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Bat Pest Control in Essex

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

Looking for bat pest control advice? You’ve come to the right place! Here at Town and Country Pests, we have years of experience helping property owners find out more about the laws surrounding bat removal, and how they can protect their home or business premises before a problem develops in the first place. Here’s everything you need to know.

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Can bats be removed?

Bats and their roosts are protected in the UK by the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, and all species are protected by this law. It is currently an offence to cause damage or destroy individual or colonies of bats and their roosts. We would recommend contacting the Bat Conservation Trust for advice if you have any concerns regarding bats in your property. They will offer advice, and if the situation calls for it, they are able to arrange for a person to visit the site and work with you to decide on the best possible course of action.

Bats may only be handled by those licensed to do so, so it’s really important that you do not attempt to carry out any kind of bat removal by yourself. The laws pertaining to bats are frequently enforced in the UK, and you could be setting yourself up for a lot of financial and legal difficulties if you decide to take matters into your own hands.

How can you prevent a bat problem?

Of course, there are some things you can do to prevent bats from becoming a nuisance on your property in the first place. Whether you have just moved in or you are making changes in the property you have owned for years, we have some handy bat control tips for you to take advantage of. Firstly, you should make sure that there are no holes that bats could squeeze through. Bats can enter through incredibly small holes, so it’s really important that you remain vigilant and check for any easy access points on the exterior of your property.

Bugs are the primary food source of bats, so reducing their numbers will make your property a much less attractive place for bats to set up home. You can do this by simply swapping any of your outdoor lightbulbs to yellow ones, as these do not attract as many insects as the brighter, harsher bulbs that you may have been using before.

Bats love to nest in chimneys, and many property owners discover them here. Covering your chimney with a wire mesh cap will prevent them from getting in in the first place. These can be found in DIY stores and online, and are easy to install.

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To find out more, please get in touch with a member of our team today. We’d be happy to answer any questions that we can, and will point you in the direction of other resources that you might find useful.

Terence Sumpter
Terence Sumpter
Toby and Paul were absolutely faultless. Communication was excellent and they made sure to fit in around our schedule which was really appreciated. Paul was excellent, knowledgeable and sorted the job out quickly - thank you!!
anne burton
anne burton
Always professional and quick.
Charlie Potter
Charlie Potter
Wonderful people. Very helpful and prompt. Sorted my problem immediately
Greg Rodgers
Greg Rodgers
Perfect solution to a natural nuisance
Paul Williams
Paul Williams
I have had dealings with Paul over a number of years now (20 years +) principally dealing with field mice in our loft. Paul is highly professional and without hesitation will always part with helpful advice and recommendations before booking an appointment. You will not find better customer service. I am in no doubt that now Toby has joined the family business, Town & Country Pests will go from strength to strength.
Peter Harris
Peter Harris
Paul attended quickly and on time to deal with a wasp nest. He gave a professional service and I would highly recommend them.
Andrew Kerr
Andrew Kerr
Paul very knowledgeable and effective