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Bat Removal: Portland, Oregon

Posted by animalcontrol on January 13, 2009

Part of the mess made by bats in Carl's attic.

Part of the mess made by bats in Carl's attic.

I got a call the other day from Carl H. in Portland, Oregon, who knew he had a bat problem. He even knew what he wanted to have happen: removal, odor control, and disinfection of the contaminated areas, “and I don’t want them to come back!”  It was important to him to hire a professional because he knew he wanted the job done right the first time.
Bats had basically taken over his house.  They were in the attic and inside the walls.  They could be heard in the late evenings and early mornings scratching and chittering, and the house had started to smell like sweat and gerbils.  Carl wanted to know how wildlife removal services would work for him.  I let him know his options and assured him that I have done hundreds of bat removals.  I can get them out; I can keep them out; I will clean up the mess.  I referred him to a professional in his area who scheduled an on-site inspection and sent a technician out to the home.
Those resourceful little animals had accessed the home in a number of places.  The home was close to water and in an area blessed with insects and had a number of little “doors” that were wide open:  loose siding had developed gaps and a vent in the attic had a torn screen.  That was all the invitation they needed.
A small group was established in the attic and others were living inside the walls.  They had colony sites and temporary roosting sites in a number of locations.  The total group numbered about 30 animals, which doesn’t sound like very many, but imagine 30 mice running around your house and you will understand why Carl was disturbed.
It took a few days, but the bats were successfully vented out of the home.  Being a carpenter, Carl decided to complete the necessary repairs and maintenance himself, using some special materials we shipped to him.  We also coached him through the repair process.
He left the clean up to the same professional who vented the bats. They used bio-hazard equipment, as is typical for most animal waste clean-ups.  The guano was removed and the area sanitized, removing not only the danger of disease or illness, but also the smell that would cause the animals to want to return.  Carl is happy to be bat free.
To learn more about my professional animal removal services, or for a referral, call 1-888-488-1415.  Or visit http://unitedwildlife.com/AnimalsBats.html

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