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13 Effective Home Remedies To Get Rid of Bats

May 25, 2017
Collection Bat isolate on white background.

Why do we get rid of bats?

Bats do not harm humans nor do they try to attack them. They only look for a little roost for a temporary time. Usually, when the weather becomes colder, they enter the houses accidently through open doors and windows attracted by the warmth. However, bats create a mess where ever they live.

It does not matter that they are residing in an attic or walls; the bat dropping can create much mess all around. Some bats are found in gardens; they love fruits and take away all the fruits before the owners get to ate them. The strange pungent odor annoys the people living around. The bat dropping also contains some microbes which can cause some respiratory problems in humans. If bats get furious, they cannot be handled by a layman, a team of well-trained workers is required to control them.

The urine dropping can also be the reason for the degradation of flooring. Their dropping and urine can make the wooden floor brittle. They also carry diseases along with them. They are the unwelcomed house guests to most of the people. They also make some creeping and annoying sound while flying. These sounds are easily heard, and it irritates the people living nearby. Bats are not filthy creatures they keep themselves clean. Only the smell they produce because of dropping and urine is unbearable.

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Their teeth are very tiny, but they can still somehow manage to bite a human.  When bats find a place in your house for roosting it becomes a serious problem for people. Many people get panic when they see bats in their homes.

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Home remedies

1. Moth balls

White naphthalene balls over dark background.The moth balls are also referred as naphthalene balls. They are among the best solutions to get rid of bats. They not only chase away the bats from your houses but also make sure that they do not re-enter your home ever again. These moth balls are readily available at pest control stores and shops. The method of using these moth balls is quite easy; you just need to tie them in a fine hardware cloth and hang that fabric in the house. The efficiency and effectiveness of this moth ball depend on the ventilation of the moth ball. If the moth ball is placed where the ventilation is poor, the results will be poor as well. The balls should frequently be placed for better results. The moth balls must be used very carefully because if it is employed in large quantities, it can cause health risks.

2. Sealants

Worker puts silicone sealant to caulk the joint between tub and wall.If you have enough netting material and sealants, you have the way to get the bats out of your house. You just have to look for the residing areas of the bat and observe their entry and exit timing. Once you get to know that the bat has left the place in search of food or for roaming you need to clear the area at once.

3. Phenol

Phenol is the best one to make the bats leave your place. This repels very annoying and bad odor to repel the bats. It makes the place very unpleasant and unbearable for them to reside in. The place starts irritating them.  It encourages them to leave the place and find a more clean and peaceful place to live in. The best one recommended is the white phenol. You can use it in a water spraying bottle and spritz it all over the place where the bats reside. The best way is to keep spraying it until the odor gets so strong that the home bats leave. It is a unique method to drive the bats quickly.

4. Repair walls

The most common and most used entry points by common bats are the doors and walls. The walls of the houses ay have small holes which make it easy for the bats to enter into your house.  The wall having a hole of 1 or 2 inches is enough for the bats to enter into your house and create a mess. If you find something in your house, you must immediately repair your walls and seal the place. If you do not want to repair it shortly, you can use rock insulation to seal the entry points temporarily.

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5. Aerosol

Spraying aerosol on white background.You can easily get the per aerosol repellents in your pest control stores nearby your houses. You simply need to buy these repellents and spray them where the bats reside. Soon they will go and find a peaceful place to live in. It does not physically harm the bats. If you see bats at the roosting spot avoid spraying

6. Mylar balls

It is the most creative way to chase away the bats residing nearby. Once you see that the bats have left their place immediately hang these Mylar balloons. These balloons are filled with helium.  You should keep the balloons in motion. These Mylar balloons are mainly kept in motion to scare the bats away. You should go for the Mylar balloon that shines the most. Hang the ball move near the bat’s nest. Once they get, the scared chances are that they will never return. One thing is that you have to make sure to fill the balloon with helium regularly.

7. Hang aluminum foil

It is also very efficient method like the once mentioned above. The advantage it has over other methods is that it is cheapest among the all. You can just hang the aluminum foils. It will automatically reflect light and keep irritating and annoying the bats. If you place some aluminum foil balls closer to each other, they will clash into one another and make strange noises. The weak point of this method is that if it is placed near your room, it may annoy you as well.

8. Mirrors

Mirrors set with blurry reflection.This is another peaceful method which will not physically harm the bat but let it out easily. It is the combination of mirror and light. This method is expensive as it requires a good amount of finance to regularly supply light to reflect. You need to light the room at daytime when the bats are sleeping. This can effectively repel all the residing bats at your place. After this method, you will see no more bats coming in your way.

9. Water spray

If you are looking for a peaceful method to drive the bat away, then this is the one. People usually opt the methods that can physically harm or even kill the bats. You just need to spray water in the nests of the bat when they are sleeping. If you do this regularly, then they will never come back.

10. Christmas decoration

Christmas decoration isolated on white.Christmas decoration is the way to repel bats and never see them coming back in your house. This is the best for someone who is not likely to spend money on bat repels and can make the decoration of Christmas to repel the bats away. The shining and the moving objects on the Christmas décor tree will scare the bats, and they will be very frightened to come back again.

11. Bat proofing

This method is used to block the entry of bats and never see them again. This is possible by the construction of bat box.

12. Eucalyptus

This oil is not only efficient for the insect repellent but also the best repellent for bats. It is easy to use Theodor of this oil will annoy the bats so much that they will be forced to leave the place. This method shows effective results very quickly. Buy a lot of eucalyptus gel and spread it where the bats are residing, they will not be seen it that area ever again.

13. Cinnamon

Fragrant cinnamon sticks isolated on white background.If you cannot deal with the smell of eucalyptus, you can go for a more friendly solution such as cinnamon.  Bats will hate it smell more than eucalyptus. You need to spray this couple of times to get rid of bats. It is also best to use cinnamon powder. You can spread the powder in the nest; you will see the bats moving in due time. Cinnamon is also well known as repellent poison bat.

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Do’s

  • Get rid of them before their maternity season.
  • The best time to do bat evacuation is night time, that time the bats are in search of their prey.
  • The bat evacuation must be repeated twice a week for effective results.
  • To avoid their entry in your attics, use the chimney caps and keep your windows and doors shut.Repair walls and the holes in your walls as well.

Don’ts

  • Never try to catch them or hurt them physically. They may bite you very severely.
  • Don’t use pesticides or bat poison.
  • If one method does not work, never give up. Try the maximum methods for effective results.
  • If you want to get rid of them directly, you should call the professionalsor the bat control expert.
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