Getting Rid of Bats
A big part of why bats are an issue for homeowners is the diseases they can transfer to humans and pets. Some common issues posed by bats include:
- Bats can create a number of problems for homeowners in Ann Arbor.
- The amount of droppings they can accumulate creates terrible odors and can pose a health threat to humans.
- Bats can wiggle their way into homes through holes as small as a dime (6mm).
- Especially in the summer, bats (particularly bat pups) can get into homes accidentally by flying through open windows or doors.
- Bat droppings, or guano, is considered in certain places to be a good fertilizer, but the generally held belief is that it is extremely hazardous to human health. The fungal spores it contains can cause the respiratory disease histoplasmosis.
Control and Safety
- Despite their reputation for carrying rabies, less than half of one percent of bats actually carries the virus.
- Nevertheless, bats should never be picked up or grabbed.
- In order to keep colonies of the creatures from roosting in attics, proper precautions should be taken to cover or seal all vents, holes, chimneys, windows, and gaps leading inside homes.
Bat Trapping and Removal
Since bats may carry disease, individuals should never approach them. Bats also bite and scratch when they feel threatened and can easily injure humans. Critter Control of Ann Arbor has extensive experience in handling bat problems and we know the best ways to get rid of bats in your home. Call our professional technicians for effective bat control for seasons to come!Request a Quote