There are a lot of animals you don’t want in your home, specifically bats. Bats at a distance, post no threats to humans and even be beneficial to our environment by eating mosquitos and beetles and help disperse seeds that will pollinate plants. However, like most wild animals, they’re better kept at a distance and surely not in your home.
The first thing you may notice is the smell of their urine, which is very pungent. You may also hear or see them leave in the early morning hours or at dusk. Those are the two most common times that bats are active because they are nocturnal. In the state of Massachuttes, it’s illegal to use poison to get bats out of your home or attic.
You will most likely have female bats in your attic, looking for a home like a cave to give birth and raise her babies when their normal home is gone or too crowded. Your attic makes a great home for them because it’s dark and warm like a cave. Most people don’t go into their attics frequently either.
If you have bats living in your attic, the important thing is to get them out and take your home back. If you have bats in your attic anywhere from April to June, they might be more aggressive because they will protect their babies.
The easiest way is to find out where bats and entering/exiting from and wait until you see them leave and close the entry points. This could become a problem if there is a bat that stays in whether that’s with a baby or because it’s hurt/sick that you trap in the attic.
If you have tried to get bats out and you can’t get them out yourself, or if you don’t even want to deal with the bats – call Baystate Wildlife. We are experts in bat removal and can help the bats out of your attic or home safely. For more information about bat removal or to schedule an appointment, you can contact us via our website or call us at (781) 830-6080. Let us know how we can help you enjoy your home!