Lakeland Bat Removal

It Looks Like We Found The Bat Cave

Bat maternity season ended August 15th, giving us the opportunity to finally end homeowners’ bat problems.  Between April 15th and August 15th bats cannot legally be removed from their roosting areas.  Preventing them from moving to new areas is all that can be done.  During this window many homeowners come to us to prevent their bat problem from becoming more extensive and to schedule the eventual exclusion of the roosting bats.

Could Bats Be Taking Over YOUR House?

The bat job above was in a Lakeland home we were called out to in early June.  The bats had been there for several months according to the homeowner and had nearly filled up one of the three gable vents on the home.  If we hadn’t sealed the other areas there is a good possibility that the other two vents would have been infested with bats very quickly as space was running out due to the baby bats, or pups, maturing and taking up more space.

An Attic Full Of Bats Was In The Works

Below is video of another bat job in Lakeland we were finally able to get to.  The homeowner had first saw bats entering soffit almost a year ago.  We were called out to the home in May as the bat problem was slowly getting worse.  The homeowner started smelling and hearing them from inside the home as the bats grew in number and moved out of the soffit, into the attic.  We sealed off the other potential problem areas and went back after bat maternity season ended to remove the bats from the home.

Bat Infested Orlando Home

Just Another Day For The “Bat Man”

Yesterday was another example of why it’s so important to remove nuisance animals as soon as they’re noticed in a home or building.  I went out to an Orlando house yesterday infested

with bats in the attic.  I hoped the homeowner had just noticed them and it was a fairly small problem still as we would not be able to remove them for several months.  In Florida, we cannot interfere with bats’ living area from April 15th to August 15th.  This is the bats maternity season.  The only thing we can do is prevent them from moving to another part of the house by excluding those areas. The area the bats are entering now must be left alone until the end of this season, not a pleasant bit of news for the homeowner.

Famous Words “Maybe They Will Go Away”

The homeowner had first noticed the bats entering an eave on the house around the beginning of the year but kept putting it off thinking they would eventually leave on their own.  No such luck.  The bats had made it their home and weren’t going anywhere.  I figured there were a fairly large amount of bats in the attic as I could smell the guano when I walked up to the front door.  I prepared my camera, respirator, and headlamp to see just how bad it was from inside the attic.  Sure enough, the attic near the exterior entrance was filled with bats and their guano.  As the attic light came on they started scampering away into corners or under boards.

Proof Is In The Pictures

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I was able to get pictures of quite a few before they could move to hiding.  For now we’ll have to prevent further movement and come back in August to remove the bats and begin cleanup of the attic.




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