Will a bright light or high pitch sound deterrent machine work on bats?

While you don’t have to worry about a bat turning into a vampire, bats are still one of the most dangerous animals that you will find. It is not about them attacking you, your family, or your pets, which they will do on occasion. It is more about the diseases and parasites that bats carry that are the reasons why you should be concerned about these flying rats.



A bat can carry a large number of illnesses, including rabies. If it bites you or you come in contact with its feces you can easily become ill. The same is true of the parasites that they carry. What makes these parasites even more dangerous is that they can spread when the feces dries and becomes airborne. You can get one of these parasites simply by breathing in the material or by having it land on your skin. It is clear that you cannot have these creatures near or in your home.

Can I Scare Them Away?

What many are trying to do is to use technological ideas to try to scare these animals away from their homes. They think that if they play a high pitched noise or shine a bright light out from their property that it will scare away the bats.

The logic makes sense. Bats are annoyed by high pitched sounds because of their sensitive hearing. It would seem to make sense that if you were using this it would keep them away. Bats are also nocturnal because they are blind. They prefer to be away from light so shining a bright light into the night would keep them away as well.

These all seem like perfectly viable options and to some degree they are. You can scare away bats with high pitched noises and extremely bright light will scare them away. These can work.

The Other Shoe Is About to Drop

The problem with these ideas is that they are not plausible to deploy. Let’s start with the high-pitched noise. Consider that bats are flying creatures. This means that they are not two-dimensional in the way that they can move around. To use a high-pitched sound to keep them away would mean that you would need to send that sound out in every direction away from your home. That could be quite expensive to deploy.

In addition, the further away from the source the less effectiveness that the sound wave would have. This can mean that you may have some effect in keeping the bats away 5 feet from your home, but 20 feet may not work at all.

Lastly, consider the effect that this would have on other animals, especially your dog. This high-pitched sound would be quite irritating to your canine, and that may cause it to run away as well. You surely don’t want that but this can be the outcome for sure. Clearly the high-pitched noise is not the option you should use at all.

As for the light this is not effective either. You would need to shine the light in all directions and that can be quite costly as well. In addition, your neighbors may not be too pleased with you when you are shining enough lights to be seen from the moon. This simply is not an option that will work and this is why you can’t use it either.

There are much better options to use and this is why you need to look elsewhere. There are ways to keep bats from making a home in your home that are much better choices, and they will not bother your neighbors or scare away your own pets. NEED LOCAL HELP? We have wildlife removal professionals servicing 95% of the USA. Click here to hire a local bat removal expert in your home town. Updated 2017. It's best to be educated on the subject, so browse this site and especially read the bats in the attic home page, or email me if you have any more questions about Will a bright light or high pitch sound deterrent machine work on bats?



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