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Having Mastered Urban Living, Bats Bring Danger

An unexpected bat in your home can be cause for a fright. Bat infestations are scary ordeals as these winged mammals are not animals you want to have in your home. There are ways you can protect against them and prevent them from entering your home. However, these methods aren’t always successful. They have become masters of urban living as they are attracted to walls, chimneys, and attics when looking for warm dry places to roost. That is why professional bat removal services for your Milwaukee home are essential.

Bat Hazards You Need To Be Aware Of 

 

Living in Milwaukee, bats are a common sight. There are several concerns regarding these critters you need to be aware of. They include:

  • Rabies
  • Guano (droppings)
  • External damage
  • Heat issues
  • Water contamination

Rabies 

 

It is possible for bats to transmit rabies to humans through a bite, even though not many bats are infected and do not usually attack. The problem with this disease is the fact that you can also contract it through bat urine, blood, guano, and even fur. Bats that appear to be sick or injured are likely to have rabies.

Bats easily slip into attics through gaps between building materials

Guano 

 

Otherwise known as guano, bat droppings can carry the Histoplasma capsulatum fungus. If inhaled, this fungus can result in a lung infection called histoplasmosis. This is a disease that can easily become fatal if it spreads beyond the lungs and into the remainder of the body.

External Damage 

 

Soffits, vents, chimneys, and roofs include the most common ways through which bats can make their way into your home. In addition to costing you plenty of money to repair, this damage can pose a serious danger to the structural and visual integrity of your home.

Heat Issues 

 

Many homeowners prefer to start insulating their home from the attic, which also happens to be where bats are notorious for making an entry. Because bat colonies produce plenty of droppings, these droppings can damage the insulation and create holes and openings that allow the heat to escape. In addition to being expensive to re-insulate your attic, cleaning out the damage and filth from the guano can also end up being very costly.

Bat droppings can lead to harmful lung disease if inhaled by humans

Water Contamination 

 

A particularly important reason for needing professional bat removal from your Milwaukee home is the chance that bat urine or guano are contaminating your home’s water supply. Guano can pose a serious health risk and this goes especially for those with outdoor water collection systems.

Go With Skedaddle If Bats Are Your Wildlife Problem 

 

Because they understand the importance of removing critters from your home humanely, there is no better choice for wildlife control experts than Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control. The company has more than two decades of experience when it comes to helping homeowners be free from bat-related hazards. In fact, more than 200,000 homeowners to date have benefitted from Skedaddles expertise. Call them today and waste no more time trying to solve your bat problem the DIY way.

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About the author:Marcus is the owner and operator of Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control – Milwaukee. Born and raised in Milwaukee, Marcus combines the academic training (M.S. Wildlife Biology, UW Madison) with the field training and skills to be successful in resolving wildlife conflict for home and business owners.

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