Welcome to my site about pest control. I'm Miranda Maloney. Although many people fuss loudly about the presence of spiders in the home, these creatures often clear out the bugs that cause far worse problems. Spiders consume beetles, cockroaches, moths and other pests that wreak havoc throughout the house. Thankfully, however, you can hire a pest control professional to eliminate bugs in your home if you do not want to co-habitate with spiders. In fact, pest control professionals can eliminate the spiders as well. I will share information about pest control tactics, both natural and commercial, on this site. Please follow along to learn more.
Even though you might not be very interested in spending much time in your attic, the truth is that this part of your home can be very appealing to various types of wildlife, including bats. Since the last thing that you probably want is for bats to start living in your attic, you could be wondering what you can do to prevent this problem. Luckily, following these tips can help.
1. Work with a Pest Control Professional
When you think about pest control companies, you might think about pests like ants or cockroaches. However, many pest control professionals help with getting bats out of the home and preventing them from coming back. If you already have bats in your attic, this is probably not a situation that you will want to handle on your own. Luckily, though, a pest control professional can help with safely getting rid of any bats that are in your attic and can help you with prevention options so that you can help prevent them from coming back.
2. Block Any Entrances
Another step that you can take to help prevent bats from getting into your attic is to block any entry points that they might use to enter this part of your home. Carefully check your roof to look for any entry points that bats might use to get into your attic, such as loose shingles or open areas at the edges of your roof. Replacing faulty shingles can help prevent bats and can help protect your roof as well. Additionally, you can use a sealant to seal up any cracks and nooks and crannies. Not only can this help with preventing bats, but it can help you prevent leaks and can reduce your heating and cooling bills as well, so it's a win-win!
3. Buy a Bat House
It might seem like a bad idea at first, but buying a few bat houses and putting them near any popular entry points to your home can help you prevent bats from getting into your attic. If they have their own home, they will be less likely to try to get into yours. Plus, having bats on your property can be a good thing, since they can help with pest control themselves, such as by getting rid of mosquitoes.
If you are worried about bats getting into your attic, you should know that you have a few options that can help. If you follow these three tips, you might find that this is not a problem at all in your home.