Bats are essential to the ecosystem, playing a vital role in insect population control, pollination, and spreading seeds. Despite the animals’ critical role in the environment, humans should not share their living space with them. Between disease risk, guano, and property damage, homeowners should contact bat removal in Newmarket as soon as they suspect a problem.
Bats can cause a significant amount of damage and an enormous mess in a short time because they rarely live alone. The animals live and thrive in colonies; if your attic is home to a colony, it will take an army to clean and restore the space.
DIY Cleanup Is Not Recommended
Bats’ mating season is late summer to early fall. During these months, especially August and September, the animals are looking for places to hibernate, including residential attic spaces.
If you find bats hanging in your attic, you may want to remove them with DIY techniques, but that is not wise. DIY removal is unsafe for many reasons, primarily health-related.
Bat guano can carry dangerous bacteria. Also, bat bites can transmit diseases and infections, including rabies — although this is incredibly rare and unlikely.
It is better and safer to hire wildlife removal services in Newmarket. Professionals have the tools, skills, and experience to remove a bat infestation without hurting the animals or themselves.
Bat Droppings Pose Significant Health Risks
One of the most significant health risks associated with bat infestations is histoplasmosis — a potentially life-threatening respiratory infection. People get the disease by breathing in fungal spores. The spores live on bat guano. When the droppings dry out, the spores become airborne.
Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control Restoration Services
Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control offers humane bat removal and property restoration services. The company understands the need for thorough cleaning and disinfecting after a colony vacates a home.
The team uses exclusion products and techniques to safely remove most of a colony. For any remaining bats, the service technicians may use hand capture techniques, wearing all appropriate PPE.
With the bats removed, the service will assess the damage to the affected area. They will devise a cleaning plan that is suitable for the structure. Before a team can start scrubbing the site, it must remove all obvious debris. With a clean space, the team can clean every nook and cranny.
When the space is clean and disinfected, the Skedaddle team can restore parts of the damaged structure. Also, they will assess the entire home to find all entry points and seal them, reducing the odds of future intrusions.
The team may also provide relevant advice for wildlife prevention. For example, maintaining a well-manicured lawn, limiting access to food and trash, performing routine roof inspections, and a number of other tips.
Humane Removal Is Important
Bats are valuable creatures. While they may look scary, the animals contribute to the local ecosystem and a more global environment. Because people realize the animals’ importance, many countries have laws protecting specific species.
Too many DIY solutions to wildlife infestations include violence, pain, and death. The animals do not deserve death for looking for someplace warm and safe. Also, any homeowner violating local laws can face hefty fines or worse.
Humane removal is the only solution for bats around or on your property. Skedaddle ensures the safety of the animal and you and your family, including your pets.
If you want to know how to get rid of bats, the answer is simple: contact Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control. The service will send out wildlife technicians to inspect your property and create an efficient and safe removal plan.