Bats in attic

Orlando Bat Removal

Bats roosting in your attic? Bat Maternity Season begins April 15 thru August 15. We offer bat exclusion and damage repair services throughout Central Florida including Orlando, Baldwin Park, Winter Park, College Park, Casselberry, Altamonte Springs, Maitland, Oviedo, Windermere, and surrounding areas. If you believe that you may have bats, now is the time to act. It is illegal to harm or kill bats in Florida, but they can be legally excluded from a home or building structure in an effective and safe manner by a certified and licensed professional who specializes in bat control and removal services.

We offer…

  • Fast and Reliable Service
  • Safe, effective, and humane removal
  • Damage Repair

Florida is home to approximately thirteen (13) species of bats in Florida. They are active at night and are most common near water. They can be seen emerging from homes and buildings through open spaces at dusk. Sounds of squeaking and rustling noises can also be heard coming from eves, chimneys, ceilings, and walls which may indicate that a colony may be present. They also have a foul and musky odor. They can also be found roosting under bridges, hollow trees, caves, and crevices. Another sign of an infestation can also be seen by them leaving behind large amounts of guano (feces) outside of the home or building.

Guano found on the
side of a home

There are times when a bat will sometimes be found on the ground. It is strongly recommended that an untrained person not attempt to pick up the bat from the ground, as they risk being bitten. A Wildlife Professional should be contacted to remove the bat.

Why Bat Removal?

Some bat species can squeeze through spaces that are only a quarter of an inch wide. They can cause extensive damage to your home or building.  Bats living in attics or crawlspaces will defecate, urinate and contaminate the insulation. They also carry various diseases that can be transmitted to humans such as rabies and histoplasmosis. Rabies can be transmitted by a scratch or bite while histoplasmosis can be transmitted by inhaling the spores of the histoplasma capsulatum fungus from their guano. Although the disease primarily affects the lungs, symptoms vary greatly. There have been situations where other organs have been affected which can be fatal if left untreated.

Florida Law Protecting Bats

In Florida, exclusions are illegal during their maternity season. It is during this time that they gather to give birth and raise their young. The season lasts until they can fly and fend for themselves (April 15 thru August 15). Any exclusion work done during the maternity season would require special permitting from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. For more information about bats roosting in your attic and their maternity season visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation and Commission website and if you want to learn more about the different species of bats in Florida visit the Florida Bat Conservancy website.

Call Trapline Pest Solutions today at (407) 970-5645 before the deadline date to schedule your free estimate and let our experts handle the rest!

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