Rodent & Blindness Myths
Bats cause problems for homeowners by roosting in attics and chimneys and spreading diseases. Despite their earned status as pests, the mammals are victims of many myths that perpetrate misconceptions about their treachery. For instance, even though they are commonly referred to as "flying mice," bats are not rodents. They are actually more closely related to primates and lemurs. Additionally, the term "blind as a bat" leads many people to mistakenly believe the animals function without sight. While many species use echolocation to find food and have small or poorly developed eyes, bats typically have adequate sight.
Rabies & Bloodsucking Myths
Other common misconceptions include a propensity for getting tangled in hair and thirst for blood. Though bats do dive from the sky for insects, they almost never target humans or human hair. As for sucking blood, only three species of bats, known as vampire bats, feed on blood. Still, vampire bats do not feed on the blood of humans and instead target prey like cattle. Moreover, they are quite small and only require tiny servings of blood at a time. Finally, the largest misconception regarding bats is that they all have rabies. While certain species can carry the disease, cases are actually quite rare on an individual to individual basis. Nevertheless, bats are responsible for the spread of diseases and should only be handled by professionals.
If you are concerned about a bat problem in your home, bats in attics or would like assistance with sealing bat entry points to your basement or attic, call the experts at Critter Control today at 1-800-CRITTER for professional services!
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Brandon was out to please and make out lives easier with out bat situation. Above and beyond of the call of duty and got the job done. Thank you!
BAT POOP CLEAN-UP AND PREVENTION! Bat guano removed from gables. No bats found in attic, so put new screens on all gable vents, as one screen was close to breaking and then bats may have gotten in! Great work in Tulsa
Squirrels and chipmunks were in our attic. So we called Critter Control to do an inspection. Their representative climbed all over our very steep roof and found several places where squirrels had entered our attic.
Upon inspection of the attic, evidence of bats was also found. The Critter Control team came on time to completely caulk the entire perimeter of the house and create an exit strategy for the squirrels and bats.
Because bat droppings
can cause histoplasmosis, this also required total removal and replacement of our attic insulation and sanitizing the space. Not a small job in a 1,300 sq. ft. attic! While Critter Control’s cost was high, our homeowners insurance covered most of it. Everyone representing Critter Control was professional, courteous and timely. I would highly recommend them to anyone who thinks they might have unwelcome guests living in their attic
On recommendations from a nearby pest control company, I called Critter Control for suspicious bat droppings
Madison came out the same day to do an inspection. She was knowledgeable, thorough, and highly professional. She examined the ‘matter’ that had been scattered on my threshold and thought it was foliage. But she then asked to go up to my attic space where the bats could be roosting. She had to walk up 3 flights of stairs with a heavy ladder. She again spent some time searching all the nooks and crannies and found nothing.
She seemed so interested in her craft, it was truly inspiring to see! She reassured me and is writing up a prevention strategy for my appraisal. She charged me NOTHING!! I am so impressed. We need more Madisons in this world!
Service: Bat Removal in San Diego
We noticed droppings on our brand new deck - we were given their number from our contractor. They came the next day. Brian looked at it and said - yeah, bats!! He then checked every area in our attic and he explained exactly what needed to be done.
He found evidence of a mice infestation, provided a referral and they are helping us as well. Great service, very informative, very professional! We are very satisfied and would recommend them to anyone who has any issues with any critters!