Bats can be dangerous creatures to have around your home and the tight legal restrictions around handling them can make dealing with them incredibly frustrating. However, it’s imperative you call a professional who is certified and knowledgeable about how to deal with bats to avoid breaking any laws, as it is illegal to willfully kill bats in the state of Florida.
Bats bring with them a ton of disease and bacteria that can make your family sick before you know it. In addition to potentially carrying rabies, bat’s guano, or droppings, contains spores of a dangerous fungus. Because guano is so dry and crumbly, the slightest agitation can release it into the air like dust. When people breath this in, the spores can invade their lungs with a fungal infection called Histoplasmosis. This leads to flu-like symptoms, a dry cough, and chest discomfort.
How to Handle Bats
Calling a professional, like Critter Control® of Tampa, is your best course of action. Not only is it illegal to exterminate bats, they are also protected from trapping, and exclusion during certain months of the year that they spend mating. Having someone take care of your bat problem who is well-versed in these laws will not only save you from legal implications but keep you and your family safe from the bats themselves.
Calling us to take care of your bat control problem is the best decision you can make. We work quickly and efficiently to protect both you and your unwelcome visitors. Call us for a free estimate today and to schedule your initial in-home consultation at 813.359.1996.