While bats are beneficial to our environment and should not be harmed, they still are not exactly welcome houseguests. By learning about the dangers of bats and checking for a sign of a bat infestation, you can protect your home and family from these creepy critters.
They’re here to suck your blood! Or, maybe not…
Bats may not be as scary as Dracula, but they still pose a big threat to the health and safety of you and your family. Having bats in your Latrobe home exposes everyone inside to some nasty conditions.
A bat bite may not turn you into a vampire, but it can give you rabies.
While bats inside homes usually try to avoid interacting with their human housemates, attempts at bat removal could cause them to confront you. That’s why bat removal should be handled by the pest professionals at D-Bug Pest Control.
Bats bring more friends than you think when they move in.
First, it is important to know that bats have both summer and winter homes that they return to over and over. This means that if you have a bat infestation, they will be back year after year if something isn’t done. It is important to know that when these bats move in, they bring more than just their colony. They also bring bat bugs, which are similar to bed bugs. Be on the lookout for these if you have a bat infestation and don’t like itchy insects crawling around!
To miss these signs you’d have to be blind as a bat!
Bats leave a number of clues to tell you that they have taken up residence in your home. As pretty active creatures, you are likely to notice the signs of a bat infestation in your Latrobe home quickly. The trick is to do something about it before it is too late. Here are some signs to look for:
- You see piles of bat droppings beside your home, stuck on your home, or in closed areas like the attic. (Warning: Bat dropping carry a fungus that can be dangerous to humans and cause disease.)
- You see greasy, black marks around your home, especially on the outside. Their fur contains oils that wipe off where they nest, as well as where they enter and exit your home.
- You smell a strong odor that you did not notice before. This could be bat urine.
- You hear scratching noises around dawn and dusk. These may sound like they are coming from the attic or inside the wall.
Remember, bats can be dangerous, but they are beneficial to us. This is why it is important to leave bat removal to the experts. If you see any sign of bats in your home, contact the pest control professionals at D-Bug Pest Control immediately.