Commercial Bat Proofing
Are there bats in your municipal or commercial building? Scurrying or scratching noises might mean you have unwanted visitors. If so, we can help. ABC Humane Wildlife Control & Prevention has the experience, resources and methods to effectively remove bats from your building. Give us a call at 1-847-870-7175 today. Trust the NWCOA certified bat proofing experts at ABC Humane Wildlife to identify and humanely exclude any bats from your building and property.
Damage Caused by Bats
Bats typically gain access to commercial buildings in the spring and summer, to nest and raise their young. Bats can access the building through damaged roof shingles, fascia boards, soffits, and vents. If a bat has gained access to your municipal or commercial building, it has likely established multiple points of entry.
Once a colony of bats is established, they often damage the insulation and other building materials with their droppings, or guano. This guano can cause insulation to be soiled and in large quantities smells like ammonia. If this occurs, trust the trained insulation removal experts at ABC Humane Wildlife to safely remove the contaminated insulation.
WARNING – Bats are a protected species. Be sure to hire an expert to deal with your bat problem. Addressing a bat problem on your own may expose you to legal action.
The Process of Bat Proofing
Bats present unique problems for municipal and commercial property owners and managers. Municipal and commercial buildings traditionally have much longer usable lives than a typical residential structure. Imagine the old courthouse or school building in town. They are often re-purposed and re-used as decades roll by.
Because of these longer lifecycles (and sometimes because inferior materials are used) cracks and gaps tend to develop in commercial and municipal buildings. You might not think a small crack or gap would present an inviting home for a bat, but bats have the ability to squeeze into very small spaces. All that is required for a bat to enter the interior of a building is a gap the size of a dime or a nickel.
As we develop a strategy for excluding bats from buildings for municipal and commercial clients, we spend a lot of time focused on exclusion practices that eliminate those gaps. We focused on screening over and replacing siding to eliminate larger holes and gaps while sealing smaller cracks and gaps with sealant.
We also take into account both time of day and seasonality in preparing our exclusion strategy. We ensure all bats have left the property BEFORE we embark on the process of sealing the structure. Sealing IN live animals will only create larger problems down the line, increasing costs and health risks from dying and dead animals and their waste.
Bat Proofing Examples
Commercial bat proofing projects can vary in both complexity and risk. ABC Humane Wildlife has bat proofed many structures for a variety of commercial and municipal clients over the last several years. Examples of projects include:
- Village Hall Building
- Fire Department Buildings
- Many multi-unit buildings throughout Chicagoland
No bat proofing project is too large or too small. Bats present particularly difficult issues for our commercial and municipal clients – but we are here to help. Call us today at 1-847-870-7175. Our expert staff can help answer your questions about bat proofing.
Health Concerns Related to Bats
Bats present serious health hazards to humans, including rabies (a viral disease that causes encephalitis and death) and histoplasmosis (a disease caused by the fungus Histoplasma capsulatum that infects many thousands of people each year and can be extremely dangerous to children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems.) Bats are also carriers of fleas, lice, mites and bat bugs, which can infect animals and humans.
Contact a Bat Removal Expert
You should contact a professional bat removal and remediation service as soon as you identify any potential bat problem. Call 1-847-870-7175 to talk with our friendly and helpful staff today. ABC Humane Wildlife Control & Prevention has over 40 years of experience in bat proofing, bat removal, bat exclusion and repair.
We have both the knowledge and tools to get rid of your bat problem no matter how simple or complex. Every one of our clean, courteous, and professional staff members is trained in bat removal, trapping, and control techniques and in how to identify bats and prevent future bat damage to your building.
ABC Wildlife Bat Proofing Service Area
ABC Humane Wildlife Control & Prevention is an animal control and prevention provider based in Arlington Heights, IL. For over 40 years we have served individual home owners, commercial business owners, property managers and municipal customers dealing with bat problems across the greater Chicagoland area, including:
- Chicago, Arlington Heights, Northbrook, Burr Ridge and Cook County.
- Wheaton, Naperville, Hinsdale, Oak Brook, Elmhurst, Warrenville, Glen Ellyn and all DuPage County.
- Highland Park, Lake Forest, Lake Zurich, Deerfield and most of Lake County.
- Geneva, Batavia, St. Charles, Elgin and parts of Kane County.
Contact us today for a FREE phone consultation.1-847-870-7175