Learn about Bats
- Bats usually live up to 20 years, with some living up to 30 years.
- They use high frequency echolocation that is hard for humans to hear, with the exception of clicking noises.
- Bats can squeeze through holes as small as a dime.
- A single bat is able to consume up to 3,000 insects in a single night.
- They will produce several times their own weight in waste each month.
- Bats congregate where insects do. Insect sources, such as bright lights at night can attract bats as they know this is where the food is.
Actions You Can Take to Avoid Bats
- Minimize outdoor water sources: bats will remember the location of water sources such as bird baths or kiddie pools. They seek them out in times of need.
- Ensure your attic is sealed: due to disease smell and waste droppings, bats can be a harmful pest to your property.
How to Handle Bats in Your House
A professional fumigation from Birch Fumigators involves cleanup and removal of the bats from your property. We will also advise you to ensure they are not tempted to return.