Why do I have a bat problem?
Bats choose properties, homes and other buildings to roost and nest in that provide them with a close proximity to food and water sources. They will also enter into homes to overwinter there. Bats mainly feed on insects so properties that have dense vegetation, flowering plants, and gardens will attract bats. Clogged gutters, bird baths and leaky fixtures can also attract bats. Bats will commonly be found roosting in woodpiles, trees, chimneys, attics, crawl spaces, and under roof eaves.
How do bats get inside?
Bats won’t chew through your home in order to enter it like other wildlife species, instead they come in through small gaps and cracks that already exist. Loose vent covers, loose or missing roof shingles, holes in soffits and screens, and open chimneys can all provide bats with entry into your home.
How do I know if I have bats in the house?
Bats are nocturnal creatures and therefore sleep during the day and become active in the evening hours to hunt and feed. If bats are living in your home you will probably witness them entering or exiting your home at dusk or dawn. You may hear scratching or chirping sounds in your home’s ceiling, attics, or behind walls, especially in the evening hours. They will also leave behind segmented droppings that are laced with insect parts underneath of where they are roosting.
Are bats dangerous?
In general bats are not aggressive towards people however they are wild animals and if they feel threatened or cornered they will bite or scratch. They are also considered to be dangerous because bats are carriers of rabies and their feces can carry a fungus that transmits Histoplasmosis.
How do I get rid of bats?
Because there are health risks associated with bats and because their behavior can be unpredictable only a professional wildlife removal expert should get rid of bats that are living in your home. At Allgood Pest Solutions we can safely remove raccoons through our Nuisance Wildlife Management Program. Our technicians will find, humanely trap and remove all bats that have decided to take up residence in your home. We will then inspect your home, find and seal all possible entry points in order to prevent future problems with bats.
For more information about our Nuisance Wildlife Management Program and how we can help get rid of bats from your home contact Allgood Pest Solutions today!