What is a bat exterminator?

Bats are increasingly found in and around human environments. The critters infest human dwellings in search of food and shelter. Bats live in groups called colonies. When they find a suitable habitat, they settle down as a group and begin their regular activities which include the production of guano. Guano is the feces of bats with which these critters can spread serious respiratory diseases. Histoplasmosis can be particularly contracted by inhaling spores that come from guano.
Like every other pest that constitutes a nuisance and leaves a serious mess behind, bats are removed by professionals. These professionals could be called exterminators. Bat exterminators could be referred to as the professionals responsible for the control and prevention of bat infestations. As bats are a protected species, their removal and control are guided by the law. Thus, the services of bat exterminators are also well regulated by the laws. While a regular pest control professional may need just one license, bat exterminators could need extra licenses in line with both federal and local laws.

Generally, exterminators are known for applying measures such as poisoning. In this regard, the name “bat exterminator” is misleading because bat control and removal should not involve any kind of torture in the form of poisoning and trapping. Lethal methods for the control of bats are strongly forbidden by the law. Breaking the laws that guide the control and prevention of bats could lead to a jail term. The offenders may also be heavily fined. Instead of using lethal and inhumane measures of bat control, bat exterminators apply proven effective and humane measures for getting rid of the critters. Such measures include the use of exclusion devices. Exclusion devices are designed to allow the critters to leave while preventing them from coming back. By installing an exclusion device, the exterminator creates a pathway through which the critters naturally leave the space they were opening. The use of exclusion devices does not subject the critters to any form of harm. They can easily leave when they please. They are only unable to return. Bat exterminators apply exclusion devices with the knowledge they are highly effective for ensuring a one-way movement of the critters. This is why they ensure that every other point of re-entry is blocked.

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Bat exterminators discover the possible entry and exit points during the initial inspection process. During the inspection, the exterminator also examines the full scope of the problem. Bat exterminators carry out post-removal activities. These activities ensure that the extermination process delivers long-term results.
Clean-up and repairs are essential for achieving long-term solutions with bat extermination services. With clean-up, all the mess and remains of the critters are removed. That way, the area formerly occupied by bats is fully reclaimed.

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 Even though the bats have been successfully removed but the feces and urine remain, occupants of the property are at risk of the diseases that bats spread.
Repairs are part of measures for achieving long-term results because they are aimed at preventing future infestations. Bat exterminators may carry out general repairs to eliminate the loopholes the critters may apply in infesting your property. Bat exterminators are well aware of the peculiarities of the critters and apply established measures and tools in the removal of the critters. They also take the necessary safety measures in staying safe throughout the operation.
It is noteworthy that the removal of bats could be limited by factors such as the breeding period and lifecycle of the critters. If there are young helpless bats on the property or the bats are hibernating, the removal of the critters could be postponed. Bat exterminators are professionals trained and licensed for the removal and control of these peculiar critters.