Unless your name is Bruce Wayne, chances are you don’t have much affection for bats. There are worse flying pests to be sure, as bats can be beneficial in some ways, and they do not attack people, which is also great. On the other hand, no one likes walking into a puddle of guano (bat poop that is) when they step in their yard.
On the upside, bats can eat a lot of insects, well over 500 mosquitoes per hour; in fact, which means fewer critters to lounge around your property waiting for you to step outside and be bitten mercilessly. They are also great at planting seeds all over the place; they eat fruit then poop the seeds, which in turn grow well because of the fertilizer they came with. A bit nasty, but if you are trying to reforest the amazon, bats just might be the way to go.
Guano, Also Known as Bat Poop
If you are not looking to reforest your property, then you probably won’t appreciate the bat’s efforts in seed dispersal given its method is that of pooping all over the place. While poop is not so pleasant to find for obvious reasons, in the case of the bat, it could also spread a disease called histoplasmosis, which is caused by fungi growing in the soil contaminated by guano.
Bats can be a handful to handle if you find them in your house. Unfortunately, bats can carry all sorts of diseases, and while they may not pose an imminent danger, being bat-free is always the ideal place to be. Research shows that bats could be the original host of some very nasty viruses like Nipah or ebola. Bats are also known to carry other diseases like Sars, Hendra, or Marburg, which can kill about 80 to 90 percent of humans infected. The host of diseases that can be passed on to you from a bat is no laughing matter, which is why you have to find a way to get rid of them and make sure they do not come back.
How to Get Rid of Bats
Bats like to sleep by hanging from something; this is called roosting. Find the place the bats like to sleep and install a one-way exit that will safely allow them to leave the home but do it in such a way they cannot come back inside. Once you have come up with how to get rid of the bats, you must bat-proof the property. Even small entrances of a quarter inch should be eliminated.
The sensible alternative to trying to do this yourself is calling pest control California and getting seasoned professionals that will be able to spot where and how bats are getting into the property and know what materials to use and how to ensure your home will be safe from these flying intruders.
Win the Battle Against Bats With California Pest Control
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