Bats, like many members of the nuisance wildlife community, play a very important role in maintaining the balance of our ecosystem. The overwhelming majority of the more than 1,300 bat species worldwide are insectivores, including each of the more than 40 species found in the United States. But when they set up camp inside our homes or businesses, health risks and hazards associated with the presence of bats requires immediate attention. So what should you do if you discover bats inside your home?
In most instances, seeking the assistance of a professional bat removal company is probably advisable. Bats have been determined to carry known and unknown pathogens that can be extremely detrimental to human health, including being directly associated with the transmission of rabies and histoplasmosis. The fecal matter of bats can be particularly hazardous, and caution should be taken before attempting to remove or disturb any buildup of fecal deposits in or around a property.
A small handful of bat control products, repellents, and bat houses are available on the market which Pest Control Everything provides access to. For specific concerns with active populations of bats in or around your property, please search for licensed bat control specialists in your area.