Bat Removal Chesterfield VA
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Chesterfield / Midlothian / Woodlake / Brandermill / Chester / Bon Air Virginia Bat Removal Services
Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services mission is to provide permanent solutions, when applicable, to government agencies, businesses, and individuals experiencing bat conflicts through unparalleled service, knowledge, and attitude in a friendly, courteous and professional manner while establishing a reputation as the bat pest experts of choice for any job large or small. We our experts in bat removal Chesterfield VA.
As bat management specialists, Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services understands that each situation is different and needs a customized plan of action. Our experience allows us to evaluate the situation and determine the best plan of action required. By working with the agency, owner, or manager as a team, we are able to successfully resolve bat problems using a variety of techniques and education. This approach has led us to be recognized in Virginia as bat management experts in the conservation management community.
Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services has been specializing in bat management issues since 2008. With many years of experience in bat management practices and techniques along with years of field experience as one of Virginia’s few bat management specialists, we are able to quickly evaluate the situation and take steps for immediate intervention. Our number one priority is the safety and peace of mind of clients experiencing a bat conflict. By identifying and focusing on the problem and not the symptoms, Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services has a proven track record of providing long-term and whenever possible permanent solutions to your bat problem.
Are you infested with bats in Chesterfield, VA? In Chesterfield you will find that bats are often found in structures in the towns of Midlothian, Chester and Bon Air. If you have bats in your attic in Chesterfield and you need to get the bats out of your attic – guess what – we can get the bats out and keep them out!
If you need references from any of our Chesterfield bat removals or bat control customers in your area give us a call.
Do you need to get rid of bats in Midlothian VA? Certain areas of Virginia have different types of construction, especially in Richmond, Brandermill, Woodlake and the older parts of the Chesterfield County. These homes require a knowledge of the local architecture used in order to develop a bat removal plan tailored to your specific bat problem.
We are concerned about your families’ health and advise that if you do have bats in your attic and you need the infestation of bats out of your house – give us a call and a bat removal professional will be happy to help you. Do not go into your attic at night if you do have bats in there. Bat rabies shots could run several thousand dollars!
Here are some bat facts you will need to know if your attic has bats in Chesterfield or at the peak of your roof:
- Do not go into your attic at night!
- Do not handle a live bat or a suspected dead bat on the ground.
- Bats are not trying to fly into your hair, they are beneficial to our environment!
- We exclude the bats.
- We DO NOT KILL BATS.
- We can seal your home against future bat problems and guarantee it in writing with the areas longest warranty.
- Your bat problem will not fix itself. It should only be addressed by bat removal professionals.
- Bat deterrent sprays, bat repellents, lights and pulsating sound devices do NOT work to solve 99.9% of bat problems. They are a waste of time and money. And they will only give you a false sense of security that the bats have left your home.
- If you find a live bat in the living space of your home, the bat must be tested for rabies. Bat bites are not easily detected and the bat rabies variant is fatal once contracted. Less than 3% of bats in Central Virginia test positive for rabies.
- Do it yourself bat removal during the winter months when you think the bats have left your home to hibernate in a cave is risky. Some bats do leave your home in the winter, but most bats like the Little Brown Bat and the Big Brown Bat will hibernate in your home.
- Accumulations of bat guano (bat poop or bat droppings) in an attic can pose a serious health risk to you and your family, particularly if you have a depressed immune system. Trying to clean up large accumulations of bat guano without the proper personal protective equipment can give you a lung disease called Histoplasmosis, which can be fatal if not treated by a medical professional. Respirators purchased from large box stores will not protect you from the disease.
- We do not use pesticides to remove bats from an attic, nor is there a pesticide registered with the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) that will get rid of bats. We only use pesticides to kill bat bugs, which are similar to bed bugs, left behind where the bats were roosting and in the bat guano.
In addition to our bat removal services in Chesterfield and Midlothian Virginia, we also offer, bat guano removal and bat bug removal. During our scheduled visit to your home we will also provide you with an estimate to remove the bat poop from your attic along with the bat bugs and any damaged insulation that may be tainted with bat urine and bat excrement.
We can remove bats from an attic. If you are looking for a Chesterfield, VA bat removal professional, Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services is available to help you with your bat problem. Every member of our staff has successfully completed the NWCOA (National Wildlife Control Operators Association – Bat Standards Compliant Course AND the WCT (Wildlife Control Technologies) Training Group – Bat Management Course. We are the areas bat removal experts in Chesterfield, Midlothian, Chester, Bon Air, Woodlake, Brandermill, and in Chesterfield County, Virginia.
Bat Removal Chesterfield VA – Richmond Office
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Chesterfield / Midlothian Virginia Bat Bug Removal Services
Bat bugs (Cimex adjunctus) or bat mites are found around a bat roost in an attic and more commonly in bat guano accumulations in Chesterfield, Virginia. The bat bug is a very close relative to the bed bug (Cimex lectularius). Because they look so much alike, a microscope is needed to confirm the bat bug vs. bed bug in Virginia.
Our Chesterfield bat removal professionals are often asked questions about how to get rid of bat bugs or a bat bug infestation in order to solve a bat bug problem. Most common questions include:
- What is the difference between bat bugs versus bed bugs in Chesterfield, Virginia?
- What is the price to remove bat bugs in Midlothian, Virginia?
- Is it possible to get rid of the bat bugs in Brandermill, Virginia?
- How do you kill the bat bugs in Woodlake, Virginia?
- Are bat bugs similar or resemble bed bugs in Chester, Virginia?
Bat bugs are ectoparasites (blood sucking) and as their name suggests, bats are their host or food source. Bat bugs around colonies of bats in Chesterfield, Virginia will occasionally wander away from the bat roost area or guano accumulations. And when this happens they may bite humans. When people get bat bugs in their bedroom in Central Virginia, it is usually because of the absence of the bats. Bat bug bites are not dangerous. As far as our Chesterfield bat bug removal expert know, bat bugs do not transmit any diseases.
In order to get control of the bat bugs our Chesterfield, Virginia bat removal expert must first get rid of the bats that are present in the home or building in Chesterfield, Virginia. Bat removal techniques also known as “bat exclusion” or sealing the areas of the structure that emit air draft is the first course of action. There are no pesticides that are labeled to control bats in attics. Pesticides are harmful to bats. Treating bat bug areas with a pesticide without eliminating the bats first is against the law and will only provide a short-term fix. Once the bat colony has been removed from the structure in Chesterfield, Virginia, the bat guano accumulations must be treated with a residual pesticide that will kill the bat bugs and bat bug eggs. In addition to treating the bat guano in Chesterfield, Virginia, our Midlothian, Virginia bat bug removal expert will also treat the bat roost area and any cracks, crevices, or other bat bug hiding places.
Once the bat roost areas and bat guano accumulation in your attic has been treated to kill the bat bugs in Chesterfield, Virginia, our Midlothian, Virginia bat guano removal expert will then remove the bat guano from the structure.
Give us a call for more information about removing bat bugs from your home or business!
With all this in mind, the truth is that the majority of bat droppings found in attics and walls in Chesterfield are harmless if undisturbed. The thought of bat guano in your attic may be disgusting, but no threat to your health. Only a small number of bats contract Histoplasmosis and excrete the fungus in their droppings. Still the fungus can’t grow unless the piles of droppings are very large. Small amounts of Bat poop in your attic or walls is not a threat to your health unless the bat guano is disturbed. Undisturbed bat droppings are the safest bat droppings in Chesterfield, Virginia. You would have to directly inhale the Histo spores from the bat guano to even potentially get sick. In most cases of bat guano abatement is not necessary and a waste of money. Our Chesterfield, Virginia bat professional can get rid of bats in attic and perform bat exclusion before the bats make too much of a bat guano biohazard, but our Midlothian, Virginia bat removal expert can only advocate the abatement of bat guano from attic and walls in some cases where the bats have left a lot of bat guano. Bat guano removal should only be recommended by our Chesterfield, Virginia bat removal professional under the following circumstances:
- Large accumulations or piles of bat guano in Chesterfield, Virginia.
- You have a respiratory illness in Midlothian, Virginia.
- You are pregnant or have small children in the house in Chesterfield, Virginia.
- The attic space is being used for storage or a kids play room in Woodlake, Virginia.
- There is ductwork in the attic that leads to the living areas of the structure in Brandermill, Virginia.
- The heating and air system is in the attic in Chesterfield, Virginia.
- You are planning on renovating the space or are tearing out the walls/ceilings that may have bat droppings behind or on top of them in Chester, Virginia.
- You are changing the insulation in your attic in Chesterfield, Virginia. Insulation companies will offer to remove the insulation fairly cheaply for you, but they should not be used for this purpose as they do not have the proper OSHA training or safety equipment needed to remove Bat guano safely. (The proper HEPA filtered respirators, air scrubbers, vacuums, and suites similarly used for asbestos and mold abatement). If an untrained insulation worker or wildlife control operator becomes sick you could be liable.
- If you plan to sell the house or building, bat droppings typically become a red flag for home or commercial building inspectors. Uneducated buyers are often told the worst case scenario and will want to back out of the contract regardless of the amount of bat guano in your attic in Midlothian, Virginia.
- If you just cannot stand the thought of the bat droppings in your house or building. It is up to the customer to determine if they want to live with the bat guano or have our Chesterfield bat removal professional remove them.
- Commercial buildings with workers or customers in Bon Air, Virginia.
If there is a small colony bats in your Chesterfield, Virginia house or building, you really have no need to worry about the bat droppings left behind. If you encounter a small amount of scattered droppings somewhere in your home or building, just pick them up with a wet paper towel and flush them down the toilet. Under no circumstances should you try to clean-out bat guano from the attic yourself. Big box store dust-masks and even full face respirators are not adequate equipment to safely work around bat droppings in confined spaces like an attic. Remember, undisturbed bat guano is the safest bat guano.
If you cannot afford to have it removed by our Midlothian, Virginia bat removal expert, leave it alone. Do not try to learn how to remove bat guano from attic in Chesterfield, Virginia.
Bat droppings do not smell. Bat urine has a very distinctive odor and often there are times that home owners do not even notice it. If our bat removal professional can smell bat urine inside the living or working area of a structure, it means the bat problem could be out of control. During hot humid weather our bat removal professionals often get calls from customers whose houses or buildings smell because of a bat infestation that has not been dealt with. In most of these situations a major cleanup of bat droppings and contaminated insulation in necessary. Small infestations of bats usually do not produce enough bat urine odor that can be noticed inside. However, bat populations grow quite large over time and it is best to have our Chesterfield bat removal professional get rid of bats before the bat colony causes damage to the structure.
Give us a call for more information about removing bat guano from your home or business!
Chesterfield / Midlothian Virginia Bat Guano Removal Services
Our Chesterfield bat removal experts are often asked several questions about bats in Chesterfield, Virginia or bat guano health risks in Midlothian, Virginia and the dangers of bat guano in Chesterfield, Virginia or dangers of bat droppings in Chesterfield, Virginia. Below is a list of the most commonly asked questions about bats in Chesterfield, Virginia and bat guano removal in Chesterfield, Virginia:
- What are the health dangers of bat guano in Midlothian, Virginia or health hazards of bat guano in Chesterfield, Virginia?
- How to clean up bat guano in Chesterfield, Virginia?
- Is bat poop dangerous in Midlothian, Virginia or is bat poop toxic in Chesterfield, Virginia?
- What are the bat guano dangers in Brandermill, Virginia?
- What are the diseases carried by bats in Midlothian, Virginia?
- What are the effects of bat guano on health in Chesterfield, Virginia?
- What is bat feces disease in Woodlake, Virginia?
- What is the cost of bat guano cleanup in Chesterfield, Virginia?
So before you try removing bat guano from house in Chesterfield, Virginia you should learn about the effects of inhaling bat guano first. Bat poop is dangerous in Midlothian, Virginia. One of the dangers of bats in attics is that they have the potential to produce a lot of bat excrement and bat urine. The color of bat guano is dark brown to black when it is fresh and light brown when it is dry. Bat droppings, bat scat, bat poop, bat guano or whatever you want to call it can or will create a bat guano health risks. Bats produce more than three times their body weight in potentially toxic bat droppings every week during the summer months when they are active. Bats fly from late in the evening at dark to the early morning before daylight, so they need to ingest a lot of calories to fuel their several hours of flying. What goes in a bats mouth must come out and a lot of insect consumption equals a lot of Bat droppings. It does not take long for even a small number of bats to foul up your attic and interior wall voids if they are not dealt with quickly. Depending on the size of the bat colony, a nasty little fungus called Histoplasmosis that bats can excrete in their droppings and will grow in moist piles of bat droppings. If you directly inhale Histo spores you could end up quite sick and depending on your age and respiratory health, you could end up blind, with permanent flue like symptoms or in extreme cases dead.
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In addition to our Midlothian, Brandermill, Woodlake, Bon Air, Chester, and Chesterfield VA bat removal and bat control services, we also offer animal control, beaver removal, bird netting, bird spikes, bird shock tracks, bird control, Canada geese removal and control, chimney caps, chipmunk removal, coyote removal, dead animal removal, deer removal, deer repellents, flying squirrel removal, fox removal, groundhog removal, mice removal, mole removal, muskrat removal, opossum removal, pest control, pigeon removal, raccoon removal, rat removal, otter removal, skunk removal, snake removal, squirrel removal, tick control, wildlife solutions, wildlife control, wildlife removal, woodchuck removal, woodpecker removal, and vole removal in the cities and towns in Midlothian, Brandermill, Woodlake, Bon Air, Chester, and Chesterfield County in Chesterfield, Virginia.
We also provide wildlife solutions, wildlife control, wildlife removal, and animal control in Midlothian, Brandermill, Woodlake, Bon Air, Chester, and Chesterfield Virginia.
Bats Species in Virginia – Facts and Information
There are three species of bats in Virginia that are Federally endangered and are therefore protected under the Endangered Species Act which explicitly prohibits anyone from attempting to harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, or collect, or to attempt to engage in any such conduct any endangered or threatened species. The three federally endangered species of bat in Virginia are Gray, Indiana, and Virginia Big-Eared. Before implementing any control technique, ensure that your problem bat is not one of these three endangered species of Virginia bats.
There are 16 species of bats in Virginia. Three (Gray Bat, Indiana Bat, and Virginia-Big-eared Bat) are federally endangered. One, the Rafinesque’s Big-eared Bat, is state endangered, and the remaining 12 are non-game protected species in Virginia. The Big Brown Bat, Evening Bat, and Little Brown Bat are the three bat species in Virginia that are most likely to take residence in a building.
To help identify the species of bat you may have, use the county occurrence map for each species found on the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries website. The county occurrence maps represent counties that have been documented to contain that particular species. The occurrence maps do not indicate the only areas that a particular species may be found but they are a good way to identify the species that you are likely to have. Pay particular attention to the threatened and endangered species, management options may be limited due to federal and state laws.
In Virginia bats are not considered a game species or a fur-bearing species. This means that a bat may be killed if it is deemed as being a nuisance to a homeowner. The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) defines nuisance as species found committing or about to commit depredation upon ornamental or shade trees, agricultural crops, wildlife, livestock or other property or when concentrated in numbers and manners as to constitute a health hazard or other nuisance. However, the term nuisance does not include animals designated as endangered or threatened. The mere presence of a bat does not constitute it as a nuisance.
Other legal aspects that the homeowner needs to know is that it is illegal to poison any animal (including bats) with the exception of mice and rats found in a dwelling (4VAC15-40-50). It is also illegal to transport any bat species therefore making it illegal to relocate any species of bat other than on the property on which it was caught (4VAC15-30-50).
If a bat is found indoors with people, the Virginia Department of Health recommends having the bat captured and having it tested for rabies. While less than ½ of 1% of all bats actually carry rabies, this is a time for caution. Heavy leather work gloves should be worn if you must handle the bat in any way.
Bats and their droppings (bat guano or bat excrement) should only be conducted by a licensed, trained and Virginia State Certified Bat Removal Company. If you have an area with a large buildup of bat guano (droppings) and you must be in the contaminated space, immediately put on gloves and something to cover your nose and mouth. Bat droppings can harbor histoplasmosis fungi spores and should be cleaned up by a professional Wildlife Removal and Animal Control Company in Virginia.
Bats are great neighbors to have around the house. One little brown bat has been documented eating upwards of 600 mosquitoes in one hour! Imagine what several individuals flying around in your yard could do!
There are seventeen species of bats in Virginia. The bats in Virginia are divided into two categories: cave bats and tree bats. Cave bats hibernate in caves, while tree bats hibernate in leaf clusters, under decaying logs, in hollow trees, or sometimes in abandoned mines or old buildings.
Virginia’s cave bats include:
Tri-Colored Bat (Also known as the Eastern Pipistrelle Bat)
Virginia’s tree bats include:
There has also been an occurrence of the Brazilian Free-tailed Bat in Southeastern Virginia.
Bat Damage and Bat Damage Identification in Chesterfield Virginia
Bats often fly about swimming pools, from which they drink or catch insects. White light (with an ultraviolet component), commonly used for porch lights, building illumination, street and parking-lot lights, may attract flying insects, which in turn attract bats. Unfortunately, the mere presence of a bat outdoors is sometimes beyond the tolerance of some uninformed people. Information is a good remedy for such situations.
Bats commonly enter buildings through openings associated with the roof edge and valleys, eaves, apex of the gable, chimney, attic or roof vent, dormers, and siding. Other openings may be found under loose fitting doors, around windows, gaps around various conduits (wiring, plumbing, air conditioning) that pass through walls, and through utility vents. Log cabins are another type of home commonly inhabited by unwelcome bat colonies. Often times the chinking in log cabins has fallen out leaving inviting entry points for bats looking for a new home. Give us a call if you need to have new chinking materials installed.
Bats are able to squeeze through narrow slits and cracks. For purposes of bat management, one should pay attention to any gap of approximately 1/4 x 1 1/2 inches (0.6 x 3.8 cm) or a hole 5/8 x 7/8 inch (1.6 x 2.2 cm). Such openings must be considered potential entries for at least the smaller species, such as the little brown bat. The smaller species require an opening no wider than 3/8 inch (0.95 cm), that is, a hole the diameter of a US 10-cent coin (Greenhall 1982). Openings of these dimensions are not uncommon in older wood frame structures where boards have shrunk, warped, or otherwise become loosened. Log cabins are also favorite roosting sites for bats looking for safe harborage. Because of their design, log cabins have many gaps and openings that allow for easy entry for bats. Sometime these log cabins have missing chinking or the entire log cabin may need to be re-chinked using only the best chinking materials available. We can help, our bat removal experts can bat proof your log cabin, home or business so that bats cannot reenter the structure.
The discovery of one or two bats in a house is a frequent problem. In the Northeast, big brown bats probably account for most sudden appearances. Common in urban areas, they often enter homes through open windows or unscreened fireplaces. If unused chimneys are selected for summer roosts, bats may fall or crawl through the open damper into the house. Sometimes bats may appear in a room, then disappear by crawling under a door to another room, hallway, or closet. They may also disappear behind curtains, wall hangings, bookcases, under beds, into waste baskets, and so forth. Locating and removing individual bats from living quarters can be laborious but is important. If all else fails, wait until dusk when the bat may appear once again as it attempts to find an exit. Since big brown bats may hibernate in the cooler recesses of heated buildings, they may suddenly appear (flying indoors or outdoors) in midwinter during a warm spell or a cold snap as they move about to adjust to the temperature shift. (Source: Prevention and Control of Wildlife Damage — 1994)
Health Concerns Associated With Bats in Chesterfield Virginia
Rabies – Bats are distinct from most vertebrate pests that inhabit human dwellings because of the potential for transmitting rabies — a viral infection of mammals that is usually transmitted via the bite of an infected animal. Rabies does not respond to antibiotic therapy and is nearly always fatal once symptoms occur. However, because of the long incubation period (from 2 weeks to many months), prompt vaccination following exposure can prevent the disease in humans. Dogs, cats, and livestock also can be protected by periodic vaccinations.
Bats are not asymptomatic carriers of rabies. After an incubation period of 2 weeks to 6 months, they become ill with the disease for as long as 10 days. During this latter period, a rabid bat’s behavior is generally not normal—it may be found active during the daytime or on the ground incapable of flying. Most human exposures are the result of accidental or careless handling of grounded bats. Even less frequently, bats in this stage of illness may be involved in unprovoked attacks on people or pets (Brass, pers. commun.; Trimarchi et al. 1979). It is during this stage that the rabid bat is capable of transmitting the disease by biting another mammal. As the disease progresses the bat becomes increasingly paralyzed and dies as a result of the infection. The virus in the carcass is reported to remain infectious until decomposition is well advanced.
Rabies is the most important public health hazard associated with bats. Infection with rabies has been confirmed in all 40 North American species of bats that have been adequately sampled in all of the contiguous United States and in most provinces of Canada.
Bats rank third (behind raccoons and skunks) in incidence of wildlife rabies in the United States (Krebs et al. 1992). In the last 20 years, however, there have been more human rabies cases of bat origin in the United States than of any other wildlife group. Furthermore, the disease in bats is more widely distributed (in all 48 contiguous states in 1989) than in any other species. In Canada, bats also rank third (behind foxes and skunks) in the incidence of wildlife rabies. Therefore, every bat bite or contact must be considered a potential exposure to rabies. While aerosol transmission of the rabies virus from bats in caves to humans and some other mammals has been reported, this is not a likely route of infection for humans entering bat roosts in buildings in temperate North America.
Histoplasmosis – Histoplasmosis is a very common lung disease of worldwide distribution caused by a microscopic fungus, Histoplasma capsulatum. Histoplasma exists in nature as a saprophytic mold that grows in soil with high nitrogen content, generally associated with the guano and debris of birds (particularly starlings, Sturnus vulgaris, and chickens) and bats. Wind is probably the main agent of dispersal, but the fungus can survive and be transmitted from one site to another in the intestinal contents of bats, and also in the dermal appendages of both bats and birds. The disease can be acquired by the casual inhalation of windblown spores, but infections are more likely to result from visits to point sources of growth of the fungus. Relative to bats, such sources include bat roosts in caves, barns, attics, and belfries, and soil enriched with bat guano or bat excrement.
Numerous wild and domestic animals are susceptible to histoplasmosis, but bats (and perhaps the armadillo) are the only important animal vectors. Unlike bats, birds do not appear to become infected with the fungus. Both the presence of guano and particular environmental conditions are necessary for H. capsulatum to proliferate. In avian habitats, the organism apparently grows best where the guano is in large deposits, rotting and mixed with soil rather than in nests or in fresh deposits. Specific requirements regarding bats have not been described, though bat roosts with long-term infestation are often mentioned in the literature.
While histoplasmosis in the United States is particularly endemic to the Ohio-Mississippi Valley region (which is also an area with the greatest starling concentration) and areas along the Appalachian Mountains, it is also found in the lake and river valleys of other states. Outside areas with “appropriate” environmental conditions, there also occur scattered foci with high infection rates usually associated with caves inhabited by bats or birds.
When soil or guano containing H. capsulatum is physically disturbed, the spores become airborne. Persons at particular risk of histoplasmosis of bat origin include spelunkers, bat biologists, pest control technicians, people who clean out or work in areas where bats have habitually roosted, and people in contact with guano enriched soil — such as around the foundation of a building where guano has sifted down through the walls.
Infection occurs upon inhalation of spores and can result in a variety of clinical manifestations; severity partially depends on the quantity of spores inhaled. The infection may remain localized in the lungs where it may resolve uneventfully; this is the case for about 95% of the 500,000 infections occurring annually in the United States. Such infections are identified only by the presence of a positive histoplasmin skin test and/or calcified lesions on routine radiographs. Other individuals may have chronic or progressive lung disease requiring treatment. Less severe forms of these infections may be accompanied by fever, cough, and generalized symptoms similar to a prolonged influenza. Resolution of the disease confers a degree of immunity to reinfection. In addition, resolution confers varying degrees of hypersensitivity to H. capsulatum; as a consequence, massive reinfection in highly sensitized lungs may result in a fatal acute allergic reaction.
In a small percentage of chronic histoplasmosis cases, the fungus disseminates to involve multiple organ systems and may be fatal. This form is usually seen in young children (1 year or older) and in immunocompromised adults. In recent years, systemic infections have been increasing in frequency globally as an opportunistic infection of AIDS patients. (Source: Prevention and Control of Wildlife Damage — 1994)
Bat Bugs Versus Bed Bugs in Chesterfield Virginia
Q. We have noticed Bats in our attic, and have Bed Bugs too. Could the two problems be related?
A. Yes, these two problems are related, but chances are you have Bat Bugs instead of Bed Bugs. Bat Bugs are a ectoparasite that be found on Bats, in guano, areas where there has been bat colonies, or around roosting areas where bats congregate. They look exactly like bed bugs, and only the trained eye can distinguish the two. Infestations can be very minor to very major problems. Once Bats are removed or happen to take up a roost elsewhere, ectoparasites like bat bugs can start searching throughout the home for a new host. If you notice activity like this call one of our Virginia Bat Removal specialists immediately.
Q. How do I get rid of bat bugs?
A. In most cases bat bugs will die off once their bat hosts (the bats in your attic and walls) have been removed from your property. In cases with severe bat bug infestations our trained bat bug experts can treat the affected areas to expedite and kill off any remaining bat bug pests that may be looking to “feed” on unsuspecting human hosts. Let us rid your property of these parasitic pests. Want to know how to get rid of bat bugs? Give us a call, we can help.
Bat Removal Chesterfield VA – Questions and Answers
Q. What does it cost to remove bats from attics?
A. One of the first questions we get asked by potential customers is, What does it cost to remove bats from the attic of my Virginia home. The truth is, no two bat jobs are the same, so the cost can vary significantly from one job to the next. We often tell callers that any company that gives you a cost for bat removal without first conducting a site visit or assessment has not a clue what they are doing. You should stay away from these so called “bat experts” and remember Buyer Beware.
Q. What is the normal bat removal cost?
A. Because there are so many variables in bat remediation, the cost for a complete bat removal job including sealing entry points and repairs necessary to keep bats out can range from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars.
Q. How do you do bat removal yourself?
A. Bat removal in Virginia requires a great deal of expertise. We do not recommend that amateurs attempt to remove bats. We also do not recommend hiring a pest control company to remove bats. Bat removal should only be performed by Wildlife Removal companies who have professionals on staff that are trained in bat biology and behaviors, and understand the correct procedures and processes for humane bat removal.
Q. Bat repellents – do they work?
A. There are no know bat repellents on the market that have been proven effective in repelling bats from attics or other places in your home. Be careful of gimmicks whose sole purpose is to separate you from your hard earned money.
Q. Bat removal devices – what are the most common types?
A. The types of devices used for bat removal and control vary. Some bat removal devices can be used in many different situations, while others have very limited uses.
Q. Do you perform residential bat removal?
A. Yes, our bat removal technicians are experts at residential, commercial and industrial bat removal. We perform bat removal and bat control services throughout Virginia.
Q. Bat removal products – what are the most common?
A. There are many different types of bat removal products available to professional bat removal companies. They include bat nets, bat pipes, bat venting devices, one way valves, and other bat exclusion tools and equipment.
Q. I need bat removal and bat prevention services in Virginia. What should I do?
A. First, never try to do bat removal yourself. Too many things can go wrong. Secondly, never hire a pest control company to perform bat removal. Pest control companies are experts in bug control, not bats. Lastly, when looking to hire a bat removal company in Virginia, make sure they have received advanced training in bat removal. Removing bats from a home or attic is not like trying to trap a squirrel, it requires a thorough knowledge of bats and their behaviors. We understand the importance of education, training and experience when in come to bat removal. That’s why all of our bat removal technicians are double certified, having successfully completed bat training from two separate bat certification entities.
We are considered one of Chesterfield Virginia’s best bat removal companies. Bat removal and bat control in Virginia is provided in these VA counties, cities and towns:
Afton, Albemarle County, Alexandria, Amelia County, Annandale, Arlington, Ashburn, Ashland, Barboursville, Bellwood, Belmont, Bensley, Bermuda Hundred, Bon Air, Boyd Tavern, Brandermill, Bumpass, Burke, Central VA, Centreville, Chamberlain, Charlottesville, Chesapeake, Chester, Chesterfield County, Colonial Heights, Crozet, Cuckoo, CVille, Dale City, Doswell, Dumbarton, Earlysville, East Highland Park, Enon, Ettrick, Fairfax, Fair Oaks, Ferncliff, Fluvanna County, Fredericksburg, Genito, Glen Allen, Glenora, Goochland County, Gordon, Gordonsville, Gum Spring, Hadensville, Hampton, Hampton Park, Hanover County, Harrisonburg, Harrogate, Hening, Henrico County, Highland Springs, Hopewell, Innsbrook, Jefferson Davis, Kents Store, Keswick, Lake Anna, Lake Monticello, Lake Ridge, Lakeside, Laurel, Leesburg, Lewiston, Lignum, Locust Grove, Louisa County, Maidens, Manakin, Manakin-Sabot, Manassas, Manchester, McLean, Montrose, Motoaca, Meadowbrook, Mechanicsville, Midlothian,, Mineral, Moseley, Newport News, Norfolk, North Courthouse, North Garden, Oilville, Orange County, Palmyra, Pantops, Petersburg, Portsmouth, Powhatan County, Reams, Reston, Richmond City, Richmond County, Robious, Rockville, Rockwood, RVA, Salisbury, Sandston, Sandy Hook, Scottsville, Shannon Hill, Short Pump, South Rockwood, Spring Run, Staunton, Stoney Point, Suffolk, Tidewater, Troy, Tuckahoe, Va, Varina, Virginia, Virginia Beach, Waynesboro, Winchester, Winterpock, Woodlake, Wyndham, and the surrounding areas of Virginia.
Contact Us at (804) 729-0046 or toll-free at (888) 824-7383 for Virginia animal trapping, animal control, wildlife removal, pest control, animal capture, animal exclusion or wildlife management in VA.
Bats are such an important part of our ecosystem in Virginia. If you want to help preserve bats and increase their chance for survival, building a bat house is a good start. We also do bat house installations. NOTE: The Little Brown Bat is on the verge of being listed as an endangered bat species in Virginia. To help protect this bat it is important to hire a bat removal company that is properly trained in identifying and protecting the Little Brown Bat which is so important to our ecosystem.
We are considered the best company for bat removal Chesterfield VA. Call us, we’re glad to help rid your home of bats.
Our wildlife experts also provide animal removal, animal control and bird control services in Chesterfield VA. For Chesterfield animal control, bat removal Chesterfield VA or bird control services in Central Virginia contact our Richmond office at (804) 729-0046 or toll-free at (888) 824-7383.