One of the reasons it's so important to keep the gaps and holes in your roof and fascia boards sealed is to keep out birds and animals. If your roof has a hole in it somewhere, you might end up with bats in your attic. Bats can invade in large numbers, and they are protected, so you can't kill them or remove the bats improperly.
Bats can transmit rabies and other diseases. Plus, they can destroy your attic and make your home smell bad. You need to get rid of bats as soon as possible, so you'll need a professional bat removal company that is licensed to handle bats. Here's what the company may do.
Cover Some Entry Holes
The bat removal company will probably start by looking for all the possible access holes in and around your roof. Once those are found, they'll close up some of them so bats and other pests can't get in your attic. They need to leave the holes open that appear to be used the most often so the bats don't get trapped in your attic.
Put In One-Way Tunnels
Since you can't kill the bats or disturb their nesting place, the only way to get rid of them is to let them leave as they normally would and then block their entry so they can't get back inside. A safe way to do that and make sure no bats get hurt or trapped inside is to use one-way tunnels.
These are put in the entry holes that haven't been sealed. Bats can fly out at night to hunt for food, but when they return, they won't be able to fly back in. The tunnel is designed so bats can only move through it in one direction. This should eliminate the bat infestation fairly fast.
Trap Bats Caught Inside
If there are bats in the attic that won't fly out, the bat removal company may trap them and take them to an animal rehab center if they're hurt or too young to fly. Handling bats is dangerous work, so they're careful to do it safely. You wouldn't want to handle bats yourself. There may even be laws in your area prohibiting it unless you have a license.
Restore Attic Damage
Some bat removal companies even clean up after all the bats are removed. If the company you use doesn't provide this service, you'll need to hire a restoration company because it is too hazardous to clean up an attic yourself that has bat urine and droppings in it. You could expose yourself to dangerous diseases if you don't wear proper protective equipment and use the right cleaning procedures and products.
For more information, contact a bat removal service near you.