Yakima Bat Removal

Bats are a vital part of our ecosystem with their ability to eat their weight in mosquitoes in one night, and prey on many other insects however they can pose an great health risk to humans when they infest our homes. With bats being on the down fall across some parts of the U.S due to white noses syndrome. It is our policy to safely remove the bats, properly sanitize the areas they have in habited and seal the entry points as a alternative to harming this species.

  • Install bats houses in surrounding trees

  • Bait bat houses with mango and fruit foodstuffs to encourage bats a safe home

  • Seal gaps holes in your home

  • Install .25” galvanized or stainless steel mesh in places they may gain entry

  • Consult a professional for sanitation to reduced health risk of diseases associated with bats

The sanitation of a bat infestation is very important to protect you from disease, as bats are common vectors of rabies, and harmful fungi that grows in the feces which is very harmful if aerosolized. Hiring Prosite Pest Control will take extra care in detail from sanitation to disinfection to odor control, and all the way to exclusion, preventing re-infestation.

Bat Behaviour, Habits & Diet

Most bats are insectivores, feeding on insects at night. Bats will also frequent outside lighting where insects will be flying in warmer weather. They may also be found near swimming pools, as insects might be attracted to these areas. There are some species that prefer other foods such as fruits, but most of these are not usually found in the United States. Bats can be either colonial bats, living in colonies, or solitary bats, living alone or with just a few other bats. There is no queen bat in colonies; the bats just aggregate together.

Bats emerge in the early days of spring and leave their overwintering sites for summer homes. Typically, the first to establish nesting areas are the females ready to give birth. Because of their impending maternity, these new colonies are known as maternity or nursery colonies. Baby bats are usually born during the summer months. The infant bats breastfeed until they’re ready to fly and hunt food on their own. The bats remain in this roost until the fall when it’s time to overwinter. Prior to leaving for winter residence, males begin arriving at these colonies in large numbers, ready to mate with the female inhabitants.

Winter hibernation is an instinct felt by all domestic bat species. Some travel less than 100 miles, while others travel thousands of miles from their summer roost. Equally fascinating is that some species winter in small groups, while others choose to gather in large numbers for their winter rest.

Major Signs of an Infestation

Homeowners may detect bats in several ways. As bats enter and leave an opening, the oils from their fur get deposited and can result in a brown to black stain. Bats can cause noises inside the home from their routine activities. Their droppings are another indicator of bat activity. The droppings are segmented and full of insect parts, which helps differentiate them from mouse droppings. The bats themselves are a sign and may be observed exiting from the home in the dusk to early evening hours.