Recent Bat Exclusion Projects by BCM, Inc.
Fear turned into fascination, this homeowner wants to keep his bat colony on the property, just not in his attic.
The "One-way door" can be nothing more than a simple screen fastened in such a way that allows bats to escape but not re-enter. Here are big brown bats escaping while one attempts to reenter... bats "home in" on the airflow from the attic and "don't remember" to access the crevice from under the screen.
"One-way doors" are an effective and humane way to exclude bats at certain times of the year. This one is fastened to the peak of the roof.
Exterior showing an unusually extreme amount of bat evidence: droppings and staining
Besides being inhumane, traps, poisons, and ultrasonic emitters do not address the real problem-- more animals eventually entering the structure regardless of how many traps are set. These "quick fixes" only aggravate homeowners with failure and dwindle the pocketbook and are largely a total waste of time
Bat Exclusion Solution
Please note: BCM is presently booked with projects and not accepting new clients at this time. We do not presently endorse another local contractor that we have had good experiance with. If you are an experianced contractor and perhaps would like referals, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Do not bother exterminators who do not specialize in bats, use ridiculous inhumane trap "methods", scare tactics, or chemicals that are simply a waste of time.
The only proven way to deal with bat/human conflicts is a systematic repair of all sides of your structure. Suggestions such as extermination (now illegal in PA and many other states), trap and release, chemical repellents, floodlights, and ultrasonic devices are half hearted attempts at best, and at worst some may actually be dangerous to pets and family. These "methods" do not address the problem at the root: bat entry crevices must be repaired. Otherwise bats just simply keep coming back.
Bat control is non-lethal and relies upon exclusion and sometimes installing bat houses to provide alternative places for bats to live and still provide free insect control nearby. This is sometimes difficult, hazardous work that requires experience with bat behavior, specialized equipment, and a high degree of safety precautions.
Bat Conservation and Management is a wildlife consulting company specializing with bat conflict resolution and exclusions. We do not deal with any type of nuisance wildlife problems other than bat exclusion. We offer several levels of service so homeowners do not pay for services they do not want.
Not located in Pennsylvania? Traveling to your area is no problem, as we have also completed successful bat work in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Ohio, Maryland, Illinois, Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona, Kentucky, and Florida. It pays to shop around and compare services...our clients claim our fees are up to half what our competitors estimated. Because of our expertise, we have completed complex projects which other non-specialized contractors have passed by or wildly overbid. Clients include private homeowners, the National Park Service, Pennsylvania State Parks, Department of Defense, the Nature Conservancy, apartment complexes, universities, and various private business locations.
Please note: BCM does NOT make house calls to remove or search for a bat that was seen in the living space of the house. Witnessing a bat fly thru your house does not necessarily constitute a health hazard. See this information on how to remove this bat yourself.
Bat House Installation
Recently the PA Game Commission clearly made it illegal for any contractor in Pennsylvania to kill bats. A number of other state wildlife agencies have similar policies, so please be wary of any individual who proposes this "solution" or prepares to seal bats within a building without any allowance for escape.
Areas BCM currently services
Areas BCM currently services
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