If you hear noises in your attic or rafters, you may be shocked to find out that your attic has become inhabited by bats. Many times, the first sign of a bat infestation is finding a bat in your home or seeing one exit your attic. Bats are a common problem and routinely nest in areas like rafters and attics. Sometimes, the initial signs of a bat infestation are difficult to identify without insight from a Towson wildlife removal expert.
Bats are nocturnal, so sometimes their presence isn’t easily detected. Breaches to the exterior home are often a sign that bats have an entry point into your house. However, most symptoms of a bat infestation don’t appear until the situation becomes serious. At this point, you’ll need Baltimore County animal control services.
Bats – One of the Main Culprits
Bats are nocturnal animals and the only mammal that is able to fly. They are able to maneuver more skillfully than other winged creatures, such as birds, which can make it especially difficult to remove bats from your home. There are more than 1,200 unique species of bats, with some bats smaller than 2 inches in length. The animals primarily eat insects but are known carriers of serious diseases like rabies.
Bats have poor vision and rely on sonar screeches in order to navigate while in flight. These screeches can be frightening. Bats can reproduce quickly, meaning that one or two bats inhabiting your rafters can quickly turn in to an entire family of bats. Since male bats will commonly have multiple female partners, bats can rapidly reproduce under the right circumstances.
Bats also pose serious health concerns for humans, including:
- Australian bat lyssavirus (ABLV) that spreads through the saliva of infected bats
- Histoplasmosis, a lung virus that spreads through bat droppings
Bat droppings are especially harmful to humans and can spread various viral and bacterial diseases.
The surest sign of a bat infestation is seeing a bat, or a bat corpse, in your home. You can also witness bats flying out of your home. Bats typically choose to live in dark, damp and quiet environments, such as caves and attics. If you find one bat in your home, it is more likely than not that multiple bats are living inside your home.
Bats are difficult to trap and remove without help from a Towson wildlife removal service. Bats are intelligent and highly skilled at evading capture. While bat houses and traps can sometimes help you isolate bats, professional help is almost always needed to eliminate a bat infestation.
Towson animal removal and Baltimore County animal control services can safely remove bats and other animals from your home. Bats can carry and spread diseases to humans. Homeowners should consult with a professional Towson wildlife removal company before attempting to eradicate bats to avoid potential health issues.
Towson Animal Removal Services with Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control
Having a bat infestation can make your home feel unsafe and scary. Removing bats without a professional Towson wildlife removal service is dangerous and increases your risk of contracting rabies or other potentially life-threatening diseases. The longer a bat infestation goes unaddressed, the more likely you are to experience health problems and a severe infestation.
At Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control, we also provide the following services:
- Raccoon removal services
- Squirrel removal services
- Snake removal services
- Bird removal services
- Groundhog removal services
- Skunk removal services
- Opossum removal services
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