Although most people think of vampires when bats come around, it is important to remember how important these mammals are to the environment. The 40 species of bats living in North America are flying mammals (the only in the world) and can eat 500 or more flying insects in a single night. When there are bats in house, you shouldn’t be frightened; they are only looking for safe places to roost during the daytime. You should, however, contact a Critter Control bat removal professional in your area if you have bats in house, as the proper precautions should be taken when getting rid of bats.
Bats problems occur and bat removal is neccessary when the bats get stuck inside homes and other buildings during the end of summer and beginning of fall. Getting rid of bats can be tricky. As bats are so small, they can squeeze through tiny holes (only 3/8 inch wide!), typically entering through vents, end construction gaps, overhangs or eaves, causing a number of different bat problems. People also get bats in house through open windows and chimneys. Once inside, bats will continue living within a building for years, until bat control, bat trapping and bat removal is implemented. If there are multiple bats within a building, this indicates a colony and a major bat problem. Typical bat damage is urine stains and the collection of droppings. The most common complaint from people with bats in house is the noise: the scratching and crawling in attics and within walls, and their squeaking habits.
Have you ever wondered how to get rid of bats? You can get bats in house when they enter through small openings in the structure of a building, which can cause many bat problems. It may be necessary for a Critter Control bat removal professional to seal off these holes in order to prevent the re-entry of bats and future bat damage. Contact the professionals at your local Critter Control office for further information on bat removal, bat trapping and bat control. Using toxicants to get rid of bats is illegal in the United States, as it can lead to direct contact with people and pets. Repellents, which are typically ineffective for getting rid of bats, can sometimes cause bats to enter further into the building. Bat trapping by a Critter Control bat control professional is the best solution.
Getting rid of bats can be tricky and dangerous. Critter Control bat removal implements proper bat control and bat removal methods when getting rid of bats in house in order to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones. Only a small percentage of bats carry rabies (less that 1%) but another bat problem is that they are also commonly the cause of a disease called Histoplasmosis, a fungus that can grow within bat droppings (guano).
People often know when a bat has bitten them, but most types of bats have very small teeth, which may leave marks that disappear quickly. If a bat bites you – or if infectious material such as saliva from a bat gets into your eyes, nose, mouth, or a wound – wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and water and get medical advice immediately. Whenever possible, the bat should be captured through bat trapping and sent to a laboratory for rabies testing. If you think a bat has bitten your pet, contact a veterinarian or your health department for assistance immediately and have the bat tested for rabies. Remember to keep vaccinations current for cats, dogs, and other animals.
If you woke up because a bat landed on you while you were sleeping or if you awakened and found a bat in your room, you should try to safely capture the bat by bat trapping and have it tested. The same precautions should be used if you see a bat in a room with an unattended child, or see a bat near a mentally impaired or intoxicated person. The small teeth of the bat can make a bite difficult to find. Be safe and in these situations, try to safely capture the bat, have the bat tested, and seek medical advice. As always the best solution when you need help getting rid of bats and with bat trapping, would be to contact a Critter Control bat removal specialist in your area.
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