Signs of Bats
Signs of bats in your home include piles of guano (droppings) in your attic, guano on the side of your home or on your deck or other flat surfaces. Entry points will have black greasy rub marks indicate bats using this area to get into your home. This may also indicate another problem, which is that you have a hole in your roof. If you can identify this in your attic, then your next move would be to look at this site and find a repair company to fix this for you. Another indication of bats is that you may hear scratching noise at night as they move around. Late in the season (November or December) bats will burrow under attic insulation (much louder scratching noise at night) to overwinter. Bat urine and droppings have a distinct odor to them easily identifiable by professionals.
Bat removal and exclusion are simply that. Freedom Pest Control will inspect your home for potential and active entry points. On the most active entry points, we install a one-way door that allows bats to leave and not get back in. On the potential entry points, we permanently seal with a hard foam. Your technician will return in 2-3 weeks and remove the temporary one-way doors and seal them permanently with the hard foam.
Do Bats Carry Rabies?
Bats can carry rabies, but it is not common. However, if you discover a bat in your home there are suggested procedures that should be completed for the prevention of rabies. If you discover a bat in your home, you should contact your physician or pediatrician and discuss any treatment suggestions. If you encounter a bat always wash your hands as a precautionary item.
Can Bat Droppings Make Me Sick?
A few droppings on the side of your home or a small group on a flat surface will not have the best conditions to allow a fungus to grow that carries histoplasmosis. If your attic has a bat colony, then droppings can build up and if disturbed will cause infectious spores to be released.
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