Bats Removal & Exclusion Information
- Size: Bats are nocturnal creatures that vary in size, weighing up to 2 pounds, with a wing span of about 7 to 14 inches. Their bodies are covered in fur, with leather-like wings.
- Feeds On: Bats primarily fest on insects. In other parts of the world, some bats feed on fruits however in the US bats typically only eat bugs. Because bats mainly eat insects, they are extremely valuable to our eco system which requires special considerations, dictated by law, when attempting pest removal.
- Nests: Bats are most commonly found in homes, caves, storage sheds, and trees. These animals choose to live in sheltered environments where they feel protected. Typically, bats enter through roof edges, vents, improperly flashed roof valleys, chimneys or siding.
- Concerns: Bats avoid human contact, and do not attack humans. However, their presence can cause many issues for home and business owners that requires immediate attention. Bats leave oily residue behind, wherever they choose to roost. This oily residue appears to be a dark in color that is noticeable against light colored paint or siding. Bat urine can also cause problems as it tends to be slippery. Additionally bat droppings also pose a threat, as they have the capacity to foster growth of bacteria that can cause various diseases. There is also the possibility of bats carrying rabies, and the fact that bats have the ability to build colonies in homes and buildings.
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