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So you have bats in your attic, or house, or chimney, and you want to get rid of them. You want to get them away once and for all. You want to kill the little buggers!

You don't need to kill bats. In fact, if you do, you're probably breaking the law in your state. You bat problem CAN be solved, 100% effectively and 100% permanently, with proper bat exclusion control. A reputable bat control company will be able to remove all of the bats from your building without harming a single animal, and will be able to make sure that no bats can ever get in again - and offer a guarantee on their work. Many people don't know where to turn when seeking bat control. The removal of bats is not the kind of thing that you'd hire a pest control company to take care of. You don't want bat extermination and no reputable commercial bat removal company would ever exterminate or kill bats.

The above photos were of bats that I found dead on arrival at two different jobs. I've dealt with hundreds of bat jobs, and every now and then, when you arrive at a building swarming with hundreds or even thousands of bats, there'll be a dead one or two on the ground outside. This natural death is okay - it's just part of the natural cycle. However, intentionally killing bats is NOT okay. Bats are good animals. They eat many harmful insect pests. They're not like mice, which breed constantly and live very short lives. Bats have only ONE PUP per year, and each bat can live up to 20 years. Think about that. If you have 100 bats in your attic, and think you're just going to kill them like vermin, then you've destroyed potentially 2000 years worth of life on this planet, and millions of potential insects eaten. Please don't attempt to kill bats or hire any company that would illegally do so. The job can be done right - more easily, and more effectively, by a real bat control expert who knows how to properly and safely evict the colony from the building and ensure that your home is completely bat-proofed.

If killing bats with poison is a bad approach, do bat flakes or sprays work?
Have you recently found a bat in your home? Perhaps there is something living in your attic that you just havenít found yet? Whatever the case is, there is a good chance that there is going to be more than one of the creatures up there, and urgent help is required. Bats can cause a right mess, and be rather destructive little creatures at the same time, and although using a pest control company is the wisest choice, many people overlook them to use other things such as bat repellents.

The truth of the matter is that these repellents rarely work. Just take a look at things such as moth balls or naphthalene crystals, (one of the ingredients within them) Ė these things have been shown in old wives tales to effectively remove many creatures from the home, such as bats, possums and much more. Think about it though Ė if these things worked, why would be there be any need for the wildlife control guys that you see around? If they ACTUALLY worked, no one would have any problems with wild animals at all. When you think about it this way, you can understand why many of the repellents on the market do not work.

Also, there are health problems that you will need to think about. The crystals themselves are very smelly, and many humans cannot stand the smell of them. There have even been reports to show that they can be bad for your health and the health of your children and pets as well. Why would it be worth the risk to give these things a shot, when you could just call up the local animal experts and get them to sort it out? Yes, these guys can be costly, but at the same time, one lump sum to get the bats removed and finished with is going to be a lot better than all of the wasted money and effort from the various home repellents that you may be looking towards.

Another thing that you need to remember is that these bats are just mammals like you and I. If we donít feel the need to move out just because someone throws a few mothballs around the home, how can you expect the same thing to work on the bats? It just doesnít make sense to waste your money on them.

Another couple of things that many people have chosen to use to remove bats from their home are things such as bright lights or loud noises. Technically, these things do make sense. Bats donít like bright lights because they are nocturnal, and the noises just disturb them when they are trying to sleep, technically encouraging them to fly elsewhere and set up home. Of course these things look good on paper, but when it comes down to it, they just donít work. For example, the bright lights will attract insects, which are the bats primary source of food. How can you expect to remove the bats from your home when you are laying dinner on a silver platter for them? Also, bats have evolved, as such, to be used to some kind of human interaction, otherwise they wouldnít be living within your home in the first place. This means that the disturbances and loud music probably isnít going to work either!

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