Most people think of bats as creepy and scary creatures, which is why bat-shaped figurines take center stage in most Halloween decorations. However, in reality, these pesky animals are not all that scary or aggressive. Instead, they are just a nuisance. If you see bats flying around your home, you will need the help of a Monmouth County pest control specialist. At Alliance Pest Services, we know the steps that need to be taken to get bats off of your property.
How To Tell If You Have A Bat Problem On Your Property
Bats prefer to live outdoors. However, during the winter and times of severe weather, bats will try to find shelter in your home. If they do come inside your home, they will do their best to stay as far away from people as possible.
Here is a look at some of the telltale signs that you will find if you have a bat problem in or around your home:
- Urine stains on the walls of your attic or the strong smell of ammonia.
- Bat droppings, or guano, on the floor of your attic or inside insulation.
- Hearing scratching or high-pitched squeaks coming from your attic.
If you see bats flying around your home just before sunset or just after sunrise, there is a good chance that you have a bat problem on your property. Bats are nocturnal animals that are not usually active when the sun is still up. If you see one just before or just after the sun has gone down, there is a good chance that the bat is living somewhere nearby.
Can Bats Hurt My Family And Pets?
Despite popular belief, bats are not aggressive and are rarely known to bite humans. However, they are still incredibly dangerous to have around as they carry a wide range of diseases. Some of the diseases that bats have spread to humans include:
They are also known to have rabies. However, the only way to catch rabies from a bat is to be bitten, which is rare. The main reason people get sick from bats is that they will come in contact with the bat’s urine or feces.
Factors That Attract Bats To Your Property
Most bats are carnivores and love to snack on insects such as beetles, crickets, and mosquitoes. Other bats will eat some fruit as well. However, the best way to control the bat population around your home is to control the insect population first.
The Best Way To Remove Bats From Your Property
In Monmouth County, it is illegal to kill or harm bats. If you notice any bats on your property, do not hesitate to contact us today. At Alliance Pest Services, we understand the laws and regulations that we must follow when removing bats from your property. We will get the bats out of your home and ensure they cannot return.