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How to Get Rid of Bats

How to Get Rid of Bats

Bat removal can be a tricky process. If bats are not properly removed from your house, you can risk a widespread infestation or severe legal ramifications. If you discover bats living in your Dallas residence, they must be dealt with quickly before they can spread unpleasant odors, toxic waste, and cause structural problems to your home.

Why Bats Enter Residential Homes

While a bat infestation in your home may be uncomfortable, chances are the bats did not intentionally enter your house to irritate you. Bats commonly set up camp in preparation of maternity season, which annually occurs between spring and late summer. During this time, bats will enter residential homes looking for a safe, stable, and comfortable environment to raise their newborn pups until they are able to fly and collect food without the help of their mother. 

Common Access Point Used by Bats

A few common entry points that bats may use to access your home include:

  • Open windows
  • Faulty framing
  • Chimneys
  • Vents
  • Damaged roofing

Is It Illegal to Remove Bats From Your House?

Texas state laws and federal regulations are in place to require protection and safe removal of bats. These statutes restrict unauthorized people from attempting to get rid of bats, which may result in an unfortunate situation that brings harm to the animal. These laws also regulate how bats may be removed from a building. Using any type of chemical, such as insecticides and disinfectants, in an endeavor to get rid of bats is a violation of federal law. In addition to this, no one is permitted to hunt or sell any member of a bat whether it is dead or alive, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Code.

How to Get Rid of Bats During Maternity Season

In compliance with Texas state laws, you must contact a licensed professional that knows how to get rid of bats safely and legally. Therefore, if you discover bats living in your house within the months of May and August, you will need to wait until maternity season has ended to schedule a removal. Otherwise, removing the maternal bats will leave their pups orphaned. Because certain bat species are protected, bat removal during bat maternity season can result in steep legal penalties as newborn bats cannot survive without their mother. 

The best time to contact someone who knows how to get rid of bats is between September and April. This way, you can avoid fines resulting from the displacement of the critters and their babies. 

Permanently Get Rid of Bats With Critter Control® of Dallas

The licensed and trained professionals at Critter Control® of Dallas know how to get rid of bats from your property legally, safely, and permanently. A few ways our experts ensure a successful bat removal include: 

  1. Inspecting your property to find out what species is inhabiting your house
  2. Identifying all points of entry and areas the bats are roosting in
  3. Sealing off any other potential entrances and exits with one-way exits that exclude bats from returning

When it comes to removing unwanted critters inside your home or workplace, we only use eco-friendly and humane methods. If you are dealing with a bat infestation or any other wildlife issue, rely on the professionals at Critter Control® of Dallas for all of your wildlife removal and prevention needs. To schedule an inspection and receive a free estimate, call us today at 817-222-1101.

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