Bat nesting season runs from April to August in Florida. During that time, bats are in search of dark, undisturbed areas to roost. That’s why bats are often attracted to the attics of residential and commercial properties. If bats have taken up space in your attic, then they can quickly become a nuisance to your property, causing significant noise and damage.
However, the displaced creatures don’t you mean any harm. Therefore, you may be interested in investing in natural and humane bat repellants to safely remove bats from your property. While bat repellent labels say they’ll get rid of bats from your home, they’re usually not as effective as they claim to be.
Common Bat Repellent Methods
There are many products that claim to get rid of bats, including mothballs, bat baits, repellents, and high-frequency devices. While these devices promise they’ll deter bats and get them off your property, there is not enough evidence to support that these products get rid of bats. The truth is, most bat repellents are ineffective or temporary solutions, and they won’t solve your problem overnight as they claim.
The Dangers of Removing Bats on Your Own
Bat removal is a process that takes patience, time, and training. Instead of trapping and releasing them, bats need to be excluded, which means they must be forced out naturally. Bats are also known carriers of rabies, so it’s dangerous to get close to them without the proper safety gear and equipment.
Additionally, there are several Florida laws surrounding bat removal. Many species of bats are protected, meaning there are more regulations on their removal than other animals. There are also certain times of the year when bat exclusion is illegal, including mating and bat nesting season. As a result, trying to remove bats yourself could result in a fine or even jail time.
Instead of risking your health and safety, your best bet is to call a wildlife removal professional right away if you notice bats are on your property. A bat removal expert will be able to navigate the bat removal process and have them excluded as soon and as safely as possible.
Professional Bat Removal Services in Central Florida
If your property is experiencing a bat problem, rely on the experts at Animal Wildlife Trappers. Our licensed and trained technicians have the equipment and experience to provide you with high-quality animal removal services that ensure the nuisance wildlife is removed completely and permanently.
To schedule an appointment and receive a free estimate for our safe and effective bat removal services, call us today at 352-267-0546.