Bats are significant because they play an essential role in the environment and the ecosystem, but they are known to be a nuisance type in some places. With increasing overbuilding, bats are being displaced from their natural habitats, so many colonies seek safe hiding places in attics and confined spaces of residential properties.
And since winter is the low season for bats, they are already looking for new shelters for the season. Take certain precautions to keep bats out in a natural way. You can also ask help from professionals for bat removal.
A simple, safe, and humane bat prevention method is to sprinkle certain spices or scents in your home that bats hate. Like humans, bats don’t like certain smells, particularly strong or pungent ones. Some scents hate bats so much that they stay away from them like Superman’s Kryptonite. Read on for three familiar scents you can use outside your home as a safe and humane means of controlling bats.
Have you ever noticed that bats never get trapped in old wardrobes? That’s because mothballs are so sharp that bats can’t stand their scent. While they are not safer pets or children, mothballs can be effective preventative maintenance against bats and other nuisance wildlife.
Put mothballs in a bowl and place them outside your home where bat activity has been noticed. Check them regularly to ensure the safety of others.
Menthol, like mothballs, has a solid odor. Bats don’t like strong smells. Now, do not crush menthol cigarettes and spread tobacco all over the place, as it could be toxic to pets and dangerous to children. But you can buy or rub menthol extract and then add a tablespoon to a bowl of water for a fresh smelling, non-toxic bat repellent. Place the container outside your home where you know the bats have been active and refill as needed.
Another strong-smelling fragrance that repels pesky bats is peppermint. You can buy a peppermint steam massage, spearmint extract, peppermint extract, or peppermint leaves. Then mix it with water and place it in a container outside your home where you have seen bats. You can even scoop out cotton balls and mint and put them in a container outside your home too. This is slightly stronger and may be more effective for large bat colonies. You can also do this with menthol extract.
If you’re having trouble around the house and everything you’ve tried hasn’t worked, it’s time to contact a licensed bat control company for professional bat removal services.