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A bat infestation can be a stressful prospect for any homeowner, especially due to the unexpected nature of it. Despite what you might think, bat infestations are actually quite common! Bat infestations can be hard to detect and, in most cases, the only way to tell that you have a bat infestation is by seeing a bat flying inside of your home. Bats are some of the most destructive creatures when it comes to infestations.
How Do Bats Get Into Homes?
Bats are incredibly small and nimble creatures. They are so small that they can fit through gaps on your roof that are the size of quarters. They use their size to fit through these gaps with ease. Once they enter your home, they will find a nice corner to rest. Bats will most likely enter through rotten shingles or gaps next to your chimney.
Why Do Bats Infest Homes? Where Will They Live?
Bats are just like any other animal, including us. They want to live in a place that’s safe, warm, dry, and comfortable. Your home is the perfect place for bats to live. Unlike other creatures, though, bats will only live in dry, warm, open, and high-up places.
Bats won’t live in crawl spaces because they are too low to the ground. They won’t live in walls, either, because they are too cramped for the bats to nest. This makes your attic the best location for bats to live. Bats are more likely to crawl into your home during a period of extended rain. Bats are more active during this time and will look for dry places to stay.
What Does A Bat Infestation Look Like?
Bats are social creatures and love to group together. Because of this, having one bat in your home can lead to having a group of bats in your home. Because they will almost always infest your attic and are relatively quiet creatures, they can be hard to detect. Bats are nocturnal, meaning they aren’t active during the day. This can make it even harder for homeowners to detect whether or not they have a bat infestation.
If you do have a bat infestation, you will come across a group of bats sleeping in a dark, secluded corner. Much like on TV, bats sleep upside down. If you come across a group of bats, do not attempt to scare them away. This can result in harm to both you and the bats. If you discover that you have a bat infestation, call us right away. We will be able to remove the bats quickly and efficiently.
Why Should I Remove Bats?
Bats, because they don’t typically keep you awake at night or generate much noise, might seem like creatures that you can leave alone. The opposite is true, however. Bats are incredibly destructive creatures and will leave behind large amounts of waste products. Bats are considered one of the most destructive attic-dwelling creatures that exist.
Unlike rodents or other animals, bats won’t cause damage by chewing on wood in your attic or tearing apart structural features. Bats will cause damage through their urine and feces. In large colonies, urine from bats can soak through the attic and drip down into the rooms below the attic. The result is not only the smell from urine but also water damage. This includes leaks and stains on ceilings and/or walls.
Guano, or the buildup of bat feces, will decompose inside of your attic. This will result in an awful smell that is detectable throughout the entire house. In large, permanent colonies the smell can even be detected from outside.
Can Bats Cause Health Issues?
Yes. Bats can cause a wide variety of issues that will negatively impact your health. Although bats aren’t likely to bite you or a pet, it’s important to remember that bats carry rabies and, if they do happen to bite your or a pet, can spread rabies to you.
The real risk to your health is Histoplasmosis. This disease is particularly dangerous to those with immune disorders, the young, and the elderly. This disease is a fungal infection that impacts the lungs and is spread through spores present in bat’s feces.
How Will We Help?
Bats are unique animals when it comes to infestations. Unlike most other animals, we can’t simply trap them and move them outside of your house. The only effective method of removal when it comes to bats is exclusion. This, in short, means that you allow the bats to leave the attic but not return. To achieve this, we will line potential entrances with tubing or netting that makes it impossible for the bats to return.
The bats will get frustrated and fly off in search of another home. This allows us to clean up the attic space and ensure that the bats won’t have the ability to return. Frank’s Wildlife Removal understands that having a bat infestation can be stressful. We will work with you to ensure that the process is stress-free for you.