Athens Bat Removal
Bats living in your attic is more than a nuisance. It’s a health threat. Athens bat removal is one of the many nuisance wildlife services we specialize in.
We humanely remove bats living inside your Athens home, seal their entryways to prevent them from coming back, and clean up the guano, urine and odor left behind.
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Athens Bat Removal & Exclusion Service
Athens attics are a dream home to bats. It’s a dry, warm shelter that keeps them protected from predators. And while bats help keep flying insect populations down, they make a nasty mess that can affect your family’s health.
Bats are a protected species. It is illegal to kill them with poison or lethal trapping. That’s why sealing their entry points with a home exclusion is critical. It is also a very humane bat removal method.
Benefits of A & A's Bat Exclusion
Athens' Certified Bat Removal Experts
We know how to solve your bat problem, but you don’t have to take our word for it. We are NWCOA Bat Standards Certified.
This certification is awarded after completing a course and examination covering bat biology, behavior, identification, inspection, exclusion techniques, restrictions, safety, proper guano remediation and decontamination, rabies, bat handling, and more.
This certification, along with our years experience performing bat control work, demonstrates that we are fully competent in bat exclusion, removal and clean-up.
Schedule Your Athens Inspection
To learn more about our exclusion process, continue reading. If you’re ready to schedule an inspection or would like to speak with one of our staff members, please call our office at 678-744-9453 or click the schedule button to reach us online.
Athens Bat Exclusion Process
Performing a bat exclusion on a Athens home or building is not a simple, standard process. Each structure is unique, requiring different methods and ladder work. It takes a skilled technician with a trained eye to find all of the uncommon holes. At A & A, we have the experience and know-how to do the job right, guaranteed. Unlike many other companies, we use quality materials such as tough wire screening, thick sheet metal and other products that will last the life of your Athens home or business.
Athens Bat Removal Phase 1 – Sealing the Home
This option only addresses bats. We seal their entries and install a one-way door they can fly out of but not re-enter. Once all the bats have left the roost, we clean up their droppings.
A Partial Bat Exclusion does not address rodents or other wildlife present. Athens homes can have different types nuisance critters at once.
A Full Exclusion resolves your bat problem and other nuisance wildlife. It’s pretty common to see more than one type of critter living in a home. A full exclusion seals entry points for bats, rats, squirrels, raccoons and more. So whether there’s a current infestation or your attic is simply an open door waiting for one, we seal it up. We install the same one-way door for the bats as a partial exclusion and set traps as appropriate to address any other critters. To learn more about our Full Exclusion process, please see our Wildlife Services page.
Athens Bat Removal Phase 2 – Bat Eviction & Other Trapping
We wait for all of the bats to exit through the one-way door. If there are rats or other types of wildlife to be eliminated, we set traps. We return as needed to remove wildlife and re-set the traps until they are completely eliminated.
Athens Bat Removal Phase 3 – Clean-up and Restoration
When we’re confident all bats and rodents are gone and can’t get back in, it’s a time to clean up their mess. With most other wildlife infestations, clean-up is optional. It’s a good idea, but it’s not critical.
With bats, it is VERY important to clean up the droppings. Fungus can grow on guano. That fungus releases spores into the air that cause histoplasmosis, a disease that primarily affects the respiratory system.
If you decide to sell your Athens home, most home inspectors will find and report rodent or bat evidence to the potential buyers or agency.
The first step is to remove as much of the feces as possible, then finish with disinfectant. We use a HEPA vacuum to prevent dust circulation. Our hospital-grade disinfectant is completely safe and has a very light, fresh scent. A fogger disperses it into the infested area, killing all bacteria, germs and viral pathogens. Other evidence such as tunnels and trails in the insulation will also be smoothed out to benefit future inspections.
Our Disinfectant Sanitizer Virucide kills harmful germs, bacteria, fungi and viruses. It disinfects hepatitis, hantavirus, avian flu, HIV and more. It also prevents and eliminates mildew.
A large infestation can ruin an attic, crawl space or other areas of the home or business. A restoration may be necessary. In this case, we can perform a partial or full removal and replacement of your insulation and vapor barrier for a complete clean. We may also scrub wood and other solid surfaces with disinfectant or seal with an encapsulating paint. For more details on insulation, Click Here.
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Meet Athens' Bat and Wildlife Control Team
Our team of skilled wildlife control operators all possess many years of experience. In addition to having the required Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources licensure, we have taken the Basic and Advanced Certification offered by the National Wildlife Control Operators Association. We are also proud members of NWCOA.
Our friendly office staff is both knowledgeable and prompt. Communication and customer service are very important to us. Our office staff and technicians work together seamlessly, providing our customers only the best in customer support.
Ask the Owner
Does homeowners insurance cover the removal of bats?
Athens homeowners insurance typically does not cover the removal of bats or the exclusion process, but some policies do cover the decontamination and/or attic restoration process. Each policy is different, so we encourage you to discuss this with your agent. We have worked with Athens customers on getting this covered by their insurance.
The fact that many insurance companies cover decontamination and attic restoration due to bat guano speaks volumes of the hazards related to guano. Bats are a serious issue.
– Matt Alexander