Hearing Strange Noises? You May Have a Bat Problem!

How to Identify Bats

Bats are almost always beneficial. Many bats feed on insects and can consume up to half their body weight in one night's feeding. Occasionally, however, they become a nuisance inside buildings or pose a public health problem. The bats that most often become a problem around people are those that live in colonies or groups, such as little brown bats and big brown bats. These species sometimes hibernate or roost inside buildings.  When this happens, call Critter Control of Toronto at (416) 687-2889.

Bat Control, Trapping and Exclusion Methods

It is very common for bats to enter homes or businesses through open windows or unscreened fireplaces. Don’t worry, Critter Control of Toronto has the bat control technicians and wildlife control personnel to eliminate your bat control problems in the safest ways possible. The team at Critter Control of Toronto is expertly trained in bat removal techniques including bat trapping, bat proofing, bat exclusion and bat netting. All of our bat removal methods are environmentally friendly and ecologically safe to ensure that only humane bat control is practiced.

Why is Bat Control and Removal Important?

If you need to get rid of bats and have found a bat in your home, it is important to remember that bats can be very dangerous animals if handled incorrectly. Many carry infectious diseases, like rabies, and should only be handled by bat control professionals who are trained in bat control and removal techniques.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Do I have a colony of bats in my house?

If you find a bat in your house or you can hear them in your attic, you probably have a bat colony in your home. The only bats that invade your attic are bats that colonize. If it is the winter months and you see a bat in your house, then you almost certainly have a colony. Bats hibernate during the winter months, with the little brown bat travelling to winter hibernation areas which could be close to its summer home. 

What do I do if I see a bat flying in my house?

The first option is to open the doors and windows and close the door to the room where the bat is flying. DO NOT kill the bat(s). It is illegal to kill bats because they are beneficial to our society - they have a strong appetite for insects. Each night during the summer one bat can consume hundreds of flying insects, so do not kill it. Bats bite, and their teeth are like needles, and it can sometimes be difficult to know if you have been bitten. Bats carry rabies, so it is important to have a bat tested if it has been flying around in your home. 

The second option is to contact a professional. Critter Control of Toronto offers bat removal and professional bat prevention services. Our team of experts can help, so don't hesitate to call at (416) 687-2889

How did a bat get in my house?

Bats often infest attics during the summer months, so they can form their maternity colonies where they have their young and wean them to adulthood. The bats will leave your attic at night to look for insects. Bats use air currents to find their way around inside your attic or walls at night.

Warm air sometimes cause bats to enter your living space. Warm air from your basement creates a draft inside your walls that the bat will follow to find its way out and will instead accidentally end up crawling down your wall and pop out somewhere in your basement. The bat will then panic and try to find a way out. Bats spend a lot of time in caves, and their natural instinct is to fly upwards, this is how they often end up upstairs.

Give us a call for professional wildlife management solutions! (416) 687-2889

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