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Bat Repellents - So, you have found a bat in your home. We would like to bet good money on the true fact that there is not going to be just one of them – they are usually accompanied by a whole colony. You may just not have seen the rest of them yet. That’s the biggest problem you will find with bats; there is never going to just be one of the little critters.
Bat removal companies can be expensive, especially when you look at how cheap it can be just to use repellents. These things are generally much cheaper, and can be used safely around the home. Surely it just makes sense to use these methods instead?
The good news is that these repellents are fairly cheap. The bad news is that you are going to be wasting money when you choose to use them. These things very rarely work, and even if they do, it won’t be for long.
Take MOTHBALLS for example. These are used to remove many different pests from your home, and bats are just one perfect example. Think about it logically however – bats are mammals. We are mammals. Would we move out of our homes just because someone threw a few mothballs around? No, of course not, and this works in much the same way with these flying creatures. Stop buying them – you are just wasting your hard earned cash.
BRIGHT LIGHTS are another repellent method that many people use to discourage bats from living in their homes. It makes sense when you think about it – bats only come out at night, so any reference to daylight will just stop them from coming around. There is one massive problem with this, however. Bats love insects, and what attracts insects – bright lights. If you are going to be attracting their favorite foods, you are going to be attracting the bats, therefore shooting yourself in the foot.
LOUD NOISES work in much the same way as the bright lights do. Bats don’t like to be disturbed, and therefore music playing loudly or lots of disturbances caused by humans or other animals should technically remove the bats from the premises. The thing is that bats have evolved and are actually fairly used to living with humans, especially if you have found them living within your home anyway. Some people have found that this is an effective bat repellent method, but after a while, the loud noises seem to stop working, just as the bat evolves to the surroundings. With things such as radios, you will just be wasting your electricity. Bat can also walk on the ground and crawl into dark areas and away from any sounds or lights they might not like.
NAPHTHALENE CRYSTALS – this is something that is found in moth balls, so as you can imagine, if the moth balls haven’t worked, then these crystals aren’t going to either. Also, there have been links to these being actually rather damaging to the health of humans and various other pets, so unless you want to poison your household, using these crystals is probably not the best idea. Another reason why these are going to be a bad idea is that we humans tend to hate the smell just as much as the bats do, so there is a good chance that you are going to want to move out before the invaders want to.
There are so many bat repellents on the market that it can be very easy to get carried away by the idea of them, but when you actually sit down and think about things logically, you will understand that they don’t make a lot of sense. Just take a look at the ones mentioned above, and the reasons given for them not working – surely you wouldn’t want to waste your money on such things, when you could just pay someone a lump sum to get rid of them and be done with it? If these repellents actually worked, the need for wildlife control organizations wouldn’t be as high and no one would have a bat problem. Or a problem with any other animal for that matter!
All of the content and photos (even the background wallpaper) is by me, the owner of the Orlando Bat Control company. We are based in Orlando and service all of central Florida, and in fact the whole state of Florida, including Tampa and Miami. We operate in the towns of Winter Park, Lake Mary, Longwood, Deltona, Sanford, Conway, Doctor Phillips, Metro West, Kissimmee, and more. We do not perform bat extermination, nor are we a traditional bat pest control company. We are specialists in bat removal, especially the removal of bats in the attic. There is no such thing as a bat repellent or bat repellant. If you need to get rid of bats , we can provide the best possible solution for you. If you have any questions about a bat problem in Florida, give us a call, and we can schedule an appointment to inspect the problem and get it taken care of.