Bats can’t really be seen that often and can only be noticed at dusk, dawn or at night. Bats aren’t animals you want to find in your home, so you will likely need to contact animal control if you discover an infestation. There are a lot of things you can do to prevent bats from invading your home, but sometimes even the best prevention methods are eclipsed by mother nature. Bats that want to roost for the winter are drawn to the warm confines of someone’s attic. Here are four reasons you should have the bats in your house removed:
You might have heard that bat droppings can be dangerous to your health. You shouldn’t be so quick to dismiss this as a myth. Bat droppings carry the fungus Histoplasma capsulatum, which can be very harmful to humans. If the guano dries up and is inhaled it can give you a lung infection. If it spreads beyond the lungs, it can be fatal. Since wall cavities and attic spaces often connect with the living area of a home, it is important to get the guano removed as soon as possible.
Second only to raccoons, bats are most at risk of contracting rabies. Humans, as well as pets, should stay clear of them as the virus can be transmitted through a bite, fur, guano, blood or urine. On the other hand, there’s no need for alarm just yet; bat bites in humans are very rare, but if you have a bat infestation you shouldn’t take it lightly. Attempting to remove bats on your own may result in a defensive bat scratching or biting you in self defense.
Bat bugs are often mistaken for bed bugs, as the two are similar in size, shape and colour. These bugs are an ectoparasite that feed on the blood of their bat hosts. During their stay in a home, bat bugs may move down the wall cavities and into the living spaces of a home. While these bugs do not spread diseases, they can cause irritated skin from bite marks while creating an uncomfortable living situation. Even if bats have left your home, the mess of their den site and all the bat bugs inside will remain.
Depending on where the bats have made their home, there is a chance that your water can become contaminated by their droppings, urine or fur. If you have an outdoor water collection, you are especially at risk. The smartest thing to do if you suspect an infestation is to avoid water that has been exposed to outdoor elements.
It can cost a lot to have your chimney or attic repaired from the damage the bats can cause. Bats can chew into walls and leave urine or feces everywhere. Bats roosting in your home is not a problem you want to ignore. To avoid any damage to yourself and your home, make sure you are well informed about bats and their habits before you seek professional help.
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