How to get bats out of a log cabin

If you live in a log home, you may have bat problems from time to time. They will hang on the eaves and could enter the attic after sometime. You may try different things like bat houses, lights or mothballs, but most of them do not work.

At the beginning, you should know all the available treatments and learn what works and what does not work. If you have educated yourself about the available options, you will know what to do. If you use mothballs and lights, they will not do anything, and if you use a bat house, you will be keeping the bats around, but it is not clear if they will decide to go into the attic.

The first thing to do is to make sure that the bats are kept away from your house. You can do this when you use an ultra sound transonic machine. The device has to be set at the bat setting and within few days of using it without stopping, the bats will be gone completely and they will keep out if you keep it on.

The common entry points of the bats in the home can be through the attic vents or gables. The vents are used to let the hot air out and many attics have them. The bats also may hang on the screening found near the eaves.

If you know where the bats use to enter into the home, you should use a screening to prevent their reentrance after exclusion. The bat screening is easy to cut, bend or adhere. Make sure that you close the seams, soffit gaps and gable vents. To make sure that you close the entrance when all bats are outside, you should add the screening at night. If you are not able to do this at night, you will have to use one way excluding methods that will ensure that the bats get out without being able to come back.

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