When looking at the overall impact bats have on their ecosystem, they serve a great purpose as they help maintain insect populations by consuming hundreds to thousands of them daily.
Despite how helpful they may be in nature, bats should have no place in your home. When introduced to human inhabited areas such as homes, bats introduce health concerns as well as a potential to cause damage. Bats can spread sickness to humans so it is crucial to avoid contact with them if present. Their feces, however, also known as guano, are toxic and can spread airborne spores. If you find bats in your home, it is important to have them removed as soon as possible.
Know the Signs
Major problems arise when bats grow in numbers and form a colony in your attic so catching them early is vital. You may notice urine pooling in certain areas. This is an indicator of the presence of bats and where they are coming from as bats expel their waste upon entering and exiting.
You should also keep an eye out for bat guano, as it will pile up on the ground. It carries with it a foul odor and round shape. Guano is very dry and once disturbed it can crumble and send dust into the air which can be inhaled by humans and infect them with illnesses.
The Help You Need
Bats are never welcome in your home, and at Critter Control® of Jacksonville, we can assist you with a safe removal to control the bat population in your home. Many laws are regulating how bats can be removed so attempting to handle the issue on your own is not recommended. If you suspect bats are in your home, call us today at 904-221-8633 for your free consultation.