I knew that living in the country would come with a lot of changes, but I didn't realize how many pests I would have to deal with each day. Even the winter came with its own pest problems. My blog is all about the problematic pests that country living presents. You will find out what you can do to keep your home pest-free and how to eliminate the pests that have already moved into your home. Hopefully, my personal experiences can help you find the solutions to pest problems that you have and take back your home from the insects and rodents causing you troubles.
You don't want to have bats in your attic. Not only are they annoying, but they can also carry disease with them. They can leave behind urine, guano, and oils in your home. Attic spaces, with the darkness, temperature, and humidity, can provide a perfect home for bats.
1. Use a Bat Alarm
Bats are sensitive to sound, which is why you can drive bats away from your home with a bat alarm. A bat alarm will release an unpleasant sound to the bats, though you won't be able to hear it. This sound can help keep them away. The sound will make any bats in the area want to leave and help keep the bats away long-term.
2. Use Unpleasant Scents
Not only are bats sensitive to certain sounds, but there are also some smells that they don't like, either. Bats don't like the smell of peppermint and spearmint. You can put tea-bag scent packs around your attic to make the space less appealing to these creatures. You can also spray or spread these oils around your attic as well.
3. Use a Bat Excluder
Third, you can use a bat excluder. A bat excluder is a device you set up where you know the bats are exiting and entering your attic. With the bat excluder, any bats in your attic will be able to fly out through it, but they will not be able to get back in. This tool can help you get the bats out safely and then allow you to patch up space so that they can't get back into your attic.
4. Trap the Bats
If you can't seem to get the bats out of your attic, you can always have a professional trap them. They will safely trap the bats and move them somewhere safe. They will make sure your attic is bat free. Once your attic is free of bats, you will want to seal up any holes that are allowing the bats into space. Remember that bats can get into tiny spaces, so you will want to fill any crack you see, no matter how small.
When everything is sealed up, you should then clean your attic. You may want to have a professional pest team clean up the droppings, disinfect your attic, and get rid of any insulation or wood that is contaminated and damaged.
It can take a lot of work and effort to get rid of bats, seal up your attic, and clean up space. Contact an attic bat control company for more information.