South Carolina Bat Removal Service
Due to state regulations bats can only be excluded from dwellings no trapping is allowed for further information please contact your local Wildlife Conservation. Our company performs permanent exclusions to allow bats to naturally exit the dwelling and seal all other entry and exit point to rid and prevent bat colonies in all type structures. Bats need a hole slightly larger than a quarter to enter under roofing tiles, attic spaces, chimneys, columns, or any other “void” to live and colonize. Bat colonies usually contain anywhere from ten to a few hundred per colony. April to August is their normal breeding season. A Bat Problem in your home can be a hazard to your health.
There are more than 40 bat species in existence in just the U.S. alone, and almost 1,000 different species living all over the world. Bats have a bad reputation and frequently are viewed as flying rats. Much like rats, bats can spread disease, however, their existence is beneficial both to the environment and humans in ways that rats are not.
Although some bat species consume fish, other small mammals, and nectar, or the notorious vampire bats from South American that feed on blood, most species of bats are insectivores and eat night-flying insects such as moths, beetles, and mosquitoes. Since many of these insects are pests, it can consider being favorable to controlled bat populations around houses.
Visual characteristics of bats
Bats range in color including shades of grey, brown, red and tan and have furry bodies. Bats have poor eyesight and to compensate for this, they tend to have large ears that are designed for echolocation. They are the only mammals that can fly. They have wings and are very light. The wing’s bone structure looks like a human hand, with flaps of skin in between the bones.
The tiniest bats grow from 2.5 up to 3.5 inches (or 6 to 9 cm) long and around an 8 inch (20 cm) wingspan. Larger species can range in size from 7 to 8 inches (18-20 cm) long with a 21 to 23 inch (53 to 58 cm) wingspan.
Bats are highly adaptable and set up roots in various environments such as woodlands, deserts, urban and suburban areas. They can be found all over the world and avoid only extreme climate zones such as particularly harsh deserts and the polar regions. Although bats do prefer warmer temperatures, they can survive in temperate environments also through hibernating during the winter. Bats will use the underside of bridges, tree cavities, caves, attics and barns to hibernate and/or roost.
How did a bat get in the house?
Bats are innocuous for the most part since they are nocturnal and people are asleep while they are active. However, in some parts of the world, to survive the cold winter, bats will enter in houses and roost in attics. They are able to squeeze into small openings in your attic that are only the size of a quarter of an inch (or 6 mm) in diameter, like in cracks around vents, electrical wiring and pipes that lead inside and around doors and windows.
Bat removal from attic
bats in attic health hazard
Although bats overall are beneficial creates, there are certain health threats that they pose. Diseases such as histoplasmosis and rabies are frequently associated with bats. Although rabid dogs account for 99 percent of deaths related to rabies, bats still carry the disease. Fortunately, even bats that are rabid do not bite humans unless they feel like they are being threatened. Although bats do not carry the fungus that causes histoplasmosis, it lives in humid, warm soil. Bat droppings act like a catalyst for fungus development and human infection can occur when the spores are inhaled by people. Bats host ectoparasites as well, such as mites, ticks, flies, fleas, that endanger pet and human health. Bat urine may also cause an unpleasant and pervasive smell, and bat droppings will stain building visages and ceilings.
Bat safety and control
Given that bat populations may be beneficial at times, some homeowners actually build bat houses near their gardens and around their houses to prevent bats from roosting in areas where they don’t want them. Given that bats likely will still target whatever structures are available, houses still remain susceptible unless homeowners take the time to seal off any potential entry points. Besides sealing openings and cracks, illuminating attic eaves and spaces at night can help to deter bats from roosting in those areas. Placing fans inside an attic to lower its temperature can be effective as well.
Bats in attic removal cost
It can be tricky to trap and remove a bat, and if the bat is found inside a room where people have been sleeping you should never try to do this. Contact your local certified wildlife professional and Buzz Away to manage this procedure in the best possible way and to ensure your safety. While Buzz Away is on your property, they will identify any entry points that are being used by bats to get into your house and make recommends on how to permanently exclude them (we know bat removal techniques). If it is suspected that the bats have rabies, also leave it up to professionals to remove them.
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