When doing a home inspection, it is relatively common to find bats. But what should you do afterward? The following advice may help;

Before anything else, the entry point of the bats needs to be found. As we discovered a little earlier, some bats will fit into tiny gaps so the home will need to be carefully assessed. If there are multiple holes, all but one can be filled with caulk and the remaining one can be an exit for those to leave at night.

Once all the bats have left for the evening, this final hole should then be plugged so that they have no way to get back in. If this isn’t going to be possible or if they haven’t left, a one-way valve can be installed. After leaving through this valve, they won’t be able to get back in.

If the process is proving to be tricky, there is an option to install a bat house in the garden or front lawn as this will give them an alternative whilst you remove them from the house itself.

In the United States, bat removal should never take place in the summer because baby bats simply cannot leave the house. If adults are locked out, the babies will not get fed and will starve to death. Not only is this inhumane, you will also have further problems down the line when the baby bats decompose.

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What Every Home Buyer Should Know

Are you buying a home in Southern Maryland, Washington D.C., or Northern Virginia? Then there is some important information you should know first - from the perspective of a home inspector.

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