Bats are important for the environment, but when they’re in your home, they can make a big mess and threaten the health of you and your family members. If you have any suspicions that bats have invaded your attic or
crawlspace, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team! We can check things over, remove any bats (or other wildlife), then clean up and restore your space once all the critters are out for good.
In the meantime, though, there are some signs that may indicate bats have invaded your home. Here’s some things we advise customers to watch out for.
A clear-cut sign of bats in the home is their feces or guano being spotted on the premises. What does this look like? Well, it will appear similar to mouse droppings, except rather than being spread out, guano is typically concentrated into one pile. It’s shiny and speckled, and it will come with a strong ammonia-like odor. Bat guano also crumbles when touched, but never touch it without wearing gloves!
Guano can break down wood and metal over time, and it attracts other harmful pests, as well. It is also known for causing histoplasmosis, a type of lung infection, and it’s especially harmful to those with already weakened immune systems. All in all, if you spot bat guano, having it removed as soon as possible is a must.
Scratching Or Chirping Noises
If you hear an annoying chirping noise, this could be bats communicating with each other throughout your home. They’re also known to scratch up your walls and furniture, so keep an open ear for scratching sounds (and look for scratch marks, as well). Bats are nocturnal, so be especially alert at nighttime.
Dark Stains At Entry Points
Bats have greasy coats, so when they enter and exit your home, they are likely going to leave behind some dark stains. This is a clear indication that these critters are setting up camp somewhere, so you’ll want to get an expert on the job as soon as possible. You’ll also want to ensure these spots are cleaned up and sanitized, as they could expose humans to rabies, which is fatal when not appropriately addressed.
You See The Bats, Themselves
Think you spot a bat and want to see them for yourself? Keep an eye out at sunrise and sunset, as these are when the critters will be active. They usually sleep all day long, so there isn’t as good of a chance of spying one flying through your living space when the sun is out. If you see a bat, don’t hesitate to call on our team! We even offer 24/7 emergency bat removal service, so you’ll be covered no matter what time of day or night you call.
Don’t wait – reach out now!