Southern California has its fair share of pests. Pests are a nuisance, and some can be health risks where others destroy property. In any case, having pests infest your home or business should be avoided. Bats are among the wildlife pests that have been known to break into homes are even infiltrate the grounds that can impact your health as well as cause excessive damage to structures. With that in mind, we at Animal Pest Management would like to take the opportunity to discuss bats and their removal.
Little Brown Bats
There are a number of bat species in Southern California, among the most common are the Little Brown Myotis or frequently referred to as little brown bats. These bats have a tendency to form very large groups of maternal colonies and are particularly fond of squatting in attic spaces. Bats are actually partially beneficial as their diet consists of an assortment of insects and as a result, they cut the insect population down considerably in the areas they inhabit; but the roosting habits inside a building can be detrimental. Generally, the bat’s droppings, or guano, are a mess riddled with toxins that cause lung diseases in humans. Bats are a big problem for their preference is to invade people’s homes.
Are Bats Harmful to Humans? Bat Diseases
More often than not, observing the bat guano along your roof can indicate that bats have infiltrated into your home. Pin pointing their entry point can help you make the proper repairs to seal off the source of their comings and goings. Following the discovery of their roosting area, especially if it is indeed inside your home or business, it is imperative that the professional specialists clean and sanitize the guano is important to ensure the health of those in the vicinity. People can transmit rabies in addition to the other health ailments because bats are easily a carrier for rabies. With that issue alone, it is ideal to call in the professionals for bat removal as opposed to taking care of it yourself. Specialists have been properly trained and are experienced to remove the different bat species without incident.
Bat exclusion services, performed by Animal Pest Management for example, are conducted in a manner that ensures the bats are effectively removed without harm to people, themselves or the bats. Because of their beneficial gain, we humanly trap the bats as a better approach to removing them; sparing the bats injuries or fatalities. Being a benefit to the eco-system, once bats are safely apprehended from the home or business, our experts will release them back out in nature where they can maintain the insect population.
Bat Inspections, Control & Removal in San Bernardino, Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside & San Diego Counties, California
As we have dutifully mentioned, despite their benefits, bats can also be a problem when they are in close proximity to people, especially if they have managed to infiltrate your home or business and are using it to roost in. To avoid property damage as well as negative impacts to your health, call in the professionals of Animal Pest Management today and let our experts take the little bats out of your home or business and into natural surroundings where they belong.