Bat Removal

Tampa Bat Removal

Humane Bat Control Services in Tampa & the Surrounding Areas

Tampa is a bustling city known for its rich biodiversity, which includes five distinct species of bats. These winged creatures play a pivotal role in maintaining our environment, particularly by controlling insect populations. However, they can occasionally become unwelcome guests in our homes or businesses. 

At PestBear, we understand the delicate balance of cohabiting with these creatures and the potential inconvenience they can cause when they take up unexpected residence in our spaces. Our bat removal services in Tampa focus on the humane, safe, and swift removal of bats from both residential and commercial properties.

To schedule an estimate on your next Tampa bat removal service, contact us online or call (888) 998-1845 today.

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Tampa’s Five Species of Bat

Tampa is home to a diverse spectrum of bat species, each with its own unique characteristics and role in the local ecosystem:

  • The evening bat is a small species typically found in forested areas.
  • The Brazilian free-tailed bat is known for its high-speed flight and preference for urban environments. 
  • The southeastern bat is distinguishable by its medium size and glossy brown fur, often roosting in tree cavities and under bridges. 
  • The Seminole bat is quite a sight with its bright, mahogany-red fur, often mistaken for the Red Bat, and prefers foliage and tree cavities for roosting. 
  • The big brown bat is the species most likely to enter homes. This species of bat is highly adaptable and is known for roosting in a variety of environments, including man-made structures.

They can find their way into homes through small openings and cracks, often seeking shelter in attics, basements, and within walls. It’s important to remember that if you encounter a bat in your home, you should not attempt to handle it yourself. Instead, contact PestBear for safe and humane removal.

Are Bats Dangerous to Humans?

Bats generally pose minimal danger to humans. Here's a quick breakdown:

  • Not Aggressive: Healthy bats avoid humans and prefer to flee than fight.
  • Low Rabies Risk: Less than 1% of bats carry rabies, and even then, bites are rare.
  • Disease Risk: Fungal spores from bat guano can cause respiratory issues, but this is uncommon with proper ventilation.

However, it's still wise to exercise caution:

  • Avoid Contact: Don't handle bats directly, as even healthy bats can carry parasites.
  • Seek Help: If you find a bat in your home, call animal control or a wildlife removal specialist.
  • Seal Entry Points: Prevent bats from entering your home by sealing any gaps or holes.

How Do Bat Infestations Happen?

Bat infestations in Florida can occur due to several factors. Here's a breakdown:

  • Seeking Shelter: Bats naturally seek out dark, sheltered spaces to roost and raise their young. Attics, chimneys, wall voids, and soffits (under the eaves of your roof) can provide ideal nesting areas in homes.
  • Warm Climate: Florida's warm climate allows bats to be active year-round. This means they're constantly searching for suitable roosting spots, potentially leading them to your home.
  • Entry Points: Even small openings like loose vents, cracks around chimneys, or gaps under eaves can be entry points for resourceful bats. Once they find a way in, they can establish a colony.
  • Abundant Food Source: Florida's insect population provides a plentiful food source for bats. If your home has an insect problem, it might attract bats looking for an easy meal, potentially leading them to discover potential entry points.

Preventing Bats from Entering Your Home: Tips from PestBear

While bats are an integral part of our local ecosystem, you don’t want them roosting in your home or commercial space. 

Here are some preventive measures you can take to deter bats from entering your property:

  • Seal entry points: Bats can squeeze through tiny openings as small as a half-inch. Regularly inspect your home for gaps or cracks, particularly around windows, doors, eaves, and roof edges, and seal them appropriately.
  • Install bat houses: Consider installing a bat house on your property, which can provide an attractive alternative for bats seeking shelter.
  • Limit outdoor lighting: Bats are attracted to areas where insects gather, and outdoor lighting can be a significant insect attractor. Reducing outdoor lighting can help deter bats.
  • Maintain your yard: Regular yard maintenance, like trimming overhanging tree branches and keeping the grass short, can discourage bats from roosting in your home.
  • Professional inspection: Having a regular inspection from a pest control expert like PestBear can help identify potential risks and implement preventive measures.

If bats have already taken up residence in your home, it’s crucial to contact PestBear for their safe and humane removal. Attempting to remove bats yourself can be risky and is often illegal without a proper permit.

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Call PestBear when Bats Invite Themselves Over

Don’t let bats take control of your home or business. At PestBear, we are your trusted partner for effective bat control and removal services in Tampa. Our team of experts is committed to humane practices and the preservation of our local ecosystem. We combine our thorough understanding of Tampa’s bat species with advanced techniques to safely and swiftly remove these winged visitors from your property. 

Trust PestBear to handle your bat issues with professionalism, expertise, and care. 

Call (888) 998-1845 or contact us online to get started with our trusted bat removal services in Tampa today.

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