One common question with bat exclusion work is concerning guarantees. Some outfits are offering long term warrenties that are not what the customer is expecting to receive or are simply not being honored. There can be added costs. The trouble is that many warrenty their work (i.e the repairs that they make). If a construction gap is missed by the company, then it may not be covered by the warranty because they did not make a repair. However, in this case, the bats may be using this location as a new entry point - and you still have bats!
Do your research to determine the resilience of the company and their commitment to their customers. What is the age of the company, and are they reincorporating periodically? Ask yourself, is it realistic for an outfit to offer a $700 bat exclusion with a 5-7 year warranty? Will they be able to support you with the appropriate level of service through the term? The math doesn't work.
Critter Catchers takes a different approach...
Our job is to get the bats out! Our bat exclusions are quoted to your entire home and includes a 1 year service agreement.
During the agreement period, if you experience bat activity inside your home (post eviction), we will return to your home and take necessary measures using caulk, foam, or screen to ensure the bats are properly evicted for no added cost. Our service agreement covers omissions. Also, you don't have to call us to remove the one-way doors. We have it handled at the approprate time - it's our job.
This approach requires teamwork, so please give us a call if you suspect bat activity in your home (such as scratching noise). We need you to be aware of your home and report any bat related activity inside the home.
Having a bat enter a home should be as rare of an occurrence as having a bird enter the home. So if you discover a bat inside, we want you to call us for a re-inspection, so we can solve the problem.
When the service agreement expires, you can maintain a bat-free home by regularly inspecting your home for cracks and sealing any new openings. We offer a maintenance program at a significantly reduced rate. The maintenance program provides an economical way to continue our relationship and maintain a bat-free home.
Please note that during the winter months, bats hibernate in walls and attics. If we perform an exclusion during this time, the bats will not be evicted until Spring, when they fly out in search of food. We have a nominal charge to remove bats from the living quarters during this time.
During the summer months, bats fly on a regular basis. If you suspect bat activity, then promptly give us a call.