Steps We Take
Determine the Species of Bat
Make Sure There Are No Baby Bats
Find Out How They Are Getting In/Out
Safely Remove the ENTIRE Colony
Seal Up Any Openings
Clean Up the Guano Droppings
Your bat eviction/venting inspection may reveal the risk of human exposure to the bats and the possibility of transmission of Rabies through contact with a bat. Bats often enter the living space of structures due to their roost being in close proximity to open windows, doors, and attic access panels and doors. Bat bites and other physical contact may go undetected by individuals who are asleep. For this reason, you should be informed of the risk of a bat or bats entering the living space of the structure during the eviction/venting process and should take every precaution to avoid direct contact with a bat or bats.
Inspection Reports – Your bat eviction/venting inspection, when performed for a fee, shall include a written and/or hand graphed Inspection Report or Service Agreement/Contract/Proposal of identified entry points and conditions in your structure. This Bat Inspection Report or Bat Service Agreement/Contract/Proposal should, but is not required, include photo documentation as a recommended practice by NWCOA®.
A Typical Inspection
Bat inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of the interior and exterior of a residential or commercial dwelling, that may be performed for a fee, which is designed to identify current and potential bat entry points, exterior roosts, structural defects, rabies risk, contaminations, and Ectoparasites within specific components of a structure prior to exclusion and eviction/venting. Components may include any combination of mechanical, structural or other essential systems or portions of a structure, as identified and agreed to by you and your bat removal professional, prior to the inspection process.
Structure – A bat eviction/venting inspection is intended to assist in evaluation of the overall bat colony within and the condition of your structure. The inspection is based on observation of the current and potential bat entry points and apparent condition of the structure on the date of the inspection, and not the prediction of future bat population or conditions. The inspection will not reveal every concern that exists or ever could exist, but only the current and potential bat entry points and defects observed on the day of the inspection.
Your bat eviction/venting inspection may reveal Structural Defects. A structural defect is a condition of your structure, or any portion of it, that would have a significant, adverse impact on the bat eviction/venting process to your structure, or that may prevent 100% eviction of bats from your structure. Therefore, your structure may not be warranted.
Your bat eviction/venting inspection may reveal Structural Damage. Structural damage may be caused by the accumulation of bat guano and/or urine to any part of the wood members of your structure. It is not and shall not be stated by Your Bat Professional to you the severity of the structural damage. Your Bat Professional shall recommend to you that a professional licensed contractor or structural engineer inspect and determine the severity of the potential structural damage.
Your bat eviction/venting inspection is designed to identify current and potential Bat Entry Points that lead into the interior of your structure. Bat entry points are defined as areas eighteen (18) inches above grade that may emit air draft from the structure that are greater than or equal to 5/8 inch round or 3/8-inch wide and ¾ -inch long regardless of its orientation. Building components harboring voids less than or equal to 5/8 inch round or 3/8-inch wide by ¾ inch long regardless of orientation that may be adversely affected by weather or other factors, may be considered by Your Bat Professional as potential entry points if those voids are likely to increase over time.
Your bat eviction/venting inspection is designed to identify current bat roosting points 18 inches above grade on the exterior of your structure and may identify any additional potential roosting points post eviction/venting procedures. Your Bat Professional shall convey to you at the time of the inspection the potential for exterior roosts post eviction/venting procedures.
Contamination – Your bat eviction/venting inspection may reveal a contamination or accumulation of bat guano within your structure. Other than structural damage, the accumulation of bat guano can create biohazard that may put individual’s health at risk within your structure. Your Bat Professional shall convey to you at the time of the inspection the potential for individuals health at risk based on the amount of bat droppings, their location, risk of disturbance, and airborne contamination through HVAC units.
Your bat eviction/venting inspection may not reveal all the accumulations of bat guano within the structure. Bats will typically roost in areas that cannot be readily accessed or visually inspected, such as wall voids. You should understand that disturbing these inaccessible areas where guano may have accumulated is not necessary, unless those areas are likely to be disturbed as a result of construction, remodeling, renovation, repair or other circumstance.
Your bat eviction/venting inspection may reveal Ectoparasites or Bat Bugs (Cimex adjunctus) in/around/close proximity of the bat roost. Your Bat Professional shall convey to you at the time of the inspection the potential for you or other individuals within the structure to become a secondary host once eviction/venting procedures are completed.