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How to Get Rid of Bats Humanely Using Batchute One Way Door


How To Get Rid of Bats Humanely

Bats have been a source of mystery and fascination worldwide for centuries, and this has led to numerous myths surrounding the species due to their nocturnal nature and the fact that they are rarely seen out of their roosting areas. In North America, the most common nuisance bats are small brown bats and big brown bats. 

Bat Behavior

Bats are nocturnal creatures that live in colonies and roost in large groups. They will sleep in caves and crevices during the day and begin hunting for food at dusk. Bats can consume their body weight in insects each night, which helps control insect populations in the environment. In urban areas bat could end up roosting in your attic or chimney. They can access inside your home or business accidently. 

Bat Mating and Breeding Habits

Female bats mate once a year; males produce sperm all year long. The gestation period for bats is only two months long. Once a female mates with a male, she will give birth to one pup per year until she reaches about five years old. The pups are born with soft bones that harden within a few weeks, allowing them to fly shortly after being weaned from their mother's milk diet.

Bat Roosting Habits

Bats have roosting preferences that make it easier for you to remove them from your home. They tend to choose warm, dry locations with easy water, food, and shelter access. This means attics, basements, and chimneys are common spots for bats to shop inside homes. If you're trying to determine if there are bats in your home, look for large amounts of guano (bat droppings) around these areas.

Bat Diseases

Bats can carry several diseases that can harm humans and other animals. Bats may carry rabies, Histoplasmosis, Ebola virus, Leptospirosis, and more. Contact animal control immediately if you see a bat in your home or if it bites someone.

What Kind of Damage Can a Bat Cause

Bats aren't known for causing much damage by themselves, but they can leave behind droppings that can cause health issues if inhaled or ingested by humans or pets. There may also be an odor associated with their presence if they've been living in the same spot for some time and have accumulated a lot of droppings!

Bat Removal Myths

There are many myths about bats and bat removal. Some people believe that seeing a bat in the house means that there is rabies. This is not true at all. Rabies can only be transmitted through an infected animal's saliva or bodily fluids. Bats are very clean creatures and do not leave droppings on the floor or furniture, and they are one of the few animals that regularly groom themselves like cats and dogs. Another myth is that bats poop a lot. They poop about twice daily, and each drop is about one-tenth of an ounce. The average human passes five to seven pounds of poop per day!

Removing Bats With a One-Way Excluder Door

If you have bats in your attic and want to get rid of them, you can use humane methods. If the bats are roosting in your attic, you may not be able to see them, but you can hear them inside.

If you want to evict the bats, many products are available. You can use a Batchute™ one-way excluder door that allows the bats to leave but not return to their roosting area. This is the simples way to get rid of bats.

The Batchute One-Way Door is designed to exclude bats from attics and other enclosed spaces without harming them or allowing them back into the area they've been evicted.

Step 1: Inspect your property of signs of bat droppings (on the ground [usually right below the entry hole]) or gaps larger than quarter of an inch.


Step 2: Install the one way door over the main entry hole. Note: Do not install Batchute™ one way door during bat baby season (May to Aug).

Step 3: Seal all other gaps around the property such as soffit gaps where it meets the exterior walls. 

Step 4: Wait 24 to 72 hours for bats to fly out.

Step 5: Once activity has stopped, remove the Batchute™ one way door and seal the remaining gap with silicone.