No matter where you live, bats are a crucial part of the ecosystem as they act as a natural form of pest control. Although they benefit the environment, you should not allow bats to live in the attic or walls of your home or business due to the dangers they can pose. For example, bat guano (poop) can release contaminated particles into the air, as well as corrode the wood and piping in your home, costing thousands in repairs.
Signs You Have Bats in the Attic
One way to avoid or lessen the cost of bat repairs and removal is to look for early signs of bat activity. The sooner you locate the bats, the less damage their guano can do your home. A few of the major signs you have bats in your attic include:
- Large accumulations of bat guano near the entrances and exits to your attic. Bats often relieve themselves just before entering or exiting a building.
- Fluttering or scratching from your walls or ceiling, especially in the early hours of the morning or right around dusk.
- Animal noises in the attic or walls at the beginning or end of the evening. Bats are nocturnal and often exit their home in search of food throughout the night.
Keep in mind that there are legal restrictions around the times of year you can remove bats, and the process of how bats are removed from your home. If you are unaware of these regulations or inexperienced in removing bats from homes, contact a professional animal removal specialist for assistance.
Call the Experts
With more than two decades of experience removing critters like bats from the homes of Ft. Lauderdale residence, you can trust the expert technicians at Critter Control® to quickly remove unwanted critters without harming you, your family, or the bats. To learn more about our experts services or to schedule your free consultation, call us today at 954-504-6467.