Better Out, Than In.
Bats find their way into homes and structures by small openings that help them protect their themselves from other predators. Bats often gain access into your home through vents such as gable or ridge vents allowing access right into attic spaces. They also can enter through chimneys, and even being found flying in your home.
Bats are a leading cause of rabies cases in humans here in the US. As well as other illnesses from their urine and waste.
Did You Know?
A single brown bat can catch around 1,200 mosquito-size insects in one hour.
Other Bat Illnesses
A lesser known danger regarding sharing space with bats, and one that is not as easy to avoid, is histoplasmosis. Histoplasmosis is a disease you can get from exposure to guano (bat droppings).
It is an infectious disease caught by inhaling the spores of the fungus. While it is not contagious between two people, the disease can affect a wide variety of the population who may not even be aware they are at risk.
There are few areas where bats don’t consider at hospitable here on Cape Cod. Which is why it's important to identify the locations where they can enter your home and prevent issues before they happen again or become a serious problem.
As most people may know, leaving an attic or interior wall insulation covered in the feces and urine pests leave behind is not just a bad idea, it's a serious danger to your health. That is why cleaning and decontaminating the attic after an infestation is crucial in preventing future infestations.
Our insulation decontamination process begins by vaccuming any droppings, cleaning and sterilizing infected areas, and replacing the soiled insulation, whether fiberglass or blown-in. Trap All Wildlife can handle it all.
The Trap All Wildlife Difference: Prevention & Exclusion
The first step is to always remove the pests, but few go the extra mile to keep them from returning. We take the time to identify key entry points into your home or property and provide solutions to best prevent these pests from coming back.
Chimney caps have benefits and can help prevent problems from happening in your chimney. Chimney Caps are useful in many ways, including:
- Preventing Animals from Entering Your Home
- Reducing Embers & Sparks from Igniting Fires
- Keeping Out Rainwater
- Minimizing Wind Drafts
Attic & Roof Vents
Old & Damaged Attic Vents are one of the most common points of entry for many common household pests. Trap All Wildlife will replace ineffective attic & roof vents with modern, better designed versions designed to withstand both the aggressive New England weather, and the animals who call this area their home.
RIDGE-GUARD® is a specialized system for preventing pest entry at the roof ridge.
While roof ridges are effective at reducing energy costs, they in turn create a new entry point for pests who would like to call your attic their home.
RIDGE-GUARD® is a cost-efficient product designed to maintain the effectiveness of roof ridges, while keeping pests out of your property.