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Mon Aug 27, 2018, 07:08 AM

10. This might be helpful...

Here's some info from a critter control company and the info seems credible....

See: https://www.crittercontrol.com/services/bats/bats-in-chimneys

Bats Near the Home

Bats live in both cities and wooded areas, eating half of their weight in insects every night. When looking for places to roost, they choose protected spots like sheds, attics, and smokestacks. At times, bats in chimneys cause problems due to their breeding habits and potential for disease.

Prevention

To deter bats from roosting in the chimney, a variety of methods can be helpful:
Exclusion tubes - This device is a one-way exit, allowing bats in the chimney to leave but not to return.
Mesh screens - Placing wire mesh over a chimney keeps bats out, though it is important to avoid trapping any animals inside.
Chimney caps - Similar to a mesh screen, a cap stops pest wildlife from entering.
Bat boxes - Installing this alternative home encourages bats in chimneys to move out on their own.

Setting up some of these devices requires special knowledge and equipment. Accessing the chimney also means getting onto the roof, which can be dangerous for homeowners.


Also, see: https://www.crittercontrol.com/services/bats/bats-in-homes

How Do Bats Get Into Attics and Basements?

Bats are small and it is not difficult for them to sneak into even the tiniest crevasses in your home which leads to bats in basement or bats in attics. It is also common for bats to enter through unscreened fireplaces or open windows. If you hear unpleasant noises around your house at night, you may have a bat problem or bats in the attic.


Good luck........

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