Bats

I just got off the phone with my cousin. He just bought a house and is in the process of moving in. He has bats in his soffit. He described it as a 3-4 inch gap under the eve of his 2 story home. No access to the attic.There was no mention of the gap in the HI report. He got an estiment of $1500 to remove the bats. He’s asking me what he can do. I think if the gap is as big as he said than it should of been in the report,but I don’t think the inspector could of known if there were bats up there unless one flew out during the inspection. Has anyone been in a situation like this? What can he do. Thanks for any help.

I’d get an access hole cut to the attic to assess the condition but be careful of bat guano

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I talked to my cousin again and he said that there isn’t much of an attic to get into. The second floor was the attic. Dormers were put on. I think I’ll take a ride over there and take a look for myself. Thanks for the info.

Make sure you wear your PPE!!! Bat guano can be/become toxic!!! If the bats are in the walls, do not let him move in until the bats are extracted, entry is eliminated (they only need a hole the size of a dime) and the walls are cleared of built up guano and the mold that results. Bad, bad news!!! $1500 is a reasonable price, as long as they stand behind their work for two years. I have seen similar around here for $2000 - $2500 (not including clean-up).