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5 Methods on How To Get Rid of Bats in Your Attic Naturally

by Heather Whitney 3 months ago in how to
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Bats are some of the most misunderstood creatures in the world. Though they're often feared, bats are actually incredibly helpful to the environment and play a crucial role in our ecosystem. However, when bats take up residence in your attic, they can become a real nuisance.

Thankfully, there are ways to get rid of bats naturally without harming them or using harsh chemicals. Keep reading to learn more!

5 Natural Methods To Get Rid of Bats in Your Attic

Scare Them With Sounds

Bats are creepy, there's no doubt about it. But they're also interesting creatures that play an important role in the ecosystem. Unfortunately, they can also cause problems when they take up residence in your attic. If you're dealing with a bat infestation, you may be wondering how to get rid of them.

One way to scare bats away is to use sound. Bats are sensitive to sound, and loud noise will often cause them to flee. You can create a loud noise by banging on a pot or playing a loud radio. You can also purchase an ultrasonic bat repellent, which emits high-frequency sound waves that are undetectable to humans but intolerable to bats.

With a little patience and perseverance, you can get rid of your bat problem for good.

Adjust the Temperature

Bats are finicky creatures in that they prefer a specific environment. Most species prefer temperatures between 80 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Anything less or more facilitates bat removal from the house.

However, it is much easier to raise the temperature rather than lower it. You can accomplish this by purchasing heaters from your local home improvement or appliance store. The goal is to raise the temperature of the bats' nest to 100 degrees Fahrenheit or slightly higher.

Evaporation is another way that heat removes moisture. You basically have to make your attic dry and hot to deter bats.

Keep in mind that you will need to keep the heat on for a few days to see the effect. Check-in every few hours to ensure that the heat is contained and that everything is safe.

Hang Aluminum Foil

In general, animals dislike bright flashes of light. The same principle holds true for bats. They hunt at night when their eyes have adjusted to the darkness.

Bright bursts of light are disorienting and irritating. Aluminum foil is an inexpensive and widely available home remedy that employs this principle. It repels bats thanks to its reflective surface and crackling sounds.

Hang strips of foil near the entrance to the bat colony's home to catch the light from the outdoor lamps.

You can also scrunch them up and roll them into aluminum foil balls. Hang them together so that when the wind blows, they can crunch into each other.

Light may not be a strong enough deterrent for large, established colonies, so it is best used in conjunction with other bat removal products. You could also use mylar balloons, reflective tape, or even old CDs.

Install a Mirror

If you're looking for an unusual way to get rid of bats from your attic, try installing a mirror. This may sound like a strange solution, but it can actually be quite effective.

Bats are very sensitive to light and movement, and a mirror will reflect both of these things. As a result, the bats will likely be scared away by the sudden appearance of light and movement in their dark roost.

In addition, the bats may also be confused by their own reflection in the mirror and decide to find another place to roost. If you're plagued by bats in your attic, give this unconventional solution a try. You may be surprised at how well it works.

Essential Oils

Essential oils are a popular way to get rid of bats from your attic. There are many different essential oils that can be effective in repelling bats, including peppermint oil, eucalyptus oil, and lemon oil.

To use essential oils to repel bats, simply add a few drops to a cotton ball and place it in the attic. You can also add a few drops of essential oil to a spray bottle filled with water and use it to mist the area around the bat roost. Essential oils are safe for humans and animals, so you don't have to worry about harming any other creatures in your home.

Peppermint oil is one of the most effective options, as bats are highly sensitive to the strong smell. Citronella oil is another option that can be used in a similar way. In addition to deterring bats, citronella oil can also help to repel other pests such as mosquitoes. If you're looking for a natural way to get rid of bats, these essential oils are worth trying.

Final Thoughts

So, there you have it. Five methods on how to get rid of bats in your attic naturally. If you’re looking for a humane and effective way to evict these unwanted guests from your home, one of these five methods is sure to do the trick.

Have you had success getting rid of bats using any of these techniques? Let us know in the comments below!

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