Bats are beneficial animals to have around your home, since they can help to control mosquito populations and even help to pollinate flowers and plants. However, bats can get caught inside your home or try to roost and live in areas you do not want them, and there are steps you can take to keep bats away. Bat repellent products are focused on excluding and discouraging bats from coming in or around your home in a safe way for both you and the bats.
Bat repellent products include bat cones and mesh netting to prevent bats from returning to a roost area. They should be used in conjunction with other exclusion methods, like repairing all holes and reinforcing potentially vulnerable areas of your home. This not only helps to prevent future bat infestations, but also keeps out other animals, like rats and squirrels.
Bat repellents are not the same as many other wildlife repellents, which often use taste, touch, and scent to repel and discourage wildlife, but these products do not work on bats. Using methods and products to keep bats out of unwanted areas, and even setting up a bat house to encourage roosting in approved areas, will be very effective.