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Talking About Pest Control

What to Do If You Have Bats in Your Home

Carlos Douglas

If bats find their way into your home, it's a problem that needs to be taken care of immediately. While bats are a vital part of the ecosystem, they can also cause significant damage to your home and pose health risks to you and your family. Therefore, it's essential to understand what you need to do if you have bats in your home. This blog will share some tips on how to deal with bats in your home. 

Identify the Bats

Bats are small creatures, so you might not see them initially. However, if you hear high-pitched chirping, rustling, or scratching noises coming from your attic or walls at night, it's likely you have bats. You may also see droppings, which can look similar to mouse droppings but have a shiny appearance when held up to the light.

Determine Why They Are There

Bats are known to enter attics, eaves, and walls to roost and hibernate. They're attracted to warm, dark places to hide during the day and go out to forage for food at night. They may also be attracted to the insects that are present in your home, which is a good thing if you have a mosquito or bug problem. However, bats can cause significant damage to walls, attic insulation, and other structures. So you'll want to figure out how they are getting into your home.

Get Professional Help

Don't try to get rid of bats on your own. It's illegal to harm or kill them in most states, and they can carry diseases that can be dangerous to humans and pets. You'll need to find a licensed bat removal specialist to help you. They'll be able to assess the situation and safely remove the bats from your home. They can also help you determine how the bats are getting in and offer solutions to prevent them from coming back.

Close Off Entry Points

Once the bats have been removed, you need to ensure they don't come back. The best way to do this is by closing off all possible entry points. This includes sealing cracks and holes in walls, roofs, and foundations. You can also install screens or mesh over vents, windows, and pipes to prevent bats from getting inside. Check your attic and crawl space to make sure there are no gaps or spaces where bats can get in.

Dealing with bats in your home can be stressful and concerning. But by following the advice outlined in this blog, you'll be able to identify the problem, enlist professional help, and take measures to prevent them from returning. Remember that it's crucial to respect bats as they play a vital role in the ecosystem. And most importantly, always prioritize your safety and do not attempt to deal with the bats on your own.

For more information, contact a professional bat control service in your area.