As of August 1, 2015, it is now legal to build bats out of your attic and home. During the months of May, June, and July, bats are breading and the young cannot leave their harborage on their own. This means any adult bats built out will not be able to return and tend to their young. It is now safe to seal entry points and place bat doors on your home or business. These bat doors allow bats to exit their harborage but does not provide a return. They come in many shapes and sizes but the key is to make sure all other entry points are sealed. After a week or two, the bat doors can be removed and the entry point sealed completely. This is a very labor-intensive job and there are no shortcuts. Be skeptical of any company that tells you there is an easy way of bat removal.
Next, make sure a thorough inspection is made to the attic. Bat dung can be very hazardous and should be removed by a professional. In most cases, all the insulation should be removed and replaced. Only if the bat dung is isolated to one small area can a partial tear-out be performed. Hoffman’s has been providing bat exclusion and insulation installation for years. We are now insulating homes with T.A.P. This has pest control properties and is registered with the Environmental Protection Agency. You can now protect your home from pests and keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Call us today from South Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, and Delaware for a no-obligation inspection.