Although bats can inhabit your home throughout the year, the time frame in which they can be removed is more specific. In regards to removing bats from homes, there are strict guidelines in place before this process can begin due to their particular bat birthing season. So, is there a way to get rid of bats during birthing season? The answer is yes, but with certain restrictions.
When Can Bats Be Removed In Charlotte, North Carolina?
Bat birthing season varies throughout the months of May to July as you move across the climate zones of North America. However, baby bats have been historically found in Charlotte primarily during the month of June. Tammy L. Rundle of the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission stated, “During this time of year bats are more frequently observed in occupied dwellings. Damage Control Agents are not allowed to issue depredation (the lethal take of an animal that is causing harm or damage) permits for bats, thus exclusion is the only allowable method for bat removal.” Read full text here.
Do Not Remove Juvenile Bats Before It’s Time
If the juvenile bats are not mature enough to fly out of the dwelling on their own, the exclusion of the other bats could result in the adult bats being able to leave, but will not resolve the issue because the juveniles will still be inhabiting the dwelling or they will die because they are not able to fend for themselves and still rely on their mothers to feed them. Many companies elect not to offer bat removal services during bat birthing season, while others simply ignore these important guideline, which in turn, does great damage to bat populations and does not resolve the bat infestation that the homeowner is experiencing.
The Correct Way To Get Rid Of Bats During Birthing Season
In saying so, it is important to work with a company, such as Varmint Gone, who is familiar with and strictly follows the bat exclusion guidelines and is informed about when bat birthing season is in Charlotte. If our technicians complete an inspection and find juvenile bats who are not able to fly on their own, we will continue working on other areas of the project, which includes sealing up the home so the bats are not able to find any other access points. After the juveniles are able to fly, which can take 2-3 weeks, we will then install our one-way tube system so that all the bats can humanely leave, but will not be able to return.
What Sets Varmint Gone Apart & Your Next Step
Varmint Gone is one the top bat removal companies in Charlotte, North Carolina with over 37 years dealing with bat infestations. This is because there is one important point that truly sets us apart – This point being that after removing the bats and sealing up all accesses, we complete a thorough clean-up and decontamination process. This process eliminates the possibility of homeowners and their families being exposed to transferrable viruses which bats carry. These viruses are known as “zoonotic” viruses and bats host over 60 different strains, making them one of the top carriers. Bats have been known to host Rabies, Ebola, Nipah, Hendra, Marburg and Coronavirus. Companies who skip the clean-up process are putting customers in harm’s way simply because they choose not to climb through attics, often on their hands and knees, in temperatures exceeding 100 degrees. So before choosing a company to handle your bat issue, it is in your best interest to make sure they will remove the bat guano as well as disinfect and deodorize your attic. Varmint Gone can help to keep you and your family safe. To schedule an inspection, call us at or fill out our online inspection request form.