Bat Removal and Exclusion
Got Wildlife?® is New York and New Jersey’s leading provider of humane bat removal and exclusion techniques. We understand that bats’ play a vital role in our ecological systems. The two bat species found in our service areas, are the Little Brown Bat and the Big Brown Bat. A Little Brown Bat can eat up to 1,000 mosquitoes in an hour. A single colony of 150 Big Brown Bats can protect local farmers from up to 33 million or more rootworms each summer. Many important agricultural plants like mangoes, cashews, dates, figs, bananas rely on bats for pollination and seed disposal. Bat droppings in caves support whole ecosystems of unique organisms, including bacteria useful in detoxifying wastes, improving detergents, and producing gasohol and antibiotics. Unfortunately, nearly 40% of American bat species are in severe decline or already listed as endangered or threatened.
In New York and New Jersey, a disease called the White Nose Syndrome is devastating our bats. Named for a cold-loving white fungus typically found on the faces and wings of infected bats; White-nose Syndrome causes bats to awaken more often during hibernation and use up the stored fat reserves that are needed to get them through the winter. Infected bats often emerge too soon from hibernation and are often seen flying around in midwinter. These bats usually freeze or starve to death.
However, bats in your home can create significant health and liability issues for you and your family. Bats have a high risk of rabies, they can carry histoplasmosis and bat mites and they can damage your residential property.
Got Wildlife?® utilizes a humane process that ensures the removal and survival of the bat. First we will conduct a thorough inspection. Second we determine the location of all entry points. Bats can enter a building through a crack that’s only ¼”wide by 1 ½” long, about the size of a stick of gum or a stubby pencil. Finally, we allow the bat to exit without allowing it to re-enter utilizing a tool called a bat cone. Once removed, we will seal the entry points and recommend habitat modification. This may include the purchase of a bat house. The bat house will provide an alternative for the bat to roost, hibernate and raise young. Please ask our wildlife technicians about our homemade bat houses.
Please note, during their maternity season May-August, we do not recommend bat removal.
You Got It? We Get It!™ Call Got Wildlife?® at 1-877-Fur-Find™ (1-877-387-3463) to permanently resolve your bat conflict.