Saturday, July 2, 2011

How To Safely Handle A Bat In New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island

What to do if you have a bat in your house!
  • Isolate the bat to one room or area of your home
  • Do not touch the bat, bats are considered high risk carriers of rabies
  • Secure the base of the doors to that area with towels
  • Contact Precision Wildlife Services, the bat specialists for removal and further inspection services.
Precision Wildlife offers emergency service to most of Eastern Massachusetts including Boston and Cape Cod. We also have working relations with other bat specialists across New England and will be happy to refer them to you if we cannot respond or you are out of our service area.

contact us immediately to speak with a bat specialist.

Do I have a bat colony in my attic if I had a bat in my living space?
Occasionally bats will enter through chimneys, a/c units, and open windows but the majority of bat invasions are due to the fact that there is a colony residing within the structures of you home. Bat colonies will not always be in plain view within attics as they can, and often do colonize in soffit, and ceiling voids that make evidence of bats minimal and the sightings of them unlikely. Call Us to thoroughly inspect your home inside and out.
Precision Wildlife offers bat inspections and bat removal services.

Why does a bat invade my living space?

There are a few reasons why bats invade your living space.

During the months of June and July juvenile bats are learning how to fly and becoming more mobile in there current habitat. They become investigative and curious and will wander away from colonies sometimes only to lose there way and end up in your living room.

Also during the hot days of June, July, and August attics sometimes actually become less than inviting for a bat colony. Bat colonies will crawl under insulation and into cooler areas of your homes internal structure to escape the high temperatures. Movement of any type will always increase the chances of a bat mistakenly wandering into your living space.

Winter bats, bats that gestate inside attics all winter, also look for the most ideal location in an attic for the cold winter months. They to will often crawl under insulation in search of proper elements for winter semi-hibernation.

Bats can also enter homes through window a/c units and chimneys and be considered a fluke. Many consumers will generally believe this to be there situation because it is the easiest explanation to swallow. If a bat has entered your home an inspection by a bat specialist might prevent further headaches in the future.

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Friday, July 1, 2011

Wellesley, Massachusetts Raccoon Removal

Casey responds to a call in Wellesley, Massachusetts and is amazed by what conspires.
The family had been away for a vacation and had just gotten back home.  When they walked in, they couldn't believe their eyes!  They were so upset that they immediately called the police department, thinking someone had broken in.  The police came to investigate and found the house pretty much trashed!  Cabinets open, boxes of food open and half eaten, things knocked all over the floor and broken.  It looked like someone had ransacked the place! 
After further investigation, the police find animal droppings and then investigate the chimney and they see a tail hanging down and immediately know who the "criminals" were!
Momma Raccoon and her pups had moved in!  They give them our number, Precision Wildlife Services to the rescue!  By the time Casey gets to the home, the animal droppings are cleaned up, and he does his own investigation and hears the pups, (baby raccoons), in the chimney but Mom is nowhere to be found.  Casey, gets his ladder out and climbs onto the slippery slate roof.  Not only is this a big Colonial style house but it's 10-11:00 at night and it's raining!   While on the roof flashing the light around he finally sees her near the chimney.
Casey decides to come down to seewhat the mother will do and when he reaches the ground, he sees and hears a pup in the grass.  He has heard the stories of the mother raccoon moving her pups to saftey if she feels threatened, but he has never actually witnessed it until this night!  Casey sat in his truck and watched as the mother raccoon climbed the gutter to the flat roof and then to the slate roof to the chimney and took each pup down to the ground and into a bush to hide them until she had gotten all of them out. 

It was raining and dark or Casey could have taken some great video and pictures, but to hear him tell the story, you know it was a very amazing site to see this mother keep her pups from harm.
Casey went back to the home in the day light to further check and make sure the Raccoon family had vacated the premises and to also take a few pictures of the muddy raccoon prints he saw. 
Remember, if you think the noises you hear at night in your attic or on the roof are unwanted wildlife visitors, Call the professionals to check it out.  We deal with wildlife of all types everyday and we know their habits and we know how to remove and prevent them from coming back!
Mother with a pup



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