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The two most common bats found living inside structures throughout Suffolk County, NY are the Little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus) and the Big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus). These two species are commonly referred to as "house bats". They typically use commercial buildings, homes, shutters, shingles, sheds, barns and garages for their Summer roosting (sleeping) locations. They can even Winter-over (hibernate) inside some of these places if the they can properly thermoregulate within the structure. Many a times the Big brown bat is the most commonly found bat hibernating inside homes and commercial buildings over the Winter.
Successfully removing resident bats from a structure is a multi-step process. First you should have a certified bat removal professional do a comprehensive bat inspection of your home or structure to confirm your currentl level of bat activity. Once the evidence of a current or past bat colony is identified, then the eviction and/or exclusion process should take place. The structure must be properly sealed in every location that a bat may be able to access both high & low on the structure. During this sealing portion, "one way doors" will be installed at the main entry/exits that the bats have been using to access the structure. After the seal-up is complete, the one way doors will allow the bats to safely exit their roosting location(s) to feed. Since the house was entirely sealed, they will not be able to access their roost(s) in the at sunrise. The one way doors allow exit but not entry and will remain in place for a pre-determined amount of time to allow all bats to vacate the roost(s). Once all bats have left, a post-exclusion bat watch will be performed to verify no additional bats are exiting the structure. After confirming the bats have left the structure the bat one way doors will be removed and those locations will be sealed.
The methods outlined above are the safest and most humane way to remove resident bats from your home or structure. Allowing the bats a safe and clear exit from their roosting location will limit and/or eliminate the possibility of direct human-bat exposure, especially because the bats are not being directly handled, hazed or harmed in any way.