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Bat Disease Concerns and How to Protect Your Home from Bats

bat flying in a forestWhile some types of household pests are only a mere annoyance, others can seriously put your health at risk and even lead to death. For example, bats are well-known disease carriers that can transmit sicknesses and parasites to humans, such as rabies, histoplasmosis, ticks, and mites.

To help protect your family, here is some information about bat rabies, other types of bat disease, and how to prevent bats in your home and yard.

The Prevalence of Bats Rabies

According to the CDC, bats cause approximately 70 percent of the rabies deaths in people who get rabies in the U.S. About 55,000 people in the U.S. seek treatment for potential rabies exposure each year in the form of post-exposure prophylaxis. Without this treatment, rabies is almost always fatal.

Bats and Histoplasmosis

Another common bat disease is histoplasmosis, which can be caused by exposure to bat droppings, or guano. Humans and pets can be affected by histoplasmosis through an airborne fungus that rises from soil contaminated with these droppings. Histoplasmosis is particularly concerning because you don’t even need to come into physical contact with a bat to get this disease.

In humans, histoplasmosis infects the lungs and is common in the Mid-Atlantic (including New Jersey), Southeastern, and Central parts of the U.S. Common symptoms are shortness of breath, fevers, joint pain, red bumps on the legs, and excessive sweating. If left untreated, histoplasmosis can affect heart functioning, cause meningitis, and affect hormone production.

Other Health Concerns with Bats

In addition to these two types of bat disease, bats can also carry parasites, such as ticks and mites. Parasites carried by bats can bite and cause irritation to both humans and pets. Bat guano and urine attract roaches, mites, and other insects. It can also cause your home to develop a foul odor.

Prevent Bats in and Around Your Home

Because bats are such a common source of rabies and histoplasmosis, the best ways to prevent the spread of these diseases is to make your home unattractive to bats. Seal up holes that might invite them inside your home and cover outside entry points, especially the chimney.

In many instances, a person contracts a bat disease by attempting to handle a bat infestation alone without proper safety training. For this reason, it is always best to call a professional exterminating service to address a bat situation in or around the home.

Precise Termite & Pest Control specializes in safe, humane, and effective bat removal, and we’re committed to keeping New Jersey households free of bats. At the first sign of bat droppings, bat sightings, chirping sounds, wall stains, or unexplained smells, contact us for a free inspection or emergency treatment.

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.

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The Best Bat Removal in Bergen County

Bat Removal Bergen County NJ

It’s no coincidence that bats are considered a symbol of Halloween and the autumn season– as temperatures begin to drop in the Bergen County area, bat activity begins to rise. Why does this happen, and what can homeowners do to keep kids, pets, and themselves out of harm’s way?

A big part of the rise in bat activity has to do with their life cycle. Bats are born in the very late spring and early summer, and spend only six weeks nursing. After being weaned and maturing into adult bats, baby bats are finally ready to go off on their own. This means two things– mating season, and a burst of activity as bats scramble to put on enough weight to hibernate through the winter. Continue reading

Don’t let bats ruin your Halloween: Hire a bat removal company

Bergen County Bats and bat removal

Bats are becoming an increasing problem in homes.

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.

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Bat Proof Your House

Bats are amazing creatures. They have keen eyesight and sharp hearing. These flying mammals are an important link in the food web because they spread seeds and help to control the insect population. Unfortunately, they also carry several dangerous diseases. If you are a homeowner, it is wise to make sure your attic is bat-proofed. If you need to perform a bat removal operation, make sure you understand the risks before coming in close contact with these animals.

Normally, bats are harmless. They do not wish to interact with humans, but when people and bats are in close proximity, the possibility for disease transfer increases greatly. Bat-proofing the home is a relatively simple procedure, but if you are not sure how to perform this task or are physically unable to complete the work, call on the services of a professional animal control company.

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Hiring A Professional for Removing Bats From Your Home

Removal is simple when done by a qualified professional New Jersey bat removal company. With natural habitat such as caves and mines becoming rarer, bats are adapting by finding other structures in which to nest. They can cause havoc if they decide to make their home within yours.

Bats provide a crucial role in the control of flying insects, eating vast numbers of mosquitoes and other pests every night. This is why many people actually attempt to attract them to their yards by building bat-specific boxes and placing them in strategic locations. Bat boxes do attract them, but won’t draw them into your home.

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