With development of new homes and removal of old woodlands, it's no surprise that encounters with bats are becoming more frequent. Scito Valley Pest & Wildlife Solutions is the go-to bat removal and home seal up specialists. We've been performing affordable, guaranteed bat evictions and home seal ups in the tri state area for years. We often respond to calls where people hear noises in their attic but hesitate to call until bats have already done the damage of chewing through pipes, wires, ducts, fascia boards, plumbing stacks and soiling on expensive insulation, causing thousands of dollars in damage. If you suspect that you have bats in your home, don't wait until something bad happens. Call the pros at Scioto Valley Pest & Wildlife Solutions.
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Examples of how Bats can enter your home
- Outdoor light fixtures not properly mounted leaving entrance holes into the walls or ceiling.
- Loose rocks within the foundation or other exterior walls
- Dried or cracked eave boards leaving gaps.
- Weathered shrunken or misfit soffit panels leaving gaps.
Signs that you may have bats in your home
Bats are some of the main rabies hosts in the country. Rabies, a virus, progressively paralyzes and can kill any mammal, including humans. Though humans should avoid contact with any bats, if the bat seems especially fearless around humans or is very active during the day, it could be infected
Though bat guano has been sold as a fertilizer and can be useful in some situations, bat droppings are also a major breeding ground for histoplasmosis. Histoplasmosis is a fungal disease contracted through airborne spores in bat droppings. Histoplasmosis symptoms may be anything from a mild influenza to blood abnormalities and fever, or even death. An eye condition has been linked to the bat disease histoplasmosis and can lead to blindness in those who contract it.
If a bat brings fleas into your home, most likely the biting bug will hop onto your house pet’s back. Once inside, large flea populations can build up quickly. Fleas live on the outside of their hosts’ bodies and need to feed on blood in order to produce eggs.
A bat bug living in a bat roost can become an infestation in your pantry, bedding, drapes or carpet in no time. One or two mites may stray from the bat colony and crawl into your house while bats ate present. But if the bats abandon the attic for any reason, the bat bugs will enter your home, looking for a new host. This is why it’s especially important to have our bat control experts remove bat droppings and other soiled material after all the bats have been removed.