Safely Rid Your Property of Bats

Bats are present throughout most of the world and are the only mammal capable of sustained flight (vs flying squirrels, etc. whom can only glide). Because bats are nocturnal mammals, they seek out dark, quiet areas to sleep in during the day and go out only at night. Bats have extremely acute hearing and navigate using echolocation (they emit a sound to echo and navigate; dolphins and whales also do this). Bats can and do carry diseases which are transmissible to humans, including rabies (albeit rarely). Bat guano contains bacteria and may harbor fungal organisms. Bats do bite humans if provoked or scared, can carry fleas which can be passed on to pets and get inside of homes, and they can be very loud.

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How to get rid of bats: Bird-X has 50 years of bat control experience and are confident there are 2 extremely effective solutions: physical barriers (netting) and ultrasonic repellents.

  • Ultrasonic bat repellent devices are very effective against bats. These run completely silent to humans, emitting ultrasonic frequencies that interfere with bat’s echolocation navigation. Bats are not harmed, this just annoys them and encourages them to seek out quieter locations. The Transonic Pro is best suited for indoor use (or in a barn, garage, etc) and covers 3,500 sq. ft., while the Ultrason X is best suited for outdoor use (patios, parking garages, warehouses, etc) and covers 3,600 sq. ft. The QB-4 model covers 6,500 sq ft and is the same model used by the U.S. Air Force, Navy, Boeing, and many large companies. These devices are very simple & effective tools to get rid of bats, have the benefit of invisible, no-fuss protection, and are very well reviewed by our customers for bat control.
  • Netting is long-lasting and extremely effective in bat control, and is widely used worldwide. We offer several types of exclusion netting – simply install across openings or to protect large areas from bat infestation. Depending on the kind of bats you are repelling, select a size that is small enough to exclude bats, since bats can wiggle through large-holed netting just like mice can. The most popular netting we sell for bat prevention is our PE-Plus Premium Grade BirdNet, because it is very well constructed to protect against the elements, is tightly-knit, and protects against tearing or picking by pests.