4 Signs That You May Have Bats◀ Back To Blog
July 7, 2016
Among the animals that can invade our homes, bats are quite unique. There are few creatures that creep us out as much as bats do, but at the same time, most people don't consider bats to be a threat. Why is this? It’s probably because bats aren’t normally a threat. Ask anyone who has ever visited a literal bat cave. Bats will fly all around and pay no attention to you at all. These are not typically dangerous creatures. But they can be.
Before we get to the four signs that will let you know that you have bats living in your house, it is important to point out a few things that are commonly misunderstood about bats.
Bats can, and do, bite. If you corner a bat or make it feel threatened, it can attack.
Bats can attack from the sky without warning. If a bat is infected with the rabies virus, it can act erratic. Some homeowners have been attacked entering and leaving their homes.
Bats are directly connected to several highly fatal diseases according to the CDC. In the United States, rabies and histoplasmosis are the two most common disease associated with these creatures.
Okay. What are the 4 signs that bats are in your house?
If you see a bat on your home, it doesn't necessarily mean you have bats inside. But, when you see a bat disappear into a hole, well, there is a good chance you have an infestation.
When bats get into a home, they will often work their way down into wall voids. If you hear bumping and scraping in your walls, there is a quick way to tell if it is coming from bats. Give the wall a quick thump. Bats will react to the noise. Mice and rats generally will not.
Bats make chirping noises, especially at night. This is because they are nocturnal creatures.
Bat droppings, also called guano, are a good indicator. If bats are infesting your home, they will leave their feces around, especially in the areas where they are entering and exiting your home.
If you have bats or any other pest animal inside your home it is time to call wildlife control. Wild animals, as their name suggests, are unpredictable. A professional wildlife control technician will safely remove the animal in a humane way, address the issues that allowed the animal to enter, and take care of any contamination in your home that could lead to illness.
Bats are great to have in nature. They are adept at reducing mosquito populations. However, when they get into homes, they can be a serious threat. If you live in our New York service area, our highly trained and certified wildlife control experts can help you get those bats out, and keep them out. Reach out to us for immediate service and experience the difference that the experts here at Thomas Pest Services make.