Need bat removal in Westminster? Our team is just a phone call away! We remove nuisance bats from attics, roofs, chimneys, garages, wall cavities and many other places in residential homes and commercial properties. Our approach to bat removal is humane and efficient. Feel free to get in touch with any questions!
Why Bats Can Be Dangerous Neighbors
Contrary to a popular urban myth, Maryland bats are not vampires. They don’t go after humans or go out of their way to bite you. That said, some bats do carry rabies and can transmit it to humans. Needless to say, if you have a colony of bats living in your attic, it may be easier for them to accidentally fly into your living space through an AC vent or chimney. If you wake up in the morning and find a bat in your room, be sure to examine yourself carefully for teeth marks and seek medical help right away if you find any.
But even though getting rabies from bats is possible, it happens rarely and it shouldn’t be your main concern. Instead, think about all the bat guano and urine a large colony of bats could leave in your attic. Bat guano can become a breeding ground for bacteria and fungi. And bat urine can slowly eat away at the wooden beams and rafters, weakening your roof. Besides, cleaning this mess up could be cumbersome and unpleasant.
Take a look at this video showing an attic after bats living there for over three decades.