Bat Season Alert: How to Safely Manage Bats This Season

As the warmer months roll into Atlanta, from May through August, the local bat populations become particularly active. This period, known to many as bat season, sees an increase in the nocturnal activities of bats as they emerge in search of food and suitable nesting sites. For homeowners, this can mean the potential for these creatures to find their way into attics, barns, and other structures. Understanding how to prepare for bat season is crucial in managing these encounters and preventing infestations.

Identifying Signs of Bat Activity
The first step in preparation is recognizing signs of bat activity around your property. Bats typically leave tell-tale signs such as droppings (guano) near entry points or in attic spaces, and scratching or squeaking noises coming from walls or ceilings at dusk or dawn. Regularly inspecting your attic, eaves, and roofline for these signs can help you catch a potential problem early. Learn more about identifying these signs on our Bat Activity Indicators page.bats

Securing Potential Entry Points
Before bat season begins in earnest, it’s advisable to secure potential entry points throughout your home. Bats can squeeze through very small openings (as small as 3/8 of an inch), so sealing any gaps or cracks in the roofing, siding, or foundation is essential. This not only helps to prevent bats but also other wildlife from entering your home. For a guide on securing your home against bats, visit our Home Sealing Tips section.

Professional Bat Exclusion Services
While DIY prevention measures are a good start, professional exclusion services are often necessary to completely secure your home against bats.
Mayday Pest Services offers specialized bat exclusion techniques that ensure bats can exit a building without returning. Our skilled technicians implement exclusion methods that are humane and effective, tailored specifically for homes in the Atlanta area. 

Health Risks Associated with Bats
It’s important for homeowners to understand the health risks associated with bats. While bats are beneficial for the environment, they can carry diseases such as rabies and histoplasmosis, which can be harmful to humans and pets. Managing bats promptly and professionally can help mitigate these health risks. 

Contacting a Professional for Bat Problems
If you suspect that bats have already established a roost in your property, it’s crucial to contact a professional wildlife control service immediately. Handling bats improperly can lead to further infestation or health risks. Mayday Pest Services is equipped to handle bat removal safely and effectively, with emergency services available to address your needs promptly. Please feel free to contact us via phone (770) 592-0331 or use the “Get A Quote” form on the side of this blog page.