Bat Removal in Denver
Bats are an important part of Colorado’s robust ecosystem as they help control many nuisance insect populations. Unfortunately, in urban areas such as the Denver Metro, they often roost inside the attic spaces of homes or businesses. With their presence can come unpleasant odors, disruptive noises, and ectoparasitic bugs. Our team of bat experts is skilled at identifying bat concerns and offering personalized solutions to your situation – whether you need bat removal, bat entry point repair, or bat clean-up services.
Humane Bat Control Services
Bats are often considered to be pests, as they can carry diseases and contaminate food sources. However, bats can also benefit the environment, as they help control insect populations. As a result, bat control services should be contacted in order to ensure that the population of bats is maintained at a healthy level. These services will help remove bats from areas where they are not welcome and provide information on how to keep bat populations healthy. In addition, bat control services can also help prevent the spread of disease by educating on how to avoid contact with bats.
Identifying Bat Activity on Your Property
Little Brown and Big Brown Bats are the most active species in the Denver Metro Area. They are usually present from late Spring-Fall before hibernating in the high country during the winter months. The bats can often be seen at dusk, leaving their roosting points to start their nightly feeding routine. Seeing bats isn't the only sign of activity. Look out for:
- The sound of fluttering wings or high pitch chitter/screeching.
- Bat guano (droppings that are dry and crumbly)
Identifying Bat Entry Points
Homeowners can identify where bats are exiting the structure by watching them leave around dusk. However, the observed exit point may not be the only vulnerable area on the structure. If you work to seal one location without sealing all vulnerable areas, the bats may simply take advantage of a different opening. Therefore it is very important, to begin with, a thorough inspection of the entire structure. It is ideal to have this inspection performed by a wildlife professional who specializes in bat removal and entry point repair. Untrained or inexperienced inspectors may miss common bat entry points or assume that a gap is too small to allow access.
Whitmore Pest & Wildlife Control, Inc. inspectors will check the exterior perimeter of the structure – paying special attention to roof lines, soffit areas, decorative beams, attic ventilation, and chimney chases. Our inspectors will also assess the interior of the attic space for bat activity and the presence of ectoparasitic bugs. After a thorough inspection, our inspectors and homeowners alike will better understand what is necessary to remove the bats and keep them out!
The Removal Process
Once bat activity and bat entry points have been identified, the actual bat removal process can begin. Types of repairs and length of the project can vary greatly from one structure to another, but bat removal should always follow this framework.
All vulnerable bat entry/roosting points must be repaired using high-quality construction materials.
Bat removal devices must be installed over active bat entry points to allow bats to exit the structure
Bat removal devices must be uninstalled after the bats have left the structure, and the remaining bat entry points must be sealed.
After the bats are removed, an ectoparasitic bug treatment should be applied to minimize their migration into the living space.
Guano remediation can be done if odor concerns are present. Before moving forward, the Health and safety of guano removal should be discussed with your inspector.
Bat Removal Service Area
As a local company, Whitmore is proud to provide bat control services to our Colorado neighbors. Our bat removal has been helping customers since 2011, and we wouldn’t want to be anywhere else! See if we service your city: