Did you know that Erdye’s Pest Control is a licensed bat removal specialists in the State of Wisconsin? We are! We know bats and we know how to remove them properly. These interesting and unique creatures only need the width of your pinky to get in to anywhere they find appealing. And not all information on bats is bad but, bats living in your home, however, are not where you want them to be.
Bats can consume up to 1,200 mosquitos in an hour and can consume up to their weight on other insects every night. This consumption helps to keep the bug population under control naturally.
Bats deciding to live in a home attic or an outbuilding that humans occupy or frequent are not a good thing. Bat droppings, bat mites, and bat bugs are not good for human health. Fungi living in bat droppings can cause lung disease, while bat mites and bat bugs can bite humans and spread disease.
The Not So Ugly but Pretty Cool Facts About Bats
Bats have amazing homing abilities and will return to the same summer or winter home year after year. Bats can live for a long-time…some up to 30 years. This makes for generations of bats returning to the same area for years and years.
What to Do if You Have a Bat Issue?
If your bat issue is in the attic of your home, they are usually getting in where two roofs meet on a building and the seal is not complete. Inspect your home for tiny openings and gaps where your soffit and fascia meet the roof line. Because bats in Wisconsin are protected and it is illegal to kill them, proper bat removal from a home or building is needed. After the bats are removed, then the property needs to be sealed properly to keep them from returning.
If you believe bats are living in your home and have questions or concerns, call us at 920.455.0373 to schedule a 100% FREE inspection.