Nuisance wild bats are not something you need loitering around your dwelling. Even though they are among the best pest management you can have, particularly for mosquitos in the summer, they’re not conducive to urban living. Bats are known to cause extensive amounts of damage to both interior and exterior areas of a home or building. They are best at gaining entry into attics, crawl spaces, garages, roofs, sheds, and more.
If you suspect that you have an abnormal quantity of bat activity on your property, it is going to help to speak with a professional wildlife removal and control firm for expert advice and support. They have the proper permits, licenses, and experience to accurately assess your home for susceptibilities, suggest the right procedures of resolve, and implement both extraction and exclusion solutions on your behalf. While you wait for your professional bat removal pro to arrive, review these common questions and answers about bat damages to better understand what to expect.
What Sorts of Damage Can Bats Cause? Wherever they reside or roost, bats will leave behind feces, urine, and food debris. Floorboards, ceilings, walls, insulation, electrical wiring, and more will become saturated and stained. They might also gnaw on electrical wiring, drywall, insulation, and much more. On the exterior of a home, bats will leave behind an oily residue around their entry points. This oil comes from their fur, and leaves behind black-ish brownish stains which are indicative of a bat infestation. Bats can also damage roof shingles, siding, and gutters.
The most common areas for bats to roost is hollowed trees, roofs, attics, crawl spaces, under porches, in garages, and in sheds. They prefer very, dark, and warm spaces. If they can find access to one of these areas, they will roost there for as long as they can.
How Many Bats Do I Have in the Attic?
The only way to know how many bats you have in your house is to hire a professional to diagnose the problem. However, it is helpful to see that bats aren’t solitary mammals. So where there is one or two nerves, there are probably many more.
Guano, or bat stool, can be a highly useful resource under the right conditions. However, the accumulation of guano in your home can pose some significant health risks, making it quite dangerous indeed. Guano can develop fungal spores called Histoplasma capsulatum, which may cause a serious lung disease called Histoplasmosis. Histoplasmosis is also called “Cave disorder”, “Darling’s disease”, “Ohio valley disease”, and “spelunker’s lung.” Histoplasma capsulatum fungal spores can become airborne and then inhaled by both pets and people. Guano can also develop and transmit viruses, bacteria, and parasites, which become airborne too.
How Do I Fix Bat Damages?
The only way to properly renovate bat damages would be to hire Centurian services LLC, they offers wild animal damage cleanup and restoration services. Oftentimes, home owners’ insurance policies cover bat damages to some degree, and several wildlife control businesses accept and perform insurance claim work. They will cleanup, decontaminate, sanitize, fumigate, and fix the mess left behind.