Bats are incredibly misunderstood creatures. Without them, our ecosystems would look much different. Did you know that a single bat can eat hundreds of flying insects per night? Bats also pollinate over 300 species of fruit! With bat populations at risk, due to a fast spreading illness called white-nose syndrome bat populations have decreased, and their species have been protected under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act in an act to protect them.
For all these reasons, it is important that every bats’ place in the ecosystem is always protected, and bat houses are a great way to do this. Bat houses, much like bird houses, act as a safe shelter for wildlife to hide from the elements, raise their babies, and evade predators.
Having a bat house on your property is a great way to protect the local populations. However, there are some things you should be aware of before you place a bat house on your property.
Bats love the attic spaces and wall cavities in our home to roost as a colony or raise their babies. If bats become comfortable on a property, and see an opportunity to get inside, they will use any small hole or damage on your home to gain access. Even after all these years dealing with bats, it is still amazing to see how easily they can find their way into a house. Their physical makeup allows them to slip in, almost undetected into, the tiniest of gaps.
Our customers tell us all the time that they don’t mind having bats around; they just don’t want them in their house. It’s for this reason that many homeowners will install a bat house on or near their home. When bats get too comfortable, that’s where Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control comes in. We have been humanely removing and excluding bats from homes and businesses for over 30 years.
Installing bat houses on your home is a great way to contribute to your local ecosystem and protect endangered wildlife. You should always keep bat houses on the furthest points of your yard, away from your home. If the bats on your property have become too comfortable, or you suspect they may be living inside your home, it’s time to call in the professionals!
A failure to remove bats properly can make the problem worse and expose you and your family to unnecessary health risks. Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control will arrange for a wildlife specialist to visit your home. Our technicians will remove the bats on your property in accordance with wildlife protection laws, clean any mess they leave behind, and prevent their ability to ever return in the future. If you have a bat problem, call us today 1.888.592.0387.