It's a question asked by many American Animal Control ® LLC customers. "How are bats getting into the house?" they ask. Often times, like this Kosciusko County bat removal customer, people will get a bat in the house flying around once or twice a year, and not realize there is a much greater issue than the single bat flying around.
How are bats getting into the house?
Our experienced technicians answer this question often, and always after the most thorough inspection they can perform, inside and outside the house. Take this eve / soffit area for instance. It may not be visible from the ground, but when Jory, our Syracuse, Indiana technician was inspecting for bat entrance points, this stood out immediately. Bats are getting into the house through this 1/2" gap, and have been for some time.
Sometimes the entrance point isn't as obvious as a large black smudge on white trim. In this next image, Jory spotted some bat guano, which doesn't need much space at all to fall through a crack and give the location of a roosting bat in the attic. Bats in the house inspections usually include a fair amount of guano deposits.
Another place bats get into the house is through the ridge vent. As ridge vents age, they often pull away from the roof, crack, and warp. This is assuming it was installed properly. Countless roofs have a ridge vent installed with a gap large enough for bats to get in from day 1. American Animal Control ® LLC technicians have an excellent method for closing up ridge vent entrance points that no longer, in most cases, requires the removal and replacement of ridge vents.
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