Home remedies to keep away bats and get rid of them

There are millions of people who live in areas of the country where bats are commonplace. Living in caves or in the trees provides a fantastic home for these flying mammals, yet they also look for other areas of seclusion where they can set up residence. This can often include the attic or other area of your house.



No one wants to have a bat living in their home so taking precautions to try to keep them away is an important step in keeping your home bat free. However, not everyone wants to pay large amounts of money to keep these creatures away from their home. They are looking to see if there are home remedies that can do the job for them. So here is a list of home remedies that you can use to keep away bats and get rid of them, and some that are completely useless for you to try.

The No-Nos

Before talking about the ones that can have some success, let’s look at the ones that are a complete waste of your time. The most common choice that you will hear a lot about our mothballs. You’ll hear a lot about how the chemicals inside this product is great at keeping a bat away. That is true to a point, but because of the fact that you would require thousands of these balls to be placed in your attic to have any success, this is a complete waste of your time.

Some will also tell you that using motion sensors at your home that will turn on the sprinklers is a great idea. In less you are going to run a sprinkler system through your attic then this is a waste of your time. Bats are looking to live on your lawn so this is useless.

One other option that seems to be getting a lot of hype is the use of cinnamon. This can have some effect on bats, but the recommended means of applying it is to pour the cinnamon over the colony itself. If you are approaching where the bats are living to pour cinnamon autumn then you are in need of some serious psychiatric help. This is dangerous on every level and so cinnamon is not an option for you.

The Things to Try

The best of these is to ensure that you have properly sealed all areas that allow access into your house. Start by checking around your house to make sure that there are not any loose boards, cracks in the siding, or holes in the walls. It only takes about a half of an inch for a bat to be able to get through and into your home, so do a very thorough check. Also, check shingles and vent slants to make sure that there are no gaps there as well.

One thing that you may find that can work quite well is the use of eucalyptus oil. The best part about this is that the fragrance alone can be quite annoying to a bat, which may be all you need to get it to go away.

Now, inside your attic or in the walls of your home this is perfect. If you get a humidifier and put some drops of eucalyptus in in you will see some great results. Outside your home you can still use this. A great way to do is to add some of the oil to a sprayer you would use to spray insecticides around your house. Spray that onto your home and onto the roof and this can help to keep the bats away as well. 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 2018. 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 Home remedies to keep away bats and get rid of them



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