Welcome to Pest Animal Seattle! We are a wildlife removal company servicing Seattle, WA. This is a wildlife control service in the Puget Sound area. We specialize in the humane removal of animals from homes and attics, such as squirrels in the attic, raccoons in the house, and of course, poison-free rat control. Seattle is full of Norway Rats, and the pest control companies in this area just want to sign you up for a never-ending service contract, in which they poison rats. This is not only ineffective, it is also inhumane, costly, and causes problems such as the odor of dead rats in your house. My process permanently excludes them - I seal up your house so that they can never get in again. The same goes for bat control, bird control, and more. With a background in construction, my building repairs are excellent. Call us now at 206-829-4744 for your Seattle wildlife control needs.
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How to get rid of Bats in the Attic
Having Washington bats around is advantageous since they feed on several insects like mosquitoes which are harmful to humans none the less, if bats settle in areas or places which are not meant for them like the attic then it becomes a problem. If you find out that Seattle bats are living in your attic then below are some of the steps you should follow since they are legal and with the laws.
Top 5 Steps of getting rid of bats in the attic:
First and foremost you have to identify the points in the Washington bats use to get and out of the house. Also, make sure o know the kind of species and the exact location where they reside in as well as the kind of damage they have caused. They move out at night and get in the morning but also remember that not all of them move out at once. They make frequent trips during the evening when no one sees them, and they enjoy hot places in the structure meaning they regularly roost in attics. You will also realize that they crawl down walls and wedge into gaps behind fascia boards and wood beams. Within that process, they leave a lot of droppings in the entire attic. The main reason as to why you should find out the exact species in your attic it to aid you in carrying out the exclusion correctly since they all differ in sizes, birthing periods, behaviors.
Normally, bats have various entry gaps and holes which allow them to get into the house. The significance of a suitable bat removal project is to locate all the areas. These gaps and holes are very small just half an inch and are very easy to forget since they can be invisible at times. If you want to eliminate the bats, you must funnel them out at their current initial entry or exit points. However since they can even enter through plentiful of the other main points, then you need to close every possible entry holes in advance such that the excluded bats may not discover an alternating way inside. Remember not to seal off an initial entry and exit point before exclusion.
Ever wonder what exclusion is, well this actual refers to installing a single way exclusion devices on the primary entry and exit spots. This can be exclusion screening, netting, cones or even funnels depending on the architecture. Not all the houses are the same, and what's more, you need to choose the correct device since Seattle bats interact to the architecture in a unique manner. Additionally, the exclusion funnels or netting should be fitted properly so that the bats will be able to fly out naturally during the night, however, on the other hand, be able to fly back inside which is the major concept which is very easy though very hard to get right. Conversely, it's very crucial that this step is followed correctly because you might, at last, have a huge problem on your hands that might be difficult to deal with.
After ensuring and being 100 percent sure that no bat is left inside, you can now get rid of the exclusion devices and continue sealing the entry holes shut. Since Washington bats live and remember for an extended period, you will find out that they will be trying to re-enter your house for some time maybe for the next few months. However, the good thing is that bats are a very fragile mammal. Therefore, it's not easy for them to chew or claw their way back to your attic so if you perform your task well, you will never see bats inside the attic or even the entire house forever. Materials should not worry you since there is a broad range of materials starting from metal screening or plastic; to caulk and to even top quality density polyurethane what matters is the nature of the situation. The major issue here is meticulous work and ensuring that you don't miss even one small area. Sure, it's very hard to get it correctly however it's paramount to get it perfectly.
After all, those steps now come the sanitation part of it, the bats will leave too many droppings in the attic including urine, it might not look like a big deal, but you should not assume because you will continue living in this house so think about the health problems that result out of the mold. Occasionally, Washington bats leave behind the horrible smell. Therefore, all the areas which the bats have contaminated such as the walls and the attic must be cleaned. This may include vacuuming of droppings, replacing insulation as well as vaporing the attic using enzme cleaner. Well, these are merely the basics, but it's very vital for you to know that bat removal is not an easy task, and the only method that has been proven to be effective is life exclusion others like repellants products are never successful.
Whenever you think of removing bats in your attic never put the idea of trapping and killing in your mind since you will not only be frustrated but you will be doing something which is against the law. However you can only do these live exclusion method during the non-maternity periods and to avoid failure, it's best to hire a Seattle professional who has all the experience to help solve your problem faster.