Local Cape Canaveral bat removal
Looking for bat removal companies in Cape Canaveral? Brevard County is home to thirteen (13) species of bats that are either year-round or seasonal residents. All thirteen species living in Florida are insectivorous (meaning they eat mosquitoes and other flying insects, and getting rid of flying insects makes having a bat sound a lot better). Removing them is a large task due to the number of them in Florida. Some bat species form colonies and some roost alone, as removal professionals, we prioritize removing them regardless whether it is one bat inside your attic or an entire colony, all of us are exclusion professionals that take pride in getting rid of bats from your home and in the attic. There are also seven species of them that have, on occasion, been found in Florida but they do not normally live here as they prefer different climates, such as the little brown bats. These are referred to as accidental species, occasional invaders from different states. Three species are from more northern climates and these animals eat insects too, such as the eastern red bats. The other four species are from more tropical regions and these eat nectar, pollen, and fruit. The latter has only been found in Cape Canaveral Florida and the Florida Keys.
The 13 Bat Species Of Florida
- Big brown
- Tricolored bat (Eastern pipistrelle)
- Gray myotis
- Northern yellow
- Velvety free-tailed
- Brazilian free-tailed
- Eastern red
- Florida bonneted
- Hoary bat
- Rafinesque’s big-eared
- Southeastern myotis
Bat Proofing Services
The first and foremost step to take in getting rid of bats is contacting a professional Cape Canaveral bat removal expert. When our technicians arrive, their first mission is spotting the bat’s entry point and roosting place. This information will sculpt the strategies to remove the bats without causing any damage to your property or harming the bats, as they are protected and beneficial. Among the most utilized tactics is putting a one-way valve or net to seal the main entrance of the home or attic only allowing them to leave and not re-enter.
Bat Guano Clean Up
Our professionals will start the cleaning process one the bats have been removed from the attic. They start by vacuuming and removing all the droppings that are left behind. This must be done professionally to avoid the disease that bat guano holds. After the guano clean up is completed, they can then clean the area with disinfectants. Once this is over, we will be at a good position to clearly tell whether there has been any damage done to your home or attic floor from the guano accumulation. You may need repair services if there happen to be any damages to the ceiling. Some ceilings damaged by bat droppings can collapse from being weakened by the deterioration.
A valuable part of the ecosystem
While brown bats can be a huge problem, and Cape Canaveral bat removal is necessary for many people that want to get rid of bats. Brown Bats can help tremendously in mosquito control and other local pests. Individual bats eat as many as 6,000 mosquitoes per night! So many people choose to install a bat box, or a “bat house”, that allows them to live in their yard to help with mosquito control and various flying insects, with the bat inside the bat house roosting. However, installation of a bat house does not guarantee that they will roost in it and start getting rid of local pests. There are many things that need to be taken into account when installing it, as bats from your home will need specific conditions. A bat’s preferences include things such as height, surrounding trees, temperature, and design quality of the bat house.
Nuisances & Damage:
While brown bats provide an invaluable asset to mosquito control, and for the most part they are very helpful to the environment. You definitely do not want a bat inside your home making a nest creating a potential for a bat infestation. What you do want is having a professional handler from bat control come in to effectively get rid of bats in your home. More than 1 out of every 20 bats, on average, carries the rabies virus and 90% of all rabies reported in humans each year originate from contact with brown bats. (source: CDC) Bats teeth are so small that you can be bitten and not even feel it, most cases of people being bitten are from bats living in their own home and having the local pest bite them while asleep. (see the previous link from the CDC)
Frequently Asked Questions
- Do Bats Bite? Absolutely! I heard MOST bats carry rabies, is this true? No, MOST do not carry rabies, however, about 6% are infected. This means that you might have a roost (nest) in your attic/awning with an average of 150 bats, statistically speaking you have 9-10 rabid bats from your home.
- Why was “Ace Ventura” so scared of bat guano in the movie? As a professional handler, I love getting this question. The answer is because bat guano (feces), will carry diseases that are very nasty ones including Histoplasmosis, (just one reason to remove the bats a guano is important because they carry diseases) Its symptoms vary greatly, but the disease primarily affects the lungs. Occasionally, the life cycle of other organs is affected due to the bat guano. When this happens it can shorten your life cycle and be fatal if untreated, if you feel you are at risk, it would be wise to check in with local healthcare facilities. These factors make it extremely important for us to focus on guano removal as well as overall bat control services. (Read about it here from the Center for Disease Control, and here on our blog)
I don’t know what to look for in my house for bats, what are the signs of a bat infestation? What should I do for bat prevention? Finding out that you have bats is usually a surprise until you see them leaving your house at dusk, a large amount of two-story homes have occasional invaders in the form of bats, as they typically nest at heights above 15 ft either in homes or on little brown local branches (the height allows them to avoid predators). When we go out to inspect a house for bat exclusion, we look for their guano (feces). Here is an example of a home that we went out to, that believe it or not, the homeowner never noticed all the bat feces, they just started hearing sounds in their attic. In this particular home, one of the entry points used was a small hole in the corner where the soffit meets the shingles and stucco wall. We were able to seal the home and do the bat removal successfully.
How do you keep preventing bats from coming back to a house? We provide guaranteed proofing, prevention, and exclusion services to ensure bats cannot reenter the home through any entry points once they have been removed. Read more on bat proofing and exclusion.
A bat infestation can be one of the most disastrous situations that any homeowner can come across. It’s very tough and quite disturbing to deal with bats and the guano that they leave behind, not to mention the risks of rabies with nuisance bats. These issues can be brought about by many factors. However, the ultimate goal and objective are to stop the infestation as soon as possible and get back your normal life. There are many pests and rodents that can infest your attic and cause damages in your home, however, bats can be the worst if left too long. This occurrence is capable of turning your life into a horror story. Call us today if you are in search of Cape Canaveral bat exclusion.