For centuries, bats have been the subject of folklore and myths, some of which still exist today. But at Erdye’s, we focus on fact not fiction. Although they may not be the cutest creatures in the animal kingdom, bats are extremely helpful to humans in many ways. Contrary to popular belief, bats are actually friendly, useful creatures. Bats help to control mosquitoes and other pesky insects so you can enjoy spending time outdoors.
What ISN’T okay is allowing bats to live in your home or attic. While they’re only looking for dark secluded places like the ones they’d choose in nature, bats can pose a serious health threat to humans. Some of those risks are lung disease caused by fungi living in bat droppings, bat mites and bat bugs (which will bite humans) and the small percentage of bats infected with rabies. Because bats are protected by law in Wisconsin, it’s even more important to choose a licensed professional to bat-proof your home.
This video blog features Josh Erdman, owner of Erdye’s Pest Control, doing a bat inspection at an older farmhouse in Pulaski, Wisconsin. You can see it only takes a gap the width of your pinky to allow bats ingress and egress. The various spaces between brick and trim and varying rooflines in this old house provides easy access. After doing a thorough inspection of the inside attic and the exterior of this home, Josh can identify all of the points of entry, plan the bat removal process, and set to work sealing up this home.
If you have bat concerns, questions or to schedule a 100% FREE inspection, contact Erdye’s. We know bats, are adept at removing them from your home, and we’re licensed bat removal specialists in the State of Wisconsin.
Contact us today to schedule your free home inspection!