Having bats in your home is never ideal! Most homeowners find these creatures downright terrifying. Furthermore, bats can cause considerable damage throughout your house. Despite being unwanted guests, bats are often relevant to the environment. In fact, there are state and federal regulations in place designed specifically to protect bats of all species. It’s crucial to adhere to all regulations; otherwise, fines could be brought against any service provider or homeowner.
Dangers & Potential Damage
Bats are not known for causing structural damage in the literal sense. They do not chew through wooden beams or peck away at walls. Instead, their droppings and urine are known to ruin insulation, cause moisture damage, and lead to sickness. Piles of bat guano, which often smells of ammonia, is a breeding site for various fungi, which may lead to histoplasmosis. This disease often attacks the lungs, with symptoms similar to a fever. Although rare, bats can sometimes carry rabies, infecting homeowners with a single bite or scratch.
Evicting bats from your home is not your typical task. It’s not the same as removing squirrels from the attic, for example. Between mid-April to May, when bats awake from hibernation, an extermination team can seal your home and install one-way doors, known as bat netting or excluders. This door allows bats to leave your home, but not re-enter.
During the winter, when bats are hibernating from the cold, experts can seal your home tightly. Once hibernation is over, the bats will leave their roost, unable to return. This is the primary method for large infestations or families of bats. For a single bat, removal is typically easier and faster to complete.
To schedule bat removal services, contact Trapping USA by calling 469-481-6552. We’re happy to help rid your bat problem today!Back To Blog