• Omega Animal Removal's Bat Removal and Bat Control Techniques

    Omega Animal Removal's Bat Removal and Bat Control Techniques

    Since bats are tiny creatures, they can live in the smallest of places and finding all their points of entry and their nesting site is mandatory if you want to perform a successful removal and decontamination. Bats are protected by state and federal laws, and their babies cannot survive if the colony is removed while they are still young. For these reasons, dealing with the bat infestation on your own is never a good idea. A trained specialist will know what methods and equipment to use, so that the removal is conducted efficiently and humanely.

    The best time to perform bat removals is depends on your area, but usually is forbidden between May and August as the bats are raising their young. Late summer and fall are generally the best times for performing a bat removal though your Bat Control Specialist will know exactly what period suits your situation and area.

    Once the bats are safely removed from your property, you will need to conduct a full decontamination of the spaces occupied by the animals and repair the existing damages. The sanitization and decontamination will take care of all the mites, bugs and any bacteria that might have been left behind by the bats, while the repairing can prevent future bat colonies from forming inside your home. A bat specialist can get these done for you, with professionalism and with the proper equipment, so that you are safe from harm and respiratory diseases, and so that your attic or crawlspace becomes the clean and sanitary place it once was.

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    Bats frequently find their way into attics and can cause extensive damage to your attic insulation, drywall and exterior paint.
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    This diagram shows how a bat excluder valve works, and is the only way to effectively remove bats from an attic.
  • Diet and Eating Habits in Bats

    Diet and Eating Habits in Bats

    Since bats are insectivores and feed on insects during the night, you will most likely find them in areas where there are a lot of insects, such as near bodies of water or any other warm and humid places. A few bat species are also attracted to other types of food, such as fruit, but these particular bats are not commonly found in the U.S.

    With more than 1,000 species of bats worldwide, it is only natural that the behavior and living patterns of the bats vary from one species to another. For example, some bats can live in colonies, others can live alone. Bats are nocturnal, meaning they feed and move around at night. If you suspect a bat infestation, you need to pay attention to the noises that you hear from your attic or around your property during dusk and dawn.

    Thanks to their eating habits, bats are protected in many states, and are considered beneficial to agriculture. Most bat species’ primary source of food is insects. One particular species, the Little Brown bat can eat up to a third of its body weight in less than 30 minutes.

    By eating insects that are harmful to humans and to crops, bats are considered an important pest control solution all over the world. Bats eat mosquitoes, moths, winged ants, mayflies, beetles, and a lot of agricultural pest species. Treating the bat population with care and respect is a major concern for all residents of the United States, and of course, for bat removal and control companies.

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    Anatomy of a bat
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    Standard Bat Appearance
  • Bat Habits, Behavior and Reproduction

    Bat Habits, Behavior and Reproduction

    Depending on the species of bats and on their mating rituals, the number of babies per liter can vary. Bats mate once a year, and are some of the slowest-reproducing mammals on Earth, with a gestation period of 40 days or up to 6 months. Male bats do not participate in the baby-raising rituals that go on in the maternity colonies.

    Young bats often stay in tight-knit groups and do not venture far from their mothers side until they reach adolescence. Female bats are very protective of their young, just like most other mammals found on Earth.

    Bats relocate according to the seasons, emerging in the early spring and hibernating during the winter. Since the best areas are established around the purpose of procreating and raising their young, a bat colony often forms around the females that are preparing for giving birth. These colonies are also known as nursery or maternity colonies.

    All domestic bat species have the winter hibernation instinct, and guide their lives around it. In order to reach their summer homes, some bats can even travel thousands of miles, while others only need to go as far as 100 miles, or less. The bat behavior in relation to their traveling and finding a warm location is intriguing and has been studied for years by scientists. Whether they choose to live in small groups, or spend their winter days in large numbers, the bats are less solitary during this time.

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    Baby Leaf Nose Bats In Costa Rica
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    Bats Typically Choose Caves During Hibernation
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    Bats Are Very Unique Animals With Incredible Features
  • How to Recognize a Bat Infestation

    How to Recognize a Bat Infestation

    Domestic bats can often inhabit houses or office buildings in your area, whether they are looking for insects to feed on, a new place to establish a nursery colony, or just a spot to make a home until winter comes.

    • Listen for fluttering or squeaking noises produced by their day-to-day activities
    • You can search for black stains made by the oils on their fur. These stains are caused by the bats going in and out of their place of hiding.
    • Another beacon of bat infestations is the presence of droppings, or guano, on your property.
    • Last but not least, the bats are the clearest presence of an infestation, and you can spot them during the dusk and in the early hours of the evening.

    If you do come upon a bat infestation in your home or in the surrounding areas, the best course of action is to contact a bat removal and control company.

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    Bat Guano Left Behind After Omega's Bat Removal From a Clients Attic
  • Are Bats Dangerous to Humans? Are Bats Dangerous at All?

    Are Bats Dangerous to Humans? Are Bats Dangerous at All?

    Since bats are incredibly small creatures, managing a bat colony can turn out to be a real challenge. The bats can enter your home through entries as small as 3/8 inches, making it hard for bat control and removal specialists to find all the entry points and all the animals residing on your property. Omega Animal Removal’s process is proven to be the best and includes the following steps.

    1.A successful bat removal and control strategy starts with the inspection and evaluation of the situation. It is recommended to conduct more than one inspection, for a certain understanding of the bat infestation, and for the solutions to be successful. The first inspection must take place at dusk, and it is done to determine the size of the bats colonies and of the infestation. The second inspection will take place during the day, while the bats are sleeping. This inspection must be conducted when we can see, without scaring the bats with flashlights. During this second inspection, a Specialist will identify all the damages done by the bat infestation, their roosting site and the species that they belong to. Having all this information makes it easier for the Specialist to advise you on a solution for the removal of the bats, the decontamination of the space, and also for the equipment needed.

    2.After the two inspections are conducted, the bat removal and control specialist will be able to design a custom fitted solution and get rid of the bat infestation and of their debris.

    3.We then perform the important exclusion process, making sure that all openings are sealed with the highest quality metal coverings and painted the color of your home.

    4.Finally we clean and decontaminate all areas touched by the infestation. We repair any damage and make sure all stains are removed, bringing your home to a better than new status.

    When contacting Omega Animal Removal, make sure to offer all the information you can, including if the bats are solitary or living in a colony. Social bats may be seen emerging on the outside of your house structure, once the night approaches. They might have just wandered inside your house from the outside, or they might have a roosting site somewhere on your property. This is important to know as it will establish the best course of action.

    If your walls or attic are home to bats, you might see one or two of them venturing into your living area from time to time. If that is the case, a full home inspection is mandatory in order to establish the nature of the infestation, the species of the bats and the measures needed to solve the problem. If a homeowner is able to identify the bats and find the colony, all the information must be passed on to Omega Animal Removal's Bat Specialist. If there is no other evidence of bats aside from one or two bats appearing in your living area, you are most likely not infested with bats, but an inspection is still necessary to be certain. Call Omega Animal Removal today to benefit from our Lifetime Guarantee, and rid yourself of bats forever.

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    This Diagram Shows All of the Reported Rabid Bat Reports in th U.S. up to 2008
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    Bats Are Extraordinary Mammals, and Should Not Be Feared
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    People enjoying the beautiful view from the main street bridge in Austin,TX
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