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Milwaukee Bat Infestation: A Serious Issue

Whenever you hear the flutter of wings or scurrying of little feet in your attic, you should have it checked. Most homeowners typically believe the noise is caused by wildlife such as squirrels, mice or birds. However, you could be in serious trouble if the cause of the noise turns out to be rats because some of them could be carrying rabies. Rabid bat populations are on the rise across the Midwest and Milwaukee bat removal services are your best line of defense. This is because most of Wisconsin rabid bats are typically found inside homes and other structures.

Milwaukee Bat Removal: Contrary To Popular Belief, Bats Are Important 


There are 12 different species of bats in Wisconsin and Illinois. In addition to being the only mammal that can fly, bats actually can see and have pretty good night vision. The problem is they will hibernate in a warm attic while sleeping upside down if they don’t migrate in the fall. However, bats do play an important role in the local ecosystem. They can significantly reduce the insect population in your neighborhood as they can eat up to 3,000 mosquitoes, crickets, and moths in a single night.

Bat colonies inside homes will produce droppings that can cause respiratory disease

Milwaukee Bat Removal: Why They Get The Bad Rap


The problem with bats is that they have recently earned a bad reputation as carriers of rabies. In fact, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health, the majority of human rabies exposures throughout the United States are from bat strains. This is despite the fact that far more foxes, skunks, and raccoons carry the virus.

The problem with rabies is it is a viral disease that causes brain inflammation (encephalitis) in both animals and humans. Rabies is actually fatal in mammals. In fact, the small number of people who have been lucky enough to survive rabies without treatment were left with severe brain damage. The disease is treatable, however.

Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control: The Solution To Your Bat Problem 


When it comes to professional Milwaukee bat removal services, the absolute best choice you could make is Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control. Skedaddle has been in the wildlife and pest removal business for more than twenty years and has accumulated more than enough experience to tackle every single wildlife infestation problem you can think of. The company’s proven three-step process offers complete protection and proofing for your residence and includes three phases:

Bats enter houses through openings found along the roof line

  • Assess & Remove
  • Clear & Clean
  • Prevent & Protect

Rest assured that Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control is The company to help you with bat removal from your Milwaukee home. Contact Skedaddle today and ensure that your home is rabies and bat-free for years to come.

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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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