Should I hire a pro, or remove bats myself?

The question of hiring a pro or take the DIY route of removing Houston bats has been baffling many homeowners for a while now. If you are a lot of experience in pest removal, you can easily get rid of bats without killing them. However, if it’s your first time, you may find yourself spending a lot of money and exerting tons of efforts in order to remove the bats in your property.

Keep in mind that Texas bats are considered by many to be extinct. Many states in the US prohibit killing the bats. You have to remove them in a humane way without harming any of them in the process.

When to Call a Professional
If you don’t know what to do, you can call a professional pest control removal company. They can help you remove the bats in no time. You can also learn a thing or two from them on how to remove bats and prevent them from coming back inside your house.

The DIY Route
If you choose to remove Houston bats yourself, you should first know about them. There are a lot of bat species and their hunting preferences can vary. Most bats tend to go out at dusk and be back at dawn. Others can go out in the morning and look for food. Make sure to look for entrance and exit points inside your house. Look for holes that bats use as exit points and seal them properly.

Install exclusion devices inside your home. Exclusion devices let bats exit your house without a chance of re-entry. If you already have bats inside your attic, you can use exclusion devices to get them out. Keep in mind that these devices only work if all of the entry points are sealed shut. You can use a net screen in order to cover small holes around your house. Leave one corner of the screen open and install an exclusion device on it.

Don’ts in Getting Rid of Bats
You should not use poison when you are trying to get rid of bats. The poison will not kill most bats it will also harm your family and pets as well. You might find yourself surrounded by dead bats that can leave unpleasant odors when they begin to decompose. Do not harm the bats when you are trying to get rid of them. Killing the bats is prohibited. Don’t trap them and leave them in a cage for weeks without water and food. Trapping them can make them suffer unnecessarily.

Don’t Know What to Do?
You can always contact a professional to get rid of the bats for you. They have the experience and the right tools in removing the bats. You will also save a lot of time and money when you let the professionals do their job. Look for a pest control company that has excellent reviews and a solid experience in removing the bats. This will make your life easier.

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