Bat Removal Katy

It is crucial to immediately contact a nuisance animal removal company if you discover bats in your attic or home. Bats can be dangerous to your home and property. AAAC Wildlife Removal offers fast and humane solutions which will rid unwanted bats from their homes quickly! Give us a call!

Bats in attics in Katy don't stand a chance!

Bats are good for the environment because they consume a lot of insects every night, which could otherwise cause damage to crops and other vegetation. Bat colonies can be a problem if they start to roost in attics of homes and leave droppings on the walls and floor. If you have a bat colony in your attic or home, contact AAAC Wildlife Removal for bat control services and get rid of these pesky winged creatures.

We provide safe, humane and effective wildlife control services in Katy to eliminate bat nests from your walls and attic. We are also skilled at repairing any damage that has been left after removing a colony from your home.

Bat Removal job in Katy

Katy Bat Removal

Bats are nocturnal creatures, so you’ll likely spot them flying around your home at night. If there’s a colony living in your attic or walls and leaving droppings behind, it can be pretty disturbing to see them flying around your house. They can also transmit diseases such as bat guano, which could cause serious health problems to people.

Once you’ve confirmed a bat problem, it’s time to call for help from experts; if left untreated, these animals can cause serious damage and pose health risks. Bats may look harmless, but their guano is full of dangerous spores that can lead to histoplasmosis – an infection which often leads to flu-like symptoms at first with more severe respiratory issues later on down the road. AAAC Wildlife Removal can help you with any questions or concerns about bat control.

Bat Extermination vs. Bat Removal

Learning of bats in your home can be unnerving and your first instinct might be to call the nearest pest control available, However, killing bats is illegal in Texas. Bats are protected under Texas law, which means that they can’t be killed unless there’s a threat to human health or safety. It is essential that you consult a licensed bat removal company. This will ensure that bats are removed safely and humanely from your home.

Bat Guano found in an attic in Katy

Bat Damage

Bat guano or urine can damage the structure of your house. It can lead to wood rot, and structural damage. It also causes stains on walls and ceilings, which can be unsightly. Ceiling cave-ins can be caused by guano buildup, which can result in costly repairs. This is why it’s important to deal with bat guano right away; the longer you wait, the more damage they’ll do to your home.

Bat Exclusion

Bat removal Katy is best done by sealing up any entry points that bats may be using. This is known as exclusion. It ensures that bats won’t return to your home after they have been removed from their existing roosting areas. Bat exclusion is quite a thorough process which requires an inspection of the exterior and interior areas where bats might be getting in.

These entry points may include chimneys, vents, gaps under garage doors or beneath eaves, even holes as tiny as a half inch. After these areas have been identified by our bat specialist, we will take steps for sealing them off to prevent other bats from entering your home.

Bats in an attic in Katy

Removing Bats in the Attic

Bat removal from Katy homes is a complex task that requires expertise and attention to detail. It’s important to know how much damage is being caused by the bats roosting in your attic and just as crucial, knowing what species of bat you’re dealing with so that you know how to safely and humanely remove them.

Our team has extensive experience with wild animals and is licensed to handle bat removals in Katy homes. Bats need to be removed by experienced professionals who know how best to handle them: they’re not like other pests that can just be swatted away or poisoned without consequence. AAAC Wildlife Removal is available to help you if you have a bat problem.

This is how we handle bat exclusions:

  • We spend a great deal of time identifying bat entry points and then sealing them shut
  • We set up one-way doors so that bats can exit but not reenter the building
  • Double check that all bats are excluded and out of your home
  • We then seal all entry points with steel wool or mesh screens to prevent re-entry
  • After this, we go through and do a thorough clean-up of any guano left in the attic or walls.
  • Proceed with replacement of soiled insulation.
  • Repair of wildlife damage, both inside and outside of the home.

First, we spend a lot of time looking for entry points to bats. To prevent future infestations, it is important to ensure that there are no other entry points. Next, you will need to install one-way doors that allow bats to exit your home but not return in. This is a humane and safe way to get rid of bats.

We then double check that all bats are out of your home to prevent accidental contact with any bat that may have been missed. We seal all entrance points with steel wool and mesh screens to stop bats from entering again.

Next, clean up with professional-grade cleaners and sanitizers any fecal matter left behind by bats in your insulation and floor. We go through great lengths to ensure that your home is free of any odors and guano. After insulation is removed, it is necessary to fog with enzyme cleaner in order to disinfect every corner.

After the attic has been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected we can begin to look at wildlife damage. To make your house look new again, we’ll repair any damage they might have caused.

Dangers of DIY Bat Removal

Bats are known to be carriers of deadly viruses such as rabies and leptospirosis. Their guano can also be toxic and infect people with histoplasmosis.

Histoplasmosis is the most common disease (besides rabies) associated with bats and can be fatal if contracted by people – especially those with compromised immune systems – which includes young children, elderly people, and pregnant women. One should never attempt to remove bats from on their own because of this reason.

Katy Bat Guano cleanout and decontamination before and after photo

Bat Removal Costs – Katy, TX

As bat colonies do a lot of damage and spread histoplasmosis, removing them from homes tend to be more expensive than other kinds of animal removal jobs. The removal cost is usually covered by a $200 inspection fee.

The cost of bat removal can range from $400 to several thousand dollars, depending on the size of the colony and the extent of damage they have done.

Here’s what you can expect in terms of cost with Katy bat removal:

  • $250 – $650 This is for a few bats only, which have not caused any damage.
  • $300 – $8000 Removal and exclusion cost for small to medium sized colonies
  • Another $600 to $8000 can be added to the removal and exclusion costs depending on how much repair is needed and how large the home is.

FAQs

Are bats protected in the great State of Texas?

Yes. Yes. Bats are both protected by Texas state and federal laws. The Texas parks and wildlife code makes it illegal to kill any bat species without a permit, unless there is an imminent danger to human safety and health. However, they can be removed from a house or other building.

What is guano?

Guano refers to bat droppings or faeces. These droppings can cause Histoplasmosis, a disease that is caused by breathing in dried guano dust. Ceilings can be stained if bats have lived there for a while.

Is guano harmful?

Yes. Yes. If left untreated, histoplasmosis can lead to death from breathing in dust made up of dried bat feces. Removing them by yourself is not recommended as you may contract the disease.

Is it safe to remove bats myself?

Most people will try removing these creatures themselves due to cost – please don’t do this as it’s incredibly dangerous; bats are known carriers of rabies and other zoonotic diseases(human transferable). It’s not worth the risk to try and remove them on your own as the health risks are too great. Also, one must remember that one does need permits for handling these animals for any kind of relocation. We highly recommend having a professional handle the job instead of attempting it yourself as time taken is way less than medical expenses and other costs that come with contracting these diseases from bats.

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