Bats are winged mammals that are in the order Chiroptera.  They are very beneficial animals. A single bat can consume 1000 insects an hour. They are active at night during the spring, summer and fall.  Around central North Carolina, they will be active in the winter on mild or warm evenings but will quickly retreat to hibernation during extreme cold. Many people put up bat houses in order to keep bats near their properties. The most common species in the Triangle area are big brown bats, little brown bats and Brazilian free-tailed bats. These bats are normally found in houses in gable vents, between chimneys and flashing and behind shutters. They are frequently found in older concrete and brick commercial buildings high around the roofline where settling has occurred. The normal signs that are seen are rub marks at entry points, rustling and chirping in voids, large accumulations of droppings (guano) and the odors and organisms associated with the colonies. All bats have state and federal protection. The females comprise the maternal colonies. They will typically have one set of twins during the end of May through the month of June. At this time, removal is prohibited by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. The “blackout period” is from May 1 through July 31 for the entire state. The juvenile bats are volant in about three weeks (flying). The exclusion process can then be started. Bats are not trapped but excluded from a roost. They are easy to remove but the problem is sealing all entrances larger than 3/8″ on the structure. Bats are very persistent and will search all available penetrations around a roof area for a new entry.
Triangle Wildlife Removal & Pest Control, Inc is very skilled and methodical in bat removal, exclusion, prevention, clean up and disinfecting of structures due to bat activity. We will also mount and install bat houses, if needed, in order to keep roosts available nearby.


The professionals at Triangle Wildlife Removal will start by inspecting the area for signs of an infestation. Some signs include chirping sounds, brown and black stains near re-entry points and bat droppings or guano near places like attic vents. After assessing the situation, our experts will decide how treat your specific situation. This may include bat removal and exclusion as well as teaching home and business owners how to prevent further incidents. Our wildlife technicians are highly skilled in safely removing bats from your home, cleaning up their mess and sealing entry points. With over 25 years of animal removal experience Triangle knows how to get them out and keep them out.
Get control of your situation by allowing our technicians to provide nesting box installation in the trees on your property.  This can help prevent the unwanted entry into your living spaces with the added benefit of keeping bugs under control.  If you have large trees on your property and would like to provide shelter for these beneficial mammals, we can install the bat nesting boxes high up in some of your trees.  They need to be placed around 15 feet up for the bats to use them.


Call us today at (919) 661-0722 if you need help with bats on your property in Raleigh, Cary, Holly Springs, Garner, Chapel Hill, Durham, or anywhere with 150 miles of the Triangle area in North Carolina.

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