Bat Eviction in North And West Vancouver BC

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Bat Eviction and Removal

Westside Pest Control Ltd. can help all homes, commercial buildings, warehouses, and other locations with bat eviction services in North And West Vancouver.

Our technicians will help to protect your home or facility by installing one-way bat cones and then sealing gaps in siding, vents, and chimneys.

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Why Are Bats A Pest Issue?

Bats do serve a great purpose in helping control mosquito and other insect populations. However, Bats can also carry many diseases such as;

  • Rabies – this disease is transmitted via bat bite. It is probably the most common disease associated with bats which they can transmit to both animals and people. Rabies can be make you very ill and in rare cases can kill you.
  • Histoplasmosis – a disease that generally attacks the lungs. It is caused from bat dung (guano), which when grows fungus, can become very dangerous.
  • Bats have also been linked to other diseases like;  SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), ebola, marburg and nipah.
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7 Steps to Managing Bats in Buildings

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Know the Bat Basics

  • Bats are an ecologically & economically valuable group of species and are protected from harm
    by the BC Wildlife Act.
  • Bats can only be evicted in the appropriate season in a safe and sensitive manner.

Assess The Situation

  • Where are bats roosting? The figure at right shows
    all the places bats could enter into or use in a house.
  • Is this a night roost? Night roosts are places that bats use temporarily during the night to rest between feeding bouts and include covered patios, door ways, and carports. Bats are rarely seen but droppings are observed in the morning.
  • Is bat eviction necessary? There’s no reason to evict them if there is little chance for contact with people.
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Assess The Situation

  • Where are bats roosting? The figure at right shows
    all the places bats could enter into or use in a house.
  • Is this a night roost? Night roosts are places that bats use temporarily during the night to rest between feeding bouts and include covered patios, door ways, and carports. Bats are rarely seen but droppings are observed in the morning.
  • Is bat eviction necessary? There’s no reason to evict them if there is little chance for contact with people.
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Protect Human Living Space

  • Prevent guano and bats entering inside the human living quarters by sealing spaces in floor joists and other entry points between roost and human living spaces.

Identify Entry and Exit Points

  • Look for telltale signs of bat entry. These could include brown stains on walls where they squeeze in or accumulated guano below the entry point.
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Identify Entry and Exit Points

  • Look for telltale signs of bat entry. These could include brown stains on walls where they squeeze in or accumulated guano below the entry point.
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Install a Bat House Prior To Eviction

  • Providing alternate roosting habitat increases the chances of successful and safe eviction of bats.
  • Install bat houses as high as possible (at least 3 1/2m (12’) high), on south facing exposures to receive at least 6 to 10 hours of sun. Bat houses should be installed in an uncluttered location without branches, buildings, or poles in front or below it.
  • Use only large, multi-chambered designs like a four-chamber nursery box or a two-chamber rocket box.
  • Designs can be found at www.bcbats.ca.

Evict bats using one-way exit device at appropriate time of year

  • Use a one-way exit device (such as a bat cone) to avoid trapping bats inside the building. This will allow bats to exit but not re-enter.
  • Evictions and exclusions are not permitted during the maternity season from May 1 to September 1. Ideally, evictions should take place in fall (September or October).
  • Check for presence of bats prior to doing an eviction.
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Evict bats using one-way exit device at appropriate time of year

  • Use a one-way exit device (such as a bat cone) to avoid trapping bats inside the building. This will allow bats to exit but not re-enter.
  • Evictions and exclusions are not permitted during the maternity season from May 1 to September 1. Ideally, evictions should take place in fall (September or October).
  • Check for presence of bats prior to doing an eviction.
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Seal Roost To Exclude Bats From Building

  • Clean out guano and remove soiled insulation.
  • All entry and exit points have to be sealed completely as bats
    can enter through 12mm (1/2”) holes and cracks.
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Additional Resources

  • Community Bat Programs of BC: www.bcbats.ca. Plans for bat-houses can be found here as well.
  • Bat Conservation International: www.batcon.org
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