Is it one bat or many? If you answer yes to the following questions, there’s a good chance you’re dealing with a bat colony:
- Have you identified guano anywhere in your home or office? Bat droppings are shiny (due to undigested insect and mosquito wings) and break apart, unlike hardened mice/rat droppings. Check attics and chimneys to start.
- Have you seen bats flying away from your home or office just after sunset?
- Do you hear strange sounds (like scratching) coming from your attic or other areas of the home or office?
- Do you smell ammonia in your space?
Whether you have a bat flying solo in your office or you have an entire attic infestation, you want them out and you want them out quickly. But trapping and releasing a bat — especially if there are multiple in your home or office — can be time-consuming and a bit frightening for both you and the bat.
Additionally, bats are federally protected, so killing them as a means of “solving the problem” is not only cruel, it’s forbidden by law. Law also forbids the fumigation or sealing of the home while bats are out dining on bugs, as juvenile bats could be left behind to die. We follow all state and federal guidelines for the safety of bats and the homeowners.