With a history in vampire films and their tendency to lurk around at night, bats have a bad reputation. Many people fear them which, in turn, makes them more susceptible to being exterminated. In reality, bats are incredibly important to our ecosystem as they help to pollinate plants and eliminate pests by eating thousands of insects a day. So, when dealing with an infestation, bat control rather than extermination is key.
Why Professional Bat Control is Critical
Due to the immense impact bats have on our ecosystem, there are regulations and laws protecting them. It’s critical to seek guidance from a bat control professional who understands the legal restrictions surrounding bat removal. If you try to remove these critters during the wrong time of year or you attempt to exterminate them, you are violating federal law and could be punished.
Another danger when dealing with bats on your own is the potential to mishandle their droppings or guano. Bat guano tends to carry a fungus that causes Histoplasmosis, an infection that occurs in the lungs when spores are inhaled. Unfortunately, bat guano is typically very dry and crumbles easily when disturbed. If bats in your attic have left guano on the floor, do not mess with it. Call a professional immediately to dispose of the feces properly.
At Critter Control®, we practice CritterSafe animal control tactics where we offer logical and humane resolutions to wildlife issues. Depending on the case, we can offer:
- Animal removal tactics such as exclusion that does not require trapping
- Animal proofing potential entry and exit points
- Education and training in follow-up
We Can Help
In addition to bat control, we also are sure to do any necessary clean up and restoration needed. There is no fail-proof way to get rid of them, but our technicians are trained in dealing with bats safely and efficiently. Call us today and we can come up with a plan for your home that will take care of your infestation quickly and get your family out of harm’s way. Dial 954-467-6067 for your fast, free estimate today.