Sometimes we assess a job and find that the exclusion and control methods we would normally use to remove bats won’t work. In these cases, we must utilize bat extermination. As disappointing as it may be, our technicians are trained in the most humane Crittersafe practices, so you can be sure the case will be handled with the utmost care.
Bat Risk Factors
Having a bat in your home can be incredibly stressful and dangerous for both your family and your home’s structure. The bats may use your attic or chimney as shelter and cause a lot of damage in the process. The damage they leave in homes typically stems from their living habits, as they don’t normally chew holes or rip things apart.
Bat guano, or droppings, carry fungus spores for Histoplasmosis. If dry droppings are agitated, they can crumble and the spores release into the air. Breathing in these microscopic particles can cause serious lung infections in those residing there.
In addition to the droppings, bat urine seeps through the insulation, particle board and ceilings in your home. It can cause dripping and sagging or crumbling of the ceilings depending on the severity. You’ll know urine is an issue if you smell a strong ammonia-like odor near what look like water damage spots on your ceiling.
Using a Professional
Because there are such hefty legal implications on bat treatment and health risks during both control and clean-up, we urge you to use a professional. After the consultation, we can come up with a plan that works for your needs and repair any damage done due to the infestation. Give Critter Control® of Ft. Lauderdale a call at 954-467-6067 or contact us online for a fast, free estimate today.