Bat Facts 101Bats are small, warm-blooded mammals that can fly, making them the only mammal with this ability. Bats use echolocation to find small insects to eat and can eat up to three times their body weight. They roost in cliffs and caves, but most often form colonies in caves or buildings. Once inside your Ajax home, they enjoy the consistent temperature offered by four walls and a roof. Colonies vary greatly in size and bats can cause serious damage to buildings and pose a health risk to humans. If you are not careful, you may need professional wildlife removal in Ajax. Signs of bat colonies in the attic include large amounts of guano.
Are Bats Dangerous to Humans?It’s a myth that bats in Canada fly in your hair or suck your blood, but they can be a serious health risk. If inhaled, bat droppings - known as guano - can cause serious illnesses and are best avoided. Bites from bites are not common, but they may do so if they feel threatened. Bats hibernate when the temperature dips below 10 degrees Celsius (October-April), and many young bats are left to die if a parent is killed. That means that removing the adult bats is only doing half the job. To remove the babies as well, you should contact a professional. Here are five steps to getting rid of bats:
- Thorough inspection
- Locating ALL of the entry holes
- Installation of exclusion devices