Bats tend to have a bad reputation, primarily because of their association with horror movies. Bats not only look scary, but are also believed to carry a host of deadly viruses known as “Zoonotic” viruses. Bats also carry viruses such as Rabies, Australian Bat Lyssavirus (ABLV), Henipavirus and Ebola, all of which can easily spread and cause serious disease in humans.
Signs of bat infestation
Signs of a bat infestation in your home may include:
- Milky white urine stains on window panes
- Squeaking and scratching noises during dusk and dawn
- The discovery of bat guano, which has a resemblance to rodent droppings. Guano can be detected as it tends to gather together and heap up underneath a bat’s roost.
- Strong odor caused by urine and smaller fragments of guano
- Accumulation of dirt and grease at entry holes in the walls
How to get rid of a bat infestation
If you have noticed any of the above signs of bat infestation in your home, it is crucial to take immediate action Before diving in to commonly used bat extermination methods, you should know that it is against the law to poison these pests. The best way to eradicate the bats in your home is through exclusion. Exclusion is an extremely complicated process, so it is important that you hire a licensed professional, rather than attempting to go through the process on your own. Additionally, licensed professionals are trained to handle extermination, leaving both the bat(s) and your property unharmed.
Advantages of hiring a professional
What are some other benefits of hiring a licensed professional to rid your home of a bat infestation?
Professionals will do a proper and thorough inspection of your home to take note of entry points, as well as to identify the species of bat(s). Knowing what kind of bat is in your home is helpful to the removal process. No bats will be harmed during extermination as our professionals use appropriate exit tubes to remove them, leaving them unharmed. Professionals will assist you in preventing future infestations by advising you on ways to keep bats out of your home.
They are licensed to provide you safety measures to prevent yourself from bat-related health hazards.
We are a well-known pest and animal control company, based in San Antonio, Texas. We are available for identifying and removing bats in your home.
If you suspect bat infestation in your home, give us a call at 210-495-0499.