Bat Removal: Frequently Asked Questions
With bat season upon us here in Critter Control, incidents involving these little creatures are on the rise. While bats are extremely beneficial to our environment and play a key role in the function of our eco-system, having them inside your home or too close to your family is never a good thing.
Bats are able to squeeze their way through openings just ¼” in diameter, and can pose a threat to your home and family if left unaddressed.
Here are some of the more frequently asked questions we see about our bat removal services:
How do I know if I have a bat infestation?
If you’ve noticed the signs of bat activity around your home, chances are that there are more than one in the area. This is because bats are social by nature, and are generally part of a colony. Bats can be tricky to spot because of their nocturnal nature, but if you see guano anywhere in or around your home, chances of bat activity are very high.
Where would bats live in my home?
Generally, bats prefer attics for the ideal combination of temperature and darkness they need to survive and raise their young. Bats have also been known to take up residence in basements, chimneys and even inside roofing soffits on occasion.
Why do I need a professional bat removal service?
Bats pose a significant health risk to you and your family because of the infectious diseases that they often transmit. The accumulation of guano in your home creates a breeding ground for the fungal disease called Histoplasmosis, which can be fatal if the fungal spores are inhaled. Bats are also capable of transmitting rabies, which can cause paralysis and death in both humans and pets.
What can I do to keep bats away?
Minimize standing water around your home to keep mosquitoes away. Bats love to feed on insects like mosquitoes, so minimizing their activity around your home goes a long way towards keeping the bats away.
If you’ve noticed bat activity on your property or around your home, don’t waste any time in seeking help. Call the bat removal professionals at Critter Control® today at 888-617-5764 to set up your free home estimate.