Would you like to know some more about the fundamentals of what this subject matter has to put forward to one person who wants to know more about Minnesota bat control and Minnesota bat removal? In Minnesota the little brown bat can be a real nuisance to home owners. There are many people out there who like to do things themselves and this is where this article may help you.
At the time of the inspection of the home requiring bat proofing we can ascertain the size of the bat colony and the best period to evict the bats. On certain times of the summer season bats create maternity colonies. Dependant on the geographical location, the bats should only be evicted when the adolescent bats are able to fly. The bat pest control professionals like to use a one-way door or related to as a valve. These one way doors let the bats egress not granting the bats back in. This form of bat removal is indorsed by the organization Bat Conservation International.
The most important thing in how to get rid of bats is paying attention to small details. You must fill all construction voids, anything greater than a 1/4 inch must be sealed otherwise a bat that is evicted through the one way door will find its way back into the structure. So in general the entire exterior of the structure must be sealed to avert re-entry of bats. We’ll go to the extent of sealing any defect or construction hole if you are not sure seal if a bat can get past that point seal the hole. You’ll also need to exclude gable vents to hold the bats out. I’ll start by blocking off attic vents, louver vents, and ridge vents with 1/4 inch hardware cloth so the bats can’t breach them for future use bay bats. They can be painted, but you’ll find it blends in nicely left unfinished. Inspect loose flashing leaving openings, and chimneys seal this area’s if necessary. Check for holes around where the chimney goes through the roof line, carefully seal cracks and if the bats are using the opening then install a unidirectional door.
The ridge vent systems can be likely bat entries so don’t overlook these areas. When looking at the ridge I’ll typically find the plastic ridge vents are twisted leaving gaps or lifted from the ice and snow from Minnesota winters. Or I’ve seen where rodents have chewed an opening in the venting system leaving openings for the bats to enter. You can try to seal all the edges but it will only warp more in the future and the problem will start all over again. It is best if do away with the warped roof vent system. You would need to tear of the old and warped ridge vent and replace it with a 1/4 hardware cloth barrier first and then install a product call cobra vent or similar, and nail you cap shingle on top of the vent system concluding the ridge vent replacement. This type of system will keep the bats from re-entering the ridge vent for good.
Always try to color match any calking, tin work and exclusion work to make it merge in as if you had not had to fix the construction voids this will keep the value of the structure and will look good in the end. When selecting a sealant type use OSI caulking; you can purchase this sealant in a crystal clear color and it will blend in with most anything.
You can put together your own one way doors for bats by using the spent sealant tube. Or you can purchase pre-made bat valve from a wildlife control supply company online. After you install the one way doors on the points of entry leave them on the opening for approximately two weeks. During the two weeks you should hear the noises from the bats decrease or not see them leaving the structure anymore. Then you can remove the one-way doorway and then seal the final voids.
At this point your Minnesota bat removal is complete. After the bats have went out through the one-way valves the bats will try for a few nights to get back in, by looking for another entrance this is why the exclusion of every possible entrance needs to be done.