Virginia Bat Removal

Virginia Big Eared Bat - Virginia Bat Removal and Exclusion

Quick Bat Information

Species in Virginia: 17

Common Locations: Attic, Shutters, Gutters

Damages: Insulation, Supports

Health Concerns: Rabies, Histoplasmosis, Lung Irritation

Why Bat Removal?

Bats are common here in Southwestern Virginia, but they can pose a severe problem when they take up residence in your home or business. Not only do they leave behind droppings and urine, but they can also carry diseases like rabies and histoplasmosis. If you suspect that bats have taken up residence in your home or business, it’s important to take immediate action to remove them and prevent them from returning.

At Blue Ridge Wildlife & Pest Management, we offer a comprehensive range of services to help with bat removal. Our team of experienced technicians is trained in the latest methods of humane wildlife removal and can provide a variety of solutions to fit your needs. We offer a range of services, including trapping and removal, exclusion services, habitat modification, and exclusion product installation. We also provide advice on how to prevent future infestations and can provide follow-up visits to ensure the problem has been resolved. Our team is dedicated to providing quality services to ensure your property is free of bats.

Bats in Your Home? What are the Dangers?

So you may have bats in your Southwest Virginia home. Bats are indeed extremely important to the ecosystem as they keep insect numbers low. So important in fact, that it is against the law in the United States to kill them, and a majority of the bat species here in Virginia are endangered.

Despite their value to the ecosystem, they are very dangerous to have in your home for two reasons. Damage to your home and they possess an extreme health hazard aside from rabies. At Blue Ridge we know the damage these menaces can make, and how they get into your home. If you have squirrels give us a call for Bat Removal and Bat Exclusion, we offer a free inspection with no obligation.

Damage to your Home

Bats are able to cause considerable damage to your home when there is enough of them, and how long they have been up there. Of all the animals we come across, bats are the ones that do the most damage out of all of them. Bats leave a lot of guano or poop, and can accumulate in large amounts over time. This guano can destroy your insulation, so much so that when any gets on it, the insulation will need to be replaced due to the diseases that it can bring. Guano is not the only hazard they bring these animals are not known to bite and chew as their diet is primarily insects. But after long periods of time of them in your home will cause structural damage. Here at Blue Ridge, we offer insulation replacement, in conjunction of Bat Removal.

Damage to Attic from Bats Call for Southwest Virginia Bat Removal today

Health Hazard

Bats are known carriers of Rabies a deadly disease that is 100% fatal if symptoms begin to show. But getting a shot after getting bit works if you know you got bit in the first place. Their fangs are small, and you may have gotten bit without knowing as there wont be any pain, there have been cases of people dying to rabies from bats without knowing they got bit.

Another health hazard is Histoplasmosis which can be found in their guano. This fungus will cause flu like symptoms, and is fatal to those with weak immune systems such as infants and elderly. If bad enough, the fungus can spread to the home’s air vents, essentially pumping the fungus all throughout the home.

These bats can also spread other nasty odors and bacteria, which will contaminate the insulation and can spread throughout your home.

Damage to Attic from Bats here in SWVA

Do Not Kill or Remove Bats

Killing or physically removing endangered bats is illegal in the United States. Of the 17 species of bats in Virginia 3 are endangered and 1 is threatened. If you cannot tell the difference between the species please do not deal with them on your own. Please call a professional Southwest Virginia Bat Removal Specialist.

Our Bat Services

Here at Blue Ridge Wildlife and Pest Management we know that the removal of these pests are your top priority. However, it is highly recommended to let a professional deal with these animals. In the United States it is illegal to kill or physically remove bats. This is due to them being extremely important to the ecosystem and that they are critically endangered.

Repellents do not work on bats, as foul odors do not repel them at all, or at least not in significant amounts to make a difference. Neither do ultrasonic devices. When bats decide to roost in your home it will take a significant amount of effort to get them to choose to leave. That is why the best and easiest way to get rid of bats is through one way doors.

Free Bat Inspection

If you have bats around your home, and you are not sure where they are coming from, or if they are getting in your home in the first place do not worry! Here at Blue Ridge we offer a free no guarantee inspection.

Our technicians are experienced biologists who know where these bats like to roost, and can pinpoint exactly where these bats are getting into your home. We also inspect the areas where they are roosting and assess the damage they did to your home.

Virginia Bat Exclusion and Virginia Bat Removal

The best method for bat removal in Virginia is through exclusion, if the bats cant get in, then they will leave. At Blue Ridge we install one way doors at the cavity where the bats are getting in from. What they do, is that they will allow the bats to leave, but they cannot get back in. Forcing them to find somewhere else to roost away from your home. Our technicians can help you with your Virginia Bat Removal needs

Repairs and Cleaning

The bats are gone, but what about the mess? Bat guano is a major health hazard, and when the bats are gone, the guano and damage will still be there. Blue Ridge offers not only removal, but repairs with our skilled craftsman. We will remove the guano, fix the holes, and sanitize your attic and crawlspace.

We also offer insulation cleaning and replacement. When guano contaminates the insulation it will need to be replaced otherwise it will become a breeding ground for harmful bacteria and will make your insulation less effective. Making your cooling and heating bills go up.

Professional Bat Removal in Southwest Virginia

While prevention is key, sometimes bats can still find their way into your home or business. That’s where professional bat removal services come in. At Xceptional we have the knowledge and experience to effectively identify and eliminate bats from your property. Our team of experts uses advanced techniques and products to safely and effectively control pests, giving you peace of mind and a bat-free home or business. We are equipped to handle any wildlife situation you may face. Don’t hesitate, to call us today for a fast and no-obligation inspection.

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