Bats play a vital role in the ecosystem and help out a lot by reducing insect populations, but they should never be welcome in your home. Unfortunately, sometimes they may treat your attic like a personal cave and form their colony there. When this happens, it can be quite the problem for you and your family.
How Do Bats Affect You?
Part of what makes bats such disastrous houseguests is the fact that they have the capabilities to spread illnesses. Even if contact is avoided with them, wherever they take residence ends up covered in their poop, also known as guano. Unfortunately, guano is full of fungus and bacteria which can become airborne and spread around the home. Though bats are small, they make up for it in their sheer numbers, and a large enough colony of them can be daunting, which is why you should never let a bat infestation escalate.
Know the Signs
One of the best ways to catch a bat infestation early is to be aware of the telltale signs. You may notice things such as:
- Fluttering sounds in the early morning as they return at the end of the night
- Scratching or screeching coming from your walls or attic
- Urine and guano accumulating at entrances to your attic as they relieve themselves
Bats are no laughing matter and when in your home it can be incredibly problematic. Never attempt to handle a bat problem on your own, but instead, leave it to the experts at Critter Control® of Sarasota. Our expert technicians are more than equipped to assist you with any bat problems safely and efficiently. Be sure to call us at the first sign of bats in your home at 941-355-9511 for your free consultation.