Bat Removal and Control in Dallas, Texas

  • Get the Basics About Bat Removal in Dallas

    Get the Basics About Bat Removal in Dallas

    After rodents, bats are the second largest order of mammals with over 900 species, and are highly beneficial for ecosystems across the world. They pollinate flowers and consume mosquitoes and other pesky insects. Some homeowners install bat houses on their property to decentivize bats from making a home in their attics, and to provide a space for bats to help keep other pest populations under control. It’s a natural method that evades the use of harmful pesticides.

    However, once bats decide to use an attic or crawlspace of a home or commercial building for roosting, they can destroy the structure and litter indoor spaces with guano (bat feces) which is incredibly messy and invites bug infestations. In the past, bats used caverns and old mining shafts for their maternity colonies, but as these spaces become increasingly less common, attics are more and more attractive alternatives. Bats hibernating in homes often may move down between the walls in the winter, and sometimes scrambling or whining sounds will be heard in the walls and ceiling when they are disturbed or unsettled. For the most part bats are rather quiet, and it can take years for homeowners to recognize that they have an infestation. They are out feeding in the evenings and sleeping during daylight hours. It should not surprise you if you find bats in your basements, as they are known for finding their way inside of basements for the winter hibernation period. They can live either in social colonies or on a solitary basis. The first bats from a group to settle are typically the pregnant females which is why these family roosting groups are known as maternity colonies.

    Bats are nocturnal and the only mammal capable of flight. Managing bat infestations is complicated as an opening smaller than an inch is large enough for them to squeeze through. Pest control professionals must be meticulous and attentive when trying to control bat populations. It is almost impossible for residents to rid themselves of the colony once it has settled in a home or office building, and it often takes a dual inspection before the exact organization of the colony can be understood well enough to permanently remove. The first comes in the evening right around sunset to determine the size of the infestation and their exit point. The second is during daylight while the bats are resting. Work lights frighten them into changing their habits. Omega Animal Removal is adept at reading bat behavior and evicting them from man inhabited structures in a permanent manner. Bats can find spaces into your house by following the currents of cool air from air conditioning systems that leak through small openings in your roof.

    Omega Animal Removal will shut out all openings, gaps and access points that lead from the attic or living space. Possible entries include holes along TV cables, water pipes, openings in drywall, ceiling gaps or openings under doors that lead to the attic or crawlspace. Our four step process includes evaluating the situation, removing the problem, excluding the possibility of future infestations and decontaminating the space.

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  • Signs of a Bat Infestation

    Signs of a Bat Infestation

    Bats are not dangerous to humans, but be sure to call if you recognize any of the following signs as guano buildup is hazardous and messy:

    • Bats flitting around your home outside at dusk or after dark
    • Guano in your attic or crawl space, which is typically twice the size of mouse or rat droppings
    • Noises in your attic or walls such as fluttering or squeaking
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  • Omega Animal Removal Complies With Bat Protection Laws

    Omega Animal Removal Complies With Bat Protection Laws

    Keep in mind that it is illegal to exterminate bats, as they are one of the most sheltered wildlife species in the state, and are even protected by some federal laws. It is also illegal to use any type of repellents or chemicals in order to remove the bats from inside your living area or from your Dallas, Texas property, which is why you should always contract the services of a bat removal and bat control specialist.

    Bat removal operations must not be implemented from May to August, as the young bats in the colony might not be able to fly yet, and would die without their mothers support. Independent of the state and federal laws, an attic full of deceased animals is much worse than having bats residing inside your home, attic or crawlspace. The infestation of ectoparasites (those parasites that live outside of their host) and other insects attracted by the dead bats can cause serious problems and raise severe health concerns for the house inhabitants, much bigger than the bats living in the attic.

    Bats hibernate from late autumn until spring arrives, but can sometimes enter your home during their hibernation periods. It was formerly thought that bats migrate to caves or mines for the duration of their hibernation, but we now know that many bats prefer to hibernate inside homes or buildings with temperatures of above 45 degrees. Omega Animal Removal’s experience in the wildlife control industry has permitted us to have a comprehension of this fact due to first hand experiences. Bats hibernating in homes often may move down between the walls in the winter. It should not surprise you if you find bats in your basements, as they are known for finding their way inside of basements for the winter hibernation period. Bats may even accidentally reach into living areas of your Dallas, Texas home during the winter months.

    Contact Omega Animal Removal and coordinate an inspection on your Dallas, Texas property once the winter will come to an end.

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  • Bat Exclusion, Guano Removal & Decontamination in Dallas

    Bat Exclusion, Guano Removal & Decontamination in Dallas

    Although bats are not dangerous, bat exclusion requires thorough attention to details and a meticulous work ethic. It needs to be conducted based on comprehensive knowledge of the bat species, their behavior and lifestyle patterns and on state and federal laws. The techniques, materials and equipment used are also of utmost importance for performing a successful bat removal and control operation in Dallas, Texas. Omega Animal Removal’s Bat Removal Specialists use only the highest quality metal-based products for our bat exclusion procedures, materials which are painted to match the exterior color of your house for the large openings that need to be sealed. Also, we only use premium-level weather-resistant sealants, for any small gaps that the bats may be able to enter inside of your attic or crawlspace of your Dallas, Texas home.

    When bats inhabit your home, attic or crawlspace, you will find an excessive amount of guano left behind by the wildlife animals. Prolonged guano exposure can raise dangerous health risks for humans, due to the toxins released as the bats defecate, and also while the droppings break down. Ammonia is the most frequently associated problem with bat guano, and the smell can linger for years inside of your house, if you do not remove the guano, and fully decontaminate all affected areas. Bat guano also stains the areas that it comes in contact with, and can cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damage, especially to the exterior paint on your Dallas, Texas homes or commercial buildings.

    If you are dealing with a bat infestation, whether it is inside of your attic or any other crawlspace, a full attic restoration is mandatory to eliminate the health threats, and sanitize the premises. Omega Animal removal has its own team of Attic Restoration Specialists, team which is dedicated to the removal of all contaminated insulation, to the methodically decontamination and sanitization of the attic space, and to the replacement of all new blow-in attic insulation. Omega Animal Removal also has a sister company, Omega Insulation Services, which can address any energy-efficiency necessities you might have or require in your Dallas, Texas home or commercial building, once the inspection of the entire attic is performed.

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