Bats have been referred to as “flying rats.” Some people think of witches, vampires, and the occult when they think about bats. Still, bats are a significant element of the world’s biological system and can provide vital services, but when they decide to build their home in your attic, they become a pest and you should be thinking about bat removal.
Fortunately, the professionals in bat removal and prevention are experts. They can assist with removing bat colonies that have decided that the spaces inside your home would be an excellent spot for them to hang out. They can also discover and block entrance points to keep bats away.
If you have bats in your attic or any other section of your property, there are a few things you must understand. You should know how to discover bat entry sites, eliminate the infestation, and prevent it from returning.
If Bats Aren’t Flying Rats, What are They?
They are the only mammal species capable of actual flight. Most creatures that can soar through the air, just glide from one location to the next.
Bat wings are forearms and fingers that have evolved. The “ribs” of bat wings are fingers they utilize to fly rather than flapping their wings like birds. A thin membrane covers the crevices between those fingers, allowing bats to fly.
Approximately 70% of bats are insectivores, which means that insects are their primary food source. Bats can consume massive amounts of mosquitoes and other bothersome insects. Some bat species eat fruits, while at least one bat species eats fish. Not to mention the blood-feeding vampire bats.
Bats can be found throughout the world, and there are numerous species. The smallest bat, known as Katti’s hog-nosed bat or bumblebee bat, is less than an inch long. The largest, known as golden-crowned flying foxes, have wingspans of up to five feet.
Not all bats are active at night. Some bats utilize echolocation (the use of sound to navigate) to fly and hunt at night, although many fruit bat species (such as flying foxes) have excellent eyesight and fly during the day. Some bats eat while flying, whereas others walk on the ground to feed.
How to Get Rid of Bats
Once bats have infiltrated your home, they can be extremely difficult to remove. Getting rid of bats without risking bites or other problems necessitates specialized skills, techniques, and understanding. However, if you can close up the access point that the bats use once they’ve left the attic, the bats will most likely move on to another area.
The easiest way to get rid of bats is to capture them alive and then relocate them to a new location. Some people even have bat houses on their property that bats use instead of climbing into attics or beneath eaves. However, efficiently performing bat removal and re-housing without injuring the creatures can be difficult.
Bat removal and control specialists have the means and abilities to go into those difficult-to-reach spots where bats will roost. The pros will consider your home as if it were their own, searching for bat hiding places and eradicating them in compliance with local rules (where necessary).
Can Bats Transmit Diseases?
Outside of North America, bats have been connected to diseases such as Marburg, Ebola, Nipah, and Hendra. Bats can also leave parasites such as bat bugs, which look like bed bugs and can infiltrate your home.
- Rabies is most likely the most frequent disease linked with bats.
- Histoplasmosis is an illness that primarily affects the lungs. It is caused by the number of bat feces (guano) that they leave behind.
Pest exterminators specialize in bat disease management and can provide you with prompt and competent service.