100% Safe and Humane Bat Removal and Exclusion
Bat Colonies Can Grow Rapidly and Cause Immense Damage
Bats serve valuable ecological services and should never be disturbed unless their interactions with humans cause direct conflict. A single bat can consume up to 3,000 harmful insects in just one night. While most bat species prefer to live in natural environments, such as caves, there are several colonial species of bats that preferentially choose to set up their colonies inside of human habitations.
The most common type of bat that typically chooses to enter and inhabit human dwellings in the Northeastern United States is the Little Brown Bat (Myotis lucifugus), followed by the Big Brown Bat (Eptesicus fuscus), and rarely, the Evening Bat (Nycticeius humeralis). It is important to properly identify the species of bat that is infesting your property to determine the most effective removal method. An uncontrolled colony of Little Brown Bats can rapidly develop into a group of hundreds to thousands of individuals within attics, walls, under siding, and other structures and cause immense damage. If you notice one bat inside of your home or business building, contact Fur & Feathers Wildlife Control right away.
Bat Guano: Histoplasmosis Source and Pest Attractant
Bat colonies rapidly deposit massive quantities of guano that can be infested with diseases including the harmful and sometimes fatal disease, histoplasmosis. The guano produces a characteristically strong and unpleasant odor as it decomposes and will make the structure uninhabitable within a relatively short period of time. The odor of bat guano is so strong that it may be detected outside of the building. The guano tends to attract additional pests, such as cockroaches and dermestid beetles (Attagenus megatoma) that seek to consume the guano and will also invade pantries and human living areas.
In addition, bats harbor bat bugs (Cimex spp.) which are very similar to bed bugs and which will also attack humans and household pests. Bats also carry a variety of ectoparasites including ticks, fleas, mites, and other worm and microparasite hosts, as well.
Bats Cause an Extensive Range of Property Destruction
The presence of bats in and around human structures can result in an extensive range of property destruction. Bats will squeeze through openings as narrow as ¼” x 1 ½” and their repeated entry and exit through these crevices will increase the size of the opening over time, allowing larger pests easy entry. Areas used as entry and exit points for bats will develop rub mark damage –an area that becomes smoothed, shiny, and stained yellowish to blackish in color. In addition the accumulation of urine and fecal matter of large colonies of bats can contaminate food, deteriorate woods structures, and cause the formation of stalactites and stalagmites. The weight of these accumulations can eventually result in structural failure.
Bat Cleanup, Damage Repair, and Barrier Installation
Contact Fur & Feathers Wildlife Control for professional, 100% guaranteed safe and permanent bat removal, elimination, and exclusion service throughout our special extended bat control service area of New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Western Massachusetts. In addition, we offer cleanup, damage repair, and bat barrier installation service. For prompt assistance, contact us toll-free at (866) 442-9360.