Expert Florida Bat Removal Since 1996.
Typically, it is obvious when you have a bat problem. Most of our customers throughout Florida either see the bats themselves entering and leaving or they see the large amount of bat guano that is being left behind. In some cases, you can hear the high pitch "squeaking" bats tend to do, particularly when there is a large colony. If you are seeing lots of bats flying around in the early morning and late evening, there is a chance that there is a bat colony near by, but not necessarily living in your home or building. If you are seeing any of the above bat activity, please call us to schedule an inspection.
A Friends of Bats Wildlife Removal Specialist will arrive to your property fully uniformed and ready to identify all potential bat activity issues. Our intention is to identify how many bat colonies are on the property, where all entry points are located, and to find any damage caused by bat guano and urine (if any). It should be noted, that in the State of Florida, bats are protected April 15th to August 15th for bat maternity season. The reason bats are protected during this time period is due to the way bat removal is performed. Juvenile bats do not fly until they are fully weaned. If the mature bats fly out through our one way exit devices, they will not be able to re-enter, and the flightless young would then be left behind to starve to death. This is not only inhumane, but not productive in ensuring bat populations are thriving. Bats are very important to the environment and reducing diseases associated with mosquito populations.
Friends of Bats follows the guidelines set forth by the Florida Bat Conservancy. Our goal, is that you never experience a bat problem again. Although we always seal all of the entry points where bats could get in, we do provide up to a five year warranty in the event they return.
Bats can fit into areas as small as 1/4". To ensure they do not find another way, we seal every potential entry point off that bats are not using on your structure. This will ensure they will not return.
On all of the areas bats are currently using to enter the structure, we install nets or bat valves that will allow the bats to fly out, but not return back into those same areas. Under Florida Law, these devices must stay in place for a minimum of four consecutive nights with no rain, high winds, or temperatures below 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Bats do not fly when the conditions are not clear or warm enough. If mosquitoes aren't active, neither are bats. The only time bats leave is to feed or change roosting sites. We will leave up exclusion devices 7-14 days depending on the size of the colony, time of year, and location of the bats.
Once we are certain that the entire bat colony has left the structure, the bat exclusion devices are removed and the areas the bats were entering are sealed permanently. If the bats were living under roof tiles, it is at this time we perform enzyme and fungicide treatments under the tiles.
If the bats were entering into the attic, it is at this time we begin the cleanup of any bat guano and replace any damaged insulation.
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