What Bat Droppings Look Like and Other Signs of a Bat Infestation

Bat flying in attic

Bats are actually very beneficial to humans because they help pollinate flowers, spread seeds, and eat insects to help control pests. But this certainly doesn’t mean that you want a bat living in your home!

In fact, bats can cause a lot of damage to a home and make you spend hard-earned money on costly repairs.

Here is some information about what bat droppings look like and other common bat infestation signs. We’ll also provide tips about bat removal solutions and how to prevent future infestations of bats in your home.

Identifying Bat Droppings

Piles of mouse-like fecal material in your attic or on the ground outside your home could very well be bat guano. Bat droppings and fecal matter is also called bat guano. It is usually about the size of mouse droppings but is more often found in piles. In contrast, mouse droppings are typically found scattered around and not in piles. You may even find parts of insects in bat guano since this is their main food source.

Bat in Attic Signs

In addition to bat guano, you may hear chirping sounds if you have bats in your home. This is how bats communicate with each other, and you may hear the sounds in the evening or just before sunrise. You also may hear scratching noises in the walls of your house when you have a bat infestation. Stains may also be present and have a greasy appearance if bats are coming in through a hole in your wall or through the roof.

What Time Do Bats Come Out at Night?

Bats can be seen flying in their natural habitats at dawn or dusk. Since bats are nocturnal, you won’t see them flying during the daytime. However, if you have bats in your attic, you may see one flying early in the morning. This is a cause for concern because where there’s one bat, there are often many more as well.

Bat Removal Solutions

At Precise Pest Control, we know what it takes to deal with bats in New Jersey. We offer bat removal services by highly trained professionals to ensure that the bat population remains protected but that your home also is free of bats.

It is never a good idea to try to remove bats from your own home because these animals can carry disease, and their droppings can carry a fungus. The feces and urine of bats also creates a strong and unpleasant odor, so once bat removal is fully complete, we will clean and sanitize the contaminated areas to restore the fresh and natural smell of your home.

How to Prevent Future Bat Infestations

When we come to your home for bat removal, we will also help you protect your home from future bat infestations. We will help you locate the bats’ point or points of entry, which is likely on the roof of the eaves of the roof. We can also explore the option of installing a bat house in your yard to attract bats to this designated place rather than inside your home.