Bats Pest Control

Bats are fascinating animals. The bat’s most prominent physical feature is its leathery wings, which are void of hair. Unlike other mammals that have arms or front legs, bats have wings. The bones found within the leathery wings look similar to a human hand. They are warm-blooded mammals and have the unique feature of being the only species of flying mammals.
More than 900 species of bats live worldwide; as you can imagine, bats come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. Bats are mainly nocturnal and are eco-important as most species feed on various night-flying insects, helping control their populations.
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Even though bats are eco-important, it is also important to remember that they pose many dangers when living near people and our homes. Bats carry and transmit various diseases to people and our pets, including rabies. Also, on their bodies live a variety of disease-carrying parasites like ticks, fleas, and bat bugs. Bat feces contains a fungus called Histoplasma capsulatum, which can cause severe health problems and lung disease in people.

Bats live outside, roosting or nesting in sheltered areas like tree cavities, spaces between rocks, roof eaves, and bridges. They are also known to fly into and roost in large open structures like barns and warehouses.

Unfortunately, bats also regularly take up residence on or inside our homes. Bats often find a way in through chimneys, openings around windows, and gaps in exterior walls. They move into attics, wall voids, and crawl spaces to rest during the day, emerging at dusk to hunt.

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