Bat in Attics
Seasonal Alert: Low activity pest
Caves, rock crevices, houses and barns are places where bat colonies often seek shelter. Large brown bats are the only local species that hibernate inside buildings during the winter and homeowners can have a lot of problems with bats in the attic. If you encounter a problem with bats, please contact Capital Wildlife Control for immediate assistance. We are the animal control experts in the Ottawa-Gatineau region and bat removal is our specialty.
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 it is common to find bats in attics. Even if the size of the colonies can be extremely variable, they can cause serious damages to your attic 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.