Perhaps more so than other small animal species, bats play a crucial role in the health of our environment. Their diet consists mostly of insects, meaning they are some of nature’s greatest pest controllers. But even though they’re helpful in nature, having bats in your home is a different story. If bats are staying on your property or in your house, immediate action needs to be taken.
Why Are Bats a Problem?
Some people find bats to be cute, others find them repulsive; but regardless of what you think of their appearance, bats sharing a space with humans is always a hazardous situation. They can carry rabies and other infectious diseases, and their waste (guano) is an issue on its own. As guano collects underneath where the bats are roosting, it eventually dries out and turns to dust which can spread bacteria and fungus through your home.
Identifying a Bat Infestation
Bats are nocturnal and are typically quiet, so chances of actually seeing them are slim. Instead, pay attention to the warning signs of their activity to determine if they’ve invaded your home. Finding black, dusty piles of guano is a telltale sign, but if you do find it, let a professional clean it up. Moisture near entrances and exits to your attic is also common, as bats tend to relieve themselves as they enter and exit buildings.
Comprehensive Bat Control
Controlling bats is something that is best left to a professional. Aside from the potential health issues they present, state law protects them from harm or being killed. At Critter Control® of Tampa, we have over three decades of experience removing nuisance animals, and we can help rid your property of a bat infestation quickly and safely. Let us handle the laws and guidelines regarding the capture and relocation of bats; call us today at 813.948.0870 to schedule a consultation.