Bat Wrangling Tips to Remember

Did you know that it can be beneficial to have bats living near your home? Encouraging bats to nest near your home is a great and natural way to keep your yard free of any pesky bugs. In fact, bats can easily eat over a 1000 bugs or insects, like mosquitoes, beetles, wasps and moths. However, if they are actually in your house this is a different story. You do not want to be living with them in close quarters. They can spread diseases, like rabies or Histoplasmosis, which is a lung disease caused by breathing in fungi spores from bat droppings. The are many symptoms, such as falling sick with a mild to high fever, muscle aches and of course respiratory problems. It is extremely dangerous for infants and others with a low immune system; however, very few people rarely catch it. So, what is the best way to get these unwelcomed guests out of your house? You should always call a professional because you never know how an animal will react to your presence, but if you have to come in contact with them here are a few tips to consider.

  • Do not invest in an ultrasonic type of repellent. We all wish there was this magic gadget that would get rid of bats without having to come in contact with them. However, research has found that there is little to no proof that these devices actually annoy the bat enough to make it leave. Bats are also flying animals, and research has found that the sound from these devices are at half strength at about 15 feet and completely deteriorates at 30 feet. It is also difficult for the signal to penetrate any solid objects, like ceilings and walls.
  • Never try to catch a bat. This is pretty difficult to start with, and you do not want to end up being bitten. You should never corner any animal because their first instinct is to fight or run. Also there are many bats and only one of you, how will you be sure that you got them all? Bats are great hiders and love to nest in hard to reach areas. They fit snuggly into all the crevices and can hide in the walls. It is next to impossible to find them all.
  • Installing a bat house will not lure bats out of your house. However, if you want to have bats around your yard you could easily make one. Most bats prefer to roost under the bark of a dead tree or other crevices, but due to habitat loss, this is option may not be available to them. Bat houses can give bats a safe and secure home to roost during the day and to raise their young. This is an excellent option if you want to reap all the benefits of having a free and natural pest deterrent.

Bat removal is not an easy task, and it can prove to be extremely difficult if you do not know exactly what you are doing. If you are unsure about what you should do the best and safest bet would be to call in an expert. This is what they do for a living, and they are there to help you. You should never be afraid to admit that you need help, especially when there is a good chance that you may get hurt or cause more damage in the process.


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