It’s not unusual in many parts of the country to see a small flicker of black here and there during dawn or dusk. But if you start seeing much more of those flickers in the dark sky than usual around your home, that may be a sign you have a bat family or even a colony living on your property. Pair that with droppings found in your attic, grease stains at possible entry points and the odd chirping sound and it’s a good bet you have bats.
Bats in the Attic
Bats can be found living in attic eaves, soffits, chimneys, shutters and behind siding in homes and businesses. They also take up residence in barns and other outbuildings. If bats can find a quarter-inch gap in a building, they will move inside!
Bats living in an attic or crawlspace will defecate and urinate and contaminate the insulation. These droppings or bat guano can be infected with histoplasmosis and present a hazard to anyone breathing the spores from the guano. Bat waste removal must be performed to remove this harmful substance. Bat removal companies like AAAC Wildlife Removal specialize in this service.
Bats also carry rabies, which can be transmitted to humans and to your pets if bitten. Make sure your pet has been vaccinated against this harmful and fatal disease.
Bats on the Ground
A bat can sometimes be found on the ground if it is injured or tired. Do not pick up a bat that is found on the ground! There is a severe risk of being bitten. This is a potentially dangerous situation that will require a Wildlife Professional. Untrained persons should not attempt to remove a bat in this situation.
Trapping and relocating bats is unnecessary in almost all cases. We will install a one-way door system, and seal all other entryways, keeping bats from returning to their hideout.
Total bat extermination or eradication is not in the best interest of human communities as bats can actually be a beneficial animal. Bat populations do a lot to control nuisance insects that would otherwise plague homeowners and they are an important part of the ecosystem.
Bat proofing and bat exclusion provide the best bat deterrent for reducing the chances of having further bat problems. Thankfully, AAAC Wildlife Removal specialists know all the appropriate and up-to-date techniques to help you get rid of those bats.