People in the Denver, Colorado area request bat extermination or attempt do-it-yourself bat extermination usually because of an irrational fear—too many horror movies will get people to worrying about bats and what they might do.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I am not sharing my home with these animals either, but not because I am afraid they will suck my blood or turn into vampires. I don’t want to share my home with bats because I don’t want to live with the smell (old, sweaty gerbils) or guano or bat bugs or histoplasmosis or anything else that comes along with them.
So, how do you get rid of bats without exterminating them? There is a great option available: venting and exclusion. The animals are trained out of the attic or wherever they are living and then not allowed to return. The colony will find a new roost, often within 24-hours, and then the clean-up can begin. Depending on how long the animals have lived in your home or business, it can take a few hours or several days. Generally, it is best to act as soon as possible when you learn you are sharing your home with any wild animal.
It sounds pretty easy here, but getting rid of bats isn’t easy. It takes special equipment and knowledge, as well as a healthy respect for the animals and a tolerance for high places. It might sound easier and cheaper to go for do-it-yourself bat extermination and just spray a bunch of poison into your attic and hope for the best, but that is when the real life horror movie will begin. Sick and dying animals will invade your home trying to flee. They become disoriented and confused.
If you try a different method and the usual exits are blocked while they are inside they will scatter throughout the building trying to find an exit. If they are blocked out while their young are inside they will show great determination trying to get back to them.
Either way, if you are successful in your attempt at bat extermination, you will have an attic full of rotting bat corpses. Is that really an improvement over what you had in the first place?
Avoid all this and don’t try bat extermination. Hire a wildlife removal professional who will leave the animals alive and free to keeping doing what they do best and you will be left in peace to go watch a movie—maybe you should make it a romantic comedy this time?!
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