What Every Merrimac Resident Should Know About Bats

July 15, 2022


Finding bats in your Merrimac home can be very problematic for homeowners! Bat removal is state-regulated and can only be done in a specific time during the year. This can make bat removal a long and tricky problem, but you can do it!

Give our Merrimac pest control company at Freedom Pest Control a call. Our team will walk you through the steps when you’re confronted with bats in your Merrimac home. We’ll even give you tips on keeping bats away for future prevention. Keep reading to learn more about bats and if your state has any rules about their removal.

bat hanging in cave

Can Bats Hurt My Family And Pets?

One of the biggest concerns and reasons people look into bat pest control is safety. Bats can look scary, and they typically have a negative connotation. However, bats are not always as frightening as people make them out to be. Many bat species are endangered, so some states have rules for their removal. 

Bats are more likely to damage your home than leave you with a deadly illness. That being said, the risk for a parasite or rabies is always there, so you should be cautious when you confronted with bats in your home.

Do Bats Carry Rabies?

Yes, bats do carry rabies. When bats gather together, they can leave unsightly piles of their droppings in clumps wherever they are. Once they invade, they tend to congregate near doors, chimneys, and attics, which means their feces will amass in your home. Aside from rabies, bats can carry many diseases and funguses that can harm your health. 

Along with this toxic environment they create in your home, bats can damage the walls and tear holes in your roof. However, bats are not all bad; they are very helpful in the grand scheme of things regarding the ecosystem. Bats eat their weight in bugs, such as mosquitoes, every night. 

Can Bats Get Inside My House?

Bats will take shelter and establish a colony within your home if they find a way inside. You might think your home is protected, but bats can exploit even the smallest cracks to gain entry. Here are places you should check for a bat’s entry point:

  • Vents
  • Roofing
  • Framing (corners of foundation walls)
  • Chimney
  • Siding
  • Porch
  • Doors 

When it comes to pest control for bats in your attic, you need to call in a professional team. Bats are protected in Massachusetts and New Hampshire so you can not easily eliminate them. Only a professional team can legally handle an established colony of bats within your home during a particular time.

How Do I Get Rid Of The Bats On My Property?

Bat control in Merrimac is regulated so that removal can only be done during a particular time of the year. Due to these regulations, identification is critical in taking the first steps for home protection! Our team at Freedom Pest Control can come to inspect your home for bats any time of the year. Once we find the infestation, we can discuss your options for humane bat control.

Our team at Freedom Pest Control can effectively remove your bat problem during the regulated time. On top of that, our team will let you know how to keep bats away, so the problem doesn’t return. Bats can be dangerous to handle alone, so it’s best to leave the job for the professionals. Reach out to our team at Freedom Pest Control for a free quote today.




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