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going batty

Going Batty?

YES can Help with Your Bat Control Problems

fighting bats
Fighting Bats

Bats are amazing creatures. One single bat can eat up to 1000 mosquitos within a single hour, which can keep your yard pest free. The problem, though, comes when they decide that your house should be theirs too.


understanding bats
Understanding Bats

There are 900 different species of batsthroughout the world. They make up a fifth of the world's mammal population. There are two main groups.

The larger fruit eating bats are prevalent aroundthe world and smaller microbats that are more prevalent in the US.

The microbats typically consume insects, birds, nectar, and even lizards and fish. Most microbats use echolocation to help locate various objects as they're flying.

what s the problem
What's the Problem?

Aside from the "Ewwwww!" factor, the problem with having bats living in or near your home is that they can carry a number of different diseases including West Nile Virus and Ebola. Additionally, bats can carry rabies, so if you find a dead or sick bat near your property, don't pick it up. Call animal control or a pest control company skilled in bat elimination servicesimmediately.

do i have a bat problem
Do I Have a Bat Problem?

Unless you find them flying around your living room, it might be tough to notice bats inside your house.

One of the best things to do it is to wait until dusk and go head outside. Look all around your home to see if there are bats flying out of anywhere.

If you stay until it is too dark to see and for several nights in a row, you should be able to establish if you have a bat problem or not.

Additionally, look for bat droppings as well as brown stains near where they might enter and exit due to the grease in their fur.

if you find guano
If You Find Guano

If you do have a bat infestation, you're likely to find a buildup of bat guano, and it's essential to remove it from the premises immediately, as it can present a real problem to your health. While you're removing it from your home, be sure to wear a respirator as well as some old clothes. Bag the guano in a heavy duty trash bag, and disinfect the area carefully.

preventing a bat problem
Preventing a Bat Problem

Look for entry points to your home carefully. You want to prevent bats from entering your home. Paying attention to areas like the chimney, attic vents, gaps in siding, or any loose fitting doors.

Cover attic vents with a rigid, tough screeningand repair other spots.

Be sure there are not any bats inside those areas while you're making the repairs, or you could have a very smelly situation on your hands.

the bat life cycle
The Bat Life Cycle

Most bats give birth between the months of May and July.

Gestation depends on the species and can take from six weeks to six months. Though twins are possible, most give birth to just a single bat. They nurse for just five weeks and can reach full size by two months. By the time they hit three to four weeks old, they've learned to fly and find food. Once a bat has reached maturity, there are few predators to eliminate bats, and they can live up to thirty years.


dealing with bat problems
Dealing with Bat Problems

If you do have a bat problem in your house, it's essential to eliminate them as soon as possible. While professional bat exterminatorsdon't typically use chemicals, they will help you seal up all of the entry points and encourage the bats to leave. This is the most environmentally responsible method of bat elimination.