Sugar Land Bat Removal, Control and Exclusion

A pest species is considered a pest when they have a tendency to take up residency within dwellings in close quarters with people. Bats are considered a pest species because of their tendency to do that, and the rise in bat removal calls in Sugar Land is a testament to the growing problem. There are a number of complaints that wildlife control and pest removal agents get concerning bats including:

  • A loose bat stuck in the house
  • A bat swarm near a building or home
  • Odor as a result of the urine and feces
  • A bat in the chimney
  • Bats in the attic or barn

Sugar Land Wildlife Control: The Process of Bat Removal, Bat Exclusion, and Bat Control

People want and need to have bat colonies removed from the areas that will put them in close quarters with these animals. There is a necessary bat removal process that needs to be carried out in order to make sure that the removal is successful and to make sure that they don’t return.

  1. Inspection- The building where they are getting into needs to be fully and thoroughly inspected. The areas that are allowing the bats to come and go need to be located.
  2. Species Determination- During the inspection, one of the things that need to be determined is the species of bat that is the problem. Different species have different habits when it comes to nesting, hibernation, and reproduction.
  3. Exclusion- This part of the bat removal process allows them to get out and not get back in. It is best to not try and trap the animals because even if they are removed and exclusion is not done properly, they will be able to get back in.
  4. Seal- Much of the sealing process is done during prior to exclusion. The sealing at this point is done on the primary entry and exit points that were left open for them to get out. Once all of them have made their way out, the final exit points can be sealed so that the animals do not get back in (AND NOT BEFORE).
  5. Clean- The final step is to clean up the mess that they have made. The urine and feces that these animals produce can cause a lot of health and structural issues for people.

Bat Diseases

Aside from the fungal infection of histoplasmosis (an infection that ails the lungs due to the fungus that grows on droppings), they are a common carrier of rabies. This may be because they are able to bite people in their sleep without them knowing or due to their size, people may be less threatened by this animal. It may be that the strain of rabies that they carry may be more likely to infect people. Never approach a sick bat or a bat that is found on the ground because it is possible to be bitten as they are trying to defend themselves. There is no repellent that will work for them and there is no simple way for bat removal. Exclusion is the best and most effective way to deal with them. It can be a difficult process and it is best left to professionals who are trained. Amateur attempts or the use of poison can make the problem much worse because of the presence of rotting carcasses or bats swarming in other areas of the building.

Bat Removal Services

Bat removal is extremely important in stopping the spread of disease from them in the attic to a homeowner. One of the most prevalent diseases that they will transmit, aside from rabies, is histoplasmosis. This is a fungal infection that is caused by inhaling the spores of the Histoplasma capsulatum fungus. This fungus is present in the guano that they leave behind. When people enter the areas containing guano, they may stir up the spores and make them airborne and breathable. When people are exposed to these spores they can end up with symptoms that range in severity from a bad flu to feeling like tuberculosis. This infection can be mild and healthy people will be able to fight it off themselves and more severe cases are going to require antifungal medications and hospitalization. Thus, a wildlife control professional is necessary.

Bat Removal Costs

Learn more on how much removal, control and exclusion costs

Bat removal costs in the City of Sugar Land greatly depend on many factors. This includes the size of the home, the difficulty to access the bat’s entry point, the necessary safety measures, colony size, guano accumulation, and many other factors. Many people would like to know “what’s a ballpark on the cost of bat removal from an attic”. Unfortunately, it can range from $500 to upwards of $30,000 and more for large colonies. If you are facing bats in the attic and want to know the cost on removing them from an attic, call us today so we can give you an accurate estimate based on your individual needs.

General Info

We offer services in bat removal in Sugar Land. Bats are the only mammals that can really fly. Bats usually feed on fruits and insects. Areas on the house that usually have these are places that are dark. Attics or basements that are usually unnoticed are what these bats look for when looking for a place to stay. Bats usually supply people with some benefits but come with a cost that is a threat sometimes. Bat droppings have been excavated as guano from caves to be used as fertilizer.

Bats consume insects, which eventually will reduce people from using pesticides anymore. Which also reduces the risk of being influenced by these chemicals that are both harmful to humans and animals.

Some places in the world consider these animals as delicacies especially in the continent of Asia. When bats are located in an area where they are abundant they sometimes attract tourists to this location.

Bats carry different diseases, such as rabies and they can easily spread disease. Some cultures consider bats highly and even worshipped as some kind of god or savior. When these bats start invading your homes you will think twice about it though.

5 Benefits of Bats

  1. Bats that feed on insects are beneficial to man. A colony of bats can devour tons of insects thus making bats natural pest control. Most insects damage crops, cause diseases to livestock and man and are a huge nuisance.
  2. Nectar-feeding bats are important as they help plants in cross-pollination, especially in rainforests.
  3. Fruit feeding species are important because they help plants to disperse the fruit’s seeds. Over 300 fruit species depend on bats for seed dispersal.
  4. They are food for owls, raccoons, opossums, falcons, hawks among other carnivores and thus supplement the energy cycle.
  5. Droppings known as guano, is used as fertilizer