing behind the vents, right next to hanging bat repellants. The screens that the bats are loafing on are easily damaged, creating an entry point into your home by raccoons and bats, rodents and other wildlife.
Our team installs custom gable vent covers with frame made to protect the vent from bat, raccoon, rodent, bird and wildlife damage as well as stinging flying insects. These vent covers allow for adequate airflow while keeping your vents safe
How We Seal Your Home
For loafing sites, we install galvanized metal painted to blend. In some cases we can seal the area with a specialty caulking that will expand to over 300% it’s volume before cracking, making it ideal for the weather conditions we experience in the White Mountains of Northern Arizona.
Ken Sutton has taken the top courses from NWCOA- the national governing board for wildlife control operators. We use the best and most current practicies and techniques taught at NWCOA conferences and courses. Ken is certified in the bat standards courses as well as the highest certification offered by NWCOA, the Certified Wildlife Control Professional. Ken teaches the team in the field and in the warehouse the techniques and protocols he’s learned. As a result, he makes sure our team is operating to the highest standard, and reviews all work done by the team.
Bat wings are actually the hands of the bat. Here is an image of a bat embryo, and you can clearly see the hand. The scientific name for bat is Chiroptera which is greek for hand wing. Bats have 4 fingers and a thumb. Bats are the only mammal that can truly fly.
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Bat Poop is called Guano
Bat droppings, called guano, may contain spores of Histoplasma, a dangerous fungi that can cause histoplasmosis in humans. The spore causes major complications in humans and is transmitted by being breathed in. If you see bat guano, do not go near it or touch it. Sutton Weed and Pest Control technicians will disinfect the guano, remove it, then reapply disinfectant to the area.
If you find bat guano, do not touch or come into contact with guano. Wear full face respirators If you must work in a space with bat guano.
Article written by Rachel Sutton