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Bats are pretty incredible when you think about it they have a built-in system (called echolocation) sending a frequency signal which tells them how far away a food source is or an access point. This echolocation allows them to know where an opening is so they can safely fly in and if a signal bounces back (after a seal) it tells them this is no longer a viable option. Bats are indigenous to where they are born or roosting, which means that you have to break the cycle and force them to find a new location. Sealing for bats must be done per the DEC regulations which states in the Spring when weather is consistently above 50 degrees, so let’s call it April to the end of May, but when the babies are born in June as a NWCO (nuisance wildlife control operator) licensed operator and following DEC guidelines, you must NOT do any exclusion work in June or July (maybe to be safe the second week of August) as the slogan goes: “June and July let them fly”.

Bat Removal Greenwich

So you have August until October 15th and unless we have an unusually cold fall then exclusion work has to end earlier. No bat exclusion or eviction is to be done over the Winter and ONLY in an emergency to remove bats inside your “living space” should be considered. Sealing for bats has to be similar in sealing for mice and flying squirrels in that if they fit into small spaces usually 6 feet and above (but it has happened where they have entered in a lower part of the home). The thing to keep in mind is when sealing for bats Thoroughspect LLC seals a home as if bats are heavy chewers even though they are not due to the fact that other critters such as flying squirrels, squirrels, mice, and even yellow jackets or hornets can make holes in foam or regular caulk allowing the bats back into your home which would be a waste of time and money. One-way exits will need to be affixed around the home so that the bats can safely leave over a 7 to 10 day period in season and then the final seal is put in place. Bats cannot be poisoned or glue boarded as they are a protected species.