Our clients noticed droppings on the front step and would sweep them off twice a day.
The clients did, as many people commonly do, think they had a mouse infestation. After a week of setting mouse traps, with no mouse catches, they decided it was something else. Our clients called in American Animal Control, LLC ® where Mitch, a wildlife removal technician in the Kokomo, Indiana animal removal market did an inspection. Mitch found a large colony of bats in their attic.
Once found, Mitch performed a bat exclusion, and installed one-way valves to let the bats leave the attic safely, but without the ability to get back in. Once all the bats were confirmed to be gone, the one-way valves are removed and the final openings, sealed.
Our clients are now happy to be BAT FREE.
Bat colony removal often has one more step
Once all bats are removed, and the structure is secured from further intrusion, an attic clean-out is often necessary. Colonies of bat produce large quantities of guano, which accumulates in the attic insulation, on rafters, and in some types of vents. Guano is smelly and can contain contaminates which make humans ill. This illness is a lung disease called Histoplasmosis, and with a clean-up of the attic by American Animal Control, the chance of contracting Histoplasmosis is greatly reduced even though a large colony of bats may have been present.
During an attic clean-out, a team of AAC technicians work together to remove all attic insulation and feces/guano. Once the entire attic is clean, a protective treatment that kills microbes is sprayed, and brand-new insulation is replaced into the attic to industry standards for R value; often greatly surpassing the old insulation R value, but without the contamination.
The best part about a total attic clean-out due to bat colony infestation is that the whole job is often covered by homeowners insurance. If you are hearing noises in the attic, notice smells, or get bats in the house; don’t hesitate. Call American Animal Control, LLC ® now at 877-264-3638.