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5 Methods to Repel Bats

Bats are a tremendous nuisance - and it is in your best interest to find a way to repel bats. They can carry disease and drop guano all around your house. They die and start to smell as their bodies rot. And if they get out of the attic and inside one of the rooms in your house they can easily become a frightening hassle.

When you find bats in your home, you want to find some way to remove them safely, so that you do not have to hire someone to kill the animals which are such an important part of the ecosystem.

 Bat repellents

How to Repel Bats – Five Common Methods and their Effectiveness

Repelling Bats with Ammonia

Ammonia has been used for years as a way to both remove bats and keep them away. The vapors of ammonia are toxic, and it isn’t safe for the bats to stick around as the vapors fill the air. Unfortunately, ammonia is not an effective enough form of bat repellent for anything other than a temporary solution. Bats tend to move to a corner of the attic or room in order to avoid the vapors, rather than leave, and the ammonia needs to be constantly refilled as the vapors are used up.

High Frequency Bat Repellents

This bat repellent method uses a machine that emits a high frequency noise that is able to scare away most bats and other small creatures. By placing one of these in our attic, basement, and anywhere else you expect the animals to live, you can keep away any of these pests that are looking to move into your home. All animals that are affected by high frequency noises can be repelled using these bat repellents, so they are ideal for families that live in high risk areas for animal inhabitants. 

Sealing Bats Entrance

Another common form of bat removal is to plug up the entrance. This is a great way to prevent bats from entering the household – take the time to find areas of the house that bats can enter and seal them up. Once bats have already entered your home, this method becomes more dangerous because you would be forced to scare them away (which may cause them to bite you from fear), but if you seal up the entrances before they have a chance to move in, you can keep bats away.

Irritate Bats’ skin with Fiberglass

Putting fiberglass insulation on the ceiling of your attic can irritate the skin of the bats, encouraging them to find a new home. While adding fiberglass to the room can be costly, difficult and time consuming, if the attic is small it can discourage bats from roosting.

Bat Exclusion

One of the most effective bat repellents is to pay for an expert to come into your home and perform bat exclusion. Bat exclusion is the creation of a house for bats somewhere away from your home, such as the furthest portion of your lawn, and slowly moving the bats to their new home so that they are safely distanced from you and your family. Bat exclusion is an expensive but effective form of bat removal.

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