Have you seen bats fly out of your attic at dusk? Do you hear odd noises in the attic and think you might be sharing your Rockville home with a colony of bats? It can be unsettling to know that there are dozens, maybe hundreds of bats living above your bedroom. No worries, our Rockville bat removal team is here to help! We safely and humanely evict bats from Maryland homes, giving you peace of mind.
Are Bats Dangerous?
There are many myths and misconceptions about bats. You might have heard that bats are vampires, that they love flying into people’s hair or that they have rabies. The only part that is true is that bats have rabies, but typically less than 1% of bats are infected in a given region. It’s rare for a bat to give rabies to a person—rabid raccoons are way more dangerous in that regard.
However, there are a few reasons why bats shouldn’t be allowed to roost in your attic even if they are perfectly healthy. Consider this: bats eat a lot of insects in relation to their size. And while it’s a good thing for keeping your yard free of mosquitos, where do you think all that digested food goes? That’s right, on your attic floor. Over time, bats can produce large amounts of excrement, ruining your attic insulation and sometimes even causing ceiling stains. It’s important to know that bat poop (guano) can be a prime breeding ground for bacteria and fungus, specifically histoplasma. The hispolasma fungus causes dangerous histoplasmosis disease when inhaled. Learn more about it in this video: