Bat Removal and Control in San Diego, California

  • Get the Basics About Bat Removal in San Diego

    Get the Basics About Bat Removal in San Diego

    Bats are some of the greatest pest controllers in the United States, widely recognized for their beneficial contributions to our ecosystem. With the largest number of species in the world after the rodent family, bats eat an impressive number of bugs and insects, sometimes up to 1000 mosquitoes in an hour, as well as pollinating flowers. They can be held largely responsible for the continuity of several rare tropical flower species. In fact, bats are so beneficial to have in proximity that some San Diego, California residents mount bat houses for the animals to roost near by, helping to control harmful insect populations around their property.

    Bats become a common nuisance in San Diego, California once they start to inhabit attics or crawlspaces of houses or commercial buildings. The mines and caves that used to provide nursing space for maternity colonies are diminishing slowly due to an economic shift and increased urban housing development. Bats are not dangerous in themselves. They are rather peaceful and unaggressive as a species, but once they enter your home they can be complicated to remove due to a series of intense federal and state laws, and their guano (bat feces) is prolific and difficult to remove.

    Omega Animal Removal is fully equipped to handle the most extreme of bat infestations. Guano is messy and toxic and it can take years to fully remove the smell, frequently associated with ammonia, without the proper tools and expertise. An opening smaller than an inch is large enough for a bat to squeeze through, and they follow drafts of cool air leaking through cracks in your wall or roofline, leading them directly to an opening. Bats feed at night under cover of darkness and sleep quietly during the day, so it can take years for residents to recognize they have a bat problem. Bat infestations regularly require dual inspections so that the Bat Specialist can locate the exit points at dusk when the bats are leaving to feed for the evening, as well as observe the scope of the problem during the daylight while they are resting. It's important to avoid spooking them into fleeing.

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  • Signs of a Bat Infestation

    Signs of a Bat Infestation

    Don’t hesitate to call Omega Animal Removal if you recognize any of the following:

    • Bats flitting around your home at dusk or dawn
    • Guano in your attic, about twice the size of mouse or rat droppings
    • Squeaking or fluttering noises coming from your attic and walls
  • Omega Animal Removal Complies with Bat Protection Laws

    Omega Animal Removal Complies with Bat Protection Laws

    Bats are protected under numerous California state and federal laws, and removing them is limited by procedure as well as time of year. It is unlawful to use chemicals on bats or harmful repellents. As an all-natural animal control company, Omega Animal Removal is well suited to handle any bat problem in the manner most safe and gentle for the bats themselves as well as your family or coworkers.

    It is against the law to remove bats between May and August as the younger bats are typically unable to fly before the autumn months after birth in the spring, and they would die without their mothers’ support. Having deceased bats on your property is much worse than an attic full of quietly thriving bats as the attraction of ectoparasites (parasites residing outside their host) can cause severe health risks for you and your family.

    Bats hibernate from the late fall to early spring and are sometimes known to choose attics for a hibernation space. Scientists think this is because bats prefer spaces where the temperature stays consistently above 45 degrees, an element of control they do not find in mines or caves. Bats living in attics can migrate down the walls, sometimes finding themselves in your basement. It is not uncommon for them to be found within living spaces in your San Diego home during the winter months. Call Omega Animal Removal if you have the slightest suspicion, so one of our Bat Specialists can evaluate the situation.

  • Bat Exclusion, Guano Removal & Decontamination in San Diego

    Bat Exclusion, Guano Removal & Decontamination in San Diego

    When it comes to performing bat removal and control services, a wildlife control company needs more than just a client, it requires accurate knowledge of bat behavior and the necessary methods, gear and products. Having a healthy understanding of bat lifestyle patterns and bat protection laws is mandatory for all bat removal and bat control specialists in San Diego, California. No bats may be harmed whatsoever in the process of capturing them, and this makes top-of-the-line gear, high-quality products and materials and pioneering removal techniques essential, regardless of their complexity.

    Bats have imperfect eyesight and need air currents to move around or know when it is dark outside. During torrid summers in San Diego, bats can enter homes or buildings where air-conditioning units draw them into interior spaces with their cool air streams. You can take preventative measures by sealing any openings or cracks around television cables, pipes or wires, as well as any gaps in the ceilings that lead to and from the attic of your house or building. It is forbidden by law to kill a bat or use dangerous products on them, such as repellents, poisons or toxic chemicals. Call Omega Animal Removal at the first sign of a bat infestation and we will perform our guaranteed 4-step process to rid you of your winged residents.

    We start by evaluating the problem through a dual part home inspection, at dusk to observe how the bats exit for feeding and during the day to evaluate the scope of the infestation. We then perform our delicate removal tactics, safely depositing the bats in a new location in the wilderness, far away from your home. Our third step includes full building exclusion, sealing all gaps and cracks that the bats used or could use to enter your residence with heavy duty metal-based products, matching your exterior paint job so your home looks better than new.

    Finally, we decontaminate the entire premises. Guano can stain any surface it comes in contact with. This final step within the Omega Animal Removal service includes complete home damage repair and insulation replacement with the help of our sister company Omega Insulation Services. Call Omega Animal Removal immediately if you suspect there is a bat or bat colony residing in your attic or for an inspection to ensure your home is safe from possible infestations.