5 Helpful Tactics For Getting Rid of Bats
If you have an unwanted bat flying around your house or wreaking havoc in your yard or property, you are probably desperately seeking ideas on how to get rid of them. And since covering your head with a laundry basket while running around wielding an upside broom isn’t effective for anything more than a few laughs or a sprained ankle, the chances are you need something more practical. We’ve put together a few methods to help you get rid of Dracula-want-to-bes that are invading your personal space.
How to Get Rid of Bats
When we think of bats, we often think of a dark and scary winged creature common around Halloween and in scary movies or caves. But did you know that bats are pretty beneficial? Bats play a critical role in pest control. They also help pollinate plants and disperse seeds. This can save farmers thousands of dollars per year in crop damage. Each year, bats help protect bananas, breadfruit, avocados, dates, figs, peaches, mangoes, and other tasty and beneficial fruits and vegetables. However, if you have bats where they aren’t wanted, it may be easy to overlook their usefulness. Do you have bats where you don’t want them? It might be time to look for the most effective methods to get rid of bats.
Fill up holes and seal cracks around your home and property
We all know that bats like to hang out in cold, dark, and damp spaces. So, make it a bit less easy for them by sealing up entry points.
Try a natural bat repellant
If you want to start with a humane wildlife control method to get rid of bats, consider a natural bat repellant. Hardware stores and lawn and garden stores often carry synthetic or natural ingredient sprays containing unpleasant ingredients to bats. These sprays can help deter bats from making nests. Natural bat repellants can also prevent bats from roosting at entry points, hollow spaces, and resting spots.
Try a decoy bat house
If you have the resources to do so, try constructing a decoy bat house nearby. It stands to reason that by giving a bat a home, they’ll be less likely to take up residence in yours. Try an online search for bat house kits, and you’ll come up with plenty of hits. Select the plan and materials that work for you, and set to building. Constructing a bat house can also make a fun family activity.
Remove food sources from your yard or garden
Bats are generally insectivores and like to eat bugs such as beetles, moths, mosquitoes, and more. But some bats also like to eat fruits, especially those same fruits that they often protect. So, if you have figs, mangoes, dates, or bananas growing nearby or out on the kitchen counter, you may want to remove them. Since these items don’t naturally grow in Colorado, you likely don’t need to worry about removing them from your garden. But you do need to pay attention to the fruits you leave out on your counter, especially if you commonly leave your windows open.
Try a bat control device
Ultrasonic bat control devices are a safe, environmentally friendly, and economical way to keep the bats away. Try combining one of the previously mentioned bat removal strategies with a white noise bat control device. Or, try an ultrasonic bat control device. This combination of multiple methods can be highly effective in keeping those bats away from your home and property.
Tried the above bat control strategies with no luck?
If you live in Colorado and have tried to repel bats with no luck, it might be time to give the professionals a call. The team at Omnis Pest Control has a few tricks up their sleeves that can help you get rid of bats for good. And if you have multiple bats invading your space, you want the professionals to identify the specific type of bats present, locate them on your property, and estimate their numbers. Bat control specialists at Omnis can assess the infestation and recommend the best bat control solutions for your particular situation. So, give us a call at 720-583-4126 or complete our online form so that we can contact you to schedule an assessment. We’re ready and able to help you get rid of bats today.