Ellicott City is a wonderful community to have a home. While enjoying your home one evening, you happen to hear a scratching noise from above. You check your attic the next morning and find a bat sleeping while hanging from one of your rafters. He seems harmless enough, so you decide to let your new roommate be. It might seem like the right choice at the time, but maybe you should think about the potential effects of leaving a bat in your home.
- Damage to your Home- Bats may be small in size, but they can cause some serious damage to your home. The outside structure of your home can become stained and damaged by constant use and bat guano. Bats can fit into small crawl spaces and the inside of walls, leaving guano to sit and fester without you knowing.
- Disease- Bats are known carriers of rabies, a disease that will attack the central nervous system of an infected human. Bats can also carry histoplasmosis, a disease that will attack the lungs of humans. Both diseases can cause serious damage to a human’s health, and sometimes even death.
- Bugs- Bats can carry bed and bat bugs with them and spread them as they go from place to place. Bed bugs are known to infest homes quickly and be very difficult to remove, similar to bat bugs. Both can be found where bats are living and will feed on humans. Unlike the bed bug, bat bugs will not survive long periods of time without a bat as a host. Bed bugs will use humans as their new host.
At Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control, we specialize in the eviction and clean-up of bats. We use the latest technology to locate any and all locations of bats throughout your Ellicott City home along with bat guano. Our technicians also use the most humane methods and techniques along with bat eviction techniques to remove bats from your home so they can begin the cleaning process. While bats may seem harmless at first, do not be naïve to the damage they can cause. If you suspect bats have made your Ellicott City house their home, contact Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control today. Available, call us at 443-417-3137 or visit our online contact page. You can also follow Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control on Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook.