You may know that squirrels, raccoons, and mice invade homes, but did you know that bats are a common source of infestation as well? Bats are becoming an increasing problem in homes even in urban areas. The New Jersey bat population is exploding and they inhabit buildings and homes. For this reason, New Jersey bat removal is becoming more and more necessary.
1. Bats are insectivores, which mean they eat bugs. Because of this they help keep insect populations under control including mosquitoes. This is beneficial to people as mosquitoes carry harmful diseases including West Nile Virus.
2. Bats are social creatures and live in colonies.
3. A popular myth about bats is that they are blind. They can see and also use sonar to move around.
4. Little brown bats are a type of bat found in New Jersey. While hibernating in the winter they only have to breathe once an hour.
How Bats Get Inside the Home
Bats can enter your home anywhere there is an opening. They are found in the attic and on the inside of walls. They enter the home through a hole in the roof or eaves. They may also enter through the chimney or a vent in the central air system. Once bats are removed it’s important to close all entry points. Bats are territorial and will try to re-enter your home.
Signs of a Bat Infestation
1. Bats flying near the home at dusk.
2. Dark stains around openings of the home such as chimneys, vents, or eaves.
3. Droppings that contain bugs.
3. Squeaking or scratching sounds from the attic, walls, or chimney especially around dusk.
The Health Risks Concerning Bats
Bats can carry harmful diseases. These diseases are spread to people through bites and also in guano. Due to the risk of infection you should not attempt to capture a bat or handle its droppings. Here is a list of diseases bats carry:
- Hemorrhagic Fevers
Choose a Trusted NJ Animal Removal Company
Bats are a protected species that should be handled with care and experience. Precise Termite & Pest Control has been proficient in animal, insect and bat removal in New Jersey for over 25 years. We do not kill or injure the bats and treat these animals with respect. To rid your home of a bat infestation, your home must be inspected for entry points first. Once they are found, all entry points are sealed except for one which is a one way device that is attached to the remaining entry point. This does not trap the bats, it just prevents them from entering once they leave. When all bats leave the last entry point is sealed. These seals prevent new bats from entering your home. Call us for a free inspection at (866) 971-2847.