Bat Control

What Can We Do For You?

Bats are small, hot blooded mammals with the unique capacity to fly. They use echolocation to find small insects and can eat up to three times their bodyweight in insects each night. Bats can wander around caves and cliffs but they can also make colonies in houses and buildings. Once inside, bats take advantage of the mild temperatures inside walls and attics. Even if the size of the colonies can be extremely variable, they can cause serious damages and even cause serious risks to health.

Capital Wildlife Control’s technicians have been specifically trained to identify the point of entrance of the bats (they can go through extremely small holes). They will then locate the bats’ colony and will determine its reproduction rhythm. To ensure efficient and humane treatment respecting the law, our strategy consists of effectively removing all of the bats from your house. Understanding the behaviours and cycles of the bats guarantee that none will be left behind, which would increase sanitation risks and the cost of the treatment afterward.
Capital Wildlife Control’s control and elimination of wildlife strategy is reliable, safe and humane. Our intervention includes the identification and cleanup of all contaminated materials, for instance, faeces or dead animals, that can cause serious health problems. Our specialized technician will advise you on the best techniques to clean, repair, and treat contaminated areas and materials, depending on the seriousness of the infestation. These steps will help you get back to your normal life in a healthy environment.

Even though bats play a very important role in maintaining a particular equilibrium in our environment (one bat can eat up to 3000 insects and mosquitos in one night), they can also become a danger if they establish themselves in a building and get in contact with humans. In Canada, bats getting caught in hair or sucking blood are myths, but they can cause many other problems which is why people want to get rid of them.

  • Bats can bite you when you sleep or if you try to catch them. Inhaling bat feces can cause histoplasmosis, characterized by symptoms similar to the flue. The most vulnerable people, the young, elderly, or people with alternate immune systems, are more likely to develop an infection as a result of exposure.
  • Bats hibernate when the temperature goes below 10 °C (generally from September to April) and young bats can let themselves die if one of their parents is killed. They usually feed themselves following a 24 to 48-hour cycle. Trying to eliminate bats from your house usually results in eliminating only half of the colony.
  • A bat can pass through a hole as small as 1cm in diameter. Unfortunately, simply blocking the holes in the house is not enough. Bats will always find another way to get in and if they die in your home or business they leave behind bad smells and could also cause further damage.

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