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Getting rid of bats in your attic or roof is a high-risk job. Due to the disease concerns that come with them, bats are the most dangerous animals we deal with. Combining the disease risk with the fact that you can fit up to a hundred bats, of some species, in a one foot square, and you have a high probability of something going very wrong due to a bat invasion.
If you even suspect that you may have a bat problem, please do not hesitate, call us immediately. Some states, including Florida, have a blackout period during which bats cannot be removed without written permission from state regulators. But during the legal season, your bat removal process will usually be completed in a few days. Your bat removal process may contain as few as three steps, but most problems require all four of the steps outlined below.
Bat removal begins with a focused investigation into your problem. Getting bats out of your home or business requires identification of all active and potential entry points. Please give us a call to schedule a free inspection.
Many animal control problems require removal before, or during, the critter eviction process. However, bat control happens quite differently. We cannot trap bats to remove them from your property, so we must close up all possible inactive entry points before getting bats out of the problem areas. Even during the blackout period, we will take steps to keep your problem from getting worse until removal of the entire population can be completed.
After sealing all inactive entry points, we install a custom made one way door to allow bats to leave your home but not reenter. Your problem may require only one such device, but, in most cases, multiples are needed. We will fabricate and install as many devices as needed to get rid of the bats on your property and leave them in place for at least four days to allow all the bats to leave the premises. When all the bats have left, the devices are removed and the critter eviction process is completed.
Attic restoration is important with many animal removal problems. But, attic restoration is essential when it comes to bat removal. Due to the numerous diseases and pungent odors that come with bats, you must decontaminate the area as much as possible. We will remove as many droppings as possible and treat the area to breakdown what cannot be removed and eliminate odors. Once we clean it as best as we can, we will add insulation back in to replace what was damaged or removed during the invasion and removal process. When we finish, your attic will be as good as new and the energy efficiency of your home will be restored as well.
Bats are small, wild animals beneficial to our environment. Their droppings are a great fertilizer, they help us get rid of insects by feeding on them, and some species even pollinate flowers. Unfortunately, those benefits only apply when we come across them outside – when found inside our homes, bats can cause a lot of trouble and damage.
Bats are considered one of the most destructive animals that can be found in our homes (mostly attics) when in large quantities. Below are some examples of the damage you can expect to find if you have bats in your house.
Even if bats decide to choose your attic as a new home, they won’t be staying there all the time – bats still need to travel in and out to feed. This means that they may cause more structural damage to your building by consistently using the same spots as entry points.
Even though bats don’t gnaw or chew, with time their guano and urine will pile up and can lead to structural damage of your property, for example collapsing of the interior structures. Bats’ waste drips through ceilings and therefore ruins insulation, causing serious damage to the construction.
The most dangerous issue with bats living in your attic is the diseases and parasites they may carry. The bats hang from the ceiling and the waste that falls onto the floor is none of their concern, which then can result in the feces piling up. This can be very problematic especially in cases of houses with wooden structures, as the waste causes permanent discoloration, and mildew and bacteria ingrains in the wood. This is certainly a permanent health hazard for you and your family.
Bats can also carry rabies, although it is rare. Moreover, spores for Histoplasmosis can be found in bat guano – it is a disease that affects mainly those with immunity disorders and attacks the lungs.
The biggest problem with bats’ feces is the fact that when it’s dried and touched, it turns to dust. When this happens, the dust particles become airborne and therefore the diseases are spread throughout the whole area. Some parasites carried by bats can survive a long period of time without a host, which means they can still cause a serious health issue even if they have been laying on the attic floor for weeks.
As discussed above, one of the main issues with having bats in your attic is the fact that their guano can be very strong and accumulate very quickly. This can lead to some serious health risks, as it gives a perfect place for mold to grow. It is also a threat to interior structures, as bats’ feces and urine can drop through structures and damage the construction. Dealing with bats should be done in a professional manner as even cleaning up their waste can lead to some serious health problems.
We’re passionate about helping people just like you get rid of unwanted pest problems. As such, we are proud to be the only pest control company in Orlando, Tampa, Lakeland promising excellence in value, service, and trust.
I contacted this animal control company, and they responded quickly. Raccoons were making noises in my attic, which I discovered after I peeked into the attic. The technicians were really efficient, explaining everything they were going to do and then doing it. I got a call from their customer service rep just a few days after the raccoon was removed to make sure everything was fine. Excellent customer service and a well-done job. I highly recommend their services!– Norma M. in St. Petersburg, FL Oren Smith & Wildout Animal & Pest Removal treated our small job as his most important job of the day. He squeezed us into his busy schedule and resolved our issue early in the morning. He came to our house and discovered there was no animal issue and there was no charge. I would definitely recommend his service.– Rick B. in Bradenton, FL Thank you so much, Oren and Mike! I called Wildout and in a matter of a few hours, they came and removed the deceased cat from underneath my house. Very friendly and professional and respectful of the dead animal. I was referred to Wildout by another Wildlife removal company that was unavailable. I will definitely call them again if I ever have the need.– Susan F. in Bradenton, FL We had a dead feral cat in our backyard. We called the county and were told that they would forward it to a contractor. Three days passed and we HAD to get rid of the smelly dead cat. Wildout gave us a decent price to remove it, was very professional, and we will definitely call them again if we ever have another dead feral cat although we pray we won’t.– Sally G. in Bradenton, FL Joe Figueroa is professional, pleasant, and calming! He communicates about his arrival times & if his schedule is altered (due to helping other customers). He educates about the situation & helps to find the best solutions for creatures and humans. (We were dealing with snakes & other rodents.) He cares about the details of his work and looks for ways to help save money. He’s a gem!– Kat C. in Orlando, FL Chris was pleasant, kind, and very knowledgeable about what I needed to have done in the house. He made sure that everything got done according to the needs of my home, and he got rid of the rats for me. I appreciate your professional attitude and how well he knew his job. Thank you for a job well done.– Laura W. in Orlando, FL Free inspection. Honest assessment of the situation. No current infestation. Blocked one potential access point. Fee for that a little higher than expected, but reasonable considering the free inspection and no false claims of infestation.– Allan B. in Orlando, FL Wildout excellently gets the job done! Needed emergency service for a double nest of yellow jackets stinging both me and my dogs. Wild out responded immediately, Sent a tech in under an hour, and solved the problem perfectly. Highly recommend this elite Band of Brothers to round up all your wild intruders.– G. Gibson in Tampa, FL Thank you Chris for an excellent job. You got rid of 6 raccoons that were tearing up my backyard. You were always here when you said you would be, courteous, and always keep in touch with me. Great job and again thank you.– Margaret C. in Tampa, FL Very professional company with a lightning sense of humor! Got the job done quick and smooth! Definitely would recommended it! Showed up promptly, assessed the problem, and safely removed a snake that snuck into my house!– Chris B. in Tampa, FL. Can’t say enough about Chris and Matt. Had a pretty challenging rodent issue at the house. Kept us up at night for many nights with scratching and chewing. Chris and Matt kept at it until we found the issue and took care of it, at least all indications are that it is taken care of (fingers still crossed). Even after I expressed quite a bit of frustration due to lack of sleep, they kept on it. Very satisfied. They went above and beyond to help us out.– Jay T. in St. Petersburg, FL I received a free estimate, FREE, for real! Susan in their office was such a help and great to speak with. She set me up with Tech Ryan who looked at my attic thoroughly as well as other areas I thought may be point of entries. No current activity found…PHEW! He did advise me on deterrence if needed. He was well mannered, respectful and kept a mask on during the whole visit. I highly recommend just on estimate alone!– MariAnne O’Neill Oren was Awesome! He let me know upfront each step that they would need to do to take care of our Opossum problem. He also let me know upfront the costs, and there were no surprises. Oren was caring and found a nice new home for the captured Opossums. He was even able to seal up their entry point where they were getting into the attic. I hope to not have to use their service again; however, wouldn’t hesitate to give them a call if I have any animal issues in the future. I would highly recommend their services.– Rick O. in St. Petersburg, FL Quick response and excellent service. Had sparrows and other birds nesting in several areas around 2 story home. Bird deterrent gel was placed inactive areas, and then they returned a couple of days later to chalk and seal all the way around the house. Also repaired damage to trim and touched up the paint. A+++ Highly recommend. Thank you so much!– Jen D. in Lakeland, FL Called this company on a Friday regarding a squirrel that kept chewing the wood on my carport. They were at my house, treating the wood, early Monday. Superfast. Super friendly. Super responsive. Thanks, Chris and Alex!!! Will recommend this company.– T Greiner. in Lakeland, FL I am a Realtor and Property Manager. One of my tenants reported a possible rodent issue. I reached out to Wildout. Meghan was VERY responsive and professional! She was quick to get the estimate completed, get the job scheduled, and resolve the issue! I could not be more pleased with her services. This will be my new go-to vendor for rodent or wildlife issues! Thanks again, Meghan!!! Highly recommend.– Jeri P. in Lakeland, FL Oren was great! He came out the same day I called his company to take care of my bird issue. I had two birds that would come and try to nest on the ledge above my front door. Previously, another company had put up a bird deterrent composed of spikes. Oren fixed the spikes to make them more effective at deterring birds and added a bird deterrent substance on the ledge. I am so thankful for his help. I highly recommend his services.– Yema E. in Sarasota, FL I called Oren with Wildout because I had a dead animal in my AC unit. He offered to do a free inspection before quoting me a price. Upon inspection, he wisely suggested that I call the AC company to verify they would not void my warranty. He then removed the lid from the AC, removed the dead rat, and disinfected the whole area in the unit. Very prompt service, very professional and completed at a fair price.– Lisa D. in Sarasota, FL This company is amazing. We have a rat in our garage and are absolutely not experts at all in animal control. We called this service a random internet find which ended up being a hidden gem. They came out the same day that we called and we talked about the situation. Oren was so thorough in the evaluation checking every area and explaining what he was doing and tips and tricks. I will be saving his number for future and recommend them to anyone who asks.– Valerie D. in Sarasota, FL I contacted this animal control company, and they responded quickly. Raccoons were making noises in my attic, which I discovered after I peeked into the attic. The technicians were really efficient, explaining everything they were going to do and then doing it. I got a call from their customer service rep just a few days after the raccoon was removed to make sure everything was fine. Excellent customer service and a well-done job. I highly recommend their services!– Norma Meyer Can’t say enough about Chris and Matt. Had a pretty challenging rodent issue at the house. Kept us up at night for many nights with scratching and chewing. Chris and Matt kept at it until we found the issue and took care of it, at least all indications are that it is taken care of (fingers still crossed). Even after I expressed quite a bit of frustration due to lack of sleep, they kept on it. Very satisfied. They went above and beyond to help us out.– Jay Thompson
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